Two-pipe Problems

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01A 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.

02 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.

01A Streetcar Named Revenge