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Hatch, Match And Dispatch

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2014.

Series 1, Episode 5 - Nine Lives

Beth's father claims never to have been born. As Beth tries to untangle the truth, she uncovers an unexpected family secret.

Further details

Beth's elderly father Patrick has a lifetime's worth of stories, and Beth knows them so well she almost feels as if she's lived them herself. But one story she finds hard to believe - Patrick claims that he was never born. That he's lived forever. As Beth tries to untangle the truth of her father's birth, she uncovers an unexpected family secret.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Time
2:15pm
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
45 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Eiry Thomas Beth
Peter Marinker Patrick
Christian Patterson Bill
Sharon Morgan Mrs Knowles
Eirlys Bellin Miriam
Eirlys Bellin Janet
Matthew Gravelle Reg
Matthew Gravelle Harold
Writing team
Annamaria Murphy (as Anna Maria Murphy) Writer
Production team
James Robinson Director
James Robinson Producer
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