Only Three Can Play
Will Noote's playing away ruin the clerics' game? Adapted from TV with Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn. From February 1971.
The Bishop, Archdeacon and Bishop's Chaplain regularly enjoy their own board game of imaginary railway journeys - until Noote gets distracted by an attractive neighbour...
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. With Elizabeth Proud as Christine.
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 February 1971.