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The Maltby Collection Series 1
Radio 4 sitcom about a museum

The Maltby Collection - Series One

From The Guardian


What do you look for in a workmate? A talent for footie? A nice little bum? Or access to a never-ending supply of biscuits? Fortunately for Rod Millet, he's got all three, which makes him a shoo-in for the post of assistant curator at a bijou gallery known as The Maltby Collection (11.30am, Radio 4). Unfortunately for Rod Millet, on the very day that he starts work, the powers-that-be decide the museum must close.


Rod's colleagues immediately set about finding themselves comfy billets elsewhere - but the new boy decides to fight for the institution's survival ...
David Nobbs's sitcom stars Julian Rhind-Tutt as the biscuity idealist, Rachel Atkins as his smouldering boss, and Geoffrey Palmer as the self-centred museum director.


1/6 On becoming deputy director of painting and sculpture, it soon becomes clear that the son of a self-made biscuit mogul is not going to fit easily into the insular world of antiquities.

Rod Millet ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Walter Brindle ...... Geofrey Palmer
Prunela Edgcumbe ...... Rachel Atkins
Julian Crumb-Loosely ...... Ben Willbond
Wilf Arbuthnot ...... Geoff McGivern
Eva Tattle ...... Juklia Deakin
Des Wainwright ...... Michael Smiley


2/6. Rod's efforts to save the collection from closure are threatening his boss's early retirement.

Rod Millet....Julian Rhind-Tutt
Walter Brindle....Geofrey Palmer
Prunela Edgcumbe....Rachel Atkins
Julian Crumb-Loosely....Ben Willbond
Wilf Arbuthnot....Geoff McGivern
Eva Tattle....Juklia Deakin
Des Wainwright....Michael Smiley
Stelios Constantinopoulis....Chris Pavlo
Mark....Ben Moor
Rod's mum....Liza Sadovy

3/6. Rod and Julian, competing for Prunella's affections, both seek help from security chief Des.

Rod Millet....Julian Rhind-Tutt
Walter Brindle....Geofrey Palmer
Prunela Edgcumbe....Rachel Atkins
Julian Crumb-Loosely....Ben Willbond
Wilf Arbuthnot....Geoff McGivern
Eva Tattle....Juklia Deakin
Des Wainwright....Michael Smiley
Stelios Constantinopoulis....Chris Pavlo
Andrea....Barunka O'Shaughnessy.

4/6. The collection is saved, leaving the staff with the time and energy to pursue romance.

Rod Millet....Julian Rhind-Tutt
Walter Brindle....Geofrey Palmer
Prunela Edgcumbe....Rachel Atkins
Julian Crumb-Loosely....Ben Willbond
Wilf Arbuthnot....Geoff McGivern
Eva Tattle....Juklia Deakin
Des Wainwright....Michael Smiley
Stelios Constantinopoulis....Chris Pavlo
Andrea....Barunka O'Shaughnessy.
The collection is saved, leaving the staff with the time and energy to pursue romance.

5/6 The senior museum management team head off to a conference on the Isle of Wight, leaving Rod in charge of the museum.

Rod Millet ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Walter Brindle ...... Geofrey Palmer
Prunela Edgcumbe ...... Rachel Atkins
Julian Crumb-Loosely ...... Ben Willbond
Wilf Ardbuthnot ...... Geoff McGivern
Eva Tattle ...... Juklia Deakin
Des Wainwright ...... Michael Smiley
Stelios Constantinopoulis ...... Chris Pavlo
Gus ...... John Dougall
Lofty ...... Simon Treves
Dave ...... Anthony Glennon


6/6 The super-suave star takes a fancy to Prunella, leaving Rod and Julian feeling marginalised. Eva's sickly husband visits the museum to see the filming

Rod Millet ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Walter Brindle ...... Geofrey Palmer
Prunela Edgcumbe ...... Rachel Atkins
Julian Crumb-Loosely ...... Ben Willbond
Wilf Arbuthnot ...... Geoff McGivern
Eva Tattle ...... Juklia Deakin
Des Wainwright ...... Michael Smiley
Stelios Constantinopoulis ...... Chris Pavlo
Jeremy Noon ...... Hugh Dennis
Charlie Tattle ...... Barry Cryer
Clive ...... Neil Fitzmaurice
Arabella ...... Eve Dallas
Nick ...... Jot Davies


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Bitrate : 128
Mode : joint stereo
Frequency : 44000 Hz
Length : 02:46:44
Encoder : Gogo

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This upload is directly from the 2008 CD of this recording. RT

  1. 2007-06-15 s01e01 (25.7Mb)
  2. 2007-06-22 s01e02 (25.4Mb)
  3. 2007-06-29 s01e03 (25.2Mb)
  4. 2007-07-06 s01e04 (25.2Mb)
  5. 2007-07-13 s01e05 (25.6Mb)
  6. 2007-07-20 s01e06 (22.9Mb)

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