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ONLY IN LONDON....2005
Broadcast in five 15-min episodes as the Woman's Hour serial. As a flight from Dubai touches down in London, three people from different parts of the world are thrown together: beautiful, lost Lamis, the lively Moroccan Amira, and her new friend Samir, who, like her, loves not wisely but too well. (......paraphrased from "Radio Times"-N.D.) By Hanan Al-Shayk, dram. Shelley Silas. With Suzanna Nour, Tom Beard, Shappi Khorsandi, Nitzan Sharron, John Rowe, Nick Maloney, Helen Schlesinger, Daryl Moore, Nadim Sawalha, Nina Wadia. Produced by Marilyn Imrie; dir. Deborah Paige.

Lie Down Comic....2004
R4, 2 Jan 04, Fri play, 60m. The story of a comedian who befriends one of his female fans. She is dying and raging against it. The two initially don't hit it off, but eventually find inspiration in each other's company. They end up talking about their shared fear. With Sinead Cusack, Tom Hollander, Alison Pettitt and Tilly Gaunt; director Marilyn Imrie. Additional material by Kevin Day.

RUMPOLE....2003
2003 series, by John Mortimer (q.v.). All produced by Marilyn Imrie.

THE BOOK OF LOVE....2003
A two-part dramatisation of William Hazlitt's "Liber Amoris". Hazlitt, the essayist, was 43 when he fell passionately in love with a young woman half his age. He became paranoid and jealous in his pursuit of her, and if he was like the production suggests, was not an attractive character. Tim McInnerney was Hazlitt, Claire Skinner was Sarah, and the other cast members were Alison Steadman, Imelda Staunton, Julian Wadham, William Houston and John Bett. The producer was Marilym Imrie.

MY LAST DUCHESS....2001
By Martyn Wade. Based on a Browning poem, which was inspired by a fresco of an Italian aristocrat's wife. With Roger Allam, Emily Mortimer, Tim McInnerney and Robert Hands; dir. Marilyn Imrie.

ALIEN SISTER
45m . By Judy Upton. Dark, comic tale about what happens to the family of a teenage computer expert when his elder sister suddenly returns home four years after she disappeared. With the help of a chemistry set and some interrogation techniques cribbed off the internet, Connor sets out to prove she's an alien. With Joel Samuels as Connor, Laura Sadler as Lucy; also stars Duncan Preston, Tessa Peake-Jones, Frankie Carson, Jessie Harris and Jon Glover. Directed by Mark Brickman; produced by Marilyn Imrie.

PURGATORY (R3 1991?)
By Marcy Kahan. Starred Miriam Karlin and Bill Paterson in a metaphysical comedy about three people in a room after death. Directed by Marilyn Imrie.

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD....date nk
McCarty's six-part dramatisation of Thomas Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd continues. Directed by Marilyn Imrie, it stars Janet Maw, Tim McInnerny, David Burke and Emily Morgan and comes highly recommended. (BBC7 repeat, Mar 2004)

Marilyn Imrie is also mentioned in "The Decline and Fall of Radio Drama", by Barry Pike (1998), which is on the Articles page. Click Radio Plays to find it.

copyright Nigel Deacon / Diversity website

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