1834 Time Travelling Teacher

1834 Time Travelling Teacher

A BBC Radio 4 Comedy


Jim Poyser's BBC radio riotous six-part comedy of time travel and delight

Jason Slater is a very average twenty-first-century English teacher from Cheadle Hulme, but somehow wakes up after a few drinks in nineteenth-century Macclesfield. Apparently, he's now Tarquin, third son of Lord Belport, with a faithful valet, a suspicious brother, a spurned ex-girlfriend (who's now going out with his brother) - and no obvious way he'll ever get back home again.

From toasted sandwich makers and the perfect beer, to root canals and royal visits, can Jason - Tarquin, that is - change the course of history and make 1834 his playground? Or will all his modern sentiments and inventions cause total disaster for the rest of time - or at least the rest of his life)? A fun comedy of historical proportions, 1834: Time Travelling Teacher is created by the writer of Stockport: So Good They Named It Once and The Architects.

Jason Slater: Michael Begley
Ned: Joe Caffery
Hoskins: Kenneth Alan Taylor
Lord Belfort: Mark Chatterton
Henry: James Nickerson
Luddite/Highwayman: Toby Hadoke
Millicent: Julia Rounthwaite
Stubbs: Glenn Cunningham
Duke of Cranmere: John Craig
Queen Victoria: Caroline Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on the following dates:
11 June - 16 July 2003

Production credits
Written by Jim Poyser
Directed by Polly Thomas

©2023 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2023 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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