Simon Callow.

Plum House

BBC Radio 4 sitcom about the staff at a country home museum. 19 episodes (pilot + 3 series), 2014 - 2020. Stars Simon Callow, Miles Jupp, Jane Horrocks, Tom Bell and others.

Plum House.

Plum House

Radio sitcom about a country house that is failing to attract tourists

2014 - 2020
BBC Radio 4
19   (1 pilot + 3 series)
Simon Callow, Miles Jupp, Jane Horrocks, Tom Bell, Pearce Quigley and Louise Ford
Ben Cottam and Paul McKenna
Paul Schlesinger
Sarah Cartwright, Paul Schlesinger and Claire Broughton

Comedy about the eccentric staff at the former country home of terrible 18th century poet George Pudding.

Every year, thousands of tourists flock to the Lake District. But one place they never go to is Plum House - the former country home of terrible poet George Pudding (1779-1848). Now a crumbling museum, losing money hand over fist, it struggles to stay open under its eccentric curator Peter Knight.

Can anyone save Plum House from irreversible decline? Tom Collyer, sent from the Trust to do just that, seems to be the most likely candidate, but the challenge is huge as he confronts the reality of winning round Peter Knight's handpicked team: the hopelessly out-of-touch deputy Julian, the corner-cutting gift shop manager Maureen, who is intent on making profit from extremely cheap plum-themed merchandise, and maintenance man Alan, who has heard the words 'health' and 'safety' but never in the same sentence.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 29th May 2014 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 6th May 2020 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 25th August 2020 at 5:00am on Radio 4 Extra