The team at the museum are startled to hear that Peter has agreed to Plum House being used as a location in a period drama.
Comedy about the inept staff at a historic house, starring Simon Callow, Miles Jupp and Jane Horrocks.
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 it's eccentric curator Peter Knight (Simon Callow).
Can anyone save Plum House from irreversible decline?
In this episode, the team at the museum are startled to hear that Peter has agreed to Plum House being used as a location in a period drama. And not just any period drama, but Buttermere Hall - the Cumbrian Poldark, the Lake District Downton Abbey - which just happens to be Maureen and Emma's favourite Sunday night series. It could be a massive publicity coup for Plum House, but with Peter dreaming of a starring role, Maureen insisting on catering for the crew, Alan fretting about his broken spade and Emma desperate to meet leading man Christopher Tennyson, will the team end up blowing it?
Written by Ben Cottam and Paul McKenna
Script Edited by Sarah Cartwright
Directed and Produced by Paul Schlesinger
A Hat Trick production for BBC Radio 4.
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