When The Dog Dies - Series 4
Broadcast on BBC Radio 4
May 14th to June 18th 2014
Ronnie Corbett returns for the final series of his popular sitcom by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent.
Ronnie is granddad Sandy and his old dog is Henry. If the dog dies or his lodger moves on, Sandy's children want him to downsize. He doesn't.
To help his finances, Sandy, still in the family home, took in a young couple as lodgers. But then the man left - leaving the attractive Dolores behind. And she, Sandy's children are quite sure, is a gold-digger. Sandy's opinion that it would be inhuman to move Henry somewhere unfamiliar is wearing a bit thin - as is the old dog himself.
Keeping the dog alive and keeping the lodger happy are one thing; what really concerns Sandy deeply is providing a guiding hand to his whole family, advising here, prompting there, responding to any emergency callout... If he kept himself to himself, of course, things would be a lot simpler and smoother. But a lot duller too...
Ronnie Corbett as Sandy
Liza Tarbuck as Dolores
Sally Grace as Mrs Pompom
Philip Bird as Lance
Dave Lamb as Blake
Grace Vance as Calais
Written by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent
Produced by Liz Anstee
Episode 1 - Gone In A Flash
Sandy's feeling bereft. His lodger has gone to live with her new man. And then his granddaughter Calais, with her parents away, gives a party which it seems hundreds of wild teenagers are going to crash. Can a lone granddad quell a major riot?
First broadcast: 14 May 2014
Episode 2 - The Call Of The Wild
Henry the dog takes up running away and then granddaughter Calais runs away too. Sandy realises that for Calais' sake, her mother Victoria, his fearsome wildcat daughter-in-law, must be confronted. What Henry's up to nobody knows...
First broadcast: 21 May 2014
Episode 3 - Ships That Pass
Sandy is worried about memory loss. His son has a morbid fear of sofas. Sandy could help but he's booked a holiday in an igloo with a man he doesn't really like. When Sandy takes a fashionable memory cure he remembers some things that were better left forgotten...
First broadcast: 28 May 2014
Episode 4 - The Hills Are Alive
Sandy's holding auditions for The Sound of Music. Everyone wants to be in it. Complete strangers burst into song. Son-in-law Blake takes advantage of Sandy's distraction to lure him into a skyscraper for old people.
First broadcast: 04 Jun 2014
Episode 5 - One Dog And His Man
Why is Henry chewing a leg of Sandy's piano? Is he losing his canine marbles? He needs to go to the Dog Whisperer. To get Henry back, Sandy has to take to the skies.
First broadcast: 11 Jun 2014
Episode 6 - Twilight Of The Gods
All good things must come to an end and it looks as if Sandy is going to have to do what he's spent four series avoiding - downsize. Sandy can never replace Dolores, but can he live without her? Well, he's still got Henry and he's still got hope...
First broadcast: 18 Jun 2014
Recorded from iPlayer.
Audio Codec: MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Sample Rate: 44100 Hz
Audio BitRate Type: CBR
Audio Channels: 2
Audio Bitrate (kbps): 128
Duration: 6 x 30 mins