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BBC RADIO PLAYS: (all radio 4)

2012 Frankenstein (Mary Shelley, adap) classic serial, 2 x 55m.
2007 The Witches (Roald Dahl, adap.) classic serial, 2 x 55m
2005 The Goldilocks Zone
2003 Seven Minutes to Midnight
2002 Tender Prayer
2001 Goodnight Irene
2001 Mablethorpe
2000 A to Z
1999 Starry Eyes
1998 Just you, me and a glitterball


NOTES

FRANKENSTEIN....2012
28 Oct: Classic Serial - The Gothic Imagination, Frankenstein: Part 1
M.Shelley, dram. Lucy Catherine. A new production of Mary Shelley's modern myth. While sailing through the Arctic wastes, Captain Walton picks up an unexpected passenger. Close to death the man begins to tell Walton his strange and terrible story. ep. 1 of 2. Frankenstein ......... Jamie Parker, The Monster ......... Shaun Dooley, Elizabeth ......... Susie Riddell, Walton ......... Alun Raglan, Father ......... Robert Blythe, Clerval ......... Sam Alexander, Mother ......... Christine Absalom, Waldman ......... Patrick Brennan, Justine ......... Emma Hook, Sailor ......... Joe Sims, Lieutenant ......... Don Gilet, Producer....... Marc Beeby.

THE WITCHES....2007
2-episode Classic Serial beginning 23 Dec 07. Dramatised by Lucy Catherine.

Ep.1: Eight-year-old Boy and his Norwegian grandmother discover that the world is infested with cunningly disguised witches. And all witches hate children.

Cast:
Narrator....... Toby Jones
Boy ...... Ryan Watson
Grandmother ...... Margaret Tyzack
Bruno ...... Jordan Clarke
Grand High Witch ...... Amanda Lawrence
Father ...... Ben Onwukwe
Mr Stringer ...... Peter Marinker
Witch 1 ...... Rachel Atkins
Witch 2 ...... Leanne Rowe
Directed by Claire Grove.

Ep.2: Eight-year-old Boy has been turned into a mouse. He discovers that his friend Bruno is also a mouse; but Bruno is more interested in food than outwitting a room full of witches.

Additional cast (the rest were the same as episode 1):
Waiter ...... Ben Onwukwe
Mr Jenkins ...... Ben Crowe
Mrs Jenkins ...... Rachel Atkins
Directed by Claire Grove.

The Goldilocks Zone....2005*
Friday play, 8 Jul 05. "There are a hundred billion nerve cells in the mind, a hundred billion stars in the galaxy and a hundred other paths I could have taken". A modern day Brief Encounter showing how when we are lost, only a true connection with another human being can bring us back to ourselves.
ND adds .........a sensual, atmospheric play, and Shiv Grewal almost steals the show as the quantum newsagent. Rpt. 22 Jun 07; 55m.

Nicola ...... Nicola Walker
Hux ...... Stuart McQuarrie
Shannon ...... Clemmie Hooton
Jamie ...... Johnny Thomas Davies
Mohammed ...... Shiv Grewal
Jenny ...... Amelda Brown
John ...... Carl Prekopp
Alice/Brigita ...... Alice Hart
Ross ...... Harry Myers
Sandra ...... Colleen Prendergast
Woman ...... Susan Jameson
Directed by Mary Peate

Seven Minutes to Midnight....2003
Friday play, 11 Apr 03. In 1980 Janet is nine and has been left by her mother in a rural commune which is falling apart at the seams. Twenty years later, after an unexpected meeting with her mother, Janet remembers four tumultuous weeks in her childhood, which began with Ronald Reagan's election and finished with an end of the world party to mark the death of John Lennon. Rpt. 10 Jun 05.

Adult Janet ...... Lucy Akhurst
Child Janet ...... Louisa Lytton
Melvyn ...... Michael Maloney
Sorrel ...... Rosie Wiggins
Kev ...... Derek Riddell
Val ...... Claire Rushbrook
Linda ...... Rebecca Callard
Juliet ...... Wendy Nottingham
Education Inspector ...... Stephen Critchlow
Directed by Lucy Baldwyn.

A Tender Prayer ....2002
22 Aug 02. Afternoon play. Travis and Jen's poker dice game aboard a draughty train full of stateless drunks leads to a dark adventure in unknown territory.

Mablethorpe....2001
30 Jan 01, afternoon play. Alison, with her life ahead of her, wants to discover the past, while Mrs Gawkrodger, too old even to plant her window box, thinks only of the future. They are drawn together by an old photograph, labelled `Mablethorpe 1952'. With Lia Williams and Anna Wing. Directed by Tracey Neale.

Goodnight Irene....2001*
31 Aug 01; rpt. 30 May 03.
It is the last weekend of August, and Lily and Jack have organised a family reunion at Brean Sands Caravan Park.
Lily ...... June Barrie
Irene ...... Maggie Tagney
Jack ...... Mark Buffery
James ...... Paul Mohan
Charlotte ...... Rosie Giarratana
Dean ...... Mark Nagis-Bullock

A to Z....2000 *
Afternoon play, 5 Nov 01 and 9 Oct 00. 1936: Phyllis Pearsall begins the task of walking 3,000 miles and mapping 23,000 streets, in order to fulfil her dream of producing the first A-Z of London.

Starry Eyes ....1999
Afternoon play, 6 May 99. Leanne washes up in an all-night cafe. Remembering the lessons her father taught her, she finds consolation in the constellations. One day she sees a new star. With Robin Weaver, Barry Foster and Tessa Worsley. Director Jeremy Mortimer.

Just You, Me and a Glitterball....1998
16 Jul 98. Afternoon play. Five-and-a-half hours in Terminal One, and Deborah and Marek find that sharing views on hand luggage and making Molotov cocktails produces some surprising bonds between them. With Sarah-Jane Holm as Deborah and David Thorpe as Marek. Director Jeremy Mortimer.

Nigel Deacon / Diversity website

Asterisked plays known to exist in VRPCC collections

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