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Gone in a Flash

When the Dog Dies, Series 4 Episode 1 of 6

Ronnie Corbett returns for the final series of his popular sitcom by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent.
Ronnie is granddad Sandy and his old dog is Henry. If the dog dies or his lodger moves on, Sandy's children want him to downsize. He doesn't.

To help his finances, Sandy, still in the family home, took in a young couple as lodgers. But then the man left - leaving the attractive Dolores behind. And she, Sandy's children are quite sure, is a gold-digger. Sandy's opinion that it would be inhuman to move Henry somewhere unfamiliar is wearing a bit thin - as is the old dog himself.

Keeping the dog alive and keeping the lodger happy are one thing; what really concerns Sandy deeply is providing a guiding hand to his whole family, advising here, prompting there, responding to any emergency callout... If he kept himself to himself, of course, things would be a lot simpler and smoother. But a lot duller too...

Episode One - Gone In A Flash

Sandy's feeling bereft. His lodger has gone to live with her new man. And then his granddaughter Calais, with her parents away, gives a party which it seems hundreds of wild teenagers are going to crash. Can a lone granddad quell a major riot?

Sandy ..... Ronnie Corbett
Dolores ..... Liza Tarbuck
Mrs Pompom ..... Sally Grace
Lance ..... Philip Bird
Blake ..... Dave Lamb
Calais ..... Grace Vance

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

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 11 Jun 2016 12:00


Role Contributor
SandyRonnie Corbett
DoloresLiza Tarbuck
Mrs PompomSally Grace
LancePhilip Bird
BlakeDave Lamb
CalaisGrace Vance
ProducerLiz Anstee
WriterIan Davidson
WriterPeter Vincent