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  • On Mardle Fen (Complete Series 2)

  • By: Nick Warburton
  • Narrated by: Trevor Peacock
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

Warwick, Jack, Samuel and Zofia return for a second series set in their unique restaurant deep in the Fens, where they've been having a very interesting year. As well as dealing with the arrival of a worrying stranger at their doorstep, with a specific request, they've experienced heavy rainfall flooding, discovered some treasure guarded by a sinister ghost-dog and fuelled father-and-son rivalry when Warwick challenged Jack to a roller-skate vs. bicycle race to the cathedral door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quirky, kind, amusing - best listen ever

  • By Linda on 01-10-13

Wonderful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-16

I loved this series so much I bought all three! Outstanding actors in all roles, and fantastic script from one of our greatest radio playwrights. I love the music too. It's a real treat from start to finish. Wander onto Mardle Fen and you never know what will happen next.

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  • On Mardle Fen (Complete Series 1)

  • By: Nick Warburton
  • Narrated by: Trevor Peacock
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Trevor Peacock stars as ancient, earthy, inspired chef Warwick Hedges, in Series 1 of the comedy drama set in an idiosyncratic restaurant in the Cambridgeshire Fens. In these four episodes, a mysterious young man brings his mother for a special meal; Warwick drives his son mad with his constant interference in the kitchen; the dark tale of the twisted eel seems about to repeat itself; and Jack asks his nephew to take care of things so he can get away for a few weeks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captures the true strangeness of the Fens

  • By S on 06-04-15

Love it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-12-15

This is so relaxing to listen to! Just lie back and let the story unfold. Nick Warburton is a supremely good storyteller. Horrible old Warwick is a marvellous creation. He owns a restaurant on Mardle Fen, which he runs with his son. But, years before they cheated Warwick's other child out of her share of the restaurant, and when her son discovers this he seeks them out, and plots his revenge. So well acted. A real treat.

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