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A Dish of Neapolitan

Series of comic plays starring Stanley Baxter. Two Second World War veterans reunite 60 years on in Italy and conspire to boldly defend their regiment's honour.

An Old Army colonel and his one time batman reunite after many years at the scene of their greatest glories on the Italian front in World War Two. Many secrets are revealed and a new friendship is forged as they conspire to win back what they perceive as rightfully belonging to their old regiment.

Stanley Baxter was born in 1926 and began working for the BBC Scottish Home Service Radio Children's Hour when he was fourteen - in 1940. He was called up to do National Service at the age of eighteen and returned to perform on BBC Radio in Scotland in 1948 - continuing to do so in the 1950s with a variety of live comedy shows. He then went into films and ultimately into television - but he has continued to work in radio throughout his career.

In the week of his 88th Birthday and in the year of his 75th anniversary as a radio performer, we recorded the latest productions in the much loved, long running Radio 4 series The Stanley Baxter Playhouse.

Written by Michael Chaplin
Directed by Marilyn Imrie
A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 22 Aug 2017 23:00

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Role Contributor
Archie Stanley Baxter
Charles Geoffrey Palmer
Luca (Waiter) Alex Madia
Arturo (Launch Driver) Alex Madia
Museum Attendant Lara Parmiani
Director Marilyn Imrie
Producer Catherine Bailey
Writer Michael Chaplin


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