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Ferryhill Philosophers
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Are there any contributors who may have a copy(s) of the Ferryhill Philosophers by M Chaplin. 
Any episode welcome. Such a great series to listen to. I await the good news
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#2
Series 1 and 2 are available ...

BBC R4 - 2016 - Michael Chaplin - The Ferryhill Philosophers - Series 2 by Michael Chaplin
Narrated by: Alun ArmstrongDeborah Findlay | Series: Ferryhill Philosophers
An ex-miner and a senior university lecturer wrestle with two more philosophical dilemmas

BBC R4 - 2015 - Michael Chaplin - The Ferryhill Philosophers - Series 1 by Michael Chapllin
Narrated by: Alun ArmstrongDeborah Findlay | Series: Ferryhill Philosophers
An ex-miner and a senior university lecturer wrestle with philosophical dilemmas

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#3
Thank you CJB. 
From where can I download these episodes ?
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#4
I've sent you the links. CJB
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Ferryhill Philosophers - S01

Drama: Michael Chaplin - The Ferryhill Philosophers (BBC R4)

A rather unlikely duo, they come from two very different worlds, albeit only
seven miles apart - Joe Snowball, unemployed ex-miner in a village forgotten by
the world, and the Hon. Hermione Pink, slightly disenchanted senior lecturer at
the third oldest university in England, an ivory tower almost encircled by the
River Wear.

Together, they wrestle with the collision between moral philosophy and the
sundry dilemmas encountered by the not-always-good people of Ferryhill, deprived
of jobs, opportunities and the kind of ethical guidance once offered by the
Methodist Church and the National Union of Mineworkers.

The philosophy is thought provoking, the unlikely partnership is intriguing, and
the world of Ferryhill is a humorous, engaging and sometimes challenging place
to visit.

Written by Michael Chaplin

Directed by Marilyn Imrie
A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

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S01E01 - A Good Thing for a Good Reason (Broadcast 6 January 2015)
Should a man bent on suicide be stopped - or allowed to do as he wishes?
Should one always tell the truth even if it has bad consequences?

Cast:
Joe: Alun Armstrong
Hermione: Deborah Findlay
Derek: Joe Caffrey
Gloria: Tracy Whitwell
Lucy: Lauren Kellegher
Barry: Jonathan Keeble

S01E02 - Wants and Desires (Broadcast 7 January 2015)
Should a jobless teenage girl be entitled to sell her body for sex? Should
one always tell the truth even if it has bad consequences?

Cast:
Joe: Alun Armstrong
Hermione: Deborah Findlay
Vera: Jackie Lye
Kerry: Laura Elphinstone
Gaz: Chris Grahamson
Rollo Ironside: John Rowe

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Drama: Michael Chaplin - The Ferryhill Philosophers - Series 2 (BBC R4)

The Ferryhill Philosophers is about how we live our lives. A rather unlikely
duo, Joe Snowball and the Hon. Hermione Pink inhabit two very different worlds,
albeit only seven miles apart. He's an unemployed ex-miner living in Ferryhill,
a small town forgotten by the world, and she's a slightly disenchanted
philosophy lecturer at Durham University. Between them they wrestle with the
collision between moral philosophy and the vexing dilemmas encountered by the
not-always-good people of Ferryhill, deprived of jobs, opportunities and the
kind of ethical guidance once offered by the Church and the Miners Unions.

The series stars Alun Armstrong (of TV's popular series New Tricks) and Deborah
Findlay, currently starring in Caryl Churchill's new play at The Royal Court.
Award winning writer Michael Chaplin works in consultation with philosopher and
presenter of R4's The Philosopher's Arms, David Edmonds.

Written by Michael Chaplin

Directed by Marilyn Imrie
A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

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S02E01 - Filial Duties and Special Goods (Broadcast 4 February 2016)
Joe's aged mother's a strong character - but now frail, going blind, and
incapable of looking after herself properly. The solution is for her to
leave her home of 50 years and move into care, but in truth she wants to
die now, with dignity - and she wants Joe to help her do this.

Joe is wracked by indecision. What's more important - Bella's security and
happiness, or doing what is the morally right thing? Meanwhile Hermione
faces a challenge in the care of her elderly demanding Dad.

Cast:
Joe Snowball: Alun Armstrong
Hermione Pink: Deborah Findlay
George: Geoffrey Palmer
Bella: Anne Reid
Dr Dainty: Jonathan Keeble
Mrs Cornish: Tracy Gillman


S02E02 - Lies, Damn Lies and Conversational Implicature
(Broadcast 5 February 2016)
Joe and Hermione see the wife of Joe's friend with another man. What should
Joe do? Tell his friend or keep quiet? Should we always tell the truth,
especially when it almost certainly will have bad consequences? A moral
dilemma in which Hermione's philosophical expertise is pitted against Joe's
kindly humanity and knowledge of life. And when the dilemma's resolved,
their friendship is strengthened too.

Cast:
Joe Snowball: Alun Armstrong
Hermione Pink: Deborah Findlay
Polly: Gina McKee
Andy: Christopher Connel
Sadie: Jackie Lye

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(01-12-2020, 06:59 PM)callasda Wrote: Are there any contributors who may have a copy(s) of the Ferryhill Philosophers by M Chaplin. 
Any episode welcome. Such a great series to listen to. I await the good news

Seems like there are indeed quite a few ...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04y6xv...odes/guide

Drama The Ferryhill Philosophers Episodes Episode guide

 
  1. Two Georges and An Epigram of Epicurus
    A sad farewell and a glad welcome to the world as life goes on triumphantly in Ferryhill.

  2.  
    Google Grief and All The Gold Of Darius
    Hermione and Joe confront the complexities of friendship and love in both their lives.

  3.  
    The Toddler in the Pond and A Bottle of Pop
    Joe encounters the stark reality of twenty first century poverty close to home.

  4.  
    Moral Luck and the F Word
    A man burdened with terrible guilt returns to Ferryhill to find forgiveness.

  5.  
    Psychological Continuity and the Waterfall of Self
    Joe, Hermione and her father face some sad times and a hard decision.

  6.  
    Minority Rights and The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
    Joe's friend Jemal fights to stay in Ferryhill after his family's secret is revealed.

  7.  
    Thought Experiments and A Little Scrap of a Thing
    Joe's daughter is pregnant and heading for University. Will she take Joe's tough advice?

  8.  
    Political Obligations and the Occasional Toke
    Joe is forced to uncover his neighbours' illicit activities and confront old betrayals.

  9.  
    Moral Status and the Golden Boy
    The mother of a boy on a life support machine asks for Joe's help with a hard decision.

  10.  
    Lies, Damn Lies and Conversational Implicature.
    Joe and Hermione see the wife of Joe’s friend with another man. What should he do?

  11.  
    Filial Duties and Special Goods
    Joe’s elderly mother is frail, going blind. Her security and happiness are at stake.

  12.  
    Wants and Desires
    An ex-miner and a senior philosophy lecturer form an unlikely but intriguing partnership.

  13.  
    A Good Thing for a Good Reason
    An ex-miner and a senior philosophy lecturer form an unlikely but intriguing partnership.

CJB
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