By Michael Chaplin.
Following the sad death of Richard Briers earlier this year, in the first of these two final episodes of Two Pipe Problems, Stanley Baxter as Sandy is joined by Geoffrey Palmer as his friend and fellow sleuth William Parnes.
A new chef is in the kitchen at The Old Beeches and he's cooking up a storm and delighting the residents, with Sandy as his willing and enthusiastic sous-chef. But things begin to go badly wrong after a visiting concert party sing a Beatles song which triggers unhappy memories for Albie the Chef (played by the late Felix Dexter).
William and Sandy go in search of Albie and his son, and a successful father and son reunion is celebrated in song.
Young Terrell Forde, who recently starred in Matilda in the West End, joins the company to play and sing the role of Albie's son, accompanied by David Shaw-Parker as his step dad, David Holt as memory man Billy, and Tracey Wiles as the warm hearted Old Beeches care assistant Karen.
Sandy Boyle....Stanley Baxter
William Parnes....Geoffrey Palmer
Karen/ Sadie....Tracy Wiles
Edgar/ Lewis....David Shaw-Parker
Directed by Marilyn Imrie
A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.