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Summary

Three charming comedy series starring the dear ladies of a musical bent, Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket.

Meet Hinge and Bracket, the delightful double act brought to sublime life by George Logan and Patrick Fyffe. Lifelong companions and musical collaborators, they enjoy nothing more than performing around the piano together and trading light-hearted banter spiced with comic innuendo and a double entendre or two.

Collected here are the very best of their radio appearances, including the pilot episode and first series of The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket. From their home in the genteel Suffolk village of Stackton Tressel, the pair embark on a variety of adventurous escapades, such as staging a murder mystery, taking part in a sonic jamboree with Peter Pratt, appearing on Desert Island Discs with Roy Plomley, sailing off on a musical cruise and orchestrating a last-minute royal celebration.

Also featured are 17 episodes from The Random Jottings of Hinge and Bracket. Introduced by entries from Dame Hilda's diary, they chronicle the further misadventures of the dear ladies, including organising a Fancy Dress Ball, dealing with mice, woodworm and a headstrong donkey, partaking in a little too much home-made wine and squabbling over a holiday - and the milkman.

Rounding off the merriment is At Home with Hinge and Bracket, in which we join the duo for six informal soirees as they entertain celebrity guests Benjamin Luxton, Evelyn Laye, Jack Brymer, June Whitfield, Rosalind Plowright and Anthony Newley with their inimitable mix of songs and witty conversation.

Please note: due to the age and nature of the recording, it contains language that some listeners may find offensive.

Production credits:

Starring George Logan as Dr Evadne Hinge and Patrick Fyffe as Dame Hilda Bracket.

The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket

Maud - Daphne Heard

Mr Fewster/Mr Greenaway - Duggie Brown

Walter - Joe Gladwin

Violet - Daphne Oxenford

Peerless Peter Pratt - Peter Pratt

Roy Plomley - Himself

Mr Percival - Joe Black

Brigadier Roland Baines - Michael Bates

Captain Frobisher - Donald Hewlett

Doctor Matthews - Jonathan Howell

Jean-Pierre - Andre Maranne

Mr Smollett - David Marlowe

Written by Mike Craig, Lawrie Kinsley and Ron McDonnell. Produced by James Casey and Mike Craig. First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 25th August 1976 and 16th March - 8th June 1977.

The Random Jottings of Hinge and Bracket

Maud - Daphne Heard/Jean Heywood

Tom - David Griffin

The Major - Anthony Sharp

Peter Moore - Chris Emmett

Mandy Moore - Frances Jeater

Gudrun - Liz Smith

With guest appearances including Timothy Bateson, Graham Stark, Richard Davies, Graham Crowden, Frank Williams, Douglas Blackwell, Percy Edwards, Sheila Keith, John Baddeley, Eva Stuart, Geoffrey Whitehead and Marcia King. Written by Gerald Frow. Produced by John Dyas and John Fawcett Wilson. First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 16th April 1982 - 19th March 1989.

At Home with Hinge and Bracket

With special guests Anthony Newley, Rosalind Plowright, June Whitfield, Jack Brymer, Evelyn Laye and Benjamin Luxton. Produced by John Fawcett Wilson. First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 16th November - 21st December 1990.

©2022 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2022 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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This isn't the full complete series of Hinge and Bracket's first radio comedy, but a selection of different episodes over their Radio Career. Disappointing as I thought I was going to finally hear some episodes I hadn't heard from Enchanting World. The name needs amending as it's mis-leading

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Two Very Talented Ladies!!

Hinge and Bracket make sunshine on the of dullest days. Funny, charming and a delight to listen to. Silly stories and songs from bygone eras....miss these wonderful ladies and you are missing a treat.

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Not as interesting as I'd thought

I Struggled to carry on listening even though I do like hinge and bracket