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

Very Old Pretenders

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2011
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

Comedy about two Jacobite soldiers from 1745 found living in a Perthshire cave and their integration into modern Scottish society - by an Englishman. Stars David Haig, Gordon Kennedy, Jack Docherty and Rebecca Front.

Key details

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

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 15th September 2011 at 11pm on BBC Radio 4
Last new broadcast
Thursday 6th October 2011 at 11pm on BBC Radio 4
Most recent repeats
  • Monday 19th September 2016 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 4
  • Monday 12th September 2016 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 3
  • Monday 5th September 2016 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 2

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