The Fair Intellectual Club. Image shows from L to R: Alison (Jessica Hardwick), Marjory (Samara Maclaren), Ishbel (Caroline Deyga). Copyright: ABsoLuTeLy Productions.

The Fair Intellectual Club

BBC Radio 4 sitcom set in 18th Century Edinburgh. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2016. Stars Caroline Deyga, Samara Maclaren, Jessica Hardwick, Simon Donaldson and Gordon Kennedy.

Series 1, Episode 6 - A Fling with Mr Franklin

A young American inventor named Ben Franklin ends up in Edinburgh.

Further details

A young American inventor named Ben Franklin ends up in Edinburgh. The young ladies of a secret scholarly society are seduced by his exciting talk of the New World and his intellectual prowess. An elopement is on the cards, as Marjory is set to be torn from the wrinkly arms of her fiancé. Will the girls leave their beloved Scotland? Sparks fly and electricity abounds.

Broadcast details

Thursday 8th December 2016
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Caroline Deyga Ishbel
    Samara Maclaren Marjory
    Jessica Hardwick Alison
    Simon Donaldson Robert
    Gordon Kennedy Kennedy
    Guest cast
    Gavin Mitchell Ben Franklin
    Writing team
    Lucy Porter Writer
    Production team
    Marilyn Imrie Director
    Gordon Kennedy Producer
    Chris Pye Executive Producer
    Lee McPhail Editor

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