Saturday, 4 July 2009

Middle Ditch 32



Hospital Watch

Susan and Anna visit a sedated Grandad in hospital and catch up on old times.
Susan's revelation of Sarah's pregnancy shocks Anna.

This episode features in order of appearance:

Jeremy Drake as the Announcer
Sue Tarrant as Susan
Sorani Mkandawire as Anna
Helen Hardy as Sarah

Editing and sound effects by Helen Hardy and David Caddy
Written and directed by Monique Caddy

46 comments:

foam said...

wonderful!
and i need funner friends ..
non of mine tell me about affairs and gossip like that .. ;)
maybe that's a good thing .. lol ..

Rick said...

Wow. This is getting to be ever so tintillating that I might even quit reading those gossip newspapers in the drugstore! Great fun.

Reader Wil said...

This was well written and well played! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend.

Charles Gramlich said...

Had to laugh at the "mixed Wards" and the "desires." I've heard some stories. Power to them, I say.

X. Dell said...

I like the return to some of the old themes, like Sarah's constant infidelity, Alan's gullibility, etc.

"But she's [the vicar's] a woman:" funny.

Middle Ditch said...

Hi Foam, I have no such friends either. Shame.

Hey Rick, I don't for one minute believe that you are reading such things. I must admit that I occasionally (very occasionally) glance at such magazines, shake my head, mutter something and put it aside. Could it be jealousy?

Thanks Reader Wil for this lovely compliment.

I absolutely assure you Charles that such wards still exist big time in this country. Why? It's degrading. And not fun to lie in a bed close to men.

Ah, X. Dell, Sarah might be pregnant but this is not going to stop her having affairs and we will return to this in due course. And, alas, Alan is dead so we will never be able to have his gullibility again but who knows we might get someone else.

Thank you all so much for visiting and commenting. Without you MD might not go on as it does.

an average patriot said...

Excellent! Good snoring David. I have to laugh, it's a good thing I am alone when I listen to these I can't get the grin off my face.

Leigh Russell said...

Hi Monique - It's great that you'll be in Bath on 18th July when I'll be in Waterstones signing copies of my new crime thriller. Bath's a beautiful city - lots to do - but I hope you'll find time to pop in and say hello.

laughingwolf said...

super, thx monique :)

lizzie said...

Another great episode. Thanks.

Middle Ditch said...

Thanks Jim, Thank goodness it's not David snoring. That would drive me insane!

Leigh! The sole purpose of going to Bath is to see you! And I can't wait to finally meet you. After all you have been a supporter of MD virtually from the beginning.

Laughingwolf and Lizzie, thank you for listening.

And thank you all for commenting. I have said it before and I'm going to say it again, I can't get enough of reading those. They make my day.

Now I'm off to X Dell to listen to episode two of The Golden Ganesh!

SJ said...

LOL@ foam's comment.

This was good almost as good as an episode of Golden Ganesh!

Middle Ditch said...

Thanks SJ

Icy BC said...

It's quite an exciting episode, and I can hear the snoozing noise throughout this session..

fizzycat said...

Yes I'm happy with the garden the rain is helping a great deal with the watering.Tried to listen to the newest one here but sound not working on the latest episode. Checked it was not me by starting the previous two, they were fine. Will pop back another day for anther go.Take care.

Devin said...

very much enjoyed this as I do all of your episodes-and enjoy the comments also-agree with Xdell and others-sending love and hugs to you all from Arizona!!

jed said...

Another action packed episode with some fine sound effects. I wonder who Sarah will have an affair with next? Granddad?

an average patriot said...

I thought I already watched this! It is as good as it was the first time but how did this come out a second time or did I miss something? Take care you all!

Kees said...

Dave not snoring? :-D

Bboo said...

Dave not snoring? :-D

Bboo said...

Sorry for that... Kees is me, Betty. Sometimes.

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

No way! This is like reading Hello magazine.

Is it still legal to tie people up with belts? I think not! :-)

The plot thickens, and so Allan is sterile. You see, one needs to find these things out *before* the affair not after. How come she was unaware of that fact, I wonder.

Middle Ditch said...

Icy BC, it was great to find the snoring sound effect. The only thing we could not find were those hickuppy snores, which was a shame.

Fizz, I hope you are luckier the next time you try. It could be blogger. Sometimes I find it's loading really slow.

Thanks Devin, I always appreciate your comments as to how much you enjoy this.

Middle Ditch said...

Jed! An affair with granddad! He might be an old fox who is fully functional but him and Sarah! Well, I suppose he could always give it a go. Go for it Granddad!

Sorry to confuse you Jim. FB is playing up big time. I could not go to any groups for days! I could find my groups but as soon as I clicked on one, all I had was a blank screen. And suddenly it was rectified so I could message members about this episode.

Middle Ditch said...

Bboo, you are a tease. And no, luckily for me, it is not David (but he can do it, I promise)

Anne, I suppose criminals, when they need hospital treatments and/or stay, are still shackled to the bed, so, yes, I'm sure it's still legal. Luckily granddad is not in that category.

And poor, poor Sarah. Of course she knew and of course she took precautions, but condoms do sometime malfunction. The problem is, she thinks that she is the only one who knew Alan was sterile! And now there are two more women who know it. Oh dear!

Thank you all so much for commenting.

David Caddy said...

I enjoyed this episode!

I think that Granddad is trying to say something at the end. He just can't get the words out.

The plot thickens.

Middle Ditch said...

Hi David, yes, what is granddad trying to say? We might find out in a future episode.

BernardL said...

LOL! Okay... I want them to have to tie me up for control purposes at that age too. :) Sharply done exchanges.

Middle Ditch said...

BenardL, you made me laugh out loud.

Thanks for commenting.

Aggie said...

Chortle, chortle. Another good one.

Middle Ditch said...

Thanks Aggie, good to see you.

fizzycat said...

Sounds back phew , another great episode. Good snoring, not too loud ( my nearest and dearest would have drowned the sound out with his decibels!) , very funny with the horrors of mixed wards.
The plot is getting deeper again wonder where it will go.
Thanks the gig was brilliant.

Leigh Russell said...

So little time right now - I haven't even been able to follow MD (sigh) but my book promotion is really hectic - I seem to be at it all the time for a while. As well as the Curzon Group blog (I post on Thursdays) and my local paper's blog, I'm also going to be on the radio(for 5 minutes...)If you're interested, you can listen to a brief interview online at the BBC Radio Somerset website at 1.00 tomorrow (Thursday) where I'll be wittering on about Cut Short. I think it's broadcast live so my voice will probably be shaking so hard I won't be coherent, but I'll be there, on air. Very excited.

Leigh Russell said...

And of course I'm VERY excited about meeting you. I hope you can make it to Waterstones in Bath on Saturday!!!

Middle Ditch said...

Fizz, I'm so pleased you were able to listen. Adding the snoring sound effects was great fun. You should wear earplugs if the snoring is so bad!

Leigh, I realize how busy you are and I will listen to you on the radio. It's all very exciting. See you on Saturday.

Thank you both for visiting and Leigh, I'm sure you will catch up soon.

Helene said...

lmao... so there is life in the old geeser! Well done!

Middle Ditch said...

I have a feeling that there is life in a lot of old geezers Helen, LOL

Thanks for listening

thekingpin68 said...

Sounds professional, like from t.v.

Happy Week, Monique.

Russ:)

Middle Ditch said...

Thank you thekingpin, a wonderful compliment.

Thanks for visiting and commenting.

cherie said...

oh my God, i need to come back here often! this hospital thing is a lot of fun...i hope you don't mone if i blog hop more often...

Middle Ditch said...

Cherie, welcome to Middle Ditch, quirky tales of village life and I would love you to blog hop as many times as you like.

Nice to meet you and I shall visit you soon.

cherie said...

thank you, monique (may i call you that?) do you have other blogs?

Middle Ditch said...

Hi Cherie, yes I do and yes you may. My other blog is a script blog and you can find it on my links. It simply is called Monique. It's a script and I have not added a new post for ages. (note to myself, add soon)

Thanks for visiting.

Aretha Forrest said...

can't believe i've missed so much, need to catch up with your blog!!! how are you?

Middle Ditch said...

Hi Aretha, good to see you. I'm fine. How are you?

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