Simon Callow
Plum House

Plum House

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2014 - 2020
  • 19 episodes (3 series)

Radio sitcom about a country house that is failing to attract tourists. Stars Simon Callow, Miles Jupp, Jane Horrocks, Tom Bell, Pearce Quigley and Louise Ford

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A comedy about the eccentric and incompetent staff at Plum House, former country house of minor 18th-Century poet George Pudding.

Further details

Every year, thousands of tourists flock to the Lake District. But one place they never go to is Plum House. Now a crumbling museum, it struggles to stay open under its eccentric curator, Peter Knight. Eager young museum administrator Tom Collyer arrives determined to turn the place round, but finds the incompetent staff very resistant to the C-word: change.

Broadcast details

Thursday 29th May 2014
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 22nd July 2018 4:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 23rd July 2018 4:30am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 27th October 2023 9:30am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 27th October 2023 2:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 27th October 2023 7:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 28th October 2023 5:30am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Simon Callow Peter Knight
Miles Jupp Julian
Jane Horrocks Maureen
Tom Bell Tom
Pearce Quigley Alan
Louise Ford Emma
Guest cast
Rob Jarvis Des
Rob Jarvis Charles
Writing team
Ben Cottam Writer
Paul McKenna Writer
Production team
Paul Schlesinger Director
Sarah Cartwright Producer

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