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The Film Makers

Episode 9 of 10

Horace decides to offer the station as a movie location. Stars Arthur Lowe and Graham Stark. From November 1973.

Station master Horace Hepplewhite decides to offer the station as a movie location.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Horace, Kenneth Connor as Valentine/ Bradshaw/Whitney, Liz Fraser as Gloria, Ian Lavender as Bert, Graham Stark as Joe Sims and Elizabeth Morgan.

Jim Eldridge's eponymous series is set in a sleepy railway station. The Hepplewhites have run 'Parsley Sidings' station for generations and the current Station Master, Horace, hopes that his son Bert will continue the line. Mild-mannered Ticket Clerk Bert wants to work anywhere but on the railways. His colleague, Station Announcer Gloria Simpkins, secretly loves him. Porter Percy Valentine is an archetypal wheeler-dealer and the ancient Signalman, Bradshaw, causes havoc and dispenses home-made remedies in equal measure. The 'Parsley Sidings' nemesis is Phineas Perkins, the station master of Potwhistle Halt, one stop down the line.

Producer: Edward Taylor.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1973.

30 minutes