On the Whole It's Been Jolly Good is a radio monologue by Peter Tinniswood, written to celebrate actor Maurice Denham's 60 years in broadcasting. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 27 April 1998, as an installment of the Afternoon Play[1].


A former MP, Sir Plympton Makepeace, reflects on his years in power.


Directed by Enyd Williams

Critical ReceptionEdit


  1. Radiolistings

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