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Parsley Sidings
An early 1970s BBC Radio sitcom starring Arthur Lowe and Ian Lavender

Parsley Sidings was an early 1970s BBC Radio sitcom starring Arthur Lowe and Ian Lavender (who were also starring in television's Dad's Army at the time), together with Kenneth Connor and Liz Fraser (from the Carry On films).

Created and written by the renowned Jim Eldridge, the show is set in a sleepy out of the way railway station in the Midlands, on the line between Euston and Birmingham.

The main characters are the station master, Horace Hepplewhite (played by Lowe); his son, Bertrand (Lavender); station porter Percy Valentine (Connor); Mr Bradshaw, the signalman (also played by Connor); and station tannoy announcer Gloria Simpkins (Fraser). The guest cast in some episodes included Bill Pertwee (also from Dad's Army), Pat Coombs (also from the Carry On films), Graham Stark (from the Pink Panther films) and Roger Delgado (The Master in Doctor Who) with the announcer for the programme being Keith Skues. The series was produced by Edward Taylor, and was broadcast on Friday evenings on BBC Radio 2.

  1. Pilot (26.2Mb)
  2. The Market Special (25.3Mb)
  3. The Postal Express (25.2Mb)
  4. The Beauty Queen Contest (25Mb)
  5. The Inspector Calls (25Mb)
  6. The 1890 Rocket (25Mb)
  7. The Excursion (25Mb)
  8. Cricket Lovely Cricket (25.3Mb)
  9. Who'll Be Mother (24.6Mb)
  10. The Concert (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  11. Goodbye Parsley Sidings (6.6Mb)
  12. Pass The Parcel (6.1Mb)
  13. The Flower Show (6.4Mb)
  14. The Entente Cordiale (6.6Mb)
  15. A Night Out (6.2Mb)
  16. The Goods Train (6.3Mb)
  17. A Bird In The Hand (6.3Mb)
  18. The Purity League (6.2Mb)
  19. The New Level Crossing (6.5Mb)
  20. The Film Makers (6.2Mb)
  21. The Secret Agent (6.1Mb)

MP3 files hosted by archive.org.