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Bleak Expectations [Audio]
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The epic Victorian comedy includes all of Pip Bin's remarkable adventures as he battles his evil ex-guardian Mr Gently Benevolent (Anthony Head) in four series of tragedies and triumphs in the style of Charles Dickens after too much gin. Tom Allen, Anthony Head, Richard Johnson and Geoffrey Whitehead lead a magnificent cast that includes James Bachman, Sarah Hadland and Susy Kane, as well as guest stars David Mitchell, Celia Imrie and Jane Asher. The First Series - which features disguises, court-cases, shipwrecks, underwater squirrels and swash-buckling long-lost aunts. The Second Series - in which Pip builds a national railway network, blows up parliament, joins an East End gang, gets married twice and takes on the Martian army. The Third Series - in which Pip battles an evil pigeon, suffers the cruel torture known as cheese boarding, discovers a plot to sell London to the French, and learns the truth behind Mr Benevolent's evil nature. The Fourth Series - featuring a cake-eating fiend, a gunfight in the Alright I Suppose Corale, Harry Biscuit the dinosaur, and an epic battle between good and evil on the plains of Russia. `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'. BONUS: includes a special Director's Cut episode plus an interview with Richard Johnson. 13 CDs. 13 hrs.
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The first four series of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 comedy, plus a special Director's Cut episode and an interview with Richard Johnson.

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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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