Very Old Pretenders. Image shows from L to R: Rab (Jack Docherty), Andrew Merron (David Haig), MacDonald (Gordon Kennedy). Copyright: ABsoLuTeLy Productions.

Very Old Pretenders

BBC Radio 4 sitcom. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2011. Stars David Haig, Gordon Kennedy, Jack Docherty and Rebecca Front.

Very Old Pretenders

Comedy about two Jacobite soldiers from 1745 found living in a Perthshire cave and their integration into modern Scottish society - by an Englishman

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2011
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
4   (1 series)
Creator
Carl Gorham
Starring
David Haig, Gordon Kennedy, Jack Docherty and Rebecca Front
Writer
Carl Gorham
Director
Carl Gorham
Producer
Gordon Kennedy

David Haig, Rebecca Front, Gordon Kennedy and Jack Docherty star in this new comedy series by multi award-winning writer Carl Gorham, creator of cult TV animation show Stressed Eric.

Very Old Pretenders explores what happens when two Jacobite soldiers from 1745 are found alive and well in a cave in Perthshire and have to be integrated into modern Scottish society by English academic Andrew Merron.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 15th September 2011 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 6th October 2011 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Monday 19th September 2016 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
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