Stanley Baxter.

The Stanley Baxter Playhouse

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama episodes starring Stanley Baxter. 25 episodes (8 series), 2006 - 2016. Stars Stanley Baxter and Bill Paterson.

Series 6, Episode 1 - A Dish Of Neapolitan

An old army colonel and his one-time batman reunite after many years at the scene of their greatest glories, the Italian front in the Second World War.

Further details

Many secrets are revealed and a new friendship is forged as they conspire to win back what they perceive to rightfully belong to their old regiment.

The latest episodes of this much-loved Radio 4 series were recorded last month (May 2014), in the week of Stanley's 88th Birthday. The plays this series were written for him by award-winning playwrights Michael Chaplin and Rona Munro and star Stanley Baxter, Maureen Beattie, Stuart McQuarrie, Geoffrey Palmer and Tracey Wiles.

Broadcast details

Friday 4th July 2014
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Stanley Baxter Various
Guest cast
Geoffrey Palmer Charles
Lara Parmiani Museum Attendant
Alex Madia Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Michael Chaplin Writer
Production team
Marilyn Imrie Director
Catherine Bailey Producer

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