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Nigel must survive the playing field and the skool bully's wrath to get a chance to eat Christmas turkey. Stars Imelda Staunton.

As the school term comes to an end, Molesworth must find a way to survive the perils of the playing field and the wrath of skool bully Grabber if he’s to have any hope of tucking into some Christmas turkey.

Imelda Staunton stars as Nigel Molesworth, the Curse of St Custards, in this fresh adaptation of the notorious Goriller of 3B's guide to skool life for tiny pupils and their parents.

Aided by best friend Peason and thwarted by everyone from Grabber the skool bully to Wandsworth the skool dog, Nigel Molesworth teaches us the ins and outs of skool life - including how to avoid lessens and how to build your own H-bomb.

Molesworth ...... Imelda Staunton
Peason ...... Sophie Thompson
Grabber ...... Jack Farthing
Prudence ...... Jessica Brown Findlay
Headmaster ...... Patrick Barlow
Chief Prune ...... Lewis Macleod

Adapted by Patrick Barlow and George Poles from the books by Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle, with additional material by Abigail Wilson.

Director: Patrick Barlow

Producer: Liz Anstee

A CPL production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.

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15 minutes

Last on

Sat 7 Sep 2019 02:30

Credits

Role Contributor
Molesworth Imelda Staunton
Peason Sophie Thompson
Grabber Jack Farthing
Prudence Jessica Brown Findlay
Headmaster Patrick Barlow
Chief Prune Lewis Macleod
Adaptor Patrick Barlow
Adaptor George Poles
Author Geoffrey Willans
Author Ronald Searle
Director Patrick Barlow
Producer Liz Anstee

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