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The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket, ran on BBC Radio 4 for three series from 1977 to 1979. The series was a mix of period songs and situation comedy, in the form of a musical evening with jokes.
Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket were the stage names of George Logan and Patrick Fyffe respectively. The characters of Hinge (somewhat brittle and acerbic) and Bracket (more flamboyant) were elderly, intellectual, female musicians; in these personae the male Logan and Fyffe played and sang songs to comic effect. They made many appearances on television and radio.
A genteel English inter-war world of cucumber sandwiches, bell ringing, church fetes and old-fashioned values was recalled through the act, although their work was frequently decorated with double entendres. The ladies shared a house (The Old Manse or Utopia Ltd.) in the fictional village of Stackton Tressel in Suffolk, where they amused themselves with recitals of Gilbert & Sullivan, Noel Coward and Ivor Novello. They employed the services of an eccentric housekeeper, Maud, played in the radio series by English character actress Daphne Heard.
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