William Fox - Constant Hot Water
4 Extra Debut. 1943: In a sequel to ‘Willoughby’s Phoney War’, our hero searches for a valuable painting stolen in Italy. Stars Jeremy Irons. From May 1979
1943: From King Farouk's Egypt, Charles Willoughby is posted to Italy - and after the peace - is painfully involved in the re-settlement of refugees.
Chastened by his experiences, he returns to post-war England and a section of society that closes its eyes to any form of change.
Events that may seem funny on the surface have a different effect upon the thinking man - and ex-actor Willoughby has learnt to think.
The continuing fortunes and misfortunes of the young subaltern Charles Willoughby - sequel to ‘Willoughby’s Phoney War’ by William Fox.
Jeremy Irons stars as Charles, with Anna Massey as Charity, Madeline Smith as Clarissa, William Fox as Colonel Busford, Manning Wilson as Benson, James Villiers as James Brady, Charles Gray as Uncle Willie, Rita Giovannini as Claudia, Margaret Ward as the Marquess, Philip Voss as Harold, June Tobin as Belle, Leonard Fenton as Reuben, Robert Trotter as the NCO, Alvar Lidell as the BBC Announcer, Peter Baldwin as the Police Sergeant, John Bull as the Junk Dealer, Gordon Dulieu as Bimbashi and Eva Stuart as the Female Guest.
Director: John Tydeman
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1975.