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Episode 5 of 6

Uncle Jeff decides Andy needs a job to occupy his mind. But how to do it without Andy noticing? Stars Tom Palmer. From 2016.

Andy (Tom Palmer) has found a level of contentment with the world - reading books, watching films, and generally repairing his wounded psyche. Uncle Jeff (Philip Jackson) is having none of this and reveals a hitherto unknown secret to Andy, that the dusty shop downstairs from his seaside flat belongs to Jeff. When necessary, it seems, he offers the community of Flamford a valuable service as an electrical repair person.

Jeff lures Andy into the shop and shows him how to use the till. Andy realises it's another of his uncle's ploys, and refuses this oblique yet unsubtle job offer. But Jeff, never the one to say "die", takes his nephew on a job search in which Andy is an unwilling participant.

Visits follow to Fish Shop Frank (Mark Benton), the Tourist Information Office run by the uniformed and uninformed Steph and Pippa (Alison Steadman and Shobna Gulati), and Flamford's as-yet-unlicensed zoo.

Writers: Ian Brown and James Hendrie
Producer/Director: Gordon Kennedy
An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4.

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Role Contributor
Jeff Philip Jackson
Andy Tom Palmer
Frank Mark Benton
Corinne Alison Steadman
Joyce Alison Steadman
Mr Truepenny Rasmus Hardiker
Writer Ian Brown
Writer James Hendrie
Director Gordon Kennedy
Producer Gordon Kennedy


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