All Gas and Gaiters radio show (1971-1972, United Kingdom)

Episode time

30 minutes


Language

English



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The life in St Ogg’s Cathedral is peaceful - Bishop Cuthbert Hever enjoys the historic surroundings, his friend Archdeacon Henry Blunt lives nearby, so they can spend a lot of time, also bishop has chaplain, Mervyn Noote, to help him with every day tasks. Noote is good-natured young man, but unfortunately also accident-prone, which causes sometimes some disturbances. But there is one thing that spoils that idyllic setting, or rather someone - the dean. Dean Lionel Pugh-Critchley takes care of the St Ogg’s Cathedral, so bishop must deal with him quite often, The dean is a very strict man, not only when it comes to the religious or administrative matters, but pretty much to every aspect of life, which clashes often with the rather easy-going approach of the bishop. To make thing worse the dean also lives next door to the bishop, so they not only stumble upon each other while dealing with the cathedral matters, but also the dean interfere with the personal life of Bishop Hever.

It’s seems unlikely that sitcom about Church of England bishop could be a good idea - some parts of the every day life could not be used (especially since the show was written in 1960s), some of the every day situations could not be used because all the main characters are priests, but every single episode of All Gas and Gaiters proves that with good script you can make great show even from unlikely idea. All Gas and Gaiters is slow-paced show, but well developed characters and good chemistry between cast members made this show a classic.

Radio version was a copy of TV episodes with added narrator introductions to some of the scenes, so the listeners would be able to understand what is happening.





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Creators of All Gas and Gaiters


Pauline Devaney radio shows

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Edwin Apps radio shows

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Cast of All Gas and Gaiters


William Mervyn radio shows

as Bishop Cuthbert Hever

Robertson Hare radio shows

as Archdeacon Henry Blunt

Derek Nimmo radio shows

as Chaplain Mervyn Noote

John Barron radio shows

as Dean Lionel Pugh-Critchley

Joan Sanderson radio shows

as Grace Pugh-Critchley



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