Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Chapter the First: A Happy Life, Cruelly Re-kippered

Bleak Expectations, Series 2 Episode 1 of 6

By Mark Evans
Volume Two, Chapter the First: a Happy Life, Cruelly Re-kippered

The further remarkable adventures of Pip Bin, inventor of the bin, as he struggles against the cruel plotting of his evil guardian Mr Gently Benevolent, recently returned from the dead, in this epic comedy in the style of Charles Dickens after far too much gin. In the opening instalment this week listeners are invited to bask in the kindness of St Lovely's school, with its classes of double Definitely-Not-Latin and its School Cakery. But what is that sinister presence lurking with a very large number of horses? Could it be that Mister Benevolent has plans to steal the school?.

Sir Philip...........................Richard Johnson
Mr Benevolent.......................Anthony Head
Sternbeater...................Geoffrey Whitehead
Young Pip..................................Tom Allen
Harry Biscuit......................James Bachman
Lily.....................................Sarah Hadland
Mr Parsimonious...............Laurence Howarth
Pippa........................................Susy Kane
Sundry boys..............................Mark Evans

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 4 Feb 2014 02:00
Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss