Very Old Pretenders

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02In Therapy2011092220150531 (BBC7)

Written by multi award-winning writer Carl Gorham, creator of cult TV animation show "Stressed Eric", the series explores what happens when two Jacobite soldiers from 1745 are found alive and well in a cave in Perthshire and have to be integrated into modern Scottish society by English academic Andrew Merron.

Friction between the two Jacobite soldiers comes to a head and results in a bust-up with broadswords. This prompts anthropologist Andrew Merron to introduce them to the modern world of therapy. The two soldiers can't agree who should have therapy first; they can't even agree how they should decide who should have therapy first. It is only when they are forced to live separately, with a dreary cousin of Merron's and his fussy Uncle that Rab and Macdonald start to realise each other's true merits.

Cast:

Andrew Merron....David Haig

Denise Merron....Rebecca Front

Rab /Therapist....Jack Docherty

Macdonald/Uncle Jed....Gordon Kennedy

Dougie / Waiter....Moray Hunter

Keef Van Leer - Carl Gorham

Producer: Gordon Kennedy

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4.

Friction between the two Jacobite soldiers comes to a head and results in a bust-up with broadswords.

This prompts anthropologist Andrew Merron to introduce them to the modern world of therapy.

The two soldiers can't agree who should have therapy first; they can't even agree how they should decide who should have therapy first.

It is only when they are forced to live separately, with a dreary cousin of Merron's and his fussy Uncle that Rab and Macdonald start to realise each other's true merits.

04 LASTOn Television2011100620150614 (BBC7)
20160919 (BBC7)

The last episode in the present series of Carl Gorham's culture clash comedy.

With his marriage under severe strain, Andrew Merron introduces the Jacobites to the world of television.

He attempts to turn the radio show he is making into a TV series and is on the verge of a deal when the executive in charge accidentally insults the scots and they attack him with his own Bafta.

A depressed Merron then finds his wife has left him and hits the bottle, introducing the men to the ways of modern self -pity.

The picture looks hopeless till Merron finds help from an unlikely source.

Cast:

Andrew Merron....David Haig

Denise Merron....Rebecca Front

Rab....Jack Docherty

Macdonald....Gordon Kennedy

David Roberts - Nicholas Burns

Producer: Gordon Kennedy

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4.

The soldiers learn that pitching shows is difficult and that it is never a good idea.

The last episode in the present series of Carl Gorham's culture clash comedy. With his marriage under severe strain, Andrew Merron introduces the Jacobites to the world of television. He attempts to turn the radio show he is making into a TV series and is on the verge of a deal when the executive in charge accidentally insults the scots and they attack him with his own Bafta. A depressed Merron then finds his wife has left him and hits the bottle, introducing the men to the ways of modern self -pity. The picture looks hopeless till Merron finds help from an unlikely source.