Saturday, 19 April 2008

Middle Ditch 13



I Said, He Said

Mrs Wood has a poor memory and Jim's patience
is tested.

This episode features in order of appearance

David Caddy as the Announcer
Diana O'Rourke as Mrs Wood
Keith Walton as Jim
Helen Hardy as Sarah
Monique Caddy as Barbara

Written and directed by Monique Caddy

54 comments:

Marja said...

Hi Monique I enjoyed this. It was like I was there. Would love to hear the rest. That lady's story was a bit crooked. A whole team of burglars being organisaed and also knowing te exact location of 25 pounds. Would love to hear the rest.

Janice Thomson said...

Doesn't her savings stink? LOL Enjoyed this Monique - a good story with all the twists and turns to keep the listener intrigued.

David Caddy said...

I enjoyed this episode. It is always good to sit back and follow the continuing story.

Pris said...

I enjoyed this, too. I like the quick back and forth of the dialogue. Great job!

Middle Ditch said...

Hi all, thank you. This actually happened for real last year to an old lady living in my street. It was too good of a story to let go.

Charles Gramlich said...

Her perfect memory is muddled. I thought that made her a bit of an unreliable narrator, which often adds to the humor in such scenarios. Well done.

Middle Ditch said...

Thank you Charles.

TomCat said...

Thanks for the heads up at my place, Monique. Even when I don't have time, I hate to miss one of these, so I make the time. :-)

Monique said...

Thanks for making the time Tom.

Akasha Savage said...

Well done monique, another good episode. Keep them coming.
:)

KB said...

Some of the best stories are often based on real events, keep up the good work.

David Caddy said...

Hi kb,

It certainly gives an element of authenticity to the drama.

Middle Ditch said...

Thank you Akasha, I certainly will.

Hi KB, I'll visit you soon again.

Nice to see you here again David.

Britta Coleman said...

Love that she keeps her real savings in the rubbish bin. Nicely done.

zirelda said...

I enjoyed this as well. How neat to be able to hear the episode. Hearing it brings it to life in a way that reading it does not.

Mary Witzl said...

Hello, Monique. Our elderly next-door neighbors used to keep thousand dollar bills between the pages of old Time Magazines in their hallway. They proudly told my mother this, claiming that no banks would ever rip them off. My mother could have cleaned them right out...

I'll try and catch up on what is happening!

fizzycat said...

I had a relative who liked to keep 100 pounds in her easychair, its amazing where cash gets hidden.Close family knew , thankfully noone else did.

S E E Quine said...

` Them pesky burglars! I'll have to listen again when there's less noise.

polona said...

this was quite amusing... enjoyed it, thank you.
old ladies appear to be such easy prey but looks can be deceiving...

S E E Quine said...

` Lol @ 'My week's drinking allowance!'

David Caddy said...

My maternal grandfather refused to have a bank account towards the end of his life and kept all of his money under a mattress!

Eamon said...

How do you come up with ideas for your writing? Story. Characters. And so on. Any useful tips?

David Caddy said...

Most of my ideas for characters and story lines come from observing village life. Some people through their voice and mannerisms stand out. Listening to the stories that circulate through the village also helps. Some of our story lines are broadly based on real events. We can exaggerate or minimise the actual stories. Of course, we may only hear part of a story. Others may see things differently.

My useful tip is to listen to your local stories.

Monique said...

Britta, my mother, bless her, used to do just that.

Thanks for visiting Zirelda, I will see you soon.

Hi Mary, it's surprising how many elderly people mistrust banks, isn't it?

Hey Fizz, i'll be seeing you soon too.

Thanks for listening s e e quine.

Oh yes, Polona, the old lady this story is based on has been a target several times.

Eamon, David gave you the answer, thank you David

Erik Ståhlberg said...

I can't speak dutch thought, so that will be hard! :D
how are everything with you?

Akasha Savage said...

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Monique said...

Hi Erik, lovely to see you here.

Akasha, I can't do it here but I'll try it on my other blog. Lovely though.

David John Caswell said...

Dear Monique,
I loved this tale of the burglar, or not as the case might be. I think I would find it extremely difficult to be a reliable witness to a crime, especially if it meant constructing one of those photo fits. I would be hopeless! I was trying to find the flesh eating pigs! What episode is that?
David.

David Caddy said...

Hi David,

The pigs are in episode two, which is now under Older posts. Scroll down and click on Older Posts for all the early episodes.

Best, David

Elena said...

Monique, I haven't been able to blog lately, but haven't forgotten about the new Middle Ditch post. I'll be back soon to enjoy your newest installment. Looking forward to it!

Aggie said...

I enjoyed this one ... esp the tone of the Police Officer hoping for some useful details in among the muddle ... like the reg #.

Monique said...

Elena! So good to see you.

Aggie, so pleased you liked it

david mcmahon said...

Hi Monique,

Your writing always keeps us on our toes with its pace and strength.

Glad you liked my Sky Watch photos.

Bruno said...

I need to listen this one :)

David Caddy said...

I enjoyed listening to this episode again!

dabrah said...

Hi Monique
Very topical episode. There are so many of these distraction burglaries around here too. And those flesh eating pigs have come back to haunt them all! Will the truth come out in the end?

ANNA-LYS said...

I admire Your enthusiasm, I can see that You have had a broadcast every month.

(( hug ))

Monique said...

Hi all, thank you or the comments and yes Dabrah, the flesh eating pig saga continues. Jim is on the trail and he is someone who doesn't let go easy. Friends or no friends, justice will prevail.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

It's been a while for me -- sorry. I enjoyed the work, though! :)

Monique said...

Hi Andrew, it's good to see you again. You were missed

Aggie said...

Sorry to hear of your colleague's passing. Thinking of you all ... I know how hard it will seem to continue, but I'm sure that it will be a real tribute to him and what he would have liked.
Take care all of you.

Monique said...

Thank you Aggie. It is greatly appreciated.

David Caddy said...

Thank you Aggie.

I am sure that Paul would want us to continue.

jed said...

Thank you Aggie.

We will be continuing with more episodes soon.

David Caddy said...

Good to see you here Jed.

Jed plays farmer Drake.

..................... said...

yeahhhhhhhhh.. recycle bins ....
yeahhhhhhhh.. and i'm off to visit the pigs ..
yeahhhhhhh ..
oops, well, i started 13 but then realized that just perhaps i ought to start with middle ditch 1..
yeahhh..
i think i'll really enjoy this as i catch up..
foam

X. Dell said...

Now that I'm all caught up with the episodes, I have to say that I'm enjoying the hell out of this series. The pacing is exquisite--you've managed to develop the characters nicely through subplots, and the main plot is just so godawful funny. Well done.

Thanks for dropping by and letting me know of this. I'll be back to hear next month's episode.

Middle Ditch said...

Welcome to Middle Ditch .........., I hope that you enjoy the flesh eating pigs.

Middle Ditch said...

Thank you for the compliment x. dell. See you in the next episode.

MRMacrum said...

Listening to this chapter fits well with the recent upheval in your country and mine. "I don't use banks, they rob you blind."

If he is a good cop he has to know something is amiss. Barbara's evasiveness comes through loud and clear here.

Monique said...

Mrmacrum, banks do rob you, don't they? Ah and our Jim is a little slow on the uptake but will get there in the end. And Barbara? Well guilty like hell of course.

Devin said...

Just cant say how happy I am to have found Middle Ditch!

Middle Ditch said...

Devin, you have no idea how pleased I am that you are enjoying the show.

bestoffrm said...

Doesn't her savings stink? LOL Enjoyed this Monique - a good story with all the twists and turns to keep the listener intrigued.
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