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Perilously Poorly Peter

Episode 2 of 6

Peter is forced to visit town. He leaves his hopelessly out-of-touch deputy Julian in charge, who sees it as a perfect opportunity for him to finally make his mark on the place.

Comedy about the inept staff at an historic house starring Simon Callow and Miles Jupp.

Every year thousands of tourists flock to the Lake District. But one place they never go to is Plum House - the former country home of terrible poet George Pudding (1779-1848). Now a crumbling museum, losing money hand over fist, it struggles to stay open under its eccentric curator Peter Knight (Simon Callow).

In this episode, Peter is forced to visit town, somewhere he hasn't been since Woolworths closed down, for a medical emergency. He leaves his hopelessly out-of-touch deputy Julian (Miles Jupp) in charge who sees it as a perfect opportunity for him to finally make his mark on the place by, amongst other things, establishing his cafe Chez Julian, a hangout for 'Cumbrian Jean Paul Sartres'.

Written by Ben Cottam and Paul Mckenna
Directed and Produced by Paul Schlesinger
A Hat Trick production for BBC Radio 4.

30 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Peter Simon Callow
Julian Miles Jupp
Maureen Jane Horrocks
Tom Tom Bell
Alan Pearce Quigley
Emma Louise Ford
The Dentist Ben Cottam
Director Paul Schlesinger
Producer Paul Schlesinger
Writer Ben Cottam
Writer Paul Mckenna

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