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Uncle Mort's Celtic Fringe is a comedy series by Peter Tinniswood. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996 with a second series later that year. Each episode is 30 minutes in length[1]. These two series were preceded by Uncle Mort's North Country and Uncle Mort's South Country.

PlotEdit

Uncle Mort and his nephew Carter Brandon travel to Wales.

CastEdit

with

Directed by Pete Atkin

Series OneEdit

Episode Number Title Broadcast Date Summary
01 "Croesco To Whatsisname" 12 February 1996 It's time for Carter Brandon to take another holiday. He takes the Beetle to Wales, and with him goes his Uncle Mort.
02 "Happy Days" 19 February 1996 An old man acts like a child when Carter Brandon and Uncle Mort take him out for the day.
03 "A Good Day for Banning" 26 February 1996 Carter Brandon and Uncle Mort spend the night at a very eccentric hotel.
04 "Seeing Things" 04 March 1996 Uncle Mort has strange visions.
05 "What a Screech" 11 March 1996 Carter Brandon helps Uncle Mort look up an old flame, but they are surprised by what they find.


Series TwoEdit

Episode Number Title Broadcast Date Summary
01 "A Shufti At The Valleys" 26 August 1996 Carter and Uncle Mort explore obscure parts of Wales and Mort muses he wants 'just gone for a shufti' written on his headstone.
02 "Tricky Icky" 02 September 1996 Uncle Mort and nephew Carter Brandon sample more Welsh hospitality, this time from famed sportsman Icky Williams.
03 "Lofoten Jones" 09 September 1996 A chiropodist convention in the local village means Mort and Carter seek lodging out of town with the sex mad Reverend Lofoten Jones.
04 "As Legend Has It" 16 September 1996 Uncle Mort and Carter Brandon sample more Welsh hospitality, this time from some annoying canary-yellow tourists.
05 "Last Respects" 23 September 1996 Uncle Mort and Carter Brandon finish sampling Welsh hospitality - with a funeral.

Critical ReceptionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Radiolistings

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