9 episodes

Welcome to the mysterious English seaside town of Whitby, where all the monsters and demons of old come to retire and live out the remainder of their spooky days and nights. There's a strange new landlady in town, opening a B&B by the harbour: a lady with a tall black beehive, nasty scars about her person and a very chequered past...
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Grandma Guignol Bafflegab Productions

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    • 5.0 • 34 Ratings

Welcome to the mysterious English seaside town of Whitby, where all the monsters and demons of old come to retire and live out the remainder of their spooky days and nights. There's a strange new landlady in town, opening a B&B by the harbour: a lady with a tall black beehive, nasty scars about her person and a very chequered past...
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    1.8 Effie Ties the Knot

    1.8 Effie Ties the Knot

    There are a rash of prehensile-trunk related murders on the streets of Whitby, but Effie won’t be warned. Worse, Keith the Elephant Man has recognized Brenda as his nineteenth century nemesis. Now Keith has decreed that Brenda must die – and that Effie must be his bride..!
    Written by Paul Magrs and starring Anne Reid

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    • 54 min
    1.7 The Elephant Man

    1.7 The Elephant Man

    Romance has come Effie’s way. She has started to date Keith, a latter-day Elephant Man who lives in a caravan. But Brenda is suspicious of her best friend’s paramour: the real Elephant Man didn't have a trunk and large ears. She should know, she met him…
    Written by Paul Magrs and starring Anne Reid.

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    • 32 min
    1.6 Mummy Issues

    1.6 Mummy Issues

    Brenda uncovers a dastardly scheme involving exotic tea leaves, vital life essences and a certain desiccated princess from ancient times. Danger rears its bandaged head, and it isn’t just Professor Marius Keyes who has mummy issues... 
    Written by Paul Magrs and starring Anne Reid

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    • 41 min
    1.5 Spicy Tea and Sympathy

    1.5 Spicy Tea and Sympathy

    Brenda and Effie visit Whitby’s new tearoom in the park. It is owned by the dashing Professor Marius Keyes, and stuffed with Egyptian Antiquities of all kinds… including real mummies. But why does his odd-tasting tea send both women a bit woozy? 
    Written by Paul Magrs and starring Anne Reid

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    • 45 min
    1.4 Master of Puppets

    1.4 Master of Puppets

    Brenda’s supernatural investigations lead her to a olde-worlde toyshop tucked up an alley in Robin Hood’s Bay. There is strangeness occurring at the seaside, and our heroine will be forced to beat off the forces of darkness before the night is through.
    Written by Paul Magrs and starring Anne Reid

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    • 39 min
    1.3 Bat Out of Hull

    1.3 Bat Out of Hull

    At Whitby’s Christmas Hotel, a once-famous ventriloquist delights in causing chaos and putting the willies up old women. Why does long-eared bat puppet Tolstoy seem eerily alive of his own accord?
    Written by Paul Magrs and starring Anne Reid

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

RiffTheJet ,

Grandma Guignol

About ten minutes into the first episode I realized that I KNEW I knew the voice behind Grandma Guignol - and it was the second time she said the name “Brenda” that it hit me: it was Anne Reid from Victoria Wood’s classic British BBC comedy series “Dinnerladies”. (Wood’s character is named Brenda.)

Reid has such a lovely and distinctive voice that she made it so easy for me to become completely absorbed in the story, and I have so many happy memories getting TV shows sent from the UK back in the 90’s that I’m filled with pleasant feelings of nostalgia even while hearing THIS story for the first time.

I’m so happy I found this program, completely by chance!

Anoй ,

Wonderful!

I love hearing these older women characters having such exciting (and mysterious) adventures! Wonderfully produced and acted too.

Emariewallis ,

Great!

Fantastic characters that you begin to genuinely care about. Give it a listen, Duckie!