Daunt And Dervish. Image shows from L to R: Josephine Daunt (Anna Massey), Susan Dervish (Frances Barber). Copyright: BBC.

Daunt And Dervish

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. 20 episodes (4 series), 2003 - 2009. Stars Anna Massey, Imelda Staunton, Frances Barber, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Bill Paterson, Sean Scanlan, Joannah Tincey and others.

Series 2, Episode 5 - Base Metal

The smog is London gets heavier and heavier and Daunt and Dervish bump into a charming American who helps himself to a purse. Daunt and Dervish are surprised when Mackie recognises the description of their charming American thief. Mackie's landlady gives birth and he gets less and less sleep - but Daunt has a spare room - will this help love blossom?

Broadcast details

Friday 16th June 2006
BBC Radio 4
45 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Anna Massey Josephine Daunt
Frances Barber Susan Dervish
Sean Scanlan Bill Mackie
Guest cast
Elizabeth Bell Beryl
Nathan Osgood Mike 'Marzipan' Marsley
Geoffrey Bayldon Benedict Malgrave
Harry Myers Argentine Sailor
Thomas Wheatley Woollerton
Kim Wall Barman
Writing team
Guy Meredith Writer
Production team
Colin Guthrie Director