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Elephants To Catch Eels

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. 12 episodes (2 series), 2003 - 2004. Stars Lucy Speed, John Bowe, Andrew McGibbon, Cameron Stewart, Martin Hyder and Mark Felgate.

Elephants To Catch Eels

Historical comedy set in 1790s Cornwall concerning the adventures of heroic smuggler Tamsyn Trelawney and her drunken father Jago

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2003 - 2004
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
12   (2 series)
Starring
Lucy Speed, John Bowe, Andrew McGibbon, Cameron Stewart, Martin Hyder and Mark Felgate
Writers
Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain
Producer
Jan Ravens

Drumlin Bay, Cornwall, 1790s - Tamsyn Trelawney (Lucy Speed) is the greatest smuggler in all of Cornwall. However, things would be a bit easier if her drunken father Jago (John Bowe) stopped claiming her successes as her own.

Tamsyn often has to face trouble with the local authorities, in particular ruthless Captain Marriot (Andrew McGibbon). Things change however with the new arrival of Major Thomas Falconer (Cameron Stewart), who refuses to believe that a woman could be responsible for all the smuggling however and therefore she usually manages to avoid capture.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 12th February 2003 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 25th May 2004 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 20th December 2018 at 4:30am on Radio 4 Extra

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