LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN...1982
25 Dec 82, Oscar Wilde. Timothy West/Rosalind Shanks. Saturday Night Theatre (SNT)
By Paul Thain,R4,27.11.1982/2030,Nigel Anthony/Ed Bishop/Jill Lidstone/Miriam Margolyes. SNT.
FARENHEIT 451 ....1982
By Ray Bradbury,R4,13.11.1982/2030,Michael Pennington/Pamela Salem/Peter Miles.SNT.
WHO SHOT ADA TANSEY?....1982
By Peter Whalley,R4,23.10.1982/2030,Derek Smith/John Branwell/David Fleeshman.SNT.
By Alan Plater & Vince Hill,R4,16.10.1982/2030,Vince Hill/Brian Jackson/Peter Jeffrey.SNT.
LOVE ME TENDER....1982
13 Oct 82. A comedy about model railway fanatics. 45m. By Simon Moss.With Dinsdale Landen, Anna Cropper, Simon Hewitt. Produced by Michael Bartlett.
WHAT'S STIGMATA? ....1982
ByWally K. Daly,R4,9.10.1982/2030,Peter Jeffrey/Norma Ronald/George A. Cooper.SNT. Humorous play concerning a devout atheist who becomes stigmatised (look it up).
Shakespeare,R4,2.10.1982/1930,Alec McCowen/Wendy Murray/Norman Rodway. SNT.
MOZART AND SALIERI....1982
By Alexander Pushkin. Radio 3. 2 Oct 82. 10.10pm.
Written in 1830. The play was conceived
in 1826, one year after Salieri's death, when the rumours of his
confession to having poisoned Mozart were still in the air. In the
Pushkin play, Salieri poisons Mozart both because Mozart's superior
gifts have made Salieri's lifelong devotion to music meaningless and
because Mozart has introduced Salieri's soul to the bitterness of envy.
Translated by Anthony Wood.
Paul Scofield .... Antonio Salieri,
Simon Callow .... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart;
harpsichord played by Raymond Alston.
Produced by Piers Plowright.
TWO FAMOUS 'MOZART' PLAYS COMPARED
Alexander Pushkin represents an envious Salieri
accusing God of failing to reward him for his musical efforts. When
Mozart ponders over whether or not genius and crime are compatible,
Salieri secretly drops some poison into his rival's drinking glass.
Mozart drinks of it, sits at the piano to play the "Requiem", and leaves
with a bad stomach. Salieri remains, resuming the thoughts about genius
Peter Shaffer's well-known play 'Amadeus' removes this
suspicion from Salieri's shoulders, but in making him an untalented,
envious, and revengeful character, he departs from the historical truth. Salieri would have had
little reason for envy; he was First Royal Kapellmeister, well-paid and prosperous,
and several of his operas were popular and successful during his lifetime.
A MAGICIAN AMONG THE SPIRITS....1982
By Bert Coules,R4,25.9.1982/2030,Barry Denner/Pinkie Johnstone/Hilda Kriseman
An excellent biographical play about the magician and illusionist Harry Houdini. SNT. ...many thanks Bert for the recording....ND.
By David Turner,R4,18.9.1982/2030,Roger Hume/Diana Bishop/Kim Durham/Jane Galloway.SNT.
OLD TIMES, GOOD TIMES....1982
By David Williams. With Denise Welch, Christian Rodska, Edward Wilson. Producer Tony Cliff. Recorded BBC Manchester Studio 8, 8 Jun 82, TX Sat 4 Sep 82, 14.05-1435, R4. Rpt. 7 Sep 82, 11 am. .......Recording sent by David Williams; many thanks.
I'LL NEVER BE SEVEN....1982
by Gilbert Leautier
(J'ai failli avoir sept ans, Radio Suisse Romande, Lausanne, 1980),
translated by Kitty Black,
directed by Martin Jenkins.
21st August 1982, Thirty Minute Theatre.
A family tragedy is narrated from the perspective of a little girl.
The little girl is played by Prunella Scales.
Others in the cast: Miranda Forbes, Crawford Logan and Theresa Streatfield.
OPERATION LIGHTNING PEGASUS....1982
By Alick Rowe,R4,7.8.1982/2030,Timothy West/Geoffrey Bateman/Hugh Dickson/Norma Ronald. One of Alick Rowe's best comedies. See his page. 90m. SNT.
THE HUBRIS FILE....1982
By Rod Beacham,R4,31.7.1982/2030,Geoffrey Collins/Jean Trend. Political thriller.SNT.
*THE MANILLA GALLEON....1982
R4, 22 Jul 1982: interesting true biog. story about
William Dampier: writer, naturalist, privateer and ... pirate.
By Ivor Wilson,R4,26.6.1982/2030,Jack Carr/Jane Collins/Barbara Marten/Robert Keegan. 90m. A good police thriller, re-broadcast by CBC in the late 90s in three parts.SNT.
By David Halliwell,R4,19.6.1982/2030,Nigel Anthony/Anna Cropper. A young man has a blood test, and it has very unexpected consequences. SNT.
16 May 82; true story of the long lonely voyage of a sailing ship in the late 1700s to the Bering sea, followed by shipwreck and subsequent return. By Jean-Pierre de Rohan; producer Alan Haydock, narrated by Noel Johnson. David March as the German naturalist and explorer Georg Wilhelm Schteller (sp?), with Sean Barratt.
8 Apr 82. By Owen Holder. A happily married man, just retired, befriends an old lady. Infidelity is not needed to make a person feel rejected... Joyce Carey / Harold Goodwin / Pauline Letts. Producer Ian Cotterill .........(thanks to RB for the recording.)
By Brandon Thomas, 1892, adapted by David Buck. A farce. Broadcast on the World Service, date nk.
R4, 9 April 1982, Afternoon Theatre. Jack loves Kitty and Charley loves Amy, and both are relying on Charley's millionaire aunt to chaperone their fledging romances. When Charley's aunt postpones her visit, the duo convinces a male schoolmate to masquerade as the dowager. Chaos ensues when the real aunt unexpectedly arrives...
Lord Fancourt Babberley ... Michael Cochrane,
Colonel Sir Francis Chesney ... Jack May,
Jack Chesney ... Tim Piggot-Smith,
Charles Wykeham ... Jeremy Clyde,
Kitty Verdun ... Nina Thomas,
Amy Spettigue ... Stella Forge,
Donna Lucia di Alvadorez ... Pauline Letts,
Stephen Spettigue ... David Buck,
Brassett ... Alan Dudley,
Ela Delahay ... Madeline Smith.
Sound balance by Adrian Revel.
Producer Gordon House.
A BBC World Service production.
A RIGHT ROYAL RIP-OFF
By Wally K. Daly,R4,3.4.1982/2030,Peter Jones/Lockwood West/Bernard Bresslaw/Charles Hawtrey/Donald Hewlett.Another outing for the same crew as "The Bigger They Are". Another excellent comedy. This time the gang try to nick the Crown Jewels. SNT. (thanks to Penny Fabb for the recording.)
THE FATAL FLAW....1982
By Chris Allen 20.2.1982 Martyn Read/Margaret Robertson. This is an outstanding play about shady deeds in the production of blockbuster novels. A teacher who's written a couple of unsuccessful novels is approached by a publisher who wants a 10 million dollar bestseller on her lists. Will he - can he - write it? A cracking tale; 90 minutes.
By Alan Downer,R4,13.2.1982/2030,Steven Pacey/Rosalind Adams/Geoffrey Matthews. Police / Crime thriller set in the Channel Isles. SNT.
A TOUCH OF FROST....1982
By R.D. Wingfield. R4,6.2.1982/2030,Derek Martin/Haydn Wood/Stephen Thorne/Alan Dudley, See R.D. Wingfield page. SNT.
FLORENT AND THE TUXEDO MILLIONS....1982
By Peter Redgrove. Produced by Brian Miller. R3, 10 Jan 82.
Florence Florent answers an ad for a feminist detective. Her employer, Dee, teaches her how to handle divorce cases operatically and together they build a thriving business. So how did she end up married to the ailing and very wealthy Dan?Winner of the Prix Italia for 1982.
Florence Florent ........Angharad Rees,
Dan ......Timothy Bateson,
Dee .........Benny Lee,
Battersea .......Conrad Phillips,
Tall Boy & the New Dan ....Guy Gregory,
Tuxedo .......Jack Holloway,
Harry Aitch ..........Nicholas McArdle,
Godstop .......Sion Probert,
Prosper Butler ...Michael Tudor Barnes,
Other parts: Julia Hills, David Ponting, Brian Gear, Derek Graham and Paul Nicholson.
THE CASE OF THE LATE PIG....1982
By Margery Allingham, R4, 9.1.1982/2030,James Snell/Cyril Shaps. SNT.
eye (PS - NO POET IS DEAD)....1982
Radio 3, 03/01/82. By David Ossman. Introduced by the announcer as «…an autobiographical play by David Ossman based on the writings of ee cummings». A piece which reflects ee cummings’ own style and takes the listener through his life while articulating cummings’ beliefs and attitudes. It includes a moving account of the deaths of cummings’ mother and father in an accident involving their car at a level crossing. Cast: Don Fellows : Kerry Shale ; Yvonne Adalian. With specially improvised music by Steuart Allin ; Iain Kendell and John Lewis. Director: Alec Reid. (....notes by Alistair Wyper - many thanks)
Nigel Deacon / Diversity website
Above plays known to exist in VRPCC collections
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