Jim Eldridge

Parsley Sidings: The Complete Series 1 and 2
  • Parsley Sidings: The Complete Series 1 and 2

    • Jim Eldridge

    • Arthur Lowe (Read by)

    • Full Cast (Read by)

    • Ian Lavender (Read by)

    • Kenneth Connor (Read by)

    The complete first and second series of the charming railway station comedy starring Arthur Lowe, Ian Lavender and Kenneth Connor

    Parsley Sidings ran for two highly successful series from 1971-1973, and was the only radio sitcom (other than Dad’s Army) to star the much-loved Arthur Lowe. As Horace Hepplewhite, station master of a sleepy railway station, he spends his time dealing with small crises and supervising his errant staff – including his son, ticket clerk Bert; blonde bombshell Gloria the station announcer; crafty Cockney porter Percy and ancient signalman Bradshaw – not to mention his nemesis, Phineas Perkins, who manages the station one stop down the line.

    This collection includes all 21 episodes of the classic comedy, many of which were thought lost but were recently rediscovered and restored for fans to enjoy once more. Included are: The Market Special; The Postal Express; The Beauty Queen Contest; The Inspector Calls; The 1890 Rocket; The Excursion; Cricket, Lovely Cricket; Who’ll Be Mother?; The Concert; Goodbye Parsley Sidings; Pass the Parcel; The Flower Show; The Entente Cordiale; A Night Out; The Goods Train; A Bird in the Hand; The Purity League; The New Level Crossing; The Film Makers and The Secret Agent and the pilot episode, The Royal Train.

    Starring Arthur Lowe as Horace, Ian Lavender as Bert, Kenneth Connor as Percy and Liz Fraser as Gloria, with guest stars including Elizabeth Morgan, Pat Coombs, Bill Pertwee and Roger Delgado.

    PLEASE NOTE: Due to the age of this recording, sound quality may vary.

Jim Eldridge (Author) Jim Eldridge is an author and scriptwriter. He has had 90 books published which have sold over three million copies, and has had hundreds of radio and TV scripts broadcast in the UK and across the world. Among his radio credits are Parsley Sidings and Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead, which won him a Writer's Guild of Great Britain Award.