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1992 Radio Plays - Others

THE FAITHFUL....1992
17.11.92. Frank once dreamed of creating gleaming towers which would change the face of Irish architecture. Now he plans his revenge. With Billy Boyle, Norman Rodway, Kilian McKenna, Rio Fanning, Kate Binchy, Keith Drinkel; directed by Claire Grove.

THE LEGS THAT CAME IN FROM THE COLD....1992
Just when you thought it was safe to order a tofu casserole... this new comedy is based on a true- and wholly incredible - event. With David Holt, Peter Meakin, Simon Carter. 30 minute theatre. 27.10.92.

TRAVEL OVER SPANISH SIGHS....1992
Foreign travel on the cheap... the nail-biting comedy follows a couple on their holiday to Spain, on the cheap. Don't listen to this if you're about to depart; you'll never go on holiday again - especially on the cheap. With Melanie Hudson, Matthew Morgan, Gregory de Polnay, John Moreno, Kate Binchy. Director- Matthew Walters. R4. 8 Oct 92. 60m.

LA CELESTINA....1992
A boisterous comedy classic. Frances de la Tour plays Celestina, a hell-raising bawd whose understanding of lust and greed makes her indispensable in a 15th-century Spain besotted with the idea of Love. With Jonathan Cullen, Abigail McKern, Clare Cathcart, Jane Slavin, Federay Holmes, Jonathan Tafler, Matthew Morgan, John Church. Adapted for radio by John Clifford. Music by Neil Brand, who also performs with Mike Jingle, Rob Jones and Manuel Sanchez. Director- Eoin O'Callahagn. 100 min.

THE ENGLISHMAN ABROAD....1992
A play about the bodyline series, England v. Australia in 1932. See cricket page.

GEORGIE GIRL....1992
Rebroadcast by ABC, c1998. 6 x 30m serial. Dramatised by Joe Dunlop. This version of Margaret Forster's novel is presented as a children's fairtale, but the themes it deals with are anything but childlike. Humorous, well-paced satisfying drama. There was a film of it some years ago which became popular. This radio version stars Kenneth Cranham, John Hollis, Caroline Strong, Joe McGann. Producer Adrian Bean.

A BIT OF BERLIN....1992
RT - "Set in Berlin, a city with a history of deviant sex, violence and bigotry. With the Wall coming down, have things changed or is history repeating itself?" With James Grout, Rowena Cooper, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Federay Holmes, Walter Van Dyk, Maggie McCarthy, Heinz Bernard, Nicholas Murchie, David Holt. Director- Janet Whitaker.

DEALING WITH CLAIR....1992
For Mike and Liz, selling their London home is an irksome business. When James, the perfect buyer, is interested in the house, their problems seem solved. But for young estate agent Clair, the problems are only beginning, and the nightmare starts. With Karen Ascoe, Bob Peck, Julia Hills, Michael Maloney, Emma Gregory,, Jonathan Cullen. Director- Hilary Norrish. R4, 24 Sep 92.



THE BLASPHEMER....1992
Monday Play, 3 Aug 92. By George Rosie. A freethinking student finds himself charged with blasphemy by a minister of the Kirk. Set in late 17th and early 18th century Edinburgh, this play, based on real events, exposes the hypocrisy of church and state in pursuit of 'justice' and explores the feelings of the young man and his sweetheart, caught in a terrible dilemma and with no apparent escape from his inevitable fate. Cast: Meldrum .. Allan Sharpe, Margaret .. Wendy Seager, Mungo Craig .. Sean Hay, Thomas Aitkenhead Stevie Hannan, Spence . Lewis Howden, Sir James Stewart . Charles Kearney, Lord Polwarth . Robin Thomson. Director Stewart Conn. First broadcast on Radio Scotland.

THE KING OF THE NORTH RIDES HIS HORSE THROUGH THE SKY....1992
By Adrian Mourby. Saturday Playhouse. 1 Aug 92. A minute to midnight, 999 AD. Warlord Uhtred Oslacsorum vows to take Holy Orders if the Millennium passes. But he is tempted by military glory. .....Uhtred ...... Ian Hogg, Bishop Aldhun ..Trevor Peacock, Ealdred ..... Billy Fellows, Ecgfrida .. Katharine Levy, Sweyn Forkbeard .. Ken Bones, Knut ... Russell Boulter, Oslac .. Shaun Prendergast, Imnal .. Christopher Walker, Thurcetel . Arthur Blake. Music: Peter Howell. Director Michael Fox. 75m.

WALK OR DIE ....1992
27.6.92. The true story of the retreat from Burma. Thousands of people, soldiers and civilians, were forced to walk from Burma to India, or die in the attempt, to escape the Japanese towards the end of the second World War. The play draws on the experiences of some of the survivors. Michael Kitchen, Eric Allen, Melinda Walker, Terence Edmond, Kate Binchy; dir. Richard Wortley. SMs David Greenwood, Rosamund Masonand Charlotte Hulme. Rpt. 5.4.93. 90m.

OVER THE RAINBOW....1992
25 Jun 92, AFT. Comedy by Colin Morton and Harry Sears featuring Siriol Jenkins, Roy Barraclough, Judith Barker and Paula Tilbrook. Directed in Manchester by Martin Jenkins. Rpt 4 March 1993. Chaos descends on the Crumley household when daughter Alma is approached to appear on TV.

A RED CAR IN THE FOUNTAIN....1992
30 Apr 92. By Philip Corker. The Inspector is the ultimate rationalist. When he's confronted by events which have no logical explanation, he doesn't know how to react.


MANIKUDLAK & THE BEAR....1992
By Chris Galer, afternoon play, 16 Jan 92. Rpt. R4-extra 1 Jan 13. 60m. On a canoe journey in eastern Greenland, an old hunter tries to teach a young boy something of his ways. Has he anything useful to pass on? With Meredith Edwards and Mark Heatley. Directed in Wales by Jane Dauncey.

Nigel Deacon / Diversity website

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