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Bristow

Bristow

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 1999 - 2000
  • 14 episodes (3 series)

Adaptation of the long-running comic strip by Frank Dickens. Also features Michael Williams, Rodney Bewes, Dora Bryan, Owen Brenman, Katy Odey and more.

Key details

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

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.

Additional details

Production
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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 21st April 1999 at 11:30am on BBC Radio 4
Next repeats
  1. Series 2, Episode 3: Tomorrow at 8:30am on Radio 4 Extra
  2. Series 2, Episode 3: Tomorrow at 12:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  3. Series 2, Episode 3: Tomorrow at 7:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
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