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Patterson

BBC Radio 3 sitcom about a lecturer. 8 episodes (1 series) in 1981. Stars Lewis Fiander, Judy Parfitt, Richard Vernon, John Barron and others.

Episode 3 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra today at 7:30pm.

Patterson

BBC Radio 3's first sitcom, following blundering lecturer Dr Andrew Patterson

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1981
Channel
BBC Radio 3
Episodes
8   (1 series)
Starring
Lewis Fiander, Judy Parfitt, Richard Vernon, John Barron, Hugh Thomas, Maggie Steed, Maureen Lipman, Frances Jeater and others
Writers
Malcolm Bradbury and Christopher Bigsby
Producer
Geoffrey Perkins

"A comedy series in eight parts", Patterson follows Dr Andrew Patterson, a man who ends up becoming a lecturer in English literature whilst his life slowly crumbles around him.

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
Opening theme is Jester's Jig by Gordon Giltrap.

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 19th February 1981 on BBC Radio 3 at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 9th April 1981 on BBC Radio 3 at 10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 1 Episode 3: Today at 7:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  2. Series 1 Episode 4: Friday 25th September at 8:30am on Radio 4 Extra
  3. Series 1 Episode 4: Friday 25th September at 12:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  4. Series 1 Episode 4: Friday 25th September at 7:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  5. Series 1 Episode 5: Friday 2nd October at 8:30am on Radio 4 Extra
  6. Series 1 Episode 5: Friday 2nd October at 12:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  7. Series 1 Episode 5: Friday 2nd October at 7:30pm on Radio 4 Extra

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