Such Rotten Luck

A series of 'six humps' on the ups and downs of a second class writer.

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0101The Little Grey Man1989091619900813
20121030 (BBC7)
20150414 (BBC7)
20150415 (BBC7)

The ups and downs of a second-class writer. Comedy-drama starring Tim Pigott-Smith and Zoe Wanamaker. From September 1989.

The ups and downs of a second-class writer. Starring Tim Pigott-Smith and Zoe Wanamaker.

The ups and downs of a second-class writer. Comedy drama starring Tim Pigott-Smith and Zoe Wanamaker. From September 1989.

0102Keats, Baby, You Done It Wrong1989091719900820
20121106 (BBC7)
20150421 (BBC7)
20150422 (BBC7)

Has Woodhouse been beaten to it, biographically? Comedy-drama starring Tim Pigott-Smith and Zoë Wanamaker. From September 1989.

Has Woodhouse been beaten to it, biographically?

0103In An Unreal City1989091819900827
20121113 (BBC7)
20150428 (BBC7)
20150429 (BBC7)

Woodhouse is confused by contradictory accounts.

Comedy-drama starring Tim Pigott-smith and Zoe Wanamaker.

Woodhouse is confused by contradictory accounts. Comedy-drama starring Tim Pigott-smith and Zoe Wanamaker. From September 1989.

0104Stories Before Bed1989091919900903
20121120 (BBC7)
20150505 (BBC7)
20150506 (BBC7)

Woodhouse attempts to write children's fiction. Comedy-drama starring Tim Pigott-smith and Zoe Wanamaker. From September 1989.

Woodhouse attempts to write children's fiction.

0105Red Whales In The Funhouse1989092019900910
20121127 (BBC7)
20150512 (BBC7)
20150513 (BBC7)

Wordsmith Woodhouse tries an oratorio and some candid writing about a pregnancy.

Wordsmith Woodhouse tries an oratorio and some candid writing about a pregnancy. Stars Tim Pigott-smith. From September 1989.

0106 LASTA Touch Of The Whatsits1989092119900917
20121204 (BBC7)
20150519 (BBC7)
20150520 (BBC7)

The ups and downs of a second class writer and his experiences at Creative Writing class.

Woodhouse may have to face life alone.

Comedy-drama starring Tim Pigott-smith and Zoe Wanamaker.

From September 1989.

Woodhouse may have to face life alone. Starring Tim Pigott-smith and Zoe Wanamaker.

Woodhouse may have to face life alone. Comedy-drama starring Tim Pigott-smith and Zoe Wanamaker. From September 1989.

0201Kiss My Hand, Iris1991122120150804 (BBC7)
20150805 (BBC7)

Struggling writer Woodhouse continues his fruitless search for literary fame and fortune.

Struggling writer Woodhouse continues his fruitless search for literary fame and fortune. Stars Tim Pigott-smith. From December 1991.

Further ups and further down in the life of a second class writer, written by Ronald HAYMAN and produced by Paul SCHLESINGER. With Tim PIGOTT-SMITH as Woodhouse, Zoe WANNAMAKER as Gila and Stephen Rea as Seamus.

Subject Categories

situation comedy programmes (genre)

writers

Broadcast history

21 Dec 1991 17:45-18:15 (RADIO 3)

Contributors

Bill Wallis (Actor)

Geoffrey Whitehead (Actor)

Tim Pigott-Smith (Actor)

Sheila Hancock (Actor)

Celia Imrie (Actor)

Zoe Wanamaker (Actor)

Susie Brann (Actor)

Benjamin Whitrow (Actor)

Maxine Audley (Actor)

Stephen Rea (Actor)

Miriam Karlin (Actor)

Ronald Hayman (Author)

Elizabeth Parker (Composer)

Patrice Chevalier (gtr)

John Schlesinger (Producer)

Recorded on 1991-01-22.

0202Meet My New Agent1991122320150811 (BBC7)
20150812 (BBC7)

Will struggling writer Woodhouse get a break when he is taken on by a new agent?

Will struggling writer Woodhouse get a break when he is taken on by a new agent? Stars Tim Pigott-smith. From December 1991.

Producer: P. SCHLESINGER

Next in series: 24 December 1991

Previous in series: 21 December 1991

Description

Further ups and further down in the life of a second class writer, written by Ronald HAYMAN and produced by Paul SCHLESINGER. With Tim PIGOTT-SMITH as

Subject Categories

situation comedy programmes (genre)

writers

Broadcast history

23 Dec 1991 19:05-19:35 (RADIO 3)

Contributors

Bill Wallis (Actor)

Tim Pigott-Smith (Actor)

Sheila Hancock (Actor)

Celia Imrie (Actor)

Zoe Wanamaker (Actor)

Susie Brann (Actor)

Benjamin Whitrow (Actor)

Maxine Audley (Actor)

Stephen Rea (Actor)

Miriam Karlin (Actor)

Ronald Hayman (Author)

Elizabeth Parker (Composer)

Patrice Chevalier (gtr)

John Schlesinger (Producer)

Recorded on 1991-01-23.

0203We Poets All Rejoice1991122420150818 (BBC7)
20150819 (BBC7)

Determined to scoop a rival biographer, the struggling writer visits Berlin.

Determined to scoop a rival biographer, the struggling writer visits Berlin. Stars Tim Pigott-Smith. From December 1991.

Producer: P. SCHLESINGER

Next in series: 25 December 1991

Previous in series: 23 December 1991

Description

Further ups and further down in the life of a second class writer, written by

Subject Categories

situation comedy programmes (genre)

writers

Broadcast history

24 Dec 1991 19:05-19:35 (RADIO 3)

Contributors

Bill Wallis (Actor)

Tim Pigott-Smith (Actor)

Zoe Wanamaker (Actor)

Susie Brann (Actor)

Benjamin Whitrow (Actor)

Nickolas Grace (Actor)

Victoria Carling (Actor)

Maxine Audley (Actor)

Tara Dominick (Actor)

Stephen Rea (Actor)

James Green (Actor)

Ronald Hayman (Author)

Elizabeth Parker (Composer)

John Schlesinger (Producer)

Recorded on 1991-01-26.

0204Penny-pinching Publisher1991122520150825 (BBC7)
20150826 (BBC7)

Can struggling writer Woodhouse deal with disappointment after his trip to Berlin?

Can struggling writer Woodhouse deal with disappointment after his trip to Berlin? Stars Tim Pigott-Smith. From December 1991.

Producer: P. SCHLESINGER

Next in series: 26 December 1991

Previous in series: 24 December 1991

Description

Further ups and further down in the life of a second class writer, written by Ronald HAYMAN and produced by Paul SCHLESINGER. With Tim PIGOTT-SMITH as

Subject Categories

situation comedy programmes (genre)

writers

Broadcast history

25 Dec 1991 19:05-19:35 (RADIO 3)

Contributors

Bill Wallis (Actor)

Timothy Bateson (Actor)

Ronald Herdman (Actor)

Tim Pigott-Smith (Actor)

Celia Imrie (Actor)

Zoe Wanamaker (Actor)

Benjamin Whitrow (Actor)

Maxine Audley (Actor)

Stephen Rea (Actor)

Miriam Karlin (Actor)

Ronald Hayman (Author)

Elizabeth Parker (Composer)

John Schlesinger (Producer)

Recorded on 1991-01-27.

0205Hunting, Shooting And Wishing1991122620150901 (BBC7)
20150902 (BBC7)

Woodhouse arrives at the Pomeroys' country house hoping to find a patron.

Woodhouse arrives at the Pomeroys' country house hoping to find a patron. Stars Tim Pigott-smith. From December 1991.

Producer: P. SCHLESINGER

Next in series: 27 December 1991

Previous in series: 25 December 1991

Description

Further ups and further down in the life of a second class writer, written by Ronald HAYMAN and produced by Paul SCHLESINGER. With Tim Pigott-smith as

Subject Categories

situation comedy programmes (genre)

writers

Broadcast history

26 Dec 1991 19:05-19:35 (RADIO 3)

Contributors

Ronald Herdman (Actor)

Tim Pigott-smith (Actor)

Celia Imrie (Actor)

Zoe Wanamaker (Actor)

Benjamin Whitrow (Actor)

Nickolas Grace (Actor)

Maxine Audley (Actor)

Stephen Rea (Actor)

Petra Markham (Actor)

Timothy Carlton (Actor)

James Simmons (Actor)

Ronald Hayman (Author)

Elizabeth Parker (Composer)

John Schlesinger (Producer)

Recorded on 1991-02-02.

0206Why Did You Marry A Writer?1992010220150908 (BBC7)
20150909 (BBC7)

Struggling writer Wodehouse hopes that a new biography will change his fortunes.

Struggling writer Wodehouse hopes that a new biography will change his fortunes. Stars Tim Pigott-Smith. From December 1991.

0206 LAST19911227

Producer: P. SCHLESINGER

Previous in series: 26 December 1991

Description

Further ups and further down in the life of a second class writer, written by

Subject Categories

situation comedy programmes (genre)

writers

Broadcast history

27 Dec 1991 19:05-19:35 (RADIO 3)

Contributors

Bill Wallis (Actor)

Ronald Herdman (Actor)

Tim Pigott-Smith (Actor)

Sheila Hancock (Actor)

Celia Imrie (Actor)

Zoe Wanamaker (Actor)

Susie Brann (Actor)

Benjamin Whitrow (Actor)

Maxine Audley (Actor)

Stephen Rea (Actor)

Miriam Karlin (Actor)

Ronald Hayman (Author)

Elizabeth Parker (Composer)

Patrice Chevalier (gtr)

John Schlesinger (Producer)

Recorded on 1991-02-09.