The Shuttleworths

More musings from John Shuttleworth as we eavesdrop on the singer/songwriters semi-detached world.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows.

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Shuttleworth Showtime20141225 (BBC7)

Singer-songwriter John Shuttleworth holds a Christmas Party at his house in Sheffield.

Janet le Roe (Paula Kit) comes to the door with a card for John and the family and Mary serves her Christmas lunch. The wandering bard, Hovis Presley, sits down with John over some poetic thoughts for Christmas and a mince pie.

Jo Brand tries to make Mary merry and Bonnie Tyler drops by for a game of Buckeroo and agrees to sing a duet.

Script writer: Michael Redmond. Produced by Paul Schlesinger.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1 in December 1994.

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More musings from John Shuttleworth as we eavesdrop on the singer/songwriters semi-detached world.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth plans a chart-topping hit and attempts some DIY. Stars Graham Fellows. From October 1993.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth plans a chart-topping hit and attempts some DIY.

Stars Graham Fellows.

From October 1993.

Comedy from the comfort of John Shuttleworth's Sheffield semi where he plans a chart-topping hit.

First in a four-part comedy series starring and written by Graham Fellows and being broadcast over the next four nights. Parttitcom, part soap, the series eavesdrops on the comfortable semi-detached world of John Shuttleworth , an aspiring songwriter.

1: Cotton Buddies. From the comfort of his Sheffield semi, John plans a chart-topping hit.but there's a problem - the heads of his tape recorder need cleaning. Producer Paul Schlesinger

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Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth and his family are in North Yorkshire. Stars Graham Fellows. From October 1993.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth and his family are in North Yorkshire.

Stars Graham Fellows.

From October 1993.

A visit to a guesthouse in North Yorkshire for an adventure involving a broken teasmade.

2: Mini-Break in Gtggleswick. John continues to record his taped diary. Tonight, he and his wife Mary, and next-door neighbour Ken go on a visit to a guesthouse In North Yorkshire.

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Practical hints on how to cope with divorce, bereavement and the washing up.

3: How... John sets out to give some advice on how to cope with divorce, bereavement and the washing up.

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Sheffield's John Shuttleworth offers tips on how to cope with divorce and washing-up. Stars Graham Fellows. From October 1993.

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It's a frustrating day for Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth, but solace awaits. Stars Graham Fellows. From October 1993.

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It's a frustrating day for Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth, but solace awaits. Stars Graham Fellows. From October 1993.

It's a frustrating day for Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth, but solace awaits.

Stars Graham Fellows.

From October 1993.

A Curly Wurly wrapper and a chaffinch provide unexpected solace for a depressed John.

4: The Pillock of the Community.Jhere's unexpected solace for a depressed John.

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Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth must cope while wife Mary is visiting Auntie Janet. Stars Graham Fellows. From March 1994.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth must cope while wife Mary is visiting Auntie Janet.

Stars Graham Fellows.

From March 1994.

Mary has some sad news about Auntie Janet.

John faces increased domestic duties, but Ken is on hand with a cheerful solution.

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Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth's efforts to find Big City fame don't go to plan.

Stars Graham Fellows.

From April 1994.

John heads for the Big City and fame and glory.

But things don't go quite according to plan.

With Graham Fellows.

John heads for the big smoke and a recording contract, or does he? Ken has other ideas.

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Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth dreams of winning the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth takes Ken on a radio cruise. With Graham Fellows and Charlotte Green. From June 1995.

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Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth takes Ken on a radio cruise.

From June 1995.

With Graham Fellows and Charlotte Green.

John is unhappy with the slot made available for the new series, a very anti-social hour as he expects to be asleep by 11.00pm.

But, in his world, he winds up on a galleon with a Radio 4 announcer.

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Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth searches for a new time slot. With Graham Fellows and Charlotte Green. From July 1995.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth searches for a new time slot.

From July 1995.

With Graham Fellows and Charlotte Green.

John and Ken end their search for a new time slot.

With 'appearances' by Sue Lawley, Ken Bruce, Terry Wogan, Melvyn Bragg.

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Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth's present causes consternation for his agent Ken. Stars Graham Fellows. From July 1995.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth's present causes consternation for his agent Ken.

Stars Graham Fellows.

From July 1995.

John orders a garden bench for Ken, but the birthday boy is very attached to his wicker chairs.

There's trouble in store!

John orders a garden bench for Ken, but the birthday boy has other ideas.

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Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth sets out to be a nicer, more approachable person. Stars Graham Fellows. From August 1995.

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Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth sets out to be a nicer, more approachable person. Stars Graham Fellows. From August 1995.

John decides he's not spending enough 'quality time' with family and seeks to become a nicer, more approachable person.

John decides he's not spending enough 'quality time' with family and generally seeks to become a nicer, more approachable person.

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While on a romantic break in Derbyshire, John and Mary discover a surprise guest. Stars Graham Fellows. From October 1997.

On a Derbyshire romantic break, John and Mary Shuttleworth welcome a surprise guest.

Stars Graham Fellows.

From October 1997.

Guess who ends up playing gooseberry when John and Mary go for a romantic weekend?

A romantic break for John and Mary is threatened by Ken's fascination with the sturdy chrome ladder on Doreen Melody's camper van.

4: Caravan Capers. John and Mary's romantic break is threatened by Ken's fascination with a chrome ladder. Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Producer Paul Schlesinger

* Buried Treasure: page 9

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When his agent Ken adopts a high-tech lifestyle, can John Shuttleworth keep up? Stars Graham Fellows. From November 1997.

When his agent Ken adopts a high-tech lifestyle, can John Shuttleworth keep up? Stars Graham Fellows.

From November 1997.

When his agent Ken adopts a high-tech lifestyle, can John Shuttleworth keep up?

Ken's decision to move with the times and give his agency a technological facelift makes John question the value of progress - can he keep up? What is wrong with dining at the garden centre, and what is a compass really for?

Continuing the comedy series.

5: John Le Shuttle. John questions the value of progress. Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Producer Paul Schlesinger

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Mary thinks she's seen a mouse, so John Shuttleworth starts a musical investigation. Stars Graham Fellows. From November 1997.

Mary spies a mouse in the kitchen.

Or is it a leaf? John investigates with the help of neighbour Ken and his clarinet.

Or is it a leaf blown in on a summer's breeze? John investigates with the help of neighbour Ken Worthington and his clarinet.

Mary thinks she's seen a mouse, so John Shuttleworth starts a musical investigation.

Final part of the series.

Midsummer Madras. Mary spies a mouse in the kitchen. John

Shuttleworth investigates. Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Producer Paul Schlesinger

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It's Boxing Day, and John Shuttleworth's plans have been thrown into turmoil - he was to accompany next-door neighbour Ken on the organ as he performed a tap dance at a hospice later in the day, but Ken has suffered a leg injury.

John thinks he's found the ideal alternative - the story of Robin Hood, with himself as Little John.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows

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Special Christmas edition of the comedy show featuring aspiring singer/songwriter John Shuttleworth.

Plans for a nativity play are in something less than an advanced stage.

John plays a shepherd in his nativity play, but the production is fraught with problems as the towels are giving him whiplash.

John Shuttleworth plans a nativity play in the lounge, but Mary wants the bathroom cleaned

Sheffield's John Shuttleworth plans a Nativity play in the lounge, but wife Mary wants the bathroom cleaned.

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When Mary sends John Shuttleworth up to the attic, it's the start of a digital quest. Stars Graham Fellows. From February 2003.

When Mary sends John Shuttleworth up to the attic, it's the start of a digital quest.

John Shuttleworth hears a strange noise in the loft, and is prepared to wait as long as it takes to track down its source.

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John Shuttleworth invites his sole agent Ken round to hear his new stereo system. Stars Graham Fellows. From February 2003.

John Shuttleworth invites his sole agent Ken round to hear his new stereo system.

John invites his neighbour to listen to a medley of his best songs.

Something strange, however, is about to take place.

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Just as John Shuttleworth's son Darren moves out, his sole agent Ken comes knocking. Stars Graham Fellows. From February 2003.

Just as John Shuttleworth's son Darren moves out, his sole agent Ken comes knocking.

John's son Darren is leaving home, which will affect the family budget.

However, help may be at hand from an unexpected source.

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John Shuttleworth's worries over hidden dangers aren't shared by agent Ken or wife Mary. Stars Graham Fellows. From March 2003.

John Shuttleworth's worries over hidden dangers aren't shared by agent Ken or wife Mary.

After attending a course on personal security, John becomes very aware of the perils threatening the neighbourhood.

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When Joan Chitty calls around unexpectedly, John's silver wedding plans are thwarted. Stars Graham Fellows. From March 2003.

When Joan Chitty calls around unexpectedly, John's silver wedding plans are thwarted.

When Joan Chitty calls unexpectedly, John's Silver Wedding plans are thwarted.

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John Shuttleworth enters the age of the mobile phone, but is he fully future-prepared? Stars Graham Fellows. From March 2003.

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John Shuttleworth enters the age of the mobile phone, but is he fully future prepared?

John Shuttleworth enters the age of the mobile phone, but is he fully future prepared? Stars Graham Fellows. From March 2003.

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John has planned a picnic to celebrate Ken's birthday, and also provide an opportunity for him to road-test his new cagoule. But the plan is thwarted by Ken who has other ideas.

John is created and performed by Graham Fellows, and the series is produced by Dawn Ellis.

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John's wife Mary starts bidding for a fancy toaster on the internet, complete with crumb tray, but John becomes obsessed that she'll be outbid.

The Shuttleworths is written and performed by Graham Fellows, and the series is produced by Dawn Ellis.

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Ken Worthington needs Jon to write a catchy pop song at short notice, but John's DIY duties prove a serious obstacle. Will he be able to complete the song in time to meet Ken's deadline?

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When agent Ken Worthington offers John and unpaid gig in a remote village hall, John refuses. But the promise of his own designated parking space causes a serious rethink.

John is created and performed by Graham Fellows, and the series is produced by Dawn Ellis.

When agent Ken Worthington offers John and unpaid gig in a remote village hall, John refuses.

But the promise of his own designated parking space causes a serious rethink.

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Having recently enjoyed some of Ken's takeaway pompadom (sic), John decides to go for his first curry, but he's reserving the right to order an omelette if the food is too hot and is wearing a leisure shirt for easy washing as curry sauce can stain.

John is created and performed by Graham Fellows, and the series is produced by Dawn Ellis.

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John has planned a picnic to celebrate Ken's birthday, but Ken has other ideas.

John has planned a picnic to celebrate Ken's birthday, and also provide an opportunity for him to road-test his new cagoule. But the plan is thwarted by Ken who has other ideas.

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John suggests to his neighbour Ken Worthington that he take his wet washing off the line because rain is forecast, but when Ken decides not to heed this warning John, with advice from wife Mary, takes matters into his own hands with disastrous consequences.

Rain is forecast, but John's efforts to help Ken with his washing spark disaster.