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.

Series 1, Episode 3 - The Dating Game

Anthropologist Andrew Merron takes his two Jacobite soldiers into the world of speed-dating. There, a super confident Macdonald fails spectacularly to attract anyone whilst a nervous Rab is mistaken for the strong silent type and overwhelmed with offers.

Further details

Anthropologist Andrew Merron takes his two Jacobite soldiers into the world of speed - dating. There, a super confident Macdonald fails spectacularly to attract anyone whilst a nervous Rab is mistaken for the strong silent type and overwhelmed with offers.

With Rab already on a date, Merron manages to fix Macdonald up with someone via the internet then succeeds in arranging a special evening out for himself and long suffering wife Denise. But far from pleasing everyone, the three dates quickly prove a nightmare for all concerned.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 29th September 2011
Time
11pm
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Haig Andrew Merron
Gordon Kennedy MacDonald
Jack Docherty Rab
Rebecca Front Denise Merron
Guest cast
Morwenna Banks Gail
Lucy Barter Speed Dater
Rebecca Front Speed Dater
Sinead Merron Speed Dater
Moray Hunter Taxi Driver
Moray Hunter Rita
Writing team
Carl Gorham Writer
Production team
Carl Gorham Director
Gordon Kennedy Producer
Alisdair McGregor Editor
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