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Bleak Expectations [Audio]
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The epic Victorian comedy is back with more of the remarkable adventures of Pip Bin as he battles his evil ex-guardian Mr Gently Benevolent (Anthony Head) in six more chapters of tragedies and triumphs in the style of Charles Dickens after too much gin. Richard Johnson, Anthony Head, and Geoffrey Whitehead lead a magnificent cast including Tom Allen, James Bachman, Sarah Hadland, Susie Kane and Mark Evans - and guest starring Raquel Cassidy as Miss Sweetly Delightful, the nicest woman in the world, and Jane Asher as Mr Gently Benevolent's evil mother. Series Three begins several years after the death, for the second time, of Mr Gently Benevolent. All seems well as Pip Bin enjoys fame and wealth for his hugely popular invention, the bin, until... `Bleak Expectations' is written by Mark Evans and produced by Gareth Edwards, whose other collaborations include 'That Mitchell and Webb Sound' and 'That Mitchell and Webb Look'. Contains all six episodes from the third BBC Radio 4 series.Televised as 'The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff' on the BBC. 'A freshly minted comedy classic... balls-to-the-wall silliness with flourishes of surrealism' - Guardian Guide. 3 CDs. 2hrs 49 mins.
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The complete third series of the award-winning BBC radio comedy starring Anthony Head, Richard Johnson and Geoffrey Whitehead, and guest starring Raquel Cassidy and Jane Asher.

About the Author

Mark Evans (Author) Mark Evans is a comedy writer and performer whose radio writing credits include Week Ending, The Very World of Milton Jones and The Jack Docherty Show, but he is probably best known for That Mitchell and Webb Sound, That Mitchell and Webb Look and Bleak Expectations. He is also the author of the novelisation of Bleak Expectations, which was published in 2012 to great acclaim.

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"Dazzling cast. Slick production" -- Gillian Reynolds * Daily Telegraph * "Rich, ripe language, a hissable villain and a sublime cast... make for the best radio known to man" -- Frances Lass * Radio Times *

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