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Some Hay In A Manger

BBC Radio 4 sitcom about a camel and a donkey. 2 episodes (1 series) in 2016. Stars Tamsin Greig, Joel Fry and Stephen Fry.

Some Hay In A Manger

A festive follow-up to the Warhorses Of Letters format, featuring a camel and a donkey

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.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 26th December 2016 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:15pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 27th December 2016 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:15pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes