PETER KERRY RADIO PLAYS
18.06.97 North East of Eden*, comedy series, 6 parts
06.07.97 Wormholes*, 3 parts
19.10.97 Into the Dark, 3 parts (Nicholas Wilde), dram
22.12.98 Polyanna, 3 parts (Eleanor Porter), dram
19.03.01 Don Camillo*, series of 4 (Guareschi), dram
10.06.02 Don Camillo*, another series of 4 (Guareschi), dram
30.05.05 Don Camillo*, another series of 4 (Guareschi), dram
NORTH EAST OF EDEN....1997
Paradise is a small Scottish island, and Marcia has
inherited her father's medical practice. She's left London, her
boyfriend, and her previous life. Now her social life consists
of the local pub and some dubious-looking fishermen. Stars Joan Sims,
Rebecca Front and James Garbutt. Directed by Kathy Smith.
Broadcast of children's radio 4 ...a science fiction drama.
Spin's Dad disappeared seven years ago. Everyone thought he
was a mad scientist, and his odd behaviour made Spin the
school bully's favourite target. But Spin is determined to
find out what his father was really working on...with
Ben Stapleton, David Derbyshire; directed by Martin Jameson.
Do not be put off by the label "children's radio" - this
production is excellent entertainment for all.
INTO THE DARK....1997
Another series from children's radio 4 ...the episodes are
entitled 1)Malham Cottage, 2)Roly, 3)The Seagull. Matt encounters
a strange reaction from a woman he meets on holiday. The holiday
doesn't seem very enjoyable, either, until he meets Roly. With
Alex Carter, Jamie Lee and Sue Johnston. Directed by Chris
Missed this one... comments will appear if I get a recording.
Dramatisation of Giovanni Guareschi's wonderful short stories
about a village in the Po valley, where the Good Lord keeps the
peace (most of the time) between the village priest, Don Camillo and the
Communist mayor, Peppone. I think there have been three series; the latest
is going out now (Apr 03). For series 1 the cast was Alun Armstrong,
Joss Ackland, John Moffatt and Sean Prendergast. A superb production.
...........excerpt from VRPCC newsletter.......The
Little World of Don Camillo, by Giovanni Guareschi, dramatised by
Peter Kerry (R4, 1830, beginning 10 Jun 02) returned for its second
series. These tales of the feud between the communist mayor and the
Catholic priest are ideal for half-hour dramatisations, rather like
the Jeeves short stories. Joss Ackland plays God, Ian Hogg plays Don
Camillo, and Shaun Prendergast is Peppone. As Radio Times says, " a
More superb dramatisations of these short stories; Joss Ackland
as God, Ian Hogg as Don Camillo, Shaun Prendergast as
30.05.05 Soul for Sale
asterisked plays known to exist within VRPCC.
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