A radio comedy aptly described as "a gloriously daft Victorian romp in
the style of Charles Dickens after too much gin."
Series 1: The sitcom follows the remarkable adventures of
young Sir Philip 'Pip' Bin as he struggles to rescue himself and his sisters from
the schemes of his evil and ironically-named guardian Mr Gently Benevolent.
Series 2: The comic Victorian epic tells the further
extraordinary adventures of Pip Bin and his trusty friend Harry Biscuit as they
battle against the evil Mr Gently Benevolent, returned from the dead
specifically to destroy all that is good and pure and true. Wince at the cruel
vengeance of the Sternbeater cousins! Weep at the squalor of the opium den!
Wonder at the engineering of the world's first beef and pastry railway!
Series 3: All seems well in the life of Pip Bin. His evil
guardian Mr Gently Benevolent has been killed (again) and he has found true
love with his wife Ripely and true happiness with his beloved family and
friends. Everything is properly splendid, and surely for the duration of the
series it will continue that way, won't it? No! Because in a ghastly incident
at a seance the spirit of the evil Mr Benevolent reappears to wreak more havoc
on everything that is noble, Victorian and English!
Series 4: Shipwrecks, time-machines, the Wild West,
volcanoes, the underworld and a sinister new kind of cake abound appear in
Hero Pip sees his former nemesis - the badly named Gently Benevolent -
thwarted and locked up in a prison within a jail (within a gaol spelled the
other way), and apparently repentant of his crimes. But late one foggy night
when Pip is attacked with a bowl of sinister custard he realises a new form of
evil is stalking the streets of London,
and he is obliged to ask for help from his erstwhile foe.
Meanwhile, Pip's wife Ripely has become obsessed with cutlery, and the
purchase of some diamond-handled dodo knives looks likely to force Pip into
bankruptcy. His best friend, Harry Biscuit, claims to be having terrible
problems with an angry badger, but is all as it seems?
Series 5: Pip Bin is beginning to miss the conflict with
his absent evil nemesis Mr Gently Benevolent, when he receives an intriguing
invitation to a house party with Britain's poshest man. The series
sees Pip, Gently and Co visit India,
Antarctica and other interesting locations.