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Uncle Mort's North Country is a comedy series by Peter Tinniswood. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1987 with a second season in 1989. Each episode is 30 minutes in length[1]. These two series were followed by further adventures of Uncle Mort, in the series Uncle Mort's South Country and Uncle Mort's Celtic Fringe.


Uncle Mort and his nephew Carter Brandon have further comedic adventures.



Directed by Pete Atkin

Series One[]

Episode Number Title Broadcast Date Summary
01 "Par for the Course" 28 December 1987 Uncle Mort and Carter Brandon take a day out to a public house
02 "Fallen Comrades" 29 December 1987 Carter Brandon and his uncle sup a poignant pint at the Old Comrades Club.
03 "Dog Days" 30 December 1987 At the allotment, Carter's Uncle sounds off on sunshine, southerners and a smart mutt.
04 "The Man Who Watched Trains Go By" 31 December 1987 Carter's uncle proposes staying at home, where he recalls days of steam and northern food.
05 "Beside the Seaside" 01 January 1988 Carter and Uncle Mort enjoy sea-air and some miserable memories.

Series Two[]

Episode Number Title Broadcast Date Summary
01 "My Friend Dornford" 13 April 1989 Carter and Mort visit 'Arthur Scargill's twin brother'. Over hock and vol-au-vents, it's confession time.
02 "Dark Satanic Writer" 20 April 1989 Carter and Uncle Mort chew the cud as they tour a museum of northern life.
03 "Young Chocolate" 27 April 1989 Carter's uncle fancies a good funeral, so they head off to a boxer's burial.
04 "A Very Occasional Day" 04 May 1989 As they drive to a sheepdog trial, Carter's uncle has women on his mind.
05 "2084" 11 May 1989 Carter Brandon takes his uncle off to ponder growing old over a pint.

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