Antiquity. Tim McInnerny. Copyright: BBC.


BBC Radio 4 sitcom. 1 pilot in 2010. Stars Tim McInnerny.


Silly, knockabout Radio 4 sitcom pilot set in an antiques shop starring Tim McInnerny. A sinister customer has an amulet

BBC Radio 4
1 Pilot
Tim McInnerny
Gareth Gwynn and John-Luke Roberts

"A very silly Goon-style sitcom" set in an antiques shop starring Blackadder actor Tim McInnerny.

Sassy, cutting, clever, perceptive and in desperate need of a job, Faye Chambers is new to the antiques shop team. She joins Rupert Bull, an old school bounder and cad who has somehow managed to survive into the 21st century, and Toby Atkins, his useless but enthusiastic assistant manager.

Rupert won the shop in a poker competition many years ago, and sees it as little more than a way to make a fast buck. In this pilot episode, the immeasurably lovely local shop-owner Mr Richards has a set of priceless Faberge eggs that need restoring.

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Happy Tuesdays

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 17th August 2010 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 7th April 2015 at 4:30am on Radio 4 Extra