Holding Back The Tide. John Hector (Ronald Pickup). Copyright: BBC.

Holding Back The Tide

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama about a preservation society. 9 episodes (2 series), 2016 - 2018. Stars Ronald Pickup, Paul Ritter, Kate Duchene and Michelle Asante.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Democracy

Richard and Clare have inherited a house on a clifftop in Breck Howe but the sea is eroding the land. Their tenant John Hector is intent on stopping them all from being evicted, but when Clare suggest they need a voice on the council the result is anything but the democratic process she imagined.

Broadcast details

Friday 11th August 2017
BBC Radio 4
45 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ronald Pickup John Hector
Paul Ritter Richard
Kate Duchene Clare
Michelle Asante Lux
Guest cast
Chris Pavlo Penrith
Susan Jameson Mrs Cardabbon
Kerry Gooderson Ticket Lady
Robert Blythe (as Bob Blythe) Guard
Writing team
Nick Warburton Writer
Production team
Sally Avens Director
Sally Avens Producer

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