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.

Series 1

1. The Market Special

First broadcast: Sunday 5th December 1971

Horace concocts a plan to get more passengers using the station - but ends up taking on the bus company!

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2. The Postal Express

First broadcast: Sunday 12th December 1971

British Rail and the GPO have decided to place a "rail-side picking up and delivery point" for express mail at a local station. Horace is determined to give Parsley Sidings a new lease of life by winning the contract, but he has stiff competition.

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3. The Beauty Queen Contest

First broadcast: Sunday 19th December 1971

Percy persuades Horace to enter Gloria in the Miss British Rail competition.

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4. The Inspector Calls

First broadcast: Sunday 26th December 1971

Percy decides to play a few pranks on Horace as an act of revenge when a railway inspector visits Parsley Sidings.

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5. The 1890 Rocket

First broadcast: Sunday 2nd January 1972

Horace decides to restore his grandfather's old train, The Josiah Hepplewhite Rocket, ready for a special exhibition.

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6. The Excursion

First broadcast: Sunday 9th January 1972

Horace Hepplewhite continues to try and prevent his beloved railway station from being closed down.

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7. Cricket, Lovely Cricket

First broadcast: Sunday 16th January 1972

Horace Hepplewhite continues to try and prevent his beloved railway station from being closed down.

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8. Who'll Be Mother?

First broadcast: Sunday 23rd January 1972

After a visit from Horace's sister Maude, the station master discovers that she has forgotten something - her baby son Cyril.

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9. The Concert

First broadcast: Sunday 30th January 1972

Horace Hepplewhite continues to try and prevent his beloved railway station from being closed down.

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10. Goodbye Parsley Sidings

First broadcast: Sunday 6th February 1972

Horace gets a promotion and leaves Parsley Sidings. However, the vile replacement Mr Trimwick causes the staff to demand the return of their old boss.

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