Capital Gains

Capital Gains

A BBC Radio 4 comedy


A retired widower has his quiet life turned upside down when he mysteriously comes into a large windfall

Julius Hutch has planned to spend his retirement years 'pottering' and worrying about his bills, but wakes one morning to discover a foreign merchant bank has put four million pounds into his account - and won't take it back. So Julius, a humble man, sets out to spend the money helping other people, and wooing Pauline, the local bank teller. Up against an enormous banking corporation and an unsavoury property developer, Julius soon discovers that rather than being crushed by these financial giants as he would have been in the past, he is rendered rather more delightfully impervious by his new-found wealth.

A wonderful comedy about family, late-in-life romance, environmentalism, and justice against faceless conglomerates, Capital Gains is written in letters, speeches and emails between friends, lovers, and enemies. Perhaps the little man may just triumph at last...

Julius Hutch .... Peter Jones
Mrs Pauline Tone .... Celestine Randall
Kate .... Justine Midda
Sexton Lewis .... Jeffrey Wickham
News Reader/Haiku Jack .... Collin Johnson
Peter Fang ..... Peter Whitman
Sir Gainford Blounty .... Stephen Thorne
Dahlia Sprout ..... Jillie Meers
Ted Smoothie .... David Holt
The Colonel ..... Hugh Dickson
Liz Dangerfield .... Toni G Barry
Himself ..... Brian Perkins
Other parts are played by Collin Johnson, David Holt, and Brian Perkins

Production credits

Written by Collin Johnson
Produced and Directed by Andy Jordan & David Blount

Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4
Series 1: 6th April - 27th April 1995
Series 2: 25th July - 14th August 1997

©2022 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2022 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

About the author

Collin Johnson

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