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 7, Episode 1 - I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends

A new chef is in the kitchen at The Old Beeches and he's cooking up a storm and delighting the residents.

Further details

A new chef is in the kitchen at The Old Beeches and he's cooking up a storm and delighting the residents, with Sandy as his willing and enthusiastic sous-chef. But things begin to go badly wrong after a visiting concert party sing a Beatles song which triggers unhappy memories for Albie the Chef (played by the late Felix Dexter).

William and Sandy go in search of Albie and his son, and a successful father and son reunion is celebrated in song.

Young Terrell Forde, who recently starred in Matilda in the West End, joins the company to play and sing the role of Albie's son, accompanied by David Shaw-Parker as his step dad, David Holt as memory man Billy, and Tracey Wiles as the warm hearted Old Beeches care assistant Karen.

Broadcast details

Monday 18th November 2013
BBC Radio 4
45 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Stanley Baxter Sandy Boyle
    Geoffrey Palmer William Parnes
    Guest cast
    Linda Broughton Ellen
    Stephen Critchlow Jeremy (Policeman)
    Writing team
    Michael Chaplin Writer
    Production team
    Marilyn Imrie Director
    Catherine Bailey Producer

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