5 x 30 minute episodes
MPEG-1 Layer 3
Dramatizations from the stories of WS Gilbert, by Stephen Wyatt
The Finger of Fate
Gilbert Without Sullivan, Series 1 Episode 1 of 5
Foggerty is a confirmed bachelor in search of peace and quiet, but fate has other plans in store for him in the rather large shape of Dolly Fortescue.
An Elixir of Love
Gilbert Without Sullivan, Series 1 Episode 2 of 5
When the Reverend Stanley Gay imposes his strong views on marriage on his flock with the help of a secret potion, there are unexpected results...
The Burglar's Story
Gilbert Without Sullivan, Series 1 Episode 3 of 5
Theodore Belvawney's education is worth any sacrifice by his parents - who are petty crooks
But his chosen career is cut abruptly short by a series of incidents even they could not have envisaged.
Gilbert Without Sullivan, Series 1 Episode 4 of 5
Eligible but gullible Harold Symperson boasts of his fortune, but needs to stay alert when looking for his soulmate...
Mr Foster's Good Fairy
Gilbert Without Sullivan, Series 1 Episode 5 of 5
Confectioner, Cyril Foster harbours dark secrets from his past, until he's offered a most unlikely escape...
Starring Jonathan Coy as WS Gilbert, Stephen Moore as Foggerty, Alison Steadman as Dolly, Martin Hyder as the Guard and Ian Masters as the Missionary.
Playwright and humourist, Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911) is best known for his comic opera collaborations with Sir Arthur Sullivan, which first captivated audiences across the English-speaking world in the late 19th century.
Director: Sally Avens
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.