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 6, Episode 1 - A Rose by Any Other Name

Sandy and William find a cardboard box in the doorway to the Old Beeches; inside, a tiny baby, clutching a small toy.

Further details

There is no message and no sign of the mother. From the moment Sandy carries the box into the breakfast room, the discovery causes a sensation in the closet world of the home. Everyone is enchanted by the child - a little girl - and horrified at the implications of her being abandoned.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 7th November 2012
BBC Radio 4
45 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Stanley Baxter Sandy Boyle
    Richard Briers William Parnes
    Jillie Meers Mary Winter
    Tracy Wiles Karen
    Guest cast
    Anne Reid Nellie
    Joan Iyiola Stephanie
    David Holt PC Marlowe
    David Holt Old Beeches Residents
    Writing team
    Michael Chaplin Writer
    Production team
    Marilyn Imrie Director
    Catherine Bailey Producer

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