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One Flat Summer is a comedy radio series by Dave Sheasby. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio in 1997. It was followed by a sequel series in 1999 entitled Sharing Fatman [1].


A redundant clothing salesman becomes involved in the world of horse betting.


  • Ken - Gerard McDermott
  • Margaret - Gillian Bevan
  • Christine - Rachel Atkins
  • Dad - Keith Marsh

Directed by David Hunter


Episode Number Broadcast Date Title Summary
01 21 August 1997 "The Craven Stakes" As the 1996 flat racing season opens, newly redundant clothing salesman Ken Warburton finds himself adrift and drawn into the serious world of gambling.
02 28 August 1997 "The 2,000 Guineas" Excited by a good win at Newmarket and a promising partnership, redundant Ken is drawn deeper into the serious world of gambling.
03 04 September 1997 "The Derby" For Ken, the stakes have been raised by a big win at Newmarket and the attentions of the mysterious Racecourse Rita. But the home front has been badly neglected.
04 11 September 1997 "The Eclipse Stakes" A big loss on the Derby has shattered Ken's gambling partnership with Betting Shop Curly, and he now turns to Racecourse Rita and the legendary Tam Robertshaw.
05 18 September 1997 A big win under the guidance of the legendary Tam Robertshaw has put Ken into a new league and into the dubious role as courier for the lovely Racehorse Rita. Is he seriously out of his depth?
06 25 September 1997 "The St. Leger" With his family despairing and his dad dead, Ken cannot quite locate the money he liberated as courier for the lovely Racecourse Rita, and is being pursued. Everything now rests on the St Leger.


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