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04 Jan 2016: North by Northamptonshire: Full Stop

January 4th, 2016

Episode 60 of 143 episodes

A heart-warming comedy drama with a stellar cast who come together, one last time, to bring the much-loved and critically acclaimed series to a close. It's New Year's Eve and the inhabitants of Wadenbrook, having recently performed their own amateur production of My Fair Lady are excited to be off to see a professional and starry production at Birmingham's Hippodrome. Former school teacher Mary has, of course, organised the trip, with a rather uncharacteristic ulterior motive at the end of it. The indefatigable Norman will come along too, spurred on at the thought of seeing Strictly dancer Favia Cacace in the flesh. Long suffering Jan's excited about the qualities Lionel Blair will bring to the role of Higgins, and gentle Jonathan follows wherever Jan goes. (As long as his ex-wife Esther and the cuckoo Orson don't object). At least they will have Ken and Keith there - Wadenbrook's most enduring couple and the cement that binds them all together and a badly kept secret that everyone's bursting to tell. Written by Katherine Jakeways. Narrator...Sheila Hancock Esther and Radio DJ... Katherine Jakeways Jan...Felicity Montagu Keith...John Biggins Ken and Jonathan...Kevin Eldon Mary...Penelope Wilton Norman...Geoffrey Palmer Orson...Simon Kane Script Editor...Richard Turner Producer...Julia Mckenzie A BBC Radio Comedy Production

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