Two Pipe Problems. Image shows from L to R: William Parnes (Richard Briers), Sandy Boyle (Stanley Baxter). Copyright: Catherine Bailey Productions Limited.

Two Pipe Problems

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. 13 episodes (7 series), 2007 - 2013. Stars Stanley Baxter, Richard Briers, Geoffrey Palmer, Jillie Meers and Tracy Wiles.

Series 3, Episode 1

Our two elderly thespian residents of the Old Beeches home for retired members of the Acting profession become embroiled in making sure the course of true love DOES run smooth.

Further details

It all begins with a proposal, leading swiftly to a wedding, involving two residents - a Shakespearian knight called Sir Trelawney Hope and an ex-nightclub chanteuse called Dolores Sweet, with William as Trelawney's best man and Sandy giving Dolores away. But as the old couple stand there, Trelawney drops a bombshell - he no longer wishes to go through with it.

There's uproar, Trelawney strides away, refusing to say any more. Our two heroes are once again pressed into service to solve a mystery; just why does the bridegroom suddenly call the wedding off?

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 27th April 2009
Time
2:15pm
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
45 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Stanley Baxter Sandy Boyle
Richard Briers William Parnes
Jillie Meers Mary Winter
Guest cast
Julia McKenzie Dolores Sweet
John Rowe Sir Trelawney Hope
Joseph Mydell Godfrey
Susan Wooldridge Isadora Klein
Stephen Critchlow Hugo
Writing team
Michael Chaplin Writer
Production team
Marilyn Imrie Director
Marilyn Imrie Producer
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