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Hinge & Bracket

Dear Ladies...LONGSTANDING regular engagement for those two men posing as elderly female academics, first off in Radio 4’s Joyce Grenfell Lawsuit-inviting music hall-esque revue The Enchanting World Of Hinge & Bracket, then over to Radio 2 for sitcom The Random Jottings Of Hinge & Bracket, then finally back to their audio alma mater for the sadly overlooked chat show At Home With Hinge & Bracket. Whether or not they dragged up for radio is sadly not known.



  1. JackHargreavesLives

    August 27, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Q: What’s the definition of an unnatural act?
    A: Hinge and Bracket

  2. Paul D

    January 29, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Nice to see your mention of our Dear Ladies on your site, however someone feels they were an “Unnatural act”, all i can say is “Each to their Own”

    Everyone has their own taste.
    We love them.

  3. Heather Shepherd

    January 29, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Of course, it does take a modicum of intelligence to recognise true genius!

  4. Matt F-S

    February 1, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Nice little summary of Hinge and Bracket there ;0)

    In answer to the first post question

    could the correct answer be your conception?

  5. Glenn A

    June 6, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Whatever happened to Hinge and Bracket as they seemed to be all the rage in the early eighties and then vanished? You couldn’t really pigeonhole as drag acts had long been popular( although not on the radio) and yet they weren’t on the alternative comedy hit list due to being some niche act on BBC Two and the radio on Sunday lunchtimes.

    • THX 1139

      June 7, 2017 at 12:24 am

      Patrick passed away, George retired. They were very good at what they did, I used to watch Dear Ladies when I was a kid, but not get any of the jokes. They had a strange captivation about them. And those high notes!

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