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The Job

Michael Williams stars as 1940s comic Robb Wilton as if he had been around in 1986. Can the eternal pessimist find work?

Robb Wilton (1881 - 1957) was one of the most popular music hall and radio comics of the 1930s and 1940s.

Famed as an all-round pessimist - what would he have made of 1980s Britain: can he manage to find work?

Michael Williams stars as Robb Wilton - making as little sense out of life as he did 40 years before...

Written by Allen Saddler.

Producer: Brian Miller

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1988.

15 minutes