MISS BALCOMBE'S ORCHARD....2010
A Radio Play about apples? I thought this was an impossibility, so imagine my surprise when I heard apple man Barrie Juniper (author of "The Story of the Apple") involved with the play "Miss Balcombe's Orchard", 23 Aug 2010, by Jonathan Davidson, which was billed as a drama-documentary in the 'Afternoon Play' slot. Miss Balcombe is getting on in years, but she is determined to keep her apple trees safe from developers: Laxtons, Orleans Reinette, Norfolk Beefing. But.... there is a trespasser lurking in the undergrowth.
RT describes this as being recorded in an apple orchard. Not the most exciting of plots, perhaps, but interesting indeed for apple enthusiasts like me. The cast: Miss Balcombe: Susan Engel, Claud: Richard Bremmer, Barbara: Sonia Ritter, Sophie: Hayley Doherty; produced by Tim Dee.
COLVILLE & SOAMES - BAD APPLES....c2000
Six episodes; written by Christopher Lee. I think this was a police procedural drama.
THE APPLE ORCHARD....1992
By John Fletcher. 3 Feb 92. I listened to this many years ago and still have the recording .... cannot remember the details but I think it was sci-fi and set in the future in a rather desolate landscape. More details when I listen again.
SNOW WHITE'S APPLE....1990
R3, 14 Aug 90, by Derek Lister.
APPLE BLOSSOM AFTERNOON....1988
Play by Dave Sheasby; however, Apple Blossom Afternoon has nothing to do with Apples; it's a racehorse.
APPLES OF PARADISE....1988
By Stan Barstow.
By Peter Lovesey. Tragic events on a cider farm leading to the discovery of a human skull in a vat of cider. Psychological thriller; brilliant story. R4, 90m.
THE APPLE TREE....1978
By John Galsworthy, 31.12.1978.
FAMOUS AMERICAN TRIALS....c1967
Under The Crab Apple Tree (1926), narrated by Edgar Lustgarten
compiled by Nigel Deacon / Diversity website
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