Graham Greene - The Great Jowett
BBC Radio 3
Broadcast: Tuesday 23rd September 1980
A new production of "The Great Jowett" by Graham Greene (first written as a radio play for the BBC, the play was broadcast on 6th May
1939), starring Alan Bennett as Benjamin Jowett (1817-93), Oxford Don, Professor of Greek, Master of Balliol College, Vice-Chancellor,
eminent Victorian and notable eccentric.
September 1893. It's the end of the Long Vac as strange faces and accents heard all over Oxford. As a tour guide leads a group through
Balliol College, he begins to tell the story of the Master of the College....
With Alan Bennett [Benjamin Jowett], David Markham [Dean Arthur Stanley, the Narrator], Brian Carroll [Matthew Knight, Jowett's
Servant], Andrew Branch [Algernon Swinburne], Leonard Fenton [T. H. Green / Earl Leslie Griggs], Michael Goldie [Dr. Robert Scott /
Vice-Chancellor], Godfrey Kenton [Mr. Foster, the Head Porter / Mr. Smith], Anthony Hyde [ Mr. Peel / Mr. Paine], Brian Haines [Mr.
Ross / Matthew Arnold, the Poet / an American], Christopher Scott [Mr. Plumer / The Archbishop], Lolly Cockerell [Mrs. Sparks,
Swinburne's Landlady / Servant / Washerwoman], and Josie Kidd [Miss Knight, Jowett's Housekeeper and Matthew's Sister /
Other parts played by members of the cast.
Produced by Brian Wright.
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