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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.

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Series 1, Episode 2 - In Therapy

Friction between the two Jacobite soldiers comes to a head and results in a bust-up with broadswords. This prompts anthropologist Andrew Merron to introduce them to the modern world of therapy.

Further details

Friction between the two Jacobite soldiers comes to a head and results in a bust-up with broadswords. This prompts anthropologist Andrew Merron to introduce them to the modern world of therapy.

The two soldiers can't agree who should have therapy first; they can't even agree how they should decide who should have therapy first. It is only when they are forced to live separately, with a dreary cousin of Merron's and his fussy Uncle that Rab and Macdonald start to realise each other's true merits.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 22nd September 2011
Time
11pm
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
David Haig Andrew Merron
Gordon Kennedy MacDonald
Jack Docherty Rab
Rebecca Front Denise Merron
Guest cast
Jack Docherty Therapist
Gordon Kennedy Uncle Jed
Moray Hunter Dougie
Moray Hunter Waiter
Carl Gorham Keef Van Leer
Writing team
Carl Gorham Writer
Production team
Carl Gorham Director
Gordon Kennedy Producer
Alisdair McGregor Editor

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