Tristram Shandy

By Laurence Sterne.

New adaptation of this groundbreaking comic novel.

Tristram attempts to tell his tragi-comic life story through accounts of his family and friends, his experiences and his ideas, but he continually finds he has to digress.

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Omnibus 1/22018041520180416 (BBC7)

The 18th-century gentleman's attempts to tell his tragi-comic story are frustrated.

Comic tale about an 18th-century man who gets distracted from telling his life story.

Omnibus 2/22018042220180423 (BBC7)

Recovered from the incident with Tristram's nose, can his father cope with another blow?

Comic tale about an 18th-century man who gets distracted from telling his life story.

01Beginnings2005013120180409 (BBC7)
20180410 (BBC7)

By Laurence Sterne.

New adaptation of this groundbreaking comic novel.

Tristram attempts to tell his tragi-comic life story through accounts of his family and friends, his experiences and his ideas, but he continually finds he has to digress.

  • widow wadman....10. new adaptation of this groundbreaking comic novel. tristram attempts to tell his tragi-comic life story through accounts of his family and friends, his experiences and his ideas, but he continually finds he has to digress.

    tristram

  • announcer....Hugh Dickson
  • bishop hall....Hugh Dickson
  • bridget....Ndidi Del Fatti
  • curate....Hugh Dickson
  • death....Stuart Mcloughlin
  • directed by - Mary Peate
  • dr slop....Tony Rohr
  • father....David Troughton
  • great-grandfather....Stuart Mcloughlin
  • great-grandmother....Ndidi Del Fatti
  • lawyer....Hugh Dickson
  • le fever....Hugh Dickson
  • midwife....Ndidi Del Fatti
  • mother....Julia Ford
  • obadiah....Stephen Hogan
  • pontificating man....Stuart Mcloughlin
  • susannah....Helen Longworth
  • the eye....Helen Longworth
  • toby....Adrian Scarborough
  • trim....Paul Ritter
  • tristram....Neil Dudgeon
  • widow wadman....Deborah Findlay

    by Laurence Sterne.

    1

    The 18th-century gentleman tries to tell his tragi-comic story.

    Comic tale about an 18th-century man who gets distracted from telling his life story.

    18th-century gentleman Tristram tries to tell his tragi-comic life story through accounts of his family and friends, his experiences and his ideas. But he continually finds he must digress...

    Laurence Sterne's ground-breaking comic novel dramatised in 10 parts by Graham White.

    Stars Neil Dudgeon as Tristram, Julia Ford as Mother, David Troughton as Father, Adrian Scarborough as Toby, Paul Ritter as Trim, Tony Rohr as Dr Slop, Stephen Hogan as Obadiah, Helen Longworth as Susannah, Ndidi Del Fatti as Great-Grandmother, Stuart Mcloughlin as Great-Grandfather, Stuart Mcloughlin as Pontificating Man and Hugh Dickson as Bishop Hall.

    Director: Mary Peate

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.

  • 02Birth2005020120180410 (BBC7)
    20180411 (BBC7)

    Tristram tries to recount the tale of his birth, but keeps getting distracted.

    By Laurence Sterne.

    2/10. Tristram tries to recount the tale of his birth, but keeps getting distracted.

    Tristram....Neil Dudgeon

    Mother....Julia Ford

    Father....David Troughton

    Toby....Adrian Scarborough

    Trim....Paul Ritter

    Dr Slop....Tony Rohr

    Obadiah....Stephen Hogan

    Susannah....Helen Longworth

    Midwife/Great-Grandmother....Ndidi Del Fatti

    Great-Grandfather/Pontificating Man....Stuart Mcloughlin

    Bishop Hall/Announcer/Lawyer....Hugh Dickson

    Directed by Mary Peate

    Tristram tries to recount the tale of his birth but keeps getting distracted.

    Comic tale about an 18th-century man who gets distracted from telling his life story.

    03Dr Slop2005020220180411 (BBC7)
    20180412 (BBC7)

    Still intent on recounting the story of his birth, Tristram introduces us to the odious Dr Slop.

    By Laurence Sterne.

    3/10. Still intent on recounting the story of his birth, Tristram introduces us to the odious Dr Slop.

    Tristram....Neil Dudgeon

    Mother....Julia Ford

    Father....David Troughton

    Toby....Adrian Scarborough

    Trim....Paul Ritter

    Dr Slop....Tony Rohr

    Obadiah....Stephen Hogan

    Susannah....Helen Longworth

    Midwife/Great-Grandmother....Ndidi Del Fatti

    Great-Grandfather/Pontificating Man....Stuart Mcloughlin

    Bishop Hall/Announcer/Lawyer....Hugh Dickson

    Directed by Mary Peate..

    Still intent on recounting the story of his birth, Tristram introduces us to Dr Slop.

    Still intent on recounting the story of his birth, Tristram introduces us to Dr Slop.

    Comic tale about an 18th-century man who gets distracted from telling his life story.

    04Uncle Toby2005020320180412 (BBC7)
    20180413 (BBC7)

    In telling his life story, Tristram still hasn't managed to get beyond being born.

    By Laurence Sterne.

    4/10. In telling his life story, Tristram still hasn't managed to get beyond being born.

    Tristram....Neil Dudgeon

    Mother....Julia Ford

    Father....David Troughton

    Toby....Adrian Scarborough

    Trim....Paul Ritter

    Dr Slop....Tony Rohr

    Obadiah....Stephen Hogan

    Susannah....Helen Longworth

    Midwife/Great-Grandmother....Ndidi Del Fatti

    Great-Grandfather/Pontificating Man....Stuart Mcloughlin

    Bishop Hall/Announcer/Lawyer....Hugh Dickson

    Directed by Mary Peate

    Telling his life story, Tristram still has not managed to get beyond being born.

    Telling his life story, Tristram still has not managed to get beyond being born.

    Comic tale about an 18th-century man who gets distracted from telling his life story.

    05Born At Last2005020420180413 (BBC7)
    20180414 (BBC7)

    After the disaster of Tristram's birth, his Father thinks up a scheme to help his unfortunate son.

    Graham White's 10-part dramatisation of Laurence Sterne's ground-breaking comic novel.

    5/10

    Tristram....Neil Dudgeon

    Mother....Julia Ford

    Father....David Troughton

    Toby....Adrian Scarborough

    Trim....Paul Ritter

    Dr Slop....Tony Rohr

    Obadiah....Stephen Hogan

    Susannah....Helen Longworth

    Midwife/Great-Grandmother....Ndidi Del Fatti

    Great-Grandfather/Pontificating Man....Stuart Mcloughlin

    Bishop Hall/Announcer/Lawyer....Hugh Dickson

    Directed by Mary Peate

    After the disaster of his birth, Tristram's father thinks up a scheme to help him.

    After the disaster of his birth, Tristram's father thinks up a scheme to help him.

    Comic tale about an 18th-century man who gets distracted from telling his life story.

    06What's In A Name?2005020720180416 (BBC7)
    20180417 (BBC7)

    Having recovered from the disastrous incident with Tristram's nose, his Father is dealt another blow.

    By Laurence Sterne.

    6/10. New adaptation of this groundbreaking comic novel. Tristram attempts to tell his tragi-comic life story through accounts of his family and friends, his experiences and his ideas, but he continually finds he has to digress.

    Tristram....Neil Dudgeon

    Father....David Troughton

    Toby....Adrian Scarborough

    Mother....Julia Ford

    Widow Wadman....Deborah Findlay

    Obadiah....Stephen Hogan

    Trim....Paul Ritter

    Dr Slop....Tony Rohr

    Susannah/ The Eye....Helen Longworth

    Bridget....Ndidi Del Fatti

    Le Fever/Curate....Hugh Dickson

    Death....Stuart Mcloughlin

    Directed by Mary Peate

    Having recovered from the incident with Tristram's nose, his father is dealt another blow.

    Comic tale about an 18th-century man who gets distracted from telling his life story.

    Having recovered from the disastrous incident with Tristram's nose, his father is dealt another blow.

    18th-century gentleman Tristram tries to tell his tragi-comic life story through accounts of his family and friends, his experiences and his ideas. But he continually finds he must digress...

    Continuing Laurence Sterne's ground-breaking comic novel dramatised in 10 parts by Graham White.

    Stars Neil Dudgeon as Tristram, Julia Ford as Mother, David Troughton as Father, Adrian Scarborough as Toby, Deborah Findlay as Widow Wadman, Stephen Hogan as Obadiah, Paul Ritter as Trim, Tony Rohr as Dr Slop, Helen Longworth as Susannah, Ndidi Del Fatti as Bridget, Hugh Dickson as Le Fever and Stuart Mcloughlin as Death,

    Director: Mary Peate

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.

    Having recovered from the incident with Tristram's nose, his father is dealt another blow.

    Comic tale about an 18th-century man who gets distracted from telling his life story.

    Having recovered from the disastrous incident with Tristram's nose, his father is dealt another blow.

    18th-century gentleman Tristram tries to tell his tragi-comic life story through accounts of his family and friends, his experiences and his ideas. But he continually finds he must digress...

    Continuing Laurence Sterne's ground-breaking comic novel dramatised in 10 parts by Graham White.

    Stars Neil Dudgeon as Tristram, Julia Ford as Mother, David Troughton as Father, Adrian Scarborough as Toby, Deborah Findlay as Widow Wadman, Stephen Hogan as Obadiah, Paul Ritter as Trim, Tony Rohr as Dr Slop, Helen Longworth as Susannah, Ndidi Del Fatti as Bridget, Hugh Dickson as Le Fever and Stuart Mcloughlin as Death,

    Director: Mary Peate

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.

    07Another Misfortune2005020820180417 (BBC7)
    20180418 (BBC7)

    Tristram's Father receives awful news, and yet another misfortune befalls the boy Tristram.

    Yet another misfortune befalls the boy Tristram as his father receives awful news.

    Comic tale about an 18th-century man who gets distracted from telling his life story.

    Yet another misfortune befalls the boy Tristram as his father receives awful news.

    Comic tale about an 18th-century man who gets distracted from telling his life story.

    08An Act Of Kindness2005020920180418 (BBC7)
    20180419 (BBC7)

    Uncle Toby performs a typical act of kindness and falls in love.

    Tristram recalls a typical act of kindness by Toby and the time his uncle fell in love.

    Comic tale about an 18th-century man who gets distracted from telling his life story.

    Tristram recalls a typical act of kindness by Toby and the time his uncle fell in love.

    Comic tale about an 18th-century man who gets distracted from telling his life story.

    09Uncle Toby Falls In Love2005021020180419 (BBC7)
    20180420 (BBC7)

    Widow Wadman bustles her way into Toby's sentry box and then into his heart.

    Widow Wadman bustles her way into Uncle Toby's sentry box and then into his heart.

    Comic tale about an 18th-century man who gets distracted from telling his life story.

    Widow Wadman bustles her way into Uncle Toby's sentry box and then into his heart.

    Comic tale about an 18th-century man who gets distracted from telling his life story.

    10 LASTAll Good Things Come To An End2005021120180420 (BBC7)
    20180421 (BBC7)

    Events build to a climax for Bridget and Trim in the kitchen, whilst Mrs Wadman is shocked to discover the location of Toby's injury.

    Widow Wadman makes a discovery as Tristram brings his story to a surprising conclusion.

    Comic tale about an 18th-century man who gets distracted from telling his life story.