Written by Michael Chaplin.
We revisit The Old Beeches retirement home for members of the theatrical profession and discover that new odd job man Geordie is making care assistant Karen's heart beat faster, but is he hiding something from her?
Ageing, once-famous stand up comic Charlie Fisher regales the inmates with a few too many very old gags, but when his joke book and a large sum of money go missing, resident sleuths Sandy and William have a few tough questions to ask of the inmates, the new odd job man, and Charlie himself.
The story is spiced up delightfully with some really vintage gags in a classic stand up routine from Radio 4's much loved comedian Barry Cryer, joining Richard Briers, Stanley Baxter, Edna Dore and all the regular inmates in a new set of two pipe problems.
William Parnes ..... Richard Briers
Sandy Boyle ..... Stanley Baxter
Charlie Fisher ..... Barry Cryer
Karen ..... Teresa Gallagher
Hatty Doran ..... Edna Dore
Mary Winter (Matron) ..... Jillie Meers
Edgar ..... David Shaw-Parker
Geordie ..... Joe Caffrey
Director: Marilyn Imrie
A Catherine Bailey Production for BBC Radio 4.