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Love....2004
9 Dec 04. The last of three new plays by Ian Curteis in the popular series. Arrangements for weddings are being made. But things do not go quite as planned for May and Ferdy. With Barbara Leigh Hunt, Bernard Hepton, Jennie Stoller, Phillip Joseph, Helen Ayres, Nicholas Boulton, Jemma Phillips, John Rowe. Directed by Tracey Neale.

SOMETHING STRANGE....2001
A psychological thriller, where an innocent flirtation develops into something menacing. Stars Beth Chalmers, Robert Glenister, Geoffrey Whitehead, Thomas Arnold. Dir. Tracey Neal.

The Group ....2001
By Mary McCarthy, dramatised by Moya O'Shea. The story of eight graduates - the class of '33 - from the prestigious American women's college Vassar, as they begin their lives away from campus, determined to be more sexually and socially enlightened than their mothers. With Gayle Hunnicutt, Briony Glassco, Mark Caven and Rebecca Front. Directed by Tracey Neale.

LOVE....2001
An unusual love story between two elderly people; with Bernard Hepton and Barbara Leigh Hunt. When May's husband dies, her friend Ferdy tells her that he has been deeply in love with her for 47 years. She is 76 and he is 79, and their adventures begin. Directed by Tracey Neale; repeated from about a year earlier. This play was written as a one-off, but was well-received, and three more were commissioned.(see above, 2004). Some were produced by Marc Beeby

THE JULY GHOST....2000
I missed this one, so cannot say anything about the plot. Stars Kate Buffery, Clive Owen, Gavin Muir, Oliver Cookson; dir. Tracey Neale.

Treasures of the British Library....2000 Michael Field -
A dramatisation by Moya O'Shea of the story of Katherine Bradley and her niece Edith, who wrote under the pseudonym `Michael Field'. A new century dawns, and Katherine has to give her answer to Francis. Could this be the end for Michael Field. With Geraldine James, Sophie Thomas, Andrew Wincott and Ray Lonnen. Directed by Tracey Neale. Series of ten 12-minute episodes.

What's to Be Done with Algernon? ....1999
By Michael Allen. In his day, Algernon Charles Swinburne was an enormously famous poet, but, left to his own devices, he would undoubtedly have drunk himself to death. His lawyer and close friend, Theodore Watts-Dunton, was determined this would not happen. With Jonathan Elsom, Nigel Anthony and Tracy Wiles. Director Tracey Neale.

Encore....1999
By Nan Woodhouse. `Let's work together, you said. Strictly professional, you promised. A shot in the arm for our careers... Why did I listen?' With Julia McKenzie and Timothy West. Directed by Tracey Neale.

Blood Wedding ....1997
R3. 24 Aug 97. By Federico Garcia Lorca. Translated by Gwynne Edwards. Adaptation and musical composition by Felix Cross. Tracey Neale's production is set in Cuba's African community at the turn of the century. A widow, whose eldest son and husband were both killed in feuds, discovers her only living son wishes to marry. But her obsession with thoughts of death and violence cannot dim the young bridegroom's optimism. With Carmen Munroe, Akim Mogaji and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.

My Dinner with Andre ....1997
R3. 22 Jun 97. By Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, adapted for radio by Kerry Shale. Why should Wally be dreading an evening with his old friend Andre - the brilliant and extraordinary theatre director who first put one of Wally's plays on the stage? With Henry Goodman as Andre, Kerry Shale as Wally, and Joshua Towb as the waiter. Directed by Tracey Neale.

Theo*....1995
Made in Germany in 1908, a rare cinnamon plush bear with boot button eyes, still with the Steiff button in his ear, discovers he is Lot No 107, and the auction is about to begin. With Martin Jarvis as Theo. Produced by Tracey Neale. Originally broadcast on R4, 28 Dec 1995; repeated 14 Dec 1996. Repeated on BBC7, 1 Aug 2004, 13:00 - 14:30 Drama following the adventures of Theo the teddy bear as he moves from owner to owner.

Nigel Deacon / Diversity website

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