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Gloomsbury

Series 2

Episode 1: Anarchy Looms Over Staplehurst

Duration: 30 minutes

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

With a general strike looming, the Foxes visit Sizzlinghurst to see how aristocrats live, terrified that the oppressed people of Staplehurst will rise up and storm the castle. Show more

Contributors

Vera Sackcloth-Vest:
Miriam Margolyes
Henry Mickleton:
Jonathan Coy
Mrs Gosling:
Alison Steadman
Lionel Fox:
Roger Lloyd Pack
Ginny Fox:
Alison Steadman
Venus Traduces:
Morwenna Banks
DH Lollipop:
John Sessions
Producer:
Jamie Rix
Writer:
Sue Limb

Gloomsbury

Series 2

Episode 4: Ever Decreasing Literary Circles

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Flushed with success, Ginny holds a literary salon at Vera's castle. Disappointingly the glitterati stay away. Only Venus turns up and she has never read a book in her life. Show more

Contributors

Vera Sackcloth-Vest:
Miriam Margolyes
Henry Mickleton:
Jonathan Coy
Mrs Ginny Fox:
Alison Steadman
Lionel Fox:
Roger Lloyd Pack
Mrs Gosling, Vera's Housekeeper:
Alison Steadman
Gosling, Vera's Gardener:
Roger Lloyd Pack
Venus Traduces:
Morwenna Banks
Producer:
Jamie Rix
Writer:
Sue Limb

Gloomsbury

Series 2

Episode 2: Desperate for a Thumbs-Up

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Ginny Fox and DH Lollipop desperately seek literary acclamation for their latest manuscripts, little realising that their greatest critic is Mrs Gosling and her box of matches. Show more

Contributors

Vera Sackcloth-Vest:
Miriam Margolyes
Mrs Ginny Fox:
Alison Steadman
Lionel Fox:
Roger Lloyd Pack
Henry Mickleton:
Jonathan Coy
Venus Traduces:
Morwenna Banks
DH Lollipop:
John Sessions
Mrs Gosling:
Alison Steadman
Producer:
Jamie Rix
Writer:
Sue Limb

Gloomsbury

Series 2

Episode 5: The Theory and Practice of Hanky Panky

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Unable to tell their sons about the facts of life, Henry and Vera ask their friends. But the Foxes don't like kids, the Goslings don't like each other and Venus takes things to far. Show more

Contributors

Vera Sackcloth-Vest:
Miriam Margolyes
Henry Mickleton:
Jonathan Coy
Mrs Ginny Fox:
Alison Steadman
Lionel Fox:
Roger Lloyd Pack
Mrs Gosling, Vera's Housekeeper:
Alison Steadman
Gosling, Vera's Gardener:
Roger Lloyd Pack
Venus Traduces:
Morwenna Banks
Producer:
Jamie Rix
Writer:
Sue Limb

Gloomsbury

Series 2

Episode 6: Two Broads Broadcasting

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Ginny is surprisingly jealous when Vera reads one of her poems out on her BBC radio programme. Stars Miriam Margolyes, Jonathan Coy and Alison Steadman. From December 2014. Show more

Contributors

Vera Sackcloth-Vest:
Miriam Margolyes
Henry Mickleton:
Jonathan Coy
Mrs Ginny Fox:
Alison Steadman
Lionel Fox:
Roger Lloyd Pack
Venus Traduces:
Morwenna Banks
DH Lollipop:
John Sessions
Crispin St John Higginbotham:
Nigel Planer
TS Jellitot:
John Sessions
Producer:
Jamie Rix
Writer:
Sue Limb

Gloomsbury

Series 2

Episode 3: Bonfire of the Jealousies

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Vera is consumed with jealousy, because her friend Ginny Fox is going to be photographed for the front cover of Vanity Fair by acclaimed society photographer Manta Ray. Show more

Contributors

Vera Sackcloth-Vest:
Miriam Margolyes
Henry Mickleton:
Jonathan Coy
Mrs Gosling:
Alison Steadman
Lionel Fox:
Roger Lloyd Pack
Ginny Fox:
Alison Steadman
Venus Traduces:
Morwenna Banks
Manta Ray:
John Sessions
Dog Owner:
Nigel Planer
Sigmund Void:
John Sessions
Producer:
Jamie Rix
Writer:
Sue Limb