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.

The Vauxgarth Pig

When Richard and Clare inherit a house in Yorkshire they find themselves drawn into an unlikely group attempting to defend their town against the worst ills of modernity and it seems the Breck Howe Preservation Society will stop at nothing.

Broadcast details

Thursday 28th January 2016
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
Gerard McDermott Trafford
Susan Jameson Mrs Cardabbon
Caolan McCarthy Estate Agent
Writing team
Nick Warburton Writer
Production team
Sally Avens Director
Sally Avens Producer

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