All Gas And Gaiters. Copyright: BBC.

All Gas And Gaiters

BBC Radio 4 sitcom about ecclesiastical life. 33 episodes (2 series), 1971 - 1972. Stars William Mervyn, John Barron, Robertson Hare, Derek Nimmo and Jonathan Cecil.

Series 1, Episode 7 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra tomorrow at 8:30am.

All Gas And Gaiters - The Complete Series 1 & 2

All Gas And Gaiters - The Complete Series 1 & 2

TV's first ecclesiastical comedy, All Gas And Gaiters was enjoyed by over 10 million viewers on BBC One between 1966 and 1971. Written by husband-and-wife-team Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps, it was so popular that every one of its scripts was revised and re-recorded for radio with (largely) the same star cast as the television series.

Robertson Hare starred as the Archdeacon of the fictional St Ogg's Cathedral. An elderly gentleman fond of a tipple and with an eye for the ladies, he shares the cloisters with his clerical companions, the easy-going Bishop (William Mervyn) and the naïve, accident-prone Chaplain (Derek Nimmo and Jonathan Cecil). All they want is a quiet life - but this wish is constantly thwarted by the overbearing Dean (John Barron) and all too often, chaos and confusion abound as they are caught up in a series of hilarious misadventures.

This collection comprises all 33 episodes of the classic comedy. Among the guest stars are David Jason, Richard Caldicot, Doris Hare, Hugh Paddick, Deryck Guyler and Julia McKenzie.

First released: Thursday 18th June 2020