It Sticks Out Half A Mile - Pilot.mp3 (Size: 335.49 MB) (Files: 15)
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - Pilot.mp3
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - S01 - E01 - The Business Proposition.mp3
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - S01 - E02 - The Bank Loan.mp3
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - S01 - E03 - Who Owned The Pier.mp3
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - S01 - E04 - Inspecting The Piles.mp3
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - S01 - E05 - Pike In Love.mp3
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - S01 - E06 - The Friends Of Frambourne Pier.mp3
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - S01 - E07 - The First Meeting.mp3
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - S01 - E08 - Marooned.mp3
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - S01 - E09 - The Fancy Dress Night.mp3
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - S01 - E10 - The Builder.mp3
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - S01 - E11 - War Damage.mp3
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - S01 - E12 - The Pin Up Girl.mp3
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - S01 - E13 - Hidden Treasure.mp3
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It Sticks Out Half A Mile - Series 01 - Audio Comedy
14 x 30 minute episodes - 128Kbps Lame Mp3 - Slimoo
This series is rather a strange concoction of circumstance in as much as it was intended as a vehicle for Arthur Lowe, to follow on from the role of George Mainwairing he had played in the very successful Dad's Army. A pilot was recorded with Arthur playing Mainwairing, some years after the war, retired from Swallows Bank and just back in the country after a longish stay abroad.
He has the idea of buying the decaying Frambourne Pier (a little up the coast to the familiar Walmington) and approaches a certain Arthur Wilson, the current manager of Swallows Bank, and the Town Council in order to get the renovations underway and the money he needs to do it. The Town Council are very keen as they have been trying to find the funds to demolish the pier and having it taken off their hands would save them a lot of money.
The pilot was recorded but, alas, shelved due to the death of Arthur Lowe of the 15th of April 1982. As Arthur had liked the idea and thought it to have potential, the writers re-wrote the storyline to include another former Dad's Army character, that of Warden Hodges, to take up the role that would have been Mainwairings.
After the death of Lowe the storyline was changed so that with the war finishing three years ago, Mr Arthur Wilson has finally become the manager of Swallows Bank, at the Frambourne on Sea branch. Frank Pike has also gone to Framboure with his 'uncle Arthur' and all is peaceful until an ex-warden Hodges turns up with a business proposition for Frank. After some persuasion, they are lent Â£5000 by Swallows Bank in order to renovate Frambourne Pier, but not without some resistance from the pier caretaker, Guthrie, but all gets underway and the pair research the history of the pier.
9 episodes were broadcast as a series, A second series was commissioned, but the death of John Le Mesurier ended the series abruptly and the shows that had already been recorded for the second series were added to the first.
Up until the 1980's the BBC were still erasing tapes. Some of these episodes were recovered from listeners home recordings. (Ironic they say recording is illegal ?)
John Le Mesurier (born John Charles Elton Le Mesurier De Somerys Halliley)
(Arthur Lowe = Pilot Episode only)
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - Pilot
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - S01 - E01 - The Business Proposition
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - S01 - E02 - The Bank Loan
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - S01 - E03 - Who Owned The Pier?
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - S01 - E04 - Inspecting The Piles
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - S01 - E05 - Pike In Love
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - S01 - E06 - The Friends Of Frambourne Pier
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - S01 - E07 - The First Meeting
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - S01 - E08 - Marooned
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - S01 - E09 - The Fancy Dress Night
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - S01 - E10 - The Builder
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - S01 - E11 - War Damage
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - S01 - E12 - The Pin Up Girl
It Sticks Out Half A Mile - S01 - E13 - Hidden Treasure
1. The Business Proposition
Bill Hodges suggests a business deal to Frank Pike. The deal involves the refurbishment of a dilapidated pier in Frambourne-On-Sea.
2. The Bank Loan
Hodges and Pike approach Arthur Wilson with a view to obtaining a bank loan to finance the renovating of the Pier.
3. Who Owned The Pier?
Hodges, Pike and Wilson carry out research at the library to find any information on the previous owners of the Pier.
4. Inspecting The Piles
Hodges, Pike and Wilson take to a dinghy to carry out a night inspection of the Pier's foundations.
5. Pike In Love
Pike is in love and his mother asks Wilson to teach him about the birds and the bees.
6. The Friends Of Frambourne Pier
Pike and Hodges launch a campaign to recruit volunteers to help save the Pier. This leads to the formation of the Friends Of Frambourne Pier Association.
7. The First Meeting
The First Meeting of the Friends Of Frambourne Pier Association is held.
Having been transferred to the Pier Theatre by boson's chair, Arthur Wilson and Miss Perkins are marooned together.
9. The Fancy Dress Night
The Friends Of Frambourne Pier Association hold a fancy dress night to raise money for the restoration of the Pier. Unfortunately Miss Perkins and Mrs Pike both turn up wearing the same costumes.
10. The Builder
A builder is enlisted to repair the Pier. Unfortunately old wounds are opened when Hodges and Pike discover his nationality.
11. War Damage
Wilson, Hodges and Pike try to claim War Damage Compensation for the Pier.
12. The Pin Up Girl
It is decided to update the pictures in the What The Butler Saw machine on the Pier. Pike and Hodges persuade Miss Perkins to pose as their pin-up girl.
13. Hidden Treasure
Madame Zara is enlisted to help find some hidden treasure that is believed to be hidden on the Pier.