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Andrew Sachs

The Fawlty Towers actor and writer chats to Peter Reed about his radio life and times. Featuring Father Brown, Wiggly Park, The Revenge, Running Away and Cash Me a Portrait.

Best loved as Spanish waiter Manuel in BBC TV's 'Fawlty Towers' - actor and writer Andrew Sachs chats to Peter Reed about his radio life and times.

Andrew shares his memories of specially selected programmes from across his years on the BBC airwaves:

* Father Brown Stories:
Actor and Alibi: GK Chesterton's clerical sleuth hopes that the farce is with him in solving a theatre-land mystery. Stars Andrew Sachs. From BBC Radio's popular crime series. (1986)

* Wiggly Park:
Bigwigs in the Park: The residents of the city park are under threat. All characters voiced by Andrew Sachs. From BBC Radio 5. (1994)

* The Revenge:
Written and interpreted by Andrew Sachs, this was the world's first radio drama without words. Featuring sound effects and 11 actors, all recorded on location. From BBC Radio 3. (1978)

* Running Away:
Andrew Sachs takes time out from writing his autobiography to enjoy a grand day out at the zoo, and a stroll down memory lane with Tim Samuels. From BBC Radio 4. (2008)

* Cash Me a Portrait:
Third play in a trilogy of plays about the world of Art by Andrew Sachs. Trudi Snape has inherited a portrait which may turn out to be a Da Vinci. From BBC Radio 4. (1985)

Producers: Sarah Wade & Mik Wilkojc

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2010.

3 hours

Last on

Mon 27 Jul 2020 01:00

Broadcasts

  • Sat 24 Apr 2010 10:00
  • Sat 24 Apr 2010 20:00
  • Sat 18 Jun 2011 09:00
  • Sat 18 Jun 2011 19:00
  • Sat 30 Mar 2013 09:00
  • Sat 30 Mar 2013 19:00
  • Sat 4 Apr 2015 09:00
  • Sat 4 Apr 2015 19:00
  • Sat 4 Feb 2017 09:00
  • Sat 4 Feb 2017 19:00
  • Sun 26 Jul 2020 13:00
  • Mon 27 Jul 2020 01:00