Patterson

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 3
  • 1981
  • 8 episodes (1 series)

BBC Radio 3's first sitcom, following blundering lecturer Dr Andrew Patterson. Stars Lewis Fiander, Judy Parfitt, Richard Vernon, John Barron, Hugh Thomas and more.

Key details

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

"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.

Additional details

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

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 19th February 1981 at 10pm on BBC Radio 3
Most recent repeats
  • Friday 23rd October 2020 at 7:30pm on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 8
  • Friday 23rd October 2020 at 12:30pm on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 8
  • Friday 23rd October 2020 at 8:30am on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 8

Recording details

  • Paris Theatre

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