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Health and Deficiency

The bird-brained bureaucrats mind a budgie. What could go wrong? Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From August 1974.

The bird-brained bureaucrats mind a budgie - what could possibly go wrong?
Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

With Norma Ronald, Ronald Baddiley, John Graham and Mandy Cuthbert.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive. However, the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in August 1974.

30 minutes