High Table, Lower Orders. Image shows from L to R: Dean (Michael Maloney), Patricia (Rebecca Front), Simon Harrison (Samuel West), Zoe Templeton (Sharon Small), Gilbert (Geoffrey Palmer), Bernard (Jonathan Coy). Copyright: BBC.

High Table, Lower Orders

BBC Radio 4 sitcom. 12 episodes (2 series), 2005 - 2006. Stars Samuel West, Geoffrey Palmer, Michael Maloney, Jonathan Coy, Sharon Small, Rebecca Front, Tracy Wiles and others.

High Table, Lower Orders

Comedy-thriller murder mystery set in Cambridge College in crisis. Written by Mark Tavener

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2005 - 2006
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
12   (2 series)
Starring
Samuel West, Geoffrey Palmer, Michael Maloney, Jonathan Coy, Sharon Small, Rebecca Front, Tracy Wiles, Stephen Hogan and Michelle Fairley
Writer
Mark Tavener
Producer
Dawn Ellis

Set at a small fictitious Cambridge College, the story begins with Peter Devanti, a notorious TV populariser of history. One day he is invited to dine at the colleges High Table. However, shortly after the dinner, Devanti is found dead.

While at first it is claimed to be a nut allergy that no-one knew about, the college's master thinks it could be worse. He therefore invites Simon Harrison (Samuel West), a former brilliant student who somehow found himself working in Health and Safety, to solve the case.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 18th February 2005 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Last new broadcast
Friday 12th May 2006 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 20th November 2018 at 1:00am on Radio 4 Extra

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