S3E55 – The Tale of Meg Merrilies with Chris Cantrill

The Tale of Meg Merrilies

Chris Cantrill of The Delightful Sausage (BBC Radio 2) returns! And, having moved to Cumbria, he has a brand new story up his grubby little sleeve.

Meg Merrilies was a highwaywoman from “the pasten days” who was ruthless in her pursuit of riches, a hobby which some say has continued beyond the grave… However, Chris devotes most of the show to describing a nearby tea room’s delicious tray bakes. If you’ve never heard the words “tray bake” before, you will be sick of them by the end of this episode.

To his credit, Chris’s story includes First Hand Witness Testimony™, and you won’t believe how badly a man from Bradford can mangle the word “lure”.


The Loremen are Alasdair Beckett-King & James Shakeshaft. Featuring Deputy Loreperson Chris Cantrill.

Featured image from Miss Charlotte Cushman as Meg Merrilies (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Music from La Lettre De Manon Valse played by Megone’s Orchestra, 1905.




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