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

Holding Back The Tide

  • Radio comedy drama
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2016 - 2021
  • 12 episodes (3 series)

Comedy about a man who heads up an unlikely group trying to defend its home town against the worst ills of modernity. Stars Ronald Pickup, Philip Jackson, Paul Ritter, Kate Duchene and Michelle Asante

Episode menu

Series 3, Episode 2 - Good Fences

Bad Move. Ken (Philip Jackson). Copyright: Open Mike Productions
When a new neighbour moves in next door it's not long before John and he lock horns over rights of way.

Broadcast details

Thursday 4th March 2021
BBC Radio 4
45 minutes

Cast & crew

Philip Jackson John Hector
Paul Ritter Richard
Kate Duchene Clare
Guest cast
Susan Jameson Mrs Cardabbon
Nick Murchie Hedley
Tony Turner Morton
Writing team
Nick Warburton Writer
Production team
Sally Avens Director
Sally Avens Producer

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