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Parsley Sidings

Parsley Sidings

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 2
  • 1971 - 1973
  • 21 episodes (2 series)

Radio sitcom set in a sleepy out-of-the-way railway station, starring Arthur Lowe and Ian Lavender. Stars Arthur Lowe, Ian Lavender, Kenneth Connor and Liz Fraser.

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1971 - 1973
Channels
BBC Radio 2
Episodes
21 (1 pilot + 2 series)
Stars
Arthur Lowe, Ian Lavender, Kenneth Connor and Liz Fraser
Writer
Jim Eldridge
Producer
Edward Taylor
Companies

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).

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 28th February 1971 on BBC Radio 2
Last new broadcast
Saturday 1st December 1973 at 1pm on BBC Radio 2
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