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The Men From The Ministry (SA version)

South African radio adaptation of the BBC civil service comedy
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A South African adaptation of the series was produced in Durban by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), featuring similar main characters (Roland Lennox-Brown and Richard Lamb) but using local actors. Additional characters also made regular appearances including South Asian immigrant Rampersad Haribhai Spoonilal V Muckerjee and elderly working class couple Humbert and Lolita Snethersthwaite. Produced by father/son team Tom Meehan and Brian Squires for Springbok Radio between 1968 and 1985, and Radio South Africa from 1993 to 1995, the series eventually ran to about 900 episodes. After the demise of Springbok Radio in 1985, 71 episodes were subsequently re-recorded and broadcast on the SABC's Radio South Africa, this time produced by Don Ridgway.

  1. Contesting Everything 1969 (26.8Mb)
  2. Having A Ball, 1969 (30.4Mb)
  3. A Back Dated Problem, 1969 (26.4Mb)
  4. The Saddle, 1969 (24.2Mb)
  5. On Parade, 1969 (27Mb)
  6. On Safari, 1969 (26.8Mb)
  7. On (Another) Safari, 1969 (27.1Mb)
  8. Out Of This World, 1969 (26.6Mb)
  9. Seeking The secret Of Eternal Youth, 1969 (26.3Mb)
  10. Smoking The Bubble Pipe, 1969 (27.4Mb)
  11. The Mistress, 1969 (31.5Mb)
  12. The Problem With Subsidies, 1969 (29.8Mb)
  13. Piping In The Haggis, 27th Dec 1969 (26.2Mb)
  14. On The Treadmill, 1970 (27.7Mb)
  15. Up to Scratch, 1970 (26Mb)
  16. Gunnery Funnery, 1970 (26.7Mb)
  17. Humping Along, 11th Jan 1970 (27.4Mb)
  18. Flogging A Dead Horse, 1970 (45.5Mb)
  19. Tubby Submarine, 1970 (29.3Mb)
  20. The Wheel Of The Black Maria, 1970 (26.4Mb)
  21. Flogging a dead Horse, 1970 (26.5Mb)
  22. Only Entrenched, 9th July 1976 (25.1Mb)
  23. Making A Mess Of Things As Usual, 16th July 1976 (29Mb)
  24. Mixed In With The Fruit, 1977 (26.7Mb)
  25. Having Fun And Funds, 1977 (34Mb)
  26. Heading Down A Tunnel And Up The Creek, 1978 (26.1Mb)
  27. Crossing knives And Fawkes, 5th Nov 1978 (33.3Mb)
  28. Heading For A Bust Up, 12th Nov 1978 (34.4Mb)
  29. Doing Their Act, 1979 (33.6Mb)
  30. Muddling Through, 1980 (34Mb)
  31. Birds Of A Feather, 1980 (34.4Mb)
  32. Bridging Troubled Waters, 1980 (25.9Mb)
  33. Hookery Cookery, 1980 (33.7Mb)
  34. Washed Up On The Beach, 1980 (34.1Mb)
  35. In The Property Market, 1980 (34Mb)
  36. Weathering The Storm, 1980 (25.6Mb)
  37. Surveying The Scene, 1980 (25.4Mb)
  38. The Bitter Britain Brochure, 31st July 1980 (27.1Mb)
  39. Rollicking Along The Airwaves, 9th Nov 1980 (26.4Mb)
  40. Waxing And Waining, 2nd Feb 1981 (27Mb)
  41. : Almost Demolished, 1981 (25.2Mb)
  42. Banking On Ot, 1981 (33.1Mb)
  43. Full Of Energy, 1981 (34.2Mb)
  44. In The Gazette, 1981 (32.8Mb)
  45. Pandering To The Masses, 1981 (27.5Mb)
  46. Sir Gregory's Promotion, 1981 (26.5Mb)
  47. Spreading Their Wings, 1981 (26.8Mb)
  48. Muddling Through Without Promotion, 8th Mar 1981 (28.1Mb)
  49. Beating The Canvas, 4th July 1981 (28Mb)
  50. beating the canvas,1981 (26.3Mb)
  51. Wrestling With Their Problems, 1981 (34.2Mb)
  52. Turning To Stone, 1981 (32.3Mb)
  53. Making A Mess Of Things As Usual, 1982 (33.9Mb)
  54. Clowning Around, 1982 (33.2Mb)
  55. Penny Pinching, 1982 (27.3Mb)
  56. Safe And Unsound, 1982 (34Mb)
  57. Making A Bloomer, 19th Mar 1982 (33.3Mb)
  58. Thinking Faster Than The Shrink, 6th June 1982 (27.4Mb)
  59. Getting A Rocket, 11th July 1982 (28Mb)
  60. Getting Tanked Up, 18th July 1982 (28.5Mb)
  61. Fowling About, 21st July 1982 (28.9Mb)
  62. All Boxed Up, 4th Nov 1982 (26.5Mb)
  63. Making Rain, 11th Nov 1982 (34Mb)
  64. Making A Muke Of Things, 1983 (32.5Mb)
  65. Under The Scalpel, 1983 (26.6Mb)
  66. Facing The High Jump, 1983 (26.9Mb)
  67. The Castle, 1983 (33.6Mb)
  68. Well Oiled 27th Feb 1983 (34.2Mb)
  69. In The Picture, 2nd Mar 1983 (34Mb)
  70. Larking About, 4th Sept 1983 (33.9Mb)
  71. Apeing About, 11th Sept 1983 (26.2Mb)
  72. Doing The Tango, 18th Sept 1983 (26.4Mb)
  73. Making A Jab Of It, 1984 (26.4Mb)
  74. All Lit Up, 1984 (31.2Mb)
  75. Raising The Dust, 1984 (33.3Mb)
  76. Left Holding The Baby, 11th Mar 1984 (34.1Mb)
  77. Avoiding A shootout, 21st Mar 1984 (26.9Mb)
  78. Off To The Wild West, 25th Mar 1984 (30.9Mb)
  79. Left To Their Own Devices, 16th Sept 1984 (27.1Mb)
  80. Cruising Down The Tunnel, 1984 (27Mb)
  81. Oils Well, 13th Nov 1993 (23.8Mb)
  82. Enjoying Unbelievable Good Luck, 1993 (31.9Mb)
  83. Cheesed Off, 1993 (25.2Mb)
  84. Take It Easy, 20th Nov 1993 (24.2Mb)
  85. Having An Army Lark, 1994 (25Mb)

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