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Elephants To Catch Eels

  • Radio comedy drama
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2003 - 2004
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Historical comedy set in 1790s Cornwall concerning the adventures of heroic smuggler Tamsyn Trelawney and her drunken father Jago. Stars Lucy Speed, John Bowe, Andrew McGibbon, Cameron Stewart, Martin Hyder and Mark Felgate

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

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First broadcast
Wednesday 12th February 2003 at 6:30pm on BBC Radio 4
Next repeats
  1. Series 1, Episode 4: Tomorrow at 4:30am on Radio 4 Extra
  2. Series 1, Episode 5: Tuesday 1st February at 9:30am on Radio 4 Extra
  3. Series 1, Episode 5: Tuesday 1st February at 4:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  4. Series 1, Episode 5: Wednesday 2nd February at 4:30am on Radio 4 Extra
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