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Bristow on the Radio
14 half hour episodes were broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999 and 2000. All were scripted by Frank Dickens and featured the same cast, although some characters appeared in only one or two broadcasts. Transcripts for all broadcasts are listed below. BBC4 extra (formerly BBC7) regularly repeats the broadcasts.
The main cast were:
Some of the the radio cast - Roger Lloyd Pack, Joan Sims, Owen Brenman, Katy Odey, Michael Williams, Rodney Bewes, Liz Fraser.
Each episode was directed by Neil Cargill, with sound recording by Grahame Harper and music composed and performed by John Whitehall
1st Series 1999
2nd Series 1999
3rd Series 2000
Series guide courtesy of epguides.com and copyright John Lavalie
I use bold, to indicate when a character places special emphasis on a word
CAPITALS denote a character shouting. Exclamation marks have the normal meaning (i.e. the whole sentence is emphasised but not shouted)
If one character interrupts another then the first character’s lines will end with an ellipsis…
Sfx denotes sound effects. These are placed where they occur but of course many sounds run on in the background while characters are speaking. If a particular effect occurs within lines then it will be inserted thus within the words. Italics also denote stage directions, as when a character whispers
It is impossible to reproduce the marvellous catalogue
of groans, gasps, exclamations, splutterings and swallowed expletives
produced by Michael Williams. Please understand that when it says
VO means "voice over" and indicates when Bristow is speaking as narrator.
A footnote is indicated in square brackets e.g. [note]
AG updated December 2007