Drop Me Here, Darling

Drop Me Here, Darling

A BBC Radio 4 comedy drama

Summary

All 13 episodes of the classic role-reversal comedy starring Leslie Phillips and Jill Bennett

It's not easy, being chauffeur to your ex-wife. Especially when she's wealthy and you're broke...'

Leslie Duggan was once a high-flying property tycoon - but then came the 1980s property crash, which wiped out his business and left him broke. Down on his luck and desperate to earn a living, he takes a job chauffeuring his wealthy ex-wife, Caroline, who owns a successful mail order company and is very much on the up.

The Duggans may be divorced, but they're still close friends. Although they no longer live together, they're still involved in each other's affairs - and keep a beady eye on each other's love lives. But when they're out and about, while it's Leslie behind the wheel of the Roller, it's Caroline who's in the driving seat - and what Madam says, goes...


Drop Me Here, Darling was first broadcast on BBC Radio 2 between December 1982 and February 1983. Recorded in front of a live audience, this light-hearted vintage comedy stars legendary comic actor Leslie Phillips of Doctor in the House and The Navy Lark fame as Leslie, with Jill Bennett (The Nanny, The Sheltering Sky) as Caroline. The stellar cast also features Norma Ronald (The Men from the Ministry), Kenneth Connor (Carry On...) and Joan Sanderson (Please Sir!, After Henry).



NB: Contains dated language and attitudes


Production credits
Written by Andrew Palmer
Produced by Edward Taylor

First broadcast BBC Radio 2, 2 December 1982-24 February 1983

Cast
Leslie - Leslie Phillips
Caroline - Jill Bennett
Claire/Lisa/Alaria/Moira/Mrs Elliott/Flora/Minicab controller/Kay - Norma Ronald
Walter/Policeman - James Taylor
Coats/Mr Crabbe/Herr Kobourg/Kelly - Kenneth Connor
Betty - Joan Sanderson
Simon/Alan Archer - John Kane
Derek/Michael - Edward Judd
Kramer Hodgkiss - Gordon Clyde
Dave - Michael Robbins
Heather - April Walker
Dr Rogers/Bill Welling - Richard Davies
Innkeeper/AA Man/Ben - Joe Dunlop
Emma - Eve Karpf
With John Graham, Garard Green, Jennifer Croxton and Sandra Clark

Please note: due to the age of this recording the sound quality may vary

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Andrew Palmer

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