The Sexton's Tales

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010419950912

Producer: REWIND

Next in series: 5/6

Previous in series: 3/6

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12 Sep 1995 22:03-22:30 (RADIO 2)

Recorded on 1995-08-18.

010519950919

Producer: REWIND

Next in series: 6/6

Previous in series: 4/6

Broadcast history

19 Sep 1995 22:03-22:30 (RADIO 2)

Recorded on 1995-08-18.

0106 LAST19950926

Producer: REWIND

Next in series: SERIES 2, 1/6

Previous in series: 5/6

Broadcast history

26 Sep 1995 22:03-22:30 (RADIO 2)

Recorded on 1995-08-13.

0201Max Wall19970528

George Cole returns as the sexton of Highgate Cemetery, with five more stories about those who are buried there.

George tends the grave of Max Wall, who created his most famous character - Professor Wallofski - while on wartime service.

In the seventies, he attracted great acclaim with his one-man show.

With Sharon Bower, Ellie Haddington, Emlyn Harris, Tony Howes, Ian Lavender and Roger May

0202Midshipman Peter Heywood19970604

George Cole as the sexton of Highgate Cemetery, with five stories about those who are buried there.

2: On a shopping trip for his wife, George is reminded of Midshipman Peter Heywood, who sailed on the Bounty.

Heywood was caught up in the mutiny and later returned to Britain in irons to face a court martial.

With Emlyn Harris, Tony Howes, Ian Lavender, Roger May and Christopher Strauli.

0203Applepip Kelly19970611

George Cole as the sexton of Highgate Cemetery, with five stories about those who are buried there.

3: George checks on the brickwork of the underground vault belonging to the successful Victorian lawyer Sir Fitzroy Kelly.

The sexton relates the tale of a famous poisoning case that led to the lawyer's being given the nickname `Applepip Kelly'.

With Ellie Haddington, Emlyn Harris, Tony Howes, Melanie Hudson and Ian Lavender

0204Leslie Hutchinson19970618

George Cole as the sexton of Highgate Cemetery, with five stories about people who are buried there.

4: George relates the story of the celebrated singer and pianist Leslie Hutchinson, whose circle of friends included Cole Porter, Noel Coward, Edwina Mountbatten and Jessie Matthews.

With Ellie Haddington, Emlyn Harris, Tony Howes, Melanie Hudson, Ian Lavender, Roger May and Christopher Strauli.

0205The Well Of Loneliness19970625

George Cole, as the sexton of Highgate Cemetery, tells the last of five stories about people who are buried there.

5: The story of author Radclyffe Hall, whose book `The Well of Loneliness' was judged to be an offence against decency when it was first published and was banned for over 20 years.

With Sharon Bower, Emlyn Harris, Ellie Haddington, Tony Howes, Melanie Hudson, Ian Lavender, Roger May and Christopher Strauli.