The Small, Intricate Life Of Gerald C Potter

The convoluted chronicle of the everyday life and times of optimistic crime writer Gerald C Potter searching for inspiration.

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0101The Birthday Present1976032220040818 (BBC7)
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20151231 (BBC7)

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic crime writer.

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic crime writer. Stars Ian Carmichael and Charlotte Mitchell. From March 1976.

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic crime writer.

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic crime writer. From March 1976.

0102The Wedding Ring1976032920040825 (BBC7)
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The small-time crime writer is distracted when his wife loses something precious.

The small-time crime writer is distracted when his wife loses something precious. Stars Ian Carmichael. From March 1976.

Gerald is distracted from writing when his wife loses her wedding ring.

Stars Ian Carmichael.

From March 1976.

0103The Picture1976040520040901 (BBC7)
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The small-time crime writer and his wife have a clear-out to try and make some cash.

The small-time crime writer and his wife have a clear-out to try and make some cash. Stars Ian Carmichael. From June 1976.

Stars Ian Carmichael.

From June 1976.

Gerald and Diana have a clear-out.

But is that old painting quite what it seems?

When Gerald and his wife Diana chuck out their chintz an old acquaintance takes the opportunity to take his revenge.

Gerald and Diana have a clear-out to make some cash.

0104The Pick Up1976041220040908 (BBC7)
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The crime writer gives a woman a lift, so keeps his wife waiting.

The crime writer gives a woman a lift, so keeps his wife waiting. Stars Ian Carmichael and Charlotte Mitchell. From April 1976.

The crime writer gives a woman a lift, so keeps his wife waiting. From April 1976.

Gerald is late collecting his wife when he gives a woman a lift home.

When he gives a woman a lift, the crime writer is late collecting his wife.

From April 1976.

Stars Ian Carmichael and Charlotte Mitchell.

0105The Dog1976041920040915 (BBC7)
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20160128 (BBC7)

The author is alarmed to find a four-legged friend in his car.

The author is alarmed to find a four-legged friend in his car. Stars Ian Carmichael and Charlotte Mitchell. From April 1976.

The author is alarmed to find a four-legged friend in his car. From April 1976.

From April 1976.

Stars Ian Carmichael and Charlotte Mitchell.

Gerald is alarmed to find a dog in the back of his car.

The ever-optimistic author is alarmed to find a four-legged friend in the back of his car.

0106 LASTThe Promotion1976042620040922 (BBC7)
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The author and his wife compete to publicise their new books.

The author and his wife compete to publicise their new books. Stars Ian Carmichael and Charlotte Mitchell. From April 1976.

The author and his wife compete to publicise their new books. From April 1976.

From April 1976.

Stars Ian Carmichael and Charlotte Mitchell.

The author and his wife compete to publicize their new books.

Gerald and his wife Diana discuss their upcoming appearance on television.

The author and his wife Diana discuss their upcoming appearance on television.

0201The Banquet1977110920040929 (BBC7)
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The author writes off his car as a result of trying to help wife Diana find inspiration.

Author Gerald writes off his car whilst trying to help his wife Diana find inspiration.

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author starring Ian Carmichael as Gerald C Potter and Charlotte Mitchell as his wife.

Written by Basil Boothroyd.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter ran from 1976 to 1981

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1977.

The author writes off his car as a result of trying to help wife Diana find inspiration. Stars Ian Carmichael. From November 1977.

Stars Ian Carmichael.

From November 1977.

Gerald writes off his car trying to get to a banquet.

The author writes off his car, when trying to help wife Diana find inspiration.

0202The Guests1977111620041006 (BBC7)
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The author is appalled at news of unwelcome dinner companions.

Author Gerald is appalled at news of unwelcome dinner companions.

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author starring Ian Carmichael as Gerald C Potter and Charlotte Mitchell as his wife.

With Michael Goldie and Penelope Reynolds

Written by Basil Boothroyd.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter ran from 1976 to 1981

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1977.

The author is appalled at news of unwelcome dinner companions. Stars Ian Carmichael and Charlotte Mitchell. From November 1977.

(02/06)

The author is appalled at news of unwelcome dinner companions. From November 1977.

The author is appalled when some unwelcome guests are invited to dinner.

0203The Club1977112320041013 (BBC7)
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The author has money worries, while his wife Diana bids to join a ladies' club.

Author Gerald has money worries, while his wife Diana bids to join a ladies' club.

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author starring Ian Carmichael as Gerald C Potter and Charlotte Mitchell as his wife.

With Michael McClain and Jo Manning Wilson.

Written by Basil Boothroyd.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1977.

The author has money worries, while his wife Diana bids to join a ladies' club. Stars Ian Carmichael and Charlotte Mitchell. From November 1977.

Episode 03 of 06

Money worries the author and his wife bids for a membership. From November 1977.

Money worries the author and his wife bids for a membership. Stars Ian Carmichael and Charlotte Mitchell. From November 1977.

The Potters continue to find distractions from their books.

Diana has joined the Cavendish Ladies Writing Club.

Diana's bid to join a club causes Gerald no small amount of discomfort.

The author has money worries, while wife Diana bids to join a club for ladies.

Money worries the author and his wife bids for a membership.

0204The Tiff1977113020041020 (BBC7)
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The author and his wife Diana squabble over a lunch date.

Author Gerald and his wife Diana squabble over a lunch date.

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author starring Ian Carmichael as Gerald C Potter and Charlotte Mitchell as his wife.

With Geoffrey Matthews and Edward Kelsey.

Written by Basil Boothroyd.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1977.

The author and his wife Diana squabble over a lunch date. Stars Ian Carmichael and Charlotte Mitchell. From November 1977.

The author and his wife Diana squabble over a lunch date. From November 1977.

Gerald and Diana are invited to lunch in Brighton, but there's tension in the air.

0205The Holiday1977120720041027 (BBC7)
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The author and his wife Diana struggle to get on a getaway.

Author Gerald and his wife Diana struggle to get on a getaway.

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author starring Ian Carmichael as Gerald C Potter and Charlotte Mitchell as his wife.

Written by Basil Boothroyd.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1977.

The author and his wife Diana struggle to get on a getaway. Stars Ian Carmichael and Charlotte Mitchell. From December 1977.

The author and his wife Diana struggle to get on a getaway. From December 1977.

From December 1977.

Stars Ian Carmichael and Charlotte Mitchell.

Writers Gerald C and Diana Potter are planning to take a holiday but can't decide where to go.

0206The Day20071025 (BBC7)
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The author tries to make amends when he upsets his wife Diana.

Author Gerald tries to make amends when he upsets his wife Diana.

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author starring Ian Carmichael as Gerald C Potter and Charlotte Mitchell as his wife.

With Jo Manning Wilson and Michael McClain.

Written by Basil Boothroyd.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1977.

0206 LASTThe Day1977121420031122 (BBC7)
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The author tries to make amends when he upsets his wife Diana.

The author tries to make amends when he upsets his wife Diana. Stars Ian Carmichael and Charlotte Mitchell. From December 1977.

The author tries to make amends when he upsets his wife Diana. From December 1977.

More crises at Chez Potter - Gerald disappears up the local Everest and has his ears chewed off by Diana, there's a rose to fix, miss Clinch is coming round.

And where's her book?

02XMASThe Cousin1977122620101224 (BBC7)
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The author and his wife Diana must prepare for a last minute Christmas visitor.

The author and his wife Diana must prepare for a last minute Christmas visitor. Stars Ian Carmichael. From December 1977.

0301The Leak1979092420050719 (BBC7)
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The author gets obsessed with his wife's sense of smell.

Author Gerald becomes obsessed with his wife Diana's sense of smell.

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author starring Ian Carmichael as Gerald C Potter and Charlotte Mitchell as his wife, Diana.

With Edward Kelsey.

Written by Basil Boothroyd.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1979.

The author gets obsessed with his wife's sense of smell. Stars Ian Carmichael and Charlotte Mitchell. From September 1979.

The author gets obsessed with his wife's sense of smell. From September 1979.

From September 1979.

Stars Ian Carmichael and Charlotte Mitchell.

0306 LASTThe Clock1979102920050823 (BBC7)
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The author and his wife Diana hear some bumps in the night.

The author and his wife Diana hear some bumps in the night. Stars Ian Carmichael and Charlotte Mitchell. From October 1979.

The author and his wife Diana hear some bumps in the night. Stars Ian Carmichael.

A clock goes missing.

0406 LASTThe Vips1981060119810602
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With the writer's publisher and his wife due for summer drinks, the sprinkler comes out.

With the writer's publisher and his wife due for summer drinks, the sprinkler comes out. Stars Ian Carmichael. From June 1981.

A writer's lot is not always a happy one, says Gerald C Potter...

especially when you're writing about goldfish.

The final convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author by Basil Boothroyd , starring Ian Carmichael as Gerald C Potter and Charlotte Mitchell as his wife.

Book 4, Chapter 6: The VIPs

With Preston Lockwood , Judy Franklin and John McAndrew.

Producer Bobby Jaye