Arthur Lowe, Kenneth Connor and Ian Lavender - 101 THE MARKET SPECIAL

Parsley Sidings was a BBC Radio sitcom created by Jim Eldridge and with actors Arthur Lowe and Ian Lavender, who were starring in the television war sitcom Dad's Army at the time of broadcast, as well as Kenneth Connor of Carry On fame.

The scripts were Jim Eldridge's (who would later go on to write for many more series, the most successful being the BBC's King Street Junior), and are set in a sleepy out of the way railway station on the line between London and Birmingham, in the Midlands. The main characters are Mr Horace Hepplewhite (Arthur Lowe), the station master, his son Bertrand Hepplewhite (Ian Lavender), Percy Valentine (Kenneth Connor) the porter, Mr Bradshaw the signalman and the secretary Gloria Simpkins (Liz Fraser, also from Carry On and the Dad's Army feature film). Guest actors included Bill Pertwee and Roger Delgado.

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