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Radio 4??
Series One 1980 (six episodes)
Series Two 1981 (six episodes)

Rob Grant and Doug Naylorís first radio series was a sitcom set in an old peopleís home.  Among the staff were a cook (Anthea Askey) and a handyman played by Tom Mennard (an actor and comedian who was apparently the inspiration for Billy Balsam in Ken Blakesonís September Song).  There were some surrealistic touches: one resident at the home, played by Nick Maloney (who appeared in all of Grant and Naylorís subsequent radio projects), had lived on a lighthouse all his life and consequently shouted all the time.

© JB Sumner 1998