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On Mardle Fen

On Mardle Fen

  • Radio comedy drama
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2008 - 2013
  • 22 episodes (6 series)

Radio 4 comedy drama by Nick Warburton set in an idiosyncratic restaurant in the Cambridgeshire Fens. Stars Trevor Peacock. Stars Trevor Peacock, Sam Dale, Kate Buffery, John Rowe, Helen Longworth and more.

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2008 - 2013
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
22 (6 series)
Stars
Trevor Peacock, Sam Dale, Kate Buffery, John Rowe, Helen Longworth, Chris Pavlo and Liza Sadovy
Writer
Nick Warburton
Director
Claire Grove
Producer
Claire Grove
Companies

An inspirational chef, Warwick Hedges - aka Mr Toad meets King Lear - runs an up market restaurant in the Cambridgeshire Fens.

His son Jack works alongside his father, which makes him permanently anxious. They are assisted by Samuel an earthy odd-job man "who crawled out of the slime with the eels" and Zofia, a Polish waitress, who - in later series - becomes a single parent with a baby called Dillie.

The mixture of food, family relationships and Fenland legend is handled with writer Nick Warburton's characteristic deft comic touch.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 4th April 2008 at 2:15pm on BBC Radio 4
Most recent repeats

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