Jerome Vincent Radio Drama

15.11.95 The Colour Norman
26.06.98 The Information Aged
13.12.02 The Great Smog
15.08.03 Assumption Day
20.07.04 The Small Print
03.12.04 Teddy and Toad


The Colour Norman....1995
15.11.95. Science student Norman invents a new colour, and is besieged by all and sundry, anxious to get their hands on it. A superb comedy by Stephen Dinsdale and Jerome Vincent.

By Stephen Dinsdale and Jerome Vincent. 11 Jun 97. The demolition work for the new slip road is just about to begin; when Eamon sees a fairy standing on his gear stick. With Rachel Atkins; Ioan Meredith; Mark Bonnar and Sean Barrett.

BBCR4, 26/6/98 60min, Friday play. By Jerome Vincent. A solar flare brings the digital revolution to an end.

Three short cameos set in December 1952, London. Now I know the real meaning of "pea-souper". Afternoon play, 45min.

......set in London in December 1952, when the worst smog in living memory brought the city to a standstill. It is estimated that there were 3,000 extra deaths as a result of it; eleven cattle died at the Smithfield show by breathing in fumes; there were more burglaries, and the buses and tubes ran a very restricted service. Theatre performances and concerts were abandoned, sometimes during the performance, as audience and singers had coughing fits. The Great Smog consisted of three short cameos; a girl turned down by her boyfriend; a pickpocket who robs a blind man, and two burglars who take their victim to hospital when they realise he is choking to death. Shirley Dixon was Alice, Harry Myers was Ben, and Peter Jefferson, his voice a few semitones lower than normal (digital tricks?) was the newsreader; David Blount directed. (ND, VRPCC newsletter).

In just two months in 1942, more bombs fell on the tiny island of Malta than on London during the Blitz. A chance meeting at a Day Centre brings back memories of the heroic Malta Convoy that brought to an end the longest siege in British history. With Miriam Karlin, Geoffrey Whitehead, Lucie Fitchett, Nicholas Boulton, John Evitts, Alison Pettitt, Lyndon Ogbourne, Iain Ridley, and Jean Trend.

TEDDY & TOAD....2004
Teddy and Toad, by Jerome Vincent (R4, 3 Dec 04) told the unlikely story of how Kenneth Grahame's tale, "The Wind in the Willows", was pushed to publication in America by President Roosevelt, where it achieved its initial success. Kenneth Grahame was played by Bill Paterson, and Vincent Marzello was Roosevelt; production was by David Blount. (N.D., VRPCC Newsletter, Dec 2004.)

An ordinary man fights back against the oppressive small print which dominates our lives.

Colin Mellish ...... Kim Wall
The Small Print ...... David Timson
Weadle ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Clara ...... Clare Corbett
Prof. Theocharis ...... John Evitts
Michelle ...... Emma Paterson
Ben Crowe ...... Oz
Director David Blount.

Nigel Deacon / Diversity website

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