THE FIVE BEANS....1993
R4 2.1.93 A modern version of the "Jack and the Beanstalk" story.
THE NIGHT OF WENCESLAS....1993
R4 2.1.93. Golden Dagger Award winner from 1960. Young
Nicholas Whistler becomes unwittingly involved in a
dangerous spying mission to Prague.
THE SEVEN PERCENT SOLUTION....1993
R4, 9.1.93. A Sherlock Holmes story. With Simon Callow,
Ian Hogg and Karl Johnson. Directed by Jane Morgan.
R4 25.1.93. Matthews is a gifted detective, but
his clinical approach makes him unpopular. When a child
is murdered he risks everything to solve the case.
With Keith Drinkel and Tom Georgeson.
R4 27.1.93. Childhood looked at from the point of view of
a young girl. With Alice Arnold, Jill Graham, Elizabeth
KAI MEI SAUCE....1993
R4, 4.2.93. A light comedy with cooking overtones. "Someone
once said - to enjoy food is to enjoy life. It's true - good
food has so much spirit invested in its preparation and its
cooking...in the eating, maybe, for just one moment, tiredness,
envy, anger, worry, spite....are forgotten."
By David Halliwell. SNT, 6 Feb 93.
A businessman at risk of losing his company to a loan shark has a stroke of incredible good luck when a mysterious wealthy woman overhears his phone conversation and offers to rescue him. He thinks he understands the risks in accepting her offer, but no flight of fancy prepares him for what lies in store.
Cast: Ian Hogg [Daker Abwin], Claire Faulconbridge [Zadia], Graham Padden [Jackman], Kathryn Hurlbutt [Edie], David Vann [Aaron], Joyce Gibbs [Mrs Dabbs], Simon Carter [Mr Dabbs], Terry Molloy [Keil], Gillian Goodman [Yatta], David Halliwell [Prison Officer]. Directed at Pebble Mill by Phillip Martin.
R4 10.2.93. An English version by Carlo Ardito.
With Bernard Hepton. Directed by Glyn Dearman.
THE HOLE IN THE TOP OF THE WORLD....1993
R3, 21.2.93. With Walter Matthau, Valerie Landsbergh, Barbara
Bain, Zhelko Ivanic.
THE ARCHITECT'S DREAM....1993
R4, 25.2.93. With Richard Tate, Barbara Atkinson, John Baddeley,
Jennifer Piercey. Directed by Richard Wortley.
OVER THE RAINBOW....1993
R4, 4.3.93. In this comedy, chaos descends on the Crumley
household when daughter Alma (Siriol Jenkins) is approached with
an offer to appear on television.
R4, 6.3.93. Light comedy - drama. With Michael Maloney, Louise Jameson, David Holt,
Sally Almond, Christopher Scott, David Thorpe, David King, Melanie
Hudson, John Fleming. Directed by Sue Wilson.
THE FREWINTOSH FORMULA....1993
R4, 11.3.93. Can't remember a lot about this one - last listened to
it in 1993 - other than it being an amusing light drama. I think
whiskey featured in the plot...
R4, 15.3.93. 90m. Thriller; I think an adaptation of a novel.
With John Castle, Andrew Branch, Jonathan Tafler, Michael Cochrane,
Benjamin Whitrow. Directed by Martin Jenkins.
HOW I MET FRANK....1993
R4. 16.3.93. With Patricia Hayes, John Baddeley and Robert
Glenister; dir. Martin Jenkins.
Stop the Children's Laughter....1993
By Henry Livings.
With David Holt, Elizabeth Spriggs and Barrie Rutter.
Mon play 14 Jun 93 rpt. 25 Jun 94.
Returning from Australia, Timothy Turner finds his only relatives downright hostile. They are fostering pauper children on their Saddleworth farm. But something is wrong and Timothy is determined to unearth the truth.
By Michael Wilcox. 10 Apr 93. An effective 'closed environment' play set in a small private school during the holidays. All the pupils except one have gone home. Mr. Maitland, an elderly teacher, is still on site, along with the headmaster and his wife. The boy and the headmaster loathe each other.
One Day At A Time....1993
By Anna Clemence Mew.
With David Bannerman, Carolyn Backhouse. 25 Sept 93, R4.
Clive has a successful law practice and a gorgeous wife, so why can't he stop gambling?
LET ME HELP....1993
By Tony Mulholland. A thriller. 30m.
R4, 30 Minute Theatre. 26 Oct 93.
... a creepy knight in shining armour.
With Lucy Tregear, Gerry Hinks, Crawford Logan.
Directed by Nigel Bryant.
THE FIFTY FRIENDS OF SIMON GOBERSCHMITT....1993
by Robert Paterson. A sobering tale with its roots in the
Nazi regime. R4, 8 Nov 93.
MICHELLE AND THE LANDLADY.....1993
A Viking funeral in the present day. This play won a Radio Times drama award; well-deserved. By Caroline Forbes.
R4 7.12.93. Mel Calman's play for the recession -
with Richard Griffiths, Jack Klaff, Ray Fearon, Meg Davis,
Sandra James-Young; music specially composed by
Ronnie Scott. Directed by Ned Chaillet.
DEATH OF AN OLD GIRL....1993
R4, 23.12.93. The title says it all. Thriller, 55m.
Nigel Deacon / Diversity website
Above plays known to exist in VRPCC collections
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