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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