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.
- Format: CD-Audio
- Publisher: BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
- Publication Date: 03/11/2011
- Category: Radio scripts
- ISBN: 9781408468579