Two-pipe Problems

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AD01A Streetcar Named Revenge2008081120100121

Plays by Michael Chaplin, set in The Old Beeches, a retirement home for elderly thespians. Inmates William and Sandy still nurse a certain affectionate animosity towards one another since they starred as Holmes and Watson in a 1960s television series.

William and Sandy are haunted by the return of two characters from the past. Sandy becomes amorously involved through the medium of a shared passion for crosswords.

Sandy Boyle....Stanley Baxter

William Parnes....Richard Briers

Hatty Doran....Edna Dore

Angel Hosmer....Linda Broughton

Mary Winter....Jillie Meers

Edgar....David Shaw-Parker

Karen....Tracy Wiles

Ronnie Adair....Nickolas Grace

Marie Devine....Susan Wooldridge

Hugo Oberstein....Rad Lazar

Directed by Marilyn Imrie

A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

AD02 LASTThe Trusty Valet And The Crusty Butler2008081220100128

By Michael Chaplin, set in The Old Beeches, a retirement home for elderly thespians. Inmates William and Sandy still nurse a certain affectionate animosity towards one another since they starred as Holmes and Watson in a 1960s television series.

William and Sandy venture outside the Old Beeches to a movie set, accompanied by the intrepid care assistant Karen, as they take on the world of celluloid.

Sandy Boyle....Stanley Baxter

William Parnes....Richard Briers

Inspector Bradstreet....David Shaw-Parker

Karen....Tracy Wiles

Laura Lyons....Ellie Beaven

Thaddeus Sholto....Lloyd Hutchinson

John Barrymore....Geoffrey Whitehead

Directed by Marilyn Imrie

A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.