Radio sitcom set in a sleepy out-of-the-way railway station, starring Arthur Lowe and Ian Lavender
- 1971 - 1973
- BBC Radio 2
- 21 (1 pilot + 2 series)
- Arthur Lowe, Ian Lavender, Kenneth Connor and Liz Fraser
- Jim Eldridge
- Edward Taylor
Parsley Sidings is a small, out-of-the-way railway station in the Midlands, located on the line between London and Birmingham. Parsley Sidings only has six trains stopping per day, and thus the station is always under the threat of closure.
The manager of the station is Mr Horace Hepplewhite (Authur Lowe), whose family have managed the station for generations. His gormless son Bertrand is not so keen on running the station however, he would rather enter acting.
Other staff at the station included secretary Gloria Simpkins (Liz Fraser) who is in love with Bertrand, crafty cockney porter Percy Valentine and elderly signalman Mr Bradshaw (both played by Kenneth Connor).
- Production company
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- First broadcast
- Sunday 28th February 1971 on BBC Radio 2
- Last new broadcast
- Saturday 1st December 1973 on BBC Radio 2 at 1pm
- Length of episodes
- 30 minutes
- Last repeat
- Monday 11th May 2020 at 2:30am on Radio 4 Extra