BRYONY LAVERY RADIO PLAYS
03.12.97 No Joan of Arc, 90m
28.03.98 Velma & Therese
04.05.98 Breathing Underwater: 5 x 12m "Postcards"
22.08.98 The Smell Of Him, 60m
08.04.99 Woman of Ice
22.08.99 Lady Audley's Secret (M.E.Braddon, dram), 3 x 60m
28.05.00 A High Wind in Jamaica (R.Hughes, dram), 2 x 60m
26.08.00 Behind the scenes at the museum (K.Atkinson, dram), 45m
11.06.01 Welcome to the wrong side of the tracks (A.Carter,dram),30m
18.06.01 Just the way you look tonight (A.Carter,dram),30m
25.06.01 Hurray for Hollywood (A.Carter,dram),30m
02.07.01 What a joy it is to dance and sing (A.Carter,dram), 30m
15.03.04 The Opera Companion
date nk Laying Ghosts
NOTES ON SOME OF THE PLAYS
NO JOAN OF ARC....1997
In the "Who Sings the Hero?" series. A Parisian infant teacher comfronted
by an armed gunman in her classroom; based on actual events. With
John Rowe, Adjoa Andoh, Tom Mannon, Sarah Rice; dir. Claire Grove.
VELMA & THERESE....1998
Two elderly ladies steal a car and embark on a crime spree. With Marlene
Sidaway, June Barrie, Ann Beach; dir. Claire Grove.
Exploring a Tudor shipwreck off Porthant Bay. Dir. Janet Whitaker
THE SMELL OF HIM....1998
A comedy thriller, set in Victorian England: with Haydn Gwynne, Nicholas
Farrell, Andrew Harrison, Mary McCusker; dir. Claire Grove. This play
reminded me a little of Perry Pontac's work.
WOMAN OF ICE....1999
An archaeologist discovers a frozen princess in the Altai Mountains. With
Suzanna Hamilton and Matilda Ziegler; dir. Janet Whitaker.
LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET....1999
A convulted love story involving the upper classes...with Francesca Annis,
Leonis Mellinger, Terrence Hardiman; dir. Annie Castledine. Broadcast as
A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA....2000
The Bas Thornton children live in Jamaica. But a hurricane hits the island,
and they are sent home to England, which is supposedly safer. On the way
their ship is taken over by pirates. With Robert Glemister, Hatty Jones,
Kiera Knightley; dir. Catherine Bailey. Broadcast as Classic Serial.
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE MUSEUM....2000
Dramatisation of Kate Atkinson's novel from 1995. Ruby is the unloved
child of the Lennox family in York. She investigates her past and discovers
what has blighted her childhood. With Katherine Dow Blyton, Janice McKenzie
and Malcolm Scates; dir. Polly Thomas.
ANGELA CARTER DRAMATISATIONS....2001
These have the collective title "Wise Children". Dora and Nora are the
illegitimate twin daughters of the Shakespearean actor Sir Melchior Hazard.
Starring Marcia Warren and Elizabeth Bell; dir. Claire Grove.
THE OPERA COMPANION....2004
A lovely piece of comic radio writing. Two shy opera
lovers have seats next to each other, but never speak until it's
too late. With Derek Jacobi, Nicola McAuliffe, Alice Hart
and Philip Fox. Director Janet Whitaker.
LAYING GHOSTS....date nk
Unusual love story involving a spiritualist and a long-dead ghost. With Jane Whittenshaw, Joan Sims, Neil Roberts, Peter Penry Jones, Gudrun Ewer. Producer Claire
Grove. This play was repeated by ABC National (Australia) in about 1998.
Based on information received from Roger Bickerton and Bryony Lavery;
used by permission.
Nigel Deacon /Diversity website
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