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Bristow

BBC Radio 4 sitcom about an office rebel. 14 episodes (3 series), 1999 - 2000. Stars Michael Williams, Rodney Bewes, Dora Bryan, Owen Brenman and others.

Bristow

Adaptation of the long-running comic strip by Frank Dickens

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1999 - 2000
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
14   (3 series)
Creator
Frank Dickens
Starring
Michael Williams, Rodney Bewes, Dora Bryan, Owen Brenman, Katy Odey, Jon Glover and Simon Schatzberger
Writer
Frank Dickens
Director
Neil Cargill
Producer
Neil Cargill

Bristow is an adaptation of the comic strip of the same name by Frank Dickens, starring Michael Williams in the title role.

Bristow is a buying clerk (18th in line for Chief Buyer) working for the Chester-Perry organisation (the company's boss, Sir Reginald Chester-Perry, is never seen), who dreaming of grander things. Hoping the world is listening, he gives his opinions on life to anyone around, and if no one is around, is quite happy talking to himself.

Bristow's work colleagues include friend Jones (although he claims to be 18th in line for Chief Buyer), Miss Purdy the tea lady, and fearsome boss Fudge.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 21st April 1999 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Last new broadcast
Friday 28th July 2000 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 27th September 2019 at 4:30am on Radio 4 Extra

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