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, Episode 1 - The Market Special

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


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 5th December 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
Guest cast
Kenneth Connor The Vicar
Elizabeth Morgan Ethel
Elizabeth Morgan Miss Twillet
Elizabeth Morgan Woman in Cinema
Writing team
Jim Eldridge Writer
Production team
Edward Taylor Producer

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