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Summary

A rollicking wartime comedy set in the personnel department of the Cabinet War Rooms, starring Fenella Woolgar as Dot.

Dot's had quite enough of making tea in the Cabinet War Rooms. When she finds a cryptic message in the newspaper she enlists the help of her gals - will this be the big break Dot's been waiting for?

Follow Dot as she gets squiffy over Agent Bertie Whiff-Whaff, concocts stirring yet pithy slogans for the war effort and goes on a mission to St Horribly Vulture’s School for Boys to enlist a teacher for...'shhhh...Bletchley Park!'

Dot will do her bally utmost for King and Country in these spiffing tales of derring-do (and, occasionally, derring-don’t), whether investigating suspicious deaths, outwitting dastardly spies or helping the Prime Minister with his French vocab.

Cast:
Dot...Fenella Woolgar
Myrtle...Kate O’Flynn
Peg...Freya Parker
Millicent...Jane Slavin
Peabody...David Acton

Other parts played by Roslyn Hill, Stephen Critchlow, Adie Allen, Alicia Ambrose-Bayly, Susan Jameson, Sean Baker, Brian Protheroe, Sam Rix, Nick Underwood, Scarlett Brookes, David Sterne, Nicholas Murchie, John Dougal, Emma Handy, Ryan Whittle, Stephen Hogan, Elizabeth Counsell, Sean Murray, John Lightbody and Lauren Cornelius, and introducing Officer Background as himself. 

Written by Ed Harris.
Produced and directed by Jessica Mitic (series 1 and 2) and Sasha Yevtushenko (series 3).

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Critic reviews

"Little chills the blood so much as the phrase ‘new Radio 4 comedy’. But, dear reader, be un-chilled...a lovely, period-mocking script delivered with its eyebrow at precisely the right level of archness." - (The Times)

"Dot’s quirky wit is all of her own." (The Observer)

"Excellent, eccentrically comic." (The Daily Mail

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One of the few failures in my Audible selections. I gave up after 15 minutes, I couldn’t stand it any more. I’m sure there must be people who like this as there were 3 series but sadly not for me.

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Overjoyed to find this on Audible

This gets better Series by Series. Dot is my spirit animal...she doesn't want to keep calm or carry on and she particularly hates being confused with Vera Lynn.

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Entertaining

I loved this so funny shame there's not more,very good more please great comedy acting

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Brilliantly bbc radio comedy

Looked everywhere on the bbc shop and iTunes for this brilliant comedy, but audible is fantastic!! every episode is hilarious with a very talented cast.

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Really poor

This is really poor, I tried to push through it hoping it’d get better but it doesn’t, I couldn’t even finish it before I returned it and I regret the time I spent on it.

It’s a mess of silliness and annoying voices with a story so poor I struggled to make sense of it. Terrible.

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Brilliantly written acted & produced the absurdity of ttheir lives in those times is hilarious

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  • 11-02-21

O.M.G - Dot's acerbic wit is a sheer delight

Excellent cast
Funny and intelligently scripted story lines
Very well written , with endearing characters
Excellent banter between the characters with hilarious 'put downs'
You WILL laugh out load ,so beware

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Hilarious

This quirky well written play/book is hilariously funny, too many quality performances.

A must listen,,,

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Huzzah!

What a rollicking ride! I was devastated when I finished the series!! I just hope there will be a 4th series - the world needs more Dot!

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  • 25-11-19

Irritating

Veers between the inspired and the utterly pathetic. But no criticism of the cast, who are uniformly brilliant.