Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman and Nigel Planer star in Sue Limb's comedy parodying the arty and adulterous adventures of the Bloomsbury Group.
A stellar cast, including Morwenna Banks, Jonathan Coy and John Sessions, join in this affectionate send-up of the infamous Bloomsbury literary group, who dominated the English cultural scene in the early 20th century.
The series follows the fortunes of Vera Sackcloth-Vest - writer, gardener and transvestite - and her urge to escape from the tranquillity of the rather cramped little castle in Kent which she shares with her doting but ambiguous husband, who is "something in the Foreign Office".
Vera's heart is forever surging with exotic passion, either for Ginny Fox, a highly strung novelist who adores her, or the beautiful but shallow Venus Traduces.
As the scene shifts from Kent to London and Cornwall to Monaco, this close-knit coterie is divided by misunderstandings, jealousies and rows, whilst the colourfully chaotic characters are joined by such sort-of familiar figures as DH Lollipop, TS Jellitot and Sigmund Void.
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"Excellent Fun Even The Real Bloomsbury Set Would Love These"
If you enjoy the Bloomsbury set or just like a good laugh, these are a real treat. Full Cast professional productions and acting by our comic favourites at their cheeky innuendo best.
Very well written by Sue Limb and just wish she would write more!
These are so good, I think the real Bloomsbury set would find them
a blast. Good British Fun.
A wonderfully joyful radio comedy beautifully written and performed by a stellar cast!!!! A really scrumptious treat.
"A rib tickler great for passing away the time"
The stories of each character meshed well. I would enjoy hearing some of the "one liners" and interchanges between characters again.
Subtle humour, allowed me to use my imagination
Loved all of them
Was listening whilst I traveled, made a long journey fly by.
"Perfectly barmy and splendidly surreal."
Perfect cast for a perfect script. A joy from start to finish. Like PG Wodehouse on acid.
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