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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 4 - On Television

With his marriage under severe strain, Andrew Merron introduces the Jacobites to the world of television. He is on the verge of a deal when the executive in charge accidentally insults the Scots and they attack him with his own Bafta.

Further details

With his marriage under severe strain, Andrew Merron introduces the Jacobites to the world of television. He attempts to turn the radio show he is making into a TV series and is on the verge of a deal when the executive in charge accidentally insults the Scots and they attack him with his own Bafta.

A depressed Merron then finds his wife has left him and hits the bottle, introducing the men en route to the ways of modern self-pity. The picture looks hopeless till Merron finds help from an unlikely source.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 6th October 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
Nicholas Burns David Roberts
Writing team
Carl Gorham Writer
Production team
Carl Gorham Director
Gordon Kennedy Producer
Alisdair McGregor Editor

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