31.07.18 Festival, by Sarah Wooley
22.01.18 4/4 Four comedy dramas by Sarah Wooley and Robin Brooks
13.01.18 Memento Mori*
27.10.00 The weight of water*
20.08.02 The rocks below*
30.01.04 Mapping the Heart*
10.02.05 The Doll'S Tea Set*
31 Jul 18: Festival
By Sarah Wooley, set in 1962, when the novelist Elizabeth Howard, later married to Kingsley Amis, took on the job of running the Cheltenham Literary Festival. In 1956 she had been one of its resident young writers. The job of running the event was far from straightforward. Elizabeth: Melody Grove, John Moore: Tony Gardner, Colin Howard: Will Howard, Kingsley: Jonathan Forbes, with Emma Handy (three parts) and John Lightbody (three parts). Producer: Gaynor Macfarlane.
22 Jan 18: ep. 1 4/4: Introduction & Allegro
By Robin Brooks and Sarah Wooley. A new comedy drama recording the exploits and life of the members of a fictional string quartet. Paul: Alasdair Hankinson, Fergus: Simon Donaldson, Archie: Robin Laing, Skye: Shauna Macdonald, Lucy/Claire: Karen Bartke, Philippe/Usher/Guard: Nick Underwood, Hans/journalist/fan: Kenny Blyth. Producer: Gaynor Macfarlane. Music supplied by the Edinburgh Quartet.
29 Jan: 4/4: Scherzo
By Robin Brooks and Sarah Wooley. Ep. 2. The Benjamin Quartet, with its new member, has played to a tiny audience In Brussels. Fergus has been taken ill with a suspected heart attack. Paul, the new member: Alasdair Hankinson, Fergus: Simon Donaldson, Archie: Robin Laing, Skye: Shauna Macdonald, Claire/receptionist: Karen Bartke, ,taxi driver/doctor: Kenny Blyth. Producer: Gaynor Macfarlane. Music by the Edinburgh Quartet.
5 Feb 18: 4/4 Rondo Mysterioso
By Robin Brooks and Sarah Wooley. Ep. 3. After a difficult night in a casualty department in Brussels, the quartet is invited to play at a festival in Lucca. Paul: Alasdair Hankinson, Fergus: Simon Donaldson, Archie: Robin Laing, Skye: Shauna Macdonald, Kelly: Karen Bartke, with Kenny Blyth, Nick Underwood and Finlay Welsh. Producer: Gaynor Macfarlane. Music by the Edinburgh Quartet.
12 Feb: 4/4 Finale Con Porca
By Sarah Wooley. Ep. 4. After playing in a festival in Lucca, the quartet is on its way home. Then the musicians receive another booking. Paul: Alasdair Hankinson, Fergus: Simon Donaldson, Archie: Robin Laing, Skye: Shauna Macdonald, Kelly: Karen Bartke, with Laurie Brown and Kyle Gardiner. Producer: Gaynor Macfarlane. Music by the Edinburgh Quartet.
13 Jan 18: Saturday Play- Mememto Mori
By Muriel Spark, ad. Robin Brooks, from the novel. Strange play about a group of elderly people targeted by a troublesome person on the telephone. A detective investigates, and everyone becomes a suspect. Dame Lettie Colston: Patricia Hodge, Geoffrey Colston: Jim Norton, Charmian Colston: Colette O'Neill, Mabel pettigrew: Monica Dolan, Alec Warner: William Gaminara, with Keth Weare, Ellie Darvill, Neil McCaul, Isabella Inchbald and Georgie Glen. Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane.
5 Jan 18: Intelligence
By Sarah Wooley, based on Muriel Spark's time with MI6. Muriel: Jessica Hardwick, Sefton Delmer: Stuart McQuarrie, Marcelle / Nurse: Lucianne McEvoy, Erich / Officer: Finn den Hertog, Betty: Francesca Dymond, Crips/Hans/Engineer: Robin Laing. Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane.
THE WEIGHT OF WATER....2000
By Beatrice Colin: On the night of 5th Mar 1873,, two Norwegian immigrants were murdered
on the Isles of Shoals. Over a century later, a photographer
discovers a collection of papers giving an eyewitness account of the
murders. With Nancy Crane, Derbhie Crotty, Emma Fielding, Karl Johnson;
dir. Gaynor Macfarlane. Broadcast in 10 12-minute episodes.
THE ROCKS BELOW....2002
By Beatrice Colin: On a Scottish island in the 1950s, identical twins have to come to
terms with a long-hidden secret. Broadcast as afternoon play, 45m.
With Deirdre David, Mairi Gillespie and Derek McGhie; dir. Gaynor
MAPPING THE HEART....2004
Fri. 30 Jan 04, afternoon play, 45m.
An adventure story set in 1950 in the rainforest of Brazil.
Scots-born Kristina Morrison is thrown together with opinionated
American, Ray Epstein, when their light aircraft crashes in the jungle.
Kristina finds herself torn between two men, Ray and her
explorer father, Felix, via the diary of his failed expedition twenty
five years before. ....info. sent by Greg Linden
Kristina Morrison ...... Gayanne Potter
Ray Epstein ...... Stuart Milligan
Miss Spence/Brazilian Woman ...... Monica Gibb
Fred/Mr Hugo ...... Paul Young
Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane.
THE DOLL's TEA SET....2005
By Sue Glover; afternoon play. Cara is four years old when her mother disappears.
Time passes...will her mother ever return? And if not, why not?
With Liam Brennan, Jimmy Chisholm, Simon Donaldson,
Claire Knight, Grant O'Rourke, Gayanne Potter, Wendy Seager. 45m.
Nigel Deacon / Diversity website
Asterisked plays known to exist in VRPCC collections
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