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Gone in a Flash

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Sandy is feeling bereft with no lodger - and his granddaughter throwing a wild party. Stars the much-missed Ronnie Corbett.

Another chance to hear the much missed Ronnie Corbett in the final series of his popular sitcom by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent. Ronnie is granddad Sandy and his old dog is Henry. If the dog dies or his lodger moves on, Sandy's children want him to downsize. He doesn't.

To help his finances, Sandy, still in the family home, took in a young couple as lodgers. But then the man left - leaving the attractive Dolores behind. AndSandy's children are quite sure she's a gold-digger. Sandy's opinion that it would be inhuman to move Henry somewhere unfamiliar is wearing a bit thin - as is the old dog himself.

Keeping the dog alive and the lodger happy is one thing, but what really concerns Sandy deeply is providing a guiding hand to his whole family - advising here, prompting there, responding to any emergency callout. If he kept himself to himself, of course, things would be a lot simpler and smoother. But a lot duller too.

Episode One - Gone In A Flash
Sandy's feeling bereft. His lodger has gone to live with her new man. And then his granddaughter Calais, with her parents away, gives a party which it seems hundreds of wild teenagers are going to crash. Can a lone granddad quell a major riot?

Written by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent

Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL production for BBC Radio 4.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 30 Mar 2018 11:30

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Role Contributor
Sandy Ronnie Corbett
Dolores Liza Tarbuck
Mrs Pompom Sally Grace
Lance Philip Bird
Blake Dave Lamb
Calais Grace Vance
Producer Liz Anstee
Writer Ian Davidson
Writer Peter Vincent