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Ticks & Foibles

Episode 2 of 4

When Snoo makes an unexpected purchase, Alice has to face an old rival, some electrical cables and a very dusty dictionary.

When Snoo makes an unexpected purchase, Alice has to face an old rival, some electrical cables and a very dusty dictionary.

Meet Alice (Rebecca Front) - a former child prodigy who won a place at Oxford aged 9 but, because Daddy went too, she never needed to have any friends. She's scared of everything. Everything that is except libraries and Snoo (Morwenna Banks) - a slightly confused individual with a have-a-go attitude to life, marriage, haircuts and reality. Snoo loves books, and fully intends to read one one day.

And forever popping into the library is Dr Cadogan (Michael Fenton-Stevens) - celebrity doctor to the stars and a man with his finger in every pie. Charming, indiscreet and quite possibly wanted by Interpol, if you want a discrete nip and tuck and then photos of it accidentally left on the photocopier, Dr Cadogan is your man.

Their happy life is interrupted by the arrival of Simon Nielson (Ben Willbond), a man with a mission - a mission to close down inefficient libraries. Fortunately, he hates his mission. What he really wants to do is once - just once - get even with his inexhaustible supply of high-achieving brothers.

Written by Morwenna Banks and Rebecca Front
Based on an idea developed with Armando Iannucci

Produced by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.

30 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Alice Rebecca Front
Snoo Morwenna Banks
Simon Neilson Ben Willbond
Dr Cadogan Michael Fenton Stevens
Pippa Harriet Thorpe
Writer Morwenna Banks
Writer Rebecca Front
Producer David Tyler

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