Randle's Scandals. Copyright: BBC.

Randle's Scandals

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama about Frank Randle. 1 episode in 1992. Stars Keith Clifford, Melissa Jane Sinden, Russell Dixon, Saskia Abbott and others.

Randle's Scandals. Copyright: BBC.

Randle's Scandals

Sony Award-winning play about the life of comedian Frank Randle

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
1992
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Starring
Keith Clifford, Melissa Jane Sinden, Russell Dixon, Saskia Abbott, Malcolm Raeburn, Julie Corrigan, Richard Pattenden, Peter Groves and others
Writer
Trevor Hoyle
Director
Tony Cliff

After colliding with a Blackpool tram, saucy Lancashire comedian Frank Randle is admitted to hospital for psychiatric observation...

Trevor Hoyle's play stars Keith Clifford who won the 1993 Sony Radio Award for Best Actor for his lead role. The action follows sessions with his doctor taking Randle right back to his Wigan childhood.

Frank Randle (1901-1957) rose to fame as a 1940s variety hall act. His volatile nature led to runs in with censors, but he's now widely regarded as an underrated performer.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Saturday Playhouse: Randle's Scandals (Other official name)
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 28th November 1992 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:30pm
Episode length
90 minutes