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The Bishop Meets a Bird

An unwelcome visitor threatens the quiet life of St Ogg's Cathedral. Clerical comedy adapted from TV, with Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn. From January 1971.

An unwelcome visitor threatens the quiet life at St Ogg's Cathedral.

Clerical comedy starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Derek Nimmo as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean. Special guest: Peter Jones as Stanley Bird.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. Selected scripts were revised and re-recorded for radio.

Written and adapted by husband-and-wife team, Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1971.

30 minutes

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