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Holding Back the Tide

Herring Week

Duration: 44 minutes

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

by Nick Warburton

Directed by Sally Avens

Comedy as Clare and Richard move to Breck Howe and a house they inherited along with a sitting tenant John Hector. Their lives will never be the same again as Hector entangles them in his preservation of the town. This week Clare gets a job running Herring Week, but John is horrified that a Southerner should be put in charge and attempts a coup. Show less


Paul Ritter
John Hector:
Ronald Pickup
Mrs Briggs of Events:
Sanchia McCormack
Philip Fox
Norwegian Herring Enthusiast:
Simon Ludders
Sally Avens


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