Four Joneses And A Jenkins - The Complete BBC Radio 4 Comedy Series
An everyday story of sheep, sin and scholarship under the shadow of the Long Mynd.
We join them in September - the start of the farming year - as daughter Megan, a brainy 'plain Jane', sets her sights on Mr Bootle - only to find he's really just interested in birdwatching. December brings 'Goose-Feathering Night' - but Megan's determined to save Gudrun from a plucking. February finds her desperate to get into Oxford University but fearing rejection: could the creepy Mr Jenkins offer a solution? There are ructions in April, as her desire to escape the farm and become a student leads to a confrontation; while June sees a storm descend on the village and the talk turns electric. And, as August arrives and the harvest is gathered in, Megan spurns the Carnival Queen contest in favour of a visit to Nana....
BAFTA-winning actress and comedian Rebecca Front (The Thick Of It) stars as Megan, with Geoffrey Whitehead as Mr Jones, Lisbeth Miles as Ma Jones, Matthew Morgan as Owen, Michael Fenton Stevens as Mr Bootle and Nickolas Grace as Mr Jenkins.
In addition to Four Joneses and A Jenkins, this release includes a bonus programme: From Gorsemere To Gloomsbury: The Literary Lunacy Of Sue Limb. In a three-hour guided tour through the worlds that flow from the pen of dramatist Sue Limb, Shaun Ley discusses the ideas and inspiration behind Sue's writing with the author herself and chats with regular cast members including Nigel Planer and Miriam Margolyes. Featuring episodes from Sue's hit series The Wordsmiths At Gorsemere, Gloomsbury, The Sit Crom and Alison And Maud.
First released: Thursday 20th August 2020
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