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30 Dec 15: The Bed-sitting Room

December 30th, 2015

Episode 59 of 110 episodes

Three years since the nuclear misunderstanding which led to the third world war ("and it's no idle boast when I remind you that this was the shortest world war on record... two minutes twenty eight seconds... including the signing of the Peace Treaty which is now on sale at Her Majesties Stationary Office with a free T- shirt") survivors gather together on the former-streets of London. In amongst the rubble, Captain Kak and his fiancee Penelope find Lord Fortnum, who is convinced he's turning into a Bed-sitting room. With property prices what they are, Kak should be on to a good thing. This atmospheric, surrealist play was originally written by John Antrobus & Spike Milligan, and has been adapted for radio by John Antrobus & Paul Merton. Captain Kak .................... Paul Merton Lord Fortnum .................. Derek Jacobi Mate ............................. Bernard Cribbins Penelope ........................ Catherine Tate The BBC ......................... Corrie Corfield Mrs Ethel Skroake ............ Suki Webster The Vicar ....................... John Antrobus Captain .......................... Sean Baker Seaman .......................... Richard Pepple Music & FX by Jerry Peal. Directed by Sam Michell. Produced by Victoria Lloyd.

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