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Man at the Helm

Episode 2

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Local handyman Charlie Bates is not on the man list for Lizzie's three meddling kids.

But they're prepared to give him a shot when their divorced mum falls for him - because he looks like Frank Sinatra...

Nina Stibbe’s comic novel set in 1970s rural Leicestershire.

Adapted by Amanda Whittington.

Lizzie ….. Eloise Webb
Amy….. Fern Deacon
Little Jack ….. Ben Barker
Elizabeth ….. Amanda Hale
Charlie Bates ….. Andy Nyman
Mr Lomax ….. Jason Barnett
Dad ….. James Lailey
Mrs Bates ….. Elizabeth Bennett

Director: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2016. Show less


Little Jack:
Ben Barker
Amanda Hale
Charlie Bates:
Andy Nyman
Mr Lomax:
Jason Barnett
Gemma Jenkins

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