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The Secret of Youth

When the Dog Dies, Series 3 Episode 3 of 6

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 25 January 2013

Ronnie Corbett returns to Radio 4 for a third series of his popular sitcom by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent.

Ronnie plays Sandy Hopper, who is growing old happily along with his dog Henry. His grown up children - both married to people Sandy doesn't approve of at all - would like him to move out of the family home so they can get their hands on their money earlier. But Sandy's not having this. He's not moving until the dog dies. And not just that, how can he move if he's got a lodger? His daughter is convinced that his too-attractive lodger Dolores is after Sandy and his money.

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

Episode Three: The Secret Of Youth
Sandy's neighbour Ken, although ancient, is still winning things - hearts, minds and the cup at the Squash Club. In fact, he seems to have discovered the secret of eternal youth. Only a raid on his garden will reveal the truth!

Sandy.......................Ronnie Corbett
Dolores......................Liza Tarbuck
Mrs Pompom..............Sally Grace
Lance.........................Philip Bird
Calais.........................Amelia Clarkson

Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL production for BBC Radio 4.


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