HOME

Dick Francis Radio Dramatisations

Dick Francis is not a radio writer, but his well-paced novels make excellent radio serials.

SATURDAY NIGHT THEATRE

28.02.76 Bonecrack Francis Matthews/Caroline Blaikston/Mark Colleano
31.05.75 Blood Sport Dick Francis John Carson/Nigel Lambert/Cherie Lunghi

MIDWEEK THEATRE

none

AFTERNOON THEATRE

25.12.1981 Enquiry Tony Osoba/Robert Lang/Jack May/Selina Cadell
19.10.1979 Enquiry Tony Osoba/Robert Lang/Jack May/Simon Cadell

SERIALS (numbers show no. of episodes)

08.06.72 Breaking Point (6) Michael Kitchen
15.02.87 Proof (8) Nigel Havers/Jennifer Piercy/Manning Wilson
29.08.91 Rat Race (4) Hywel Bennett/Helena Breck/Ian Lindsay/Eric Deacon/Terence Edmond
12.11.91 Whip Hand (5) Mick Ford/David Neal/Kim Durham/Patricia Gallimore/Alan Devereux
23.03.94 Bolt (5) Eric Allan/Sian Phillips/Elizabeth MacGovern/John Bull

NOTES ON THE ADAPTATIONS

BREAKING POINT
This story is adapted from the novel "Nerve" by Roy Lomax. No idea why they changed the title - copyright reasons, perhaps?

PROOF
Adapted from the novel by Ernest Dudley. Nigel Havers as Tony Beech.

RAT RACE
Adapted from the novel by Martyn Read.

ENQUIRY
A jockey does not like to be labelled as a cheat, especially by a Stewards' Enquiry. But Kelly Hughes' horses don't perform as they should. He knows he's been framed, but can he find the reason? His investigations uncover some dirty business which threatens his own life....

WHIP HAND
With Mick Ford, David Neal, Kim Durham, Patricia Gallimore, Alan Devereaux, Simon Carter, David Vann, Terry Molloy, Petra Markham, Susan Sheridan. Dramatised by Alan England; directed at Pebble Mill by Philip Martin.

BOLT
With Sian Phillipps as the Princess, Eric Allan as Kit Fielding, Elizabeth McGovern as Danielle; also stars Christian Rodska, Bill Wallis, John Bull, Simon Carter, Jack May, William Eedle, Steve Hodson. Dramatised for radio by John Ashe and directed at Pebble Mill by Shaun McLaughlin.

Nigel Deacon / Diversity Website

Updated May 2003

Back to top

Radio Plays
Apples
Potatoes
Vegetables
Wine Making
Music
Artwork
Cosby Methodist Church
Gokart Racing
Links to other Sites
Contact Us