The Stanley Baxter Playhouse

Series of comic plays starring Stanley Baxter.

Episodes

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Gordon Mackenzie is a wealthy pensioner with a penchant for drama, and a sudden need for a conservatory.

Will his tyrannical cleaning lady agree to wield her duster over a million new window panes; or will he find a new lady in his life?

0102First Impressions2006061920070910
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Charlie discovers things that he never knew about his lifelong friend Sylvia.

With Colette O'neil.

From June 2006.

By Rona Munro.

Charlie and Sylvia are life-long friends; she depends on him in a thousand little ways, and adores his talent for doing impressions.

Charlie has loved her all his life, but he discovers that there are still some things he doesn't know about her.

Charlie....Stanley Baxter

Sylvia....Colette O'neil

Susan....Hilary Maclean

Jack....Stuart Mcquarrie

Poppy....Hilary Lyon

Michael....Gordon Kennedy

Director Marilyn Imrie

0103Mortal Memories2006062620070917
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By Liz Lochhead

Jack and Nettie prepare to celebrate Burns night, and two people whose lives have been lived in very different ways unite over an immortal memory.

Nettie Abernethy/John Henderson....Stanley Baxter

Pianist/Arranger....Neil Brand

Director Marilyn Imrie

As Burns night looms for Jack and Nettie, two people unite over an immortal memory.

As Burns night looms for Jack and Nettie, two people with differing lifestyles unite over an immortal memory.

From June 2006.

0104 LASTWheeling Them In2006070320070924
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Archie's been a hospital porter for 38 years, and suddenly everything he values seems to be in the balance; but in the end he reaps the rewards of years of kindness in this heart warming story.

0201The King's Kilt2008010720090916
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A recalcitrant Highland kilt maker is tasked to sew a garment for George IV in 1822.

With John Guerrasio.

A recalcitrant Highland kilt maker is faced with the task of producing a garment for George IV to wear on his first visit to Edinburgh in 1822.

0202Pasta Alfredo At Cafe Alessandro2008011420090923
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A cunning Glaswegian cafe owner passionately defends his Italian homeland.

A cunning Glaswegian cafe owner passionately defends his Italian homeland. With Luisa Pretolani. From January 2008.

With Luisa Pretolani.

From January 2008.

An Italian cafe owner in Glasgow employs a little guile and cunning to defend the honour and the environment of his beloved native land.

0203 LASTFlying Down To Greenock2008012120091007
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A Glaswegian centenarian makes his first flight, and recalls life during the blitz.

A Glaswegian centenarian makes his first flight, and recalls life during the blitz. With Patricia Kerrigan. From January 2008.

With Patricia Kerrigan.

From January 2008.

A centenarian Glaswegian, making his first ever flight, remembers life during the blitz over Clydeside.