- 2000 - 2006
- BBC Radio 4
- 24 (4 series)
- Jay Tarses, Andy Hamilton, James Fleet, Felicity Montagu, Penelope Nice, Sophie Thompson, Jan Ravens, Julia Hills and more
- Jay Tarses and Andy Hamilton
- Paul Mayhew-Archer
Baltimore, the 1770s - Shopkeeper Samuel Oliphant has a lot on his plate. His country is fighting for its freedom against the British, leaving him with less customers (
dead people tend to shop less), and he has two redcoats living in his house: One-eyed, one-armed, one-legged, one nostrilled conman Sergeant McGurk, and his ineffectual officer Captain Brimshaw.
Samuel's family is no better. His wife became a lesbian, his eldest daughter Cora is a strict Christian who is married the pompous pro-British official Ezekiel Spriggs, his youngest daughter Mary is an anti-British pamphleteer who has a crush on Brimshaw, and his only son Joshua is both incredibly strong and incredibly stupid.
- First broadcast
- Tuesday 18th January 2000 at 6:30pm on BBC Radio 4
- Most recent repeats
- Saturday 7th May 2022 at 8:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
- Saturday 7th May 2022 at 10:30am on Radio 4 Extra
- Tuesday 2nd November 2021 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra - Series 4, Episode 6