6 episodes

Dying Breeds is a mockumentary series about clinging onto the old ways. Your host and roving reporter, Gervaise Sareen, searches out the people and professions of yesteryear to see if their days are numbered, or whether there's life in the old dogs yet.
Written by Nigel Pilkington and Peter Cragg
Theme tune by Michael Bennett
Audio engineering and post-production by Holly Parris
Sound design (episodes 4 and 5) by Jude Hodgson-Hann
Recorded at ID Audio, London
www.nigelpilkington.com

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Dying Breeds Nigel Pilkington & Peter Cragg

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Dying Breeds is a mockumentary series about clinging onto the old ways. Your host and roving reporter, Gervaise Sareen, searches out the people and professions of yesteryear to see if their days are numbered, or whether there's life in the old dogs yet.
Written by Nigel Pilkington and Peter Cragg
Theme tune by Michael Bennett
Audio engineering and post-production by Holly Parris
Sound design (episodes 4 and 5) by Jude Hodgson-Hann
Recorded at ID Audio, London
www.nigelpilkington.com

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    5. The Shoeshiner

    5. The Shoeshiner

    Our presenter, Gervaise Sareen, brushes off the cobwebs in the environs of Marylebone Railway Station, where a shoeshiner casts an unearthly light on the soles of his customers.
    Cast:
    Presenter - Nigel Pilkington
    Jimmy - Roger May
    Wayne - Nick Mercer
    Daniel - Jonny Freeman
    Amy - Jane Collingwood
    Rupert - Ewan Goddard
    Sarita - Kate Lock
    City Gent / Security Officer - Wayne Forester
    Additional characters by Steven Kynman and members of the company
    Directed by Nigel Pilkington
    Theme tune by Michael Bennett
    Audio engineering by Holly Parris
    Sound design by Jude Hodgson-Hann
    Recorded at ID Audio, London
    (c) Nigel Pilkington & Peter Cragg 2020

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    • 44 min
    4. The Slimatessen

    4. The Slimatessen

    Our presenter, Gervaise Sareen, chews the fat with some visitors to a health-farm who are hoping to shed pounds, not tears, whilst home-truths arise to bite them on the bum.
    Cast:
    Presenter - Nigel Pilkington
    Mel - Samantha Seager
    Alison - Kate Copeland
    Rich - Steven Kynman
    Helen - Penelope Rawlins
    Lou - Harriet Carmichael
    Countess - Gina Murray
    Directed by Nigel Pilkington
    Theme tune by Michael Bennett
    Music by Aux Studios
    Audio engineering by Holly Parris
    Sound design by Jude Hodgson-Hann
    Recorded at ID Audio, London
    (c) Nigel Pilkington & Peter Cragg 2020

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    • 58 min
    3. Stage Door Johnnies

    3. Stage Door Johnnies

    Our presenter, Gervaise Sareen, chases the once-ubiquitous autograph-hunters and dealers through London’s theatrical back-alleys, asking whether a “selfie” or Insta-posting will replace the scratch of signatures as the curtains come down.
    Cast:
    Presenter - Nigel Pilkington
    Hänsel - Steven Kynman
    Danni - Naomi McDonald
    Andy - David John
    Gary - Rupert Farley
    Chris - Christopher Ragland
    Ange - Julie Maisey
    Lionel - Glen McCready
    Dame Julie - Beth Chalmers
    Directed by Nigel Pilkington
    Theme tune by Michael Bennett
    Audio engineering and post-production by Holly Parris
    Recorded at ID Audio, London
    (c) Nigel Pilkington & Peter Cragg 2020

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    • 38 min
    2. The Match-Box

    2. The Match-Box

    Our presenter, Gervaise Sareen, reveals how an OFF-line dating agency refuses to hold hands with apps and websites, whilst the owner stoically defends his single status.
    Cast:
    Presenter - Nigel Pilkington
    Ronnie - David Holt
    Tim-Yêu - Jenny Bryce
    The Major - David Shaw-Parker
    Norman - Alan Marriott
    Additional characters by Gina Murray, Glen McCready, Steven Kynman
    Directed by Nigel Pilkington
    Theme tune by Michael Bennett
    Audio engineering and post-production by Holly Parris
    Recorded at ID Audio, London
    (c) Nigel Pilkington & Peter Cragg 2020

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    • 38 min
    1. The Buttered Bollard

    1. The Buttered Bollard

    Our presenter, Gervaise Sareen, immerses us in the deep-fried world of a motorway lay-by truck-stop, where the notion of family is given a grilling.
    Cast:
    Presenter - Nigel Pilkington
    Elaine - Clare Wille
    Kevin - Gordon Peaston
    Dennis - Wayne Forester
    Seef - Milo Twomey
    Sammy-Jo - Gina Murray
    Directed by Nigel Pilkington
    Theme tune by Michael Bennett
    Audio engineering and post-production by Holly Parris
    Recorded at ID Audio, London
    (c) Nigel Pilkington & Peter Cragg 2020

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    • 26 min
    Dying Breeds trailer

    Dying Breeds trailer

    Trailer for the Dying Breeds mockumentary series.
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