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Winston Comes To Town is a radio comedy series by Peter Tinniswood. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990, as a series of six 30-minute episodes. It featured the return of Tinniswood's popular character Winston Hayballs, first heard in The Village Fête and in several subsequent series[1].


Father decides that the family must return to London.


Directed by Shaun MacLoughlin


Episode Number Title Broadcast Date Summary
01 "A Tweak of Thread" 01 January 1990 Because of Father's health, the family has to leave Winterleaf Gunner and move back to London.
02 "Lines of Communication" 08 January 1990 The cunning rogue has stowed away in a removal van to follow the family to London.
03 "Has Anyone Seen Winston?" 15 January 1990 Nancy has bought Winston a pink corduroy suit but Winston is nowhere to be seen
04 "Repeat After Me" 22 January 1990 William makes a fortune writing books under the nom de plume Gerda Fortnoy, and decides to bung Father into an old-folks' home.
05 "Easy To Love" 29 January 1990 William's new wealth has gone to his head. What can Nancy and Winston do to save Father?
06 "The Best Place for Them" 05 February 1990 With Father set for an old folk's home, can the old rogue save the day for Nancy?

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