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Some Hay In A Manger

Some Hay In A Manger

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2016
  • 2 episodes (1 series)

A festive follow-up to the Warhorses Of Letters format, featuring a camel and a donkey. Stars Tamsin Greig, Joel Fry and Stephen Fry.

Key details

BBC Radio 4
2 (1 series)
Tamsin Greig, Joel Fry and Stephen Fry
Robert Hudson and Marie Phillips
Gareth Edwards

A festive show from the same writing team as Warhorses Of Letters.

It focuses on the recently-discovered correspondence between Sandy, an upbeat but ever so slightly dim camel carrying a king and some myrrh through the desert, and Martha, a thoughtful but rather sarcastic donkey taking a heavily pregnant lady to Bethlehem.

In the first episode Sandy's rider is becoming concerned that myrrh might not be a very good gift for a baby, Joseph is not dealing well with the pressure of being a father to be, and Martha worries about going back to Bethlehem because her mother is bound to wonder why she is still single.

Plus the roads are absolutely packed with over-excited sheep who seem to have got hold of the wrong end of the stick about what species the Lamb of God is going to be.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 26th December 2016 at 6:15pm on BBC Radio 4
All previous repeats
  • Sunday 26th December 2021 at 11:45am on Radio 4 - Episode 2
  • Sunday 19th December 2021 at 11:45am on Radio 4 - Episode 1

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