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Parsley Sidings

BBC Radio 2 sitcom. 21 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 1971 - 1973. Stars Arthur Lowe, Ian Lavender, Kenneth Connor and Liz Fraser.

Parsley Sidings

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).

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