Parsley Sidings. Copyright: BBC.

Parsley Sidings

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

Pilot - The Royal Train

Bertrand attempts to tell his father that he does not want to run the station. Meanwhile, Percy is attempting to flog off a load of army surplus flares and Horace is obsessively preparing for the passing of the Royal Train.


Broadcast as part of the BBC Radio 2 pilot comedy series Comedy Parade.

This episode was wiped and believed lost until 2008, and received its first re-broadcast in November 2012.

This episode no longer exists in the archives. It is missing, believed wiped.

Broadcast details

Sunday 28th February 1971
BBC Radio 2
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Arthur Lowe Horace Hepplewhite
Ian Lavender Bertrand Hepplewhite
Kenneth Connor Percy Valentine
Kenneth Connor Mr Bradshaw
Liz Fraser Gloria Simpkins
Writing team
Jim Eldridge Writer
Production team
Edward Taylor Producer

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