A car on a country line. Copyright: BBC.

Uncle Mort's North Country

BBC Radio 4 sitcom about a holiday around the north. 10 episodes (2 series), 1987 - 1989. Stars Stephen Thorne, Peter Skellern and Christian Rodska.

The Complete Uncle Mort Adventures - North Country, South Country & Celtic Fringe

The Complete Uncle Mort Adventures - North Country, South Country & Celtic Fringe

For the first time ever all three much-loved series featuring the legendary creations Uncle Mort and Carter Brandon are brought together in one collection. As the pair tour Britain, Uncle Mort's recollections make for some hilarious moments.

Uncle Mort and his Yorkshire-based family first appeared in Peter Tinniswood's novel A Touch Of Daniel, which earned them a run of four series of I Didn't Know You Cared on BBC TV from 1975-1979.

In Uncle Mort's North Country, having been granted a week's holiday, Carter Brandon, with his uncle Mort for company, takes a series of day trips around the north. From day one the week is quite eventful, from a burning barn and a death in a pub where they stop for a drink, to a trip to the seaside where events are equally interesting and amusing.

In Uncle Mort's South Country, these famous sons of the north find a fruitful new patch of Tinniswood country in which to air their views. Soho and Hampton Court, southern hotels and southern pubs, southern beer and southern food, that caustic one-nation philosopher, Uncle Mort, has to stomach them all.

In the Celtic Fringe the adventures continue west of the English border. Carter Brandon and his Uncle continue their epic journey through Wales, in his Beetle. They sample an eclectic mix of Welsh hospitality, from spending a night in a very eccentric hotel, spending time with famed sportsman Icky Williams and lodging with a sex mad Reverend. Uncle Mort has strange visions and the eccentric trip takes an unusual turn when they look up Mort's old flame.

First released: Thursday 11th March 2021

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