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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

Clare gets a job running Herring Week, but John is horrified that a southerner should be put in charge and attempts a coup. Show more

Contributors

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

Genres

Drama

Holding Back the Tide

I Want to Thank You All

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Clare and Richard pay a visit to a famous resident and leave with more than they expected when John takes off with what he believes rightly to belong to the town. Show more

Drama

Holding Back the Tide

Democracy

Duration: 44 minutes

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

When Richard and Clare inherit a house, they also inherit a sitting tenant, John Hector, who treats the house as his own and the local town as his own personal fiefdom. Show more

Contributors

Richard:
Paul Ritter
John Hector:
Ronald Pickup
Mrs Cardabbon:
Susan Jameson
Penrith:
Chris Pavlo
Ticket Lady:
Kerry Gooderson
Director:
Sally Avens

Genres

Drama

Holding Back the Tide

The Vauxgarth Pig

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Nick Warburton. Ronald Pickup stars as John Hector, who heads up an unlikely group trying to defend its home town against the worst ills of modernity. Show more

Contributors

Richard:
Paul Ritter
John Hector:
Ronald Pickup
Penrith:
Chris Pavlo
Mrs Cardabbon:
Susan James
Estate Agent:
Caolan McCarthy
Director:
Sally Avens

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