When The Dog Dies. Sandy Hopper (Ronnie Corbett). Copyright: CPL Productions.

When The Dog Dies

BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 4 Extra sitcom. 24 episodes (4 series), 2010 - 2014. Stars Ronnie Corbett, Liza Tarbuck, Sally Grace, Tilly Vosburgh, Jonathan Aris, Daniel Bridle, Philip Bird and others.

When The Dog Dies

Radio sitcom starring Ronnie Corbett as a grandad happily growing old with his dog Henry

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2010 - 2014
Channels
BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 Extra
Episodes
24   (4 series)
Starring
Ronnie Corbett, Liza Tarbuck, Sally Grace, Tilly Vosburgh, Jonathan Aris, Daniel Bridle, Philip Bird, Dave Lamb and Grace Vance
Writers
Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent
Producer
Liz Anstee

Ronnie Corbett reunites with Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent, the writers of his hit BBC sitcom Sorry!, for this comedy for BBC Radio 4.

Corbett plays Sandy Hopper, who is growing old happily along with his dog, Henry. His grown-up children, who are both married to people Sandy doesn't approve, would like him to move out of the family home so they can get their hands on their money earlier. But Sandy is not having this - he's not moving until the dog dies.

Sandy also has a lodger, and his daughter is convinced that the too-attractive Dolores is after her father and his money.

Luckily, Sandy has three grandchildren; sometimes a friendly word or a kindly hand on the shoulder can really help a grandad in the 21st century. Man and dog together face a complicated world. There's every chance they'll make it more so.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 30th April 2010 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 18th June 2014 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 4th May 2018 at 11:30am