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Great Hillston

Episode 2 of 4

Justin Edwards, Mel Giedroyc and Dave Mounfield, along with special guest Jane Asher, create drama with a Jacobean tragedy, a cake eating competition and some sheep.

Justin Edwards, Mel Giedroyc and Dave Mounfield have been invited by the parishioners of the sleepy rural idyll of Great Hillston-Near-Water - birthplace of the Jacobean playwright Lydia Le Provost - to perform her most famous play, The Murderous Priest.

Justin has invited the showbiz legend and serious actress, Jane Asher, to take the leading role. It has been her lifetime ambition to perform the play's famous death scene.

The Rum Bunch is Justin Edwards (The Consultants, The Odd Half Hour, Newsjack, Sorry I've Got No Head, The Thick of It), Mel Giedroyc (Mel and Sue, Bake Off, Let It Shine) and Dave Mounfield (Count Arthur Strong, This Is Jinsy).

The house band is Jason Hazeley and David Reed - The Penny Dreadfuls.

Produced by Jim North
A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4.

30 minutes


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Presented by Cariad Lloyd.