Saturday, 31 January 2009

Middle Ditch 25



The Wake: Part One

Mrs Wood has lost her memory again after seeing Minton again
and Susan recounts what has happened. A furious Emma demands
to know the truth about her father.

This episode features in order of appearance

Freddie Fox as the Announcer
Rowena Kitchen as Lady Annabel
Brian Hinton M.B.E. as Randolph Minton M.P.
Diana O'Rourke as Mrs Wood
Sue Tarrant as Susan
Freddie Fox as Ed-Boy
Dawn Napleton as Emma

Written and directed by Monique Caddy
Sound effects and editing by Helen Hardy and David Caddy

61 comments:

an average patriot said...

Alright Brian and everyone else that was good! I must admit you had my ear! I have to tell you, I watch a lot of 5 minute videos etc that seem a lifetime but that six minutes went by so fast! That was interesting!

Charles Gramlich said...

Randy certainly has a problem handleing his "whine" eh?

His responses are funny. This also had one of the funniest openings of all of them.

Aggie said...

Flashing willies, swollen ankles and missing granddads ... great comedy. Lady A is such a snob!

Devin said...

I so agree with what the previous commenters said-enjoy Middle Ditch so much-I was delighted to see a new episode-all the best to all of you!

jed said...

Yes, I enjoyed this episode. Some good lines and characterisation.

Reader Wil said...

I could understand Randy loud and clear,Lady Annebelle spoke with a softer, though firm voice. She is quite a lady isn't she?

Middle Ditch said...

Thanks Jim and Charles. Brian and Rowena are great as usual.

Middle Ditch said...

Aggie, I'm glad you like this. I'm never sure how an episode is going to be received.

Devin, thanks for the visit.

Middle Ditch said...

Jed, you're on soon again. I think it's the next episode.

Reader Wil, Lady Annabel is indeed a real lady. But, alas, like Aggie said, she is a bit of a snob.

Ricardo said...

Ow, my ankle. :-)

That Emma is feisty. A lot of "what ifs " being asked at the wake. Another fun episode. Thanks.

Middle Ditch said...

Poor Minton eh Ricardo? Always something going on with him. And Emma? Well, now she knows who her father is (was, as he is buried) LOL

Reader Wil said...

Thanks Monique! They are lovely, you are right. My eldest grandson is the Dutch one he lives only 5 minutes from my house. He is also very sweet.

Middle Ditch said...

I'm still waiting for mine to arrive Reader Wil. LOL

Ruela said...

great middle ;)

David Caddy said...

Poor old Mrs Wood! She's seen and heard things that would make anyone wince. No wonder she's lost her memory.

HILLBLOGGER said...

Hi Monique,

Just want to know if everything is alright with you? Hope you took advantage of the snowfall!

ANNA-LYS said...

Hello MD!

Thanks for Your words here and there! Hope everything is alright with You and David. I am guest-playing online this week @ http://advertisno.blogspot.com/
if You like to share some thoughts ;-)

(( hugs ))

Anna-Lys

Middle Ditch said...

Hey Ruela, it's great to see you again. Thanks for the visit.

David, poor Mrs Wood indeed. Always at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Middle Ditch said...

Hillblogger, I had a great time in the snow with my cat Psips. He was totally mad, throwing the snow up and trying to catch it. Great fun. Thanks for your visit.

Anna-Lys, good to see you. I certainly will try and be there.

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for your visit again! See you on Facebook.

Middle Ditch said...

See you there Reader Wil. Thanks for visiting.

benjibopper said...

Randolph Minton M.P.: I think I interviewed an MLA who must have been related. Brian's got the whiny power person down pat. Genius.

Middle Ditch said...

Ha-ha-ha ... Benji, you are funny. But you are right though, there are Minton's everywhere. Thanks for commenting.

fizzycat said...

She will have to be paid minimum wage- thats what working people do wonderful. Lots of hilarious moments in this episode.

Middle Ditch said...

Thanks Fizz, I'm glad that you enjoyed this episode.

foam said...

twaddle?
hehe ..
i'm gonna start using that with my husband ..

anyway, poor ole randy ..
a loose willy, plus a swollen ankle ..
not his day, eh?

Middle Ditch said...

Hey Foam, nice word isn't it, twaddle. And no, it's definitely not Randolph Minton's day. Thanks for visiting and commenting. I just love to read the comments.

raccoonlover1963 said...

Hi Monique. Great episode! Sorry I haven't visited for a while, but I am trying to get better at it.
Take care and have a great week.
Lisa

Middle Ditch said...

Thanks Lisa, It's always great to see you here

S E E Quine said...

Awesome!! Still going strong!

Middle Ditch said...

Thanks SEE Quine. Yes we are still going strong. I know that at times there is a weaker episode but hey, they can't all be the same. Great to see you here again.

BernardL said...

Very entertaining skit. :)

Middle Ditch said...

BernardL, welcome to Middle Ditch, quirky tales of village life. Thanks for your comment. It always means a lot to me.

Marc said...

Hi Monique, I only hear he sound when I press play, but I'll try on a different computer later. Thanks for visiting. Is the name Middle Ditch perhaps derived from Middendijk? Kind regards

Middle Ditch said...

Hi Marc, thanks for visiting and commenting. Middle Ditch is a small village located in Dorset and all kind of things occur here that can happen in any village in any country. It's fun writing and recording. I hope that you have more success listening on your other computer.

BC Doan said...

Very interesting! A very enjoyable episode!

Icy

Middle Ditch said...

Thank you BC Doan

David Caddy said...

A big welcome to the new listeners. I hope that you enjoy the past and future episodes. Thanks for commenting.

ANNA-LYS said...

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( ¸¸.* Anna-Lys

Middle Ditch said...

Thank you Anna-Lys and a happy Valentines Day to you too. I can't do it on your blog because you don't have one any more. I hope that one day you will be back.

thekingpin68 said...

Thanks for the comment, Monique.

Russ:)

Middle Ditch said...

Thanks for visiting Thekingpin 68. I enjoyed visiting your blog.

Helene (the Artist Formerly Known as Kate) said...

Hello Monique!
I enjoyed this! Listening to the lovely British accents is always a pleasure, but it was a great episode to boot! =] I will have to have a listen to more when I have more time!
I hope you had a great weekend and thanks for reaching out! =]

R2K said...

: )

Middle Ditch said...

Hi Helene, it's nice to see you here. I'm seeing you always on so many other blogs that I thought it was about time I visited you. I hope that you enjoy the quirky tales from episode one onwards.

R2K a big smile back :-D

Bboo said...

O ja Monique, ik volg Middle Ditch geregeld en lig dus ook geregeld in een deuk!

Ben benieuwd naar de nieuwe aflevering... :-D

Doeii!

Middle Ditch said...

Hallo Bboo! Leuk om je hier te zien! En leuk om the weten dat je het regelmatig volgt.

Nieuw aflegering is op Zaterdag.

Doeii!! :-D

richard said...

Why Holland? Is off topic,i guess.

Monique said...

Hi Richard. no it's not off topic. This is an old friend of mine who has followed Middle Ditch from the beginning (liking it a lot). She has only just began to blog and she likes to write in Dutch. So I decided to reply in Dutch. Thanks for visiting though. Always appreciated.

~pi said...

thanks!

welcome to passages :)



~

Prosperity said...

I loved it and do intend to go back to earlier episodes and get to know the characters better. Though I think I have a good idea now. Lovely how ordinary things become so funny! Some cringeworthy snobbishness from Lady Annabel too! Wonderful characterisation and some great humour - well done! Emma refuses to be treated as a child - love her and she gets the last word too!

Middle Ditch said...

Pi, thanks for visiting.

Prosperity, thanks for that wonderful comment. I will visit you soon, and Pi, of course.

Nessa said...

Randy's not wearing knickers. He, he.

Middle Ditch said...

That's Randy Nessa, thanks for visiting

X. Dell said...

Just catching up. Makes sense that Emma found out that way. And the aptly named Sir Randy continues his bafoonish ways--although I can agree with him about spending as little as possible on the doctor--especially since I would be one of the villagers anyway.

BTW, wouldn't it be more accurate to say that you and Bboo were communicating in Middle Dutch?

Just a thought.

Middle Ditch said...

X. Dell, you and your droll comments have been missed and no, not middle Dutch, lower Dutch. LOL

Janice Thomson said...

I get such a kick out of these Monique. This was great. I too loved the use of twaddle - haven't heard that in ages :)

Middle Ditch said...

Janice, I too love that word. Thanks for visiting

fizzycat said...

Yes the animal on the blog has a suprisingly loud growl as I found out one night wearing headphones!

Middle Ditch said...

Fizz, I didn't hear the growl but had a lovely time playing with him. Thanks for visiting

bestoffrm said...

Yes, I enjoyed this episode. Some good lines and characterisation.

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