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Scouting for Boys is a radio play by Martyn Read. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio on 27 June 1983, and won a Giles Cooper Award that same year[1] .


A scout leader returns to the strange home of a family he once served as a butler.


  • Tiger Timms - Nigel Stock
  • Cooper - Alex Jennings
  • Georgina - Alison Steadman
  • Miles - Jeremy Child
  • The Colonel - Michael Spice
  • Spider - Spencer Banks
  • Young Miles/Pringle - Elizabeth Lyndsay
  • Young Georgina/Tucker - Jill Lidstone
  • Young Scouts - Lloyd Charlton, Jason Cooper, Adam Rhodes, and Timothy Ward

Directed by David Spenser

Critical Reception[]


  1. Best Radio Plays of 1983 Methuen/BBC 1984