Yet all this drama unfolds against perhaps the silliest storyline in the show, as Funn Funerals and Chapman's go head-to-head to win the funeral of paranoid, drunken lighthouse keeper Captain Scott Sudbury (played by a startlingly manic Thom Tuck of The Penny Dreadfuls fame). There's also the inclusion of Georgie's nan - a barmy Julia Deakin (Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, House of Anubis) - which adds an extra complication to Rudyard's plans. And a big hurrah to the introduction of Alison Skilbeck (Soldier Soldier, The Phantom of the Opera, and assorted teatime mystery dramas) as sweetshop sleuth Agatha Doyle, who'll be playing an important part throughout the remainder of this season's events.
Overall, though, this is an episode for the main four: Felix Trench, Beth Eyre, Tom Crowley and Ciara Baxendale. And they knock it out of the park.
Our guest stars this week are the three village hoodlums (Jason Forbes and Phil Wang of sketch troupe Daphne, and Ella Garland), the terrors of Piffling Vale, who assist Antigone with a spot of soul-searching. There's also yet more fun to be had with an unnervingly cheery Mayor Desmond Desmond (Steve Hodson) and the investigations of Agatha Doyle (Alison Skilbeck). But the real star of Episode 7 is Cordelia Lynn herself, whose rich and intelligent dialogue - not to mention dynamic plotting - lends a uniquely personal perspective on the lives of the residents of Piffling (and grants Madeleine - Belinda Lang - some of her finest material).
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And if you're a London resident, or you fancy visiting for the occasion, our final Live Show has tickets on sale. It'll be on Monday 16th November, at the Horse & Stables Pub near Lambeth North tube station, 7.30pm, with tickets going for a mere £5 each. Two episodes of live radio comedy, with confirmed guest stars Alison Skilbeck, Jason Forbes, Phil Wang and Paul Putner. You've never had it so good.