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Drama on BBC Radio 4, 1994

Excluded- 'The House' by Christopher Lee, which ran over several years and several series, in 15 and 30 minute slots. It needs a web page to itself. Also excluded, most 6.30pm and 11pm or 11.30pm 30 minute comedy programs.


1st January 1994
14.30:
Hobson's Choice by Harold Brighouse.
A Salford shoe shop owner whose "uppish" daughters defy his every wish. But when Maggie announces she is to marry the boot hand Willie Mossop, even her sisters think she has gone too far.
Director: Michael Fox
Hobson: Bernard Cribbins
Maggie: Barbara Marten
Willie Mossop: Andrew Schofield
Vickey: Michelle Chadwick
Alice: Catherine Kies
Albert: Martin Reeve
Freddy: Stefan Escreet
Jim Heeler: David Fleeshman
Tubby Wadlow: Martin Oldfield
Mrs Hepworth: Ann Rye
Doctor: Robert McIntosh
Ada Figons: Saskia Downes
Repeated 29th October 1994.
(There was a different production, by Alfred Bradley, on 14/11/62 (Light), rpts on 4: 18/5/63, 20/10/68, 17/3/75, 23/3/75, 1/5/78 in which Bernard Cribbins also played Willie)


1st January 1994:
19.50:
Saturday Night Theatre: Sarah by Eric Pringle
Early 19th century: the Reverend Daniel Strickland and his two maiden sisters leave their home in comfortable Berkshire to begin a new life in the wilderness of Lancashire. The rather wilful Sarah demands to know why.
Director Tracey Neale
Daniel: Stephen Moore
Elizabeth: Anna Massey
Sarah: Deborah Findlay
Joseph: John Duttine
Anne: Alison Reid
Roger Beamish: Ian Masters
Squire Rollinson: Geoffrey Matthews
Doctor Thurlston: Alan Thompson
Bishop: Garard Green
Repeated 25th February 1995 (14.30)
[The story continued in Elizabeth, broadcast 25th February 1995 (19.50)]


1st January 1994
23.30 :
Fear on Four: Gobble, Gobble by Paul Burns
Martin Reynolds's search for his Christmas turkey ends in a nightmare.
Director Martin Jenkins
Introduced by Edward de Souza, the Man in Black.
Martin Reynolds: Peter Gunn
Len Carter: Stephen Thorne
George: David Holt
Liz Alhop: Jill Graham
Tom Sowerby: John Sansom
Angie: Siriol Jenkins
Repeated from 24th December 1992


2nd January 1994:
14.30 :
Classic Serial: Waverley by Sir Walter Scott. Dramatised by Roger Danes.
Part 1 of 4: Red Coat - White Cockade.
The 1745 Jacobite rebellion. As Bonnie Prince Charlie tries to regain the throne of Great Britain for the Stuart dynasty, a young Englishman finds himself fighting on the wrong side.
Music by Iain Johnstone, with Mhairi Campbell (violin, viola), Ron Shaw (cello) and Mike Travis (drums).
Director Patrick Rayner
Edward Waverley: Richard Greenwood
Bradwardine: John Buick
Flora: Wendy Seager
Rose: Maria Miller
Fergus: James Bryce
Donald Bean Lean: Paul Young
Davey: Tom Smith
Houghton: Stuart McQuarrie
Evan Dhu: Finlay Welsh
Callum Beg: Steven McNicoll
Aunt Rachel: Mary Riggans
Sir Everard: Robin Thompson
Colonel Gardiner: David McKail
MacWheeble: John Shedden
Laird of Balmawhapple: Finlay McLean
Alice: Eliza Langland
(Ep 2 9/1/94; Ep 3 16/1/94; Ep4 23/1/94)


2nd January 1994:
20.00 :
Dangerous to Know: by Michael and Melissa Bakewell
1 of 6: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. "I by no means intend to identify myself with Harold, but to deny all connection with him. I would not be such a fellow as I have made my hero for the world!'
Director: Rosemary Hart
Lord Byron: Jonathan Hyde
The voice of the poet: Paul Daneman
Young Byron: Richard Pearce
Augusta Leigh: Kate Buffery
Duchess of Devonshire: Frances Jeater
Hobhouse: Neville Jason
Mrs Byron: Tina Gray
Charles Matthews: David Goudge
Dr Drury: David King
John Gait: John Baddeley
Samuel Rogers: David March
Lady X: Teresa Gallagher
Lady Hestor Stanhope: Alice Arnold
(Ep 2 9/1/94; Ep 3 16/1/94; Ep4 23/1/94; Ep5 30/1/94; Ep 6 6/2/94- each episode also repeated three days later.]


3rd January 1994:
14.00 :
The Lintel by Albert Welling
Howard and Vicky are looking forward to celebrating the perfect Christmas in their country cottage when their idyll is interrupted.
Director Jane Morgan
Howard: Steve Hodson
Vicky: Marian Diamond
Joseph: Jeremy Spriggs
Mary: Federay Holmes
Repeated from 24th December 1992


3rd January 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Nativity by Nigel Williams
Sam and Jenny find a baby abandoned close to a canal in the city. Beside him is a message in Hebrew. Ahead of them is a struggle to find meaning in the message, and the right to call the child their own.
Director Marilyn Imrie
Sam: Mark Fletcher
Jenny: Tilly Vosburgh
Rebecca: Maggie McCarthy
Mr Petersen: Harry Towb
Mrs Petersen: Sally Grace
Librarian: Gordon Reid
Journalist/First bailiff: Mark Straker
Social Security officer / Second bailiff: Ben Onwukwe
Repeated from 17th December 1990


4th January 1994:
12.25-13.00
The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter* by Basil Boothroyd
Book 4, Chapter One [listed as Part 1]: The Present
The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author
Producer Bobby Jaye
Gerald C Potter: Ian Carmichael
His wife: Charlotte Mitchell
Also with: Margaret Boyd, Pauline Letts, Brian Haines
[ *This particular broadcast is listed on BBC Genome- and probably in Radio Times- under the title "The Small, Intricate World of Gerald C Potter" -in error]
First broadcast 27th April 1981, repeated 28th April 1981, 26th April 1984, 20th April 1988.


4th January 1994:
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Malgosia and the Men by Daniel Anthony
A suburban widow drawn into a world of international espionage.
Director Jane Dauncey
Malgosia: Mary Wimbush
Damien: Mark Lambert
Heston: Ed Bishop
Moira: Peggy Mason
Rodney Special/Mr Delaney: Richard Mitchley
[Most of Daniel Anthony's work was for BBC Radio Wales]


4th January 1994:
18.30-19.00:
Gentleman* and Ladies by Susan Hill. Adapted by Bill Matthews
Part 5 of 5.
A study of friendship and family ties in a small English village.
Producer Lissa Evans
Eleanor Thome: Patricia Hayes
Alida Thorne: Stephanie Cole
Isabel Thorne: Sian Phillips
Kathleen Lavender: Jill Graham
Dorothea Shottery: Gwen Watford
Florence Ames: Anna Cropper
Hubert Gaily: John Baddeley
Ma Gaily: Paullne Letts
Dr Sparrow: James Telfer
Miss Cress: Jillle Meers
Mrs Clemency: Irene Sutcliffe
[This episode first broadcast 4th Feb 1993].
[This series part one first broadcast 7/1/93, repeated 7th December 1993]
[*Listed for 7/12/93 as "Gentlemen and Ladies" in error]


5th January 1994:
12.25-13.00 :
Letters of Introduction by Peter Whalley.
Part 1 of 6: The Gillians have everything- money, a good marriage, happy children. A letter blackmailing the husband seems like an absurd joke.
Director Tony Cliff
Richard Gillian: Paul Shelley
Chire Gillian: Sandra Clark
Jane Gillian: Saskia Downes
Adele Nevison/Secretary: Melissa Jane Sinden
Philip Thornton: Peter Rylands
Other parts: 2 12/1/94; 3 19/1/94; 4 26/1/94; 5 2/2/94; 6 9/2/94


5th January 1994:
14.00 :
Sherlock Holmes: His Last Bow: Wisteria Lodge by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Dramatised by Bert Coules.
Mr Scott Eccles wakes to find his host and all his domestic staff have vanished. And downstairs the police find grim evidence of voodoo rites.
Violinist Leonard Friedman
Director Patrick Rayner
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Inspector Baynes: Dominic Letts
Scott Eccles: David King
Miss Bumet: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Garcia: David Thorpe
Warner: Michael Onslow
Jesus: Steve Hodson
Carlo: Gareth Armstrong
Repeated 3rd August 1996


5th January 1994:
Dangerous to Know, ep 1 of 6.
Repeated from 2nd January 1994, please see above.


6th January 1994:
10.00-10.30 : Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym. Dramatised by Elizabeth Proud
3 of 6: The Importance of the Full Hot Water Bottle. Fabian and Prudence finally meet at the village whist drive.
Producer Sioned Wiliam
Jane Cleveland: Penelope Wilton
Prudence Bates: Rebecca Front
Miss Doggett: Elizabeth Spriggs
Jessie Morrow: Samantha Bond
Nicholas Cleveland: Benjamin Whitrow
Fabian Driver: Julian Glover
Mrs Glaze/Mrs Lyall: Ann Windsor
Miss Trapnell/Mrs Arkwright: Elizabeth Proud
Mrs Mayhew: Hilda Schroder
Mrs Clothier/Landlady: Joanna David
Dr Grampian/Mortlake: John Baddeley
Mr Oliver: Glen Hugill
Edward Lyall: Michael Onslow
This episode repeated 19th July 1994.
Series commenced 23rd December 1993, series was repeated commencing 5th July 1994.
[Sequel to "Crampton Hodnet".}
[There was a later 10 part production in 2008 produced by Chris Wallis. Penelope Wilton was Narrator and Jane was played by Susie Blake]


6th January 1994:
14.00 :
Voices Offstage by Peter Ling
Ellen Terry and her affair with the equally famous Henry Irving
Director Enyd Williams
Ellen Terry: Dorothy Tutin
Henry Irving: Christopher Godwin.
Graham Robertson: Jeremy Clyde
William Terriss: Robert Daws
George Bernard Shaw: Dermot Crowley
Walter: John Hartley
Doctor: James Taylor
Jessie: Margaret John
Repeated 19th October 1995


6th January 1994:
23.00-23.30 :
The Comedians by Graham Greene. Dramatised by Rene Basilico.
4 of 8: Relieved at the news of Jones's release, Smith is encouraged to pursue his dream of a vegetarian centre.
Producer John Fawcett Wilson
Brown: Michael Kitchen
Smith: James Maxwell
Mrs Smith: Helen Horton
Martha Pineda: Tessa Wojtczak.
Joseph: Kenneth Gardiner
Minister: Colin McFarlane
Henri Philipot: Tony Armatrading
Louis Pineda: Michael Mellinger
Clerk/Tonton: Paterson Joseph
With Tessa Wojtczak, Kenneth Gardiner, Colin McFarlane, Tony Armatrading, Michael Mellinger, Paterson Joseph and Louis St Juste
This episode first broadcast 30th December 1992.
Series first broadcast from 9th December 1992
Episode 1 of this run was broadcast 16th December 1993


7th January 1994:
14.00 :
Classic Serial: Waverley by Sir Walter Scott.
Repeated from 2nd January 1994 - see above.


8th January 1994:
14.30 :
Playhouse: The Five Beans by John Peacock.
A very individual history of Jack and the Beanstalk
Music by Stephen Warbeck
Director Jane Morgan
Jack: Matthew Morgan
Young Jack: Henry Briant
Edmund: Terence Edmond
Meg: Pat Heywood
Aelfric: Bernard Hepton
Ragner: Ken Stott
Frigga: Rowena Cooper
Tom: Scott Ransome
Jenny: Federay Holmes
Gwen: Siriol Jenkins
Old Man: Ken Wynne
Guardian: Jillie Meers
Harp: Melanie Pappenheim
With Phillip Anthony , David Bannerman. Geraldine Fitzgerald , Jill Graham and David Thorpe
Repeated from 2nd January 1993


8th January 1994:
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers. Dramatised by Roderick Graham.
Two young men go sailing for pleasure, unaware that they're sailing into the greatest danger they will ever know.
Director Jane Morgan
Carruthers: Laurence Kennedy
Davies: Charles Simpson
Dollman: Frederick Jaeger
Clara: Jo Unwin
Von Bruning: Wolf Kahler
Grimm: Michael Wolf
Bohm: Gertan Klauber
Bartels: John Baddeley
Kiel Clerk: Colin Pinney
Hawkins: Simon Treves


8th January 1994:
23.30 :
Fear on Four: The Next in Line by Ray Bradbury. Dramatised by Brian Sibley.
A classic story of fear and claustrophibia. Is it possible literally to frighten someone to death, especially after a visit to the catacombs?
Director Martin Jenkins
Introduced By: Edward de Souza
Marie: Carole Boyd
Joseph: Peter Marinker
Guide: Trader Faulkner
Popsy: Sandra Dickinson
With Ann Windsor, Jonathan Tafler, Siriol Jenkins and David Holt
Repeated from 31st December 1992.
Also broadcast on BBC7 in 2003.


9th January 1994:
14.30 :
Classic Serial: Waverley by Sir Walter Scott.
Part 2 of 4: The Clash of Love and Duty.
Waverley, on leave from his regiment, has been injured at the great stag hunt.
Please see 2nd January 1994 above.
Additional characters:
Tims: Finlay Welsh
Callum Beg: Steven McNicoll
Sir Richard: Sandy Neilson
Jeannie: Ceit Kearney


9th January 1994:
20.00 :
Dangerous to Know: 2 of 6: A Little Volcano.
"There is something very softening in the presence of a woman... which I cannot account for, having no very high opinion of that sex."
Please see 2nd January 1994 above.
Additional characters:
Lady Melbourne: Janet Suzman
Caroline Lamb: Samantha Bond
Annabel Milbanke: Victoria Carling
Lady Bessborough: Elizabeth Kelly
Housekeeper: Rachel Atkins
William Lamb: Dominic Letts


10th January 1994
14.00 :
The Third Mask by Jenny Sinclair.
Rachel's holiday alone in Venice, away from the tedium of domestic life, proves to be a liberating experience.
Director Cherry Cookson
Rachel: Maureen O'Brien
Tony: John Rowe
Helen: Sally Kinghorn
Mr Burgoyne: Ronald Herdman
Mrs Burgoyne: Ann Windsor
Jim Jenkins: Eric Allan
Gino: Andrew Wincott
Repeated from 22nd August 1991


10th January 1994:
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Spring Sonata by Bernice Rubens. Dramatised by: Olwen Wymark
Yascha's birth is awaited with great expectations by his family but he can hear the outside world and has his own ideas.
Violin: Robin Stowell
Violin: Simon Shewring
Director: Alison Hindell
Sheila: Amanda Root
Bernard: Henry Goodman
Yascha: Richard Pearce
Phoebe: Jennie Stoller
Mrs Singer: Doreen Mantle
Robert: Matthew Morgan
Clarissa: Marie Phillips
Dr Worcester: Philip Bond
Dr Kreutzer: Dillwyn Owen
Dr Cowper: Peter Whitman
Mrs Spengler: Lawmary Champion
Dr Dickens: Neville Jason
Dr Brown: Peter Kenny
Nurse: Anna Garth
Repeated 1st April 1995.
[Winner of the Writers Guild 1994 Award for Best Dramatisation.]


11th January 1994
4th January 1994:
12.25-13.00
The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter by Basil Boothroyd
Book 4, Chapter Two: The Villa.
See 4th January 1994, above
Additional cast: Lolly Cockerell, Jane Knowles , and Michael Spice
First broadcast 3rd May 1981, repeated 4th May 1981, 3rd May 1984, 27th April 1988.


11th January 1994:
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: For Real by Michael Povey.
Daydreams or friendship or winning the pools? Jeff and Marilyn have different priorities.
Director Alison Hindell
Marilyn: Melanie Walters
Jeff: Dorien Thomas
Danny: Robert Patterson
Dr Chaudri: Nina Wadia


12th January 1994:
5th January 1994:
12.25-13.00 :
Letters of Introduction by Peter Whalley.
Part 2 of 6: Please see 5th January 1994, above.
Richard Gillian has decided to take two inexplicable blackmail letters to the police. When a third arrives, his wife's confidence in him is shaken.
Additional characters:
David Gillian: John Lloyd Fillingham
Det. Insp Jacob: Michael Duggan
Lawrence Nevison: Russell Dixon
Maurice Toumsend: Glyn Morrow


12th January 1994:
14.00 :
Sherlock Holmes: His Last Bow: The Cardboard Box. by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Dramatised by Roger Danes.
The morning mail brings Miss Susan Cushing a grisly surprise. Who would send a gentle spinster two severed human ears?
Violinist Leonard Friedman
Director Patrick Rayner
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Jim Browner.: Kevin Whately
Inspector Lestrade: Stephen Thorne
Mary Cushing: Teresa Gallagher
Sarah Cushing: Rachel Atkins
Susan Cushing: Diana Payan
Fairbaim: James Telfer
McIlroy: Dominic Letts
Annabel: Oona Beeson
Dr Shaughnessy: John Evitts
Repeated 10th August 1996


12th January 1994:
Dangerous to Know ep 2 of 6.
Please see 9th January 1994 above.


13th January 1994:
10.00-10.30 : Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym.
4 of 6: Can Miss Doggett Be Right about Men? Jane meets Barbara Bird unexpectedly. Fabian finally disposes of Constance's things and dines with Prudence. But Jessie Morrow is on the warpath ..
Please see 6th January 1994 above.
Additional cast:
Geoffrey Manifold: Christopher Scoular
Mr Glaze/Chairman: Gareth Armstrong
Barbara Bird: Elizabeth Mansfield
Young woman/Marilyn: Cathy Sara
This episode repeated 26th July 1994.
Series commenced 23rd December 1993, start repeated 5th July 1994.


13th January 1994:
14.00 :
Goose Breath by Mark Davies Markham ,
Recorded on location in Liverpool with music by Pete Wylie of the Mighty Wah.
Nick, a 27-year old Liverpudlian, likes going down the pub, having a laugh. He writes songs with his band and hopes for a brighter future. He's always had an answer for everything - until now. Until now he's never had to face dying.
Director Anne Edyvean
Nick: Ian Hart
Carf: George Christopher
Pkil: John McMenagh
Jack: Tony Scoggins
Liz: Elizabeth Ash
Eileen: Mary Cunningham
Ritchie: Vincent Davies
Tommy: George Maudsley
[Wylie's The Mighty Wah were known by many names with differing lineups. There was a gap from 1991 as Wylie was badly injured in an accident. Wylie was born in Liverpool in 1958.].


13th January 1994:
23.00
The Comedians by Graham Greene. Dramatised by Rene Basilico.
Please see 6th January 1994 above
5 of 8: Brown plays host at a dinner party for the Smiths, and is himself guest at a very different kind of ceremony.
Additional cast:
Rudolph Walker, Kenneth Gardiner, Terrence Hardiman
This episode first broadcast 6th January 1993.


14th January 1994:
14.00
Waverley. 2 of 4.
Repeated from 9th January 1994- see above.


15th January 1994:
14.30 :
Playhouse: The Rector's Daughter (1924) by F M Mayor (1872-1932). Dramatised by Simon Gray
Mary Jocelyn spent her life caring for others, in particular her widowed father. But she cried out for something more - with surprising depth of emotion.
Director Jane Morgan
Mary Jocelyn: Julie Covington
Canon Jocelyn: Bernard Hepton
Robert Herbert: James Laurenson
Kathy Herbert: Sophie Thompson
Dora: Jane Whittenshaw
Ruth: Siriol Jenkins
Lady Meryton: Joanna Wake
Claudia: Kate Binchy
Mrs Herbert: Gudrun Ure
Lesbia: Melinda Walker
Captain Stokes: Keith Drinkel
With David Leamer, Matthew Morgan, Alison Reid and Theresa Streatfield
Repeated from 5th December 1992


15th January 1994:
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Heape at Cambridge by Jeremy Paul.
Middle-aged Diarmuid Heape pursues the lovely young Polly up to Cambridge, at the expense of his teaching career, his marriage and his dog.
Director Matthew Walters
Heape: Alfred Molina
Polly: Sasha Paul
Gerald: James Taylor
Joan/David: Susan Sheridan
Constance: Barbara Atkinson
Jill/Deirdre: Amanda Garwood
Mrs Clayton: Tina Gray
Mr Clayton: Colin Pinney
Motel proprietor: John Evitts
Roger: Malcolm Ward
Natalie/Barbara: Vivienne Rochester
Karen/Janet: Oona Beeson
Rosalyn: Teresa Gallagher
Andy: David Jarvis
Giles/Ravi: Lyndam Gregory
Ned: Nicholas Boulton
Barry/Bulldog: Gareth Armstrong
Pam: Cathy Sara


15th January 1994:
23.30 :
Fear on Four: Dark Feathers by Denise Sims.
A composer's determination to achieve absolute concentration results in a callous massacre.
Director Martin Jenkins
Introduced By: Edward de Souza
Jenny: Emily Richard
Fay: Joanna Myers
Paul: Matthew Morgan
Mr Batcombe: Jonathan Adams
Young Jenny: Siriol Jenkins
Young Fay: Katie Jenkins
Jenny Mum: Melinda Walker
Repeated from 7th January 1993
Repeated on BBC 7 2003 and 2008


16th January 1994:
14.30 :
Classic Serial: Waverley by Sir Walter Scott. Dramatised by Roger Danes.
Part 3 of 4: Bonnet, Belt and Sword. Waverley, who was due to stand trial for treason, has been rescued by the rebels.
Please see 2nd January 1994 above.
Cast additional to 2nd January listing:
Flora: Wendy Seager
Rose: Maria Miller
Col Talbot: Crawford Logan
Janet: Alyxis Daly
(Ep4 on 23/1/94)


16th January 1994:
20.00-20.30 :
Dangerous to Know: 3 of 6: The Treaclemoon Is Over!
"Miss Milbanke has accepted me. I mean to reform most thoroughly and become a good man and true!"
Please refer to 2nd January above.
Cast additional to 2nd January broadcast:
Lady Melbourne: Janet Suzman
Annabella Milbanke: Victoria Carling
John Murray: Dominic Letts
Sir Ralph Milbanke: James Taylor
Lady Milbanke: Rachel Atkins
(Ep4 23/1/94; Ep5 30/1/94; Ep 6 6/2/94- each episode also repeated three days later.]


17th January 1994:
14.00 :
The Faithful Heart by Stephanie Miller , Based on the story of William Makepeace Thackeray's mother and her love for a man she met when she was only 15 years old.
Director Enyd Williams
Grandmama: Mary Wimbush
Anne: Petra Markham
Henry Carmichael-Smyth: Clive Wedderburn
Aunt Becher: Amanda Murray
Richmond Thackeray: Peter Penry Jones
William Makepeace Thackeray: Eric Allan
Polly: Adjoa Andoh
Mrs Taller: Auriol Smith
Augusta: Ann Windsor
McNab: David Bannerman
Lytton: Ronald Herdman
The Ayah: Joanna Myers
Repeated from 19th December 1991
[An Ayah is a maidservant employed by a UK Colonialist (in India and the Far East) often to look after children]


17th January 1994:
19.45 :
The Monday Play: A Raging Fury by Christopher Reason.
As a boy, Alex's fantasy was that his father was the real life Captain Hurricane from the comic Valiant. With the Gulf war looming, his father suffers a stroke, and the trauma of childhood returns.
Director Kate Rowland
Alex Webb: James Aubrey
Henry Webb: John Branwell
Young Alex: Stephen Hall
Hilary: Barbara Marten
Ingrid: Ann Rye
Clare: Tricia Wilcock
Nurse: Kathy Jamieson
First boy: Kevin Arnold
Second boy: Anthony Hart
Third boy: Stewart Boden
Repeated 9th March 1996


18th January 1994:
12.25 :
The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter by Basil Boothroyd.
Book 4, Chapter 3: The Technology
Please see 4th January above. Additional cast in this episode:
Also With Edward Kelsey
First broadcast 11th May 1981, repeated 12th May 1981, 10th May 1984, 4th May 1988


18th January 1994:
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Mossy by Audrey Evans.
Miss Stone, known to her pupils as "Mossy", has reached retirement. Aghast at the idea of speeches in the staffroom, she volunteers to take detention. The last of the pupils, Kevin, concludes his imposition but refuses to leave. Miss Stone cannot leave without him, so she needs to find out why he will not go home alone.
Director Hamish Wilson
Miss Stone/Kevin: Mary Riggans
Male teacher: Paul Morrow
Dawn: Wilma Duncan
Mr Downie: Frank Gallacher
[First produced by BBC Scotland in 1985 as a reading by Gerda Stevenson, the script is held by the Scottish Theatre Archive]


19th January 1994
12.25 :
Letters of Introduction by Peter Whalley.
3 of 6: Richard Gillian has decided to hire a private investigator to see if he can find out who's trying to blackmail him.
Please see 5th January above.
Actors additional to those in the first episode:
Maurcie Townsend: Glyn Morrow
Julie: Julie Corrigan
Melissa: Kathryn Hunt
Other parts: 4 26/1/94; 5 2/2/94; 6 9/2/94


19th January 1994:
14.00 :
Sherlock Holmes: His Last Bow: The Red Circle by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Dramatised by Peter Ling
A local landlady has an eccentric lodger who seems to be causing her grave concern.
Violinist Leonard Friedman
Director: Enyd Williams
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Mrs Warren: Joan Sims
Inspector Gregson: Ronald Herdman
Mr Warren: James Taylor
Emilia Lucca: Oona Beeson
Gennaro Lucca: Lyndam Gregory
James Leverton: Dominic Letts
Cyrus Castle: Philip Anthony
Repeated 17th August 1996
Also repeated on BBC7 2008


19th January 1994:
15.30 :
Dangerous to Know by Michael and Melissa Bakewell.
3: The Treaclemoon Is Over!
Repeated from 16th January 1994 - please see above.


20th January 1994:
10.00 :
Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym. Dramatised by Elizabeth Proud
5 of 6: A Mark the Shape of Italy.
There is bad feeling at the Parochial Church Council. Miss Doggett gets suspicious and the Lyalls take tea with Fabian Driver.
Please see 6th January 1994 above.
Actors additional to episode one listing:
Geoffrey Manifo/d: Christopher Scoular
Mr Glaze: Gareth Armstrong
This episode repeated 2nd August 1994


20th January 1994
14.00 :
Christmas in Radnorshire by Neil Rhodes.
Rod and Jack are old friends, but Jack never remembers that Rod has a dangerous habit - telling lies so they sound like the truth.
Director Jane Dauncey
Rod: Peter Guinness
Jack: Robin Summers
Vanessa: Tessa Gearing
Christopher: Luke Evans


21st January 1994:
14.00 :
Classic Serial: Waverley
3 of 4: Bonnet, Belt and Sword
Repeated from 16th January 1994- please see above


22nd January 1994:
14.30 :
Look Back in Anger by John Osborne.
A one-roomed flat in a Midlands town in 1956 - human relationships, and the invective of its leading character.
Director Glyn Dearman
Jimmy Porter: Nicholas Gecks
Cliff Lewis: Alun Lewis
Alison Porter: Susan Penhaligon
Helena Charles: Suzanne Bertish
Colonel Redfern: Cyril Luckham
Repeated from 5th April 1982
Repeated 11th April 1982
later Repeated 20th July 1996


22nd January 1994:
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Between Two Worlds by William Stanton.
Miranda is a former civil servant, recently released from prison after serving her sentence for leaking secret documents. She takes a trip to the Caribbean, intending to write a book about her experience, and to find peace and solitude, but her stay brings danger and excitement.
Director Cherry Cookson
Miranda: Geraldine James
Kennedy: Norman Rodway
Maurice: Patterson Joseph
Charles: Michael Cochrane
Mrs Johnson: Isabelle Lucas
Interrogator: John Evitts
Sergeant White: Clarence Smith
Mrs Blackham: Jill Graham
Lettuce: Jillie Meers
Carmen: Sandra James-Young
Marine: David Holt
Repeated from 8th May 1993


22nd January 1994
23.30 :
Fear on Four: Playing God by John Graham.
With so many young people sleeping rough, they can fall prey to unscrupulous operators.
Director Geny Jones
Introduced By: Edward de Souza
Alma: Melanie Hudson
Tom: Nicholas Murchie
Mrs Drewitt: Margaret Heery
Hilary: Ann Windsor
Ralph: Eric Allen
Doctor: John Church
Sister: Melinda Walker
Police Sergeant: Peter Gunn
PC Crambles: David Bannerman
Repeated from 14th January 1993
Also repeated on BBC7 2003 and 2008


23rd January 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: Waverley by Sir Walter Scott
Part 4 of 4: Liberty in Every Blow. Waverley and the Jacobite army reach Derby, but then the retreat begins.
Please refer to 2nd January 1994 above.
Cast additional to episode one:
Colonel Talbot: Crawford Logan
Judge: Derek Anders
Mrs Nosebag: Alyxis Daly
Murray: Iain Agnew
Repeated 28th January 1994.


23rd January 1994
20.00 :
Dangerous to Know by Michael and Melissa Bakewell ,
Part 4 of 6: Kiss and Tell. "I hear from the best authority that Lady Caroline Lamb is about to publish a book - I fear who may be the hero of the tale!" - Augusta Leigh.
Please refer to 2nd January 1994 above.
Additional cast to the first episode:
Caroline Lamb: Samantha Bond
Annabella Milbanke: Victoria Carling
Claire Clairmont/Lady X: Teresa Gallagher
Shelley: Jamie Glover
Mary Shelley: Cathy Sara
Dr Polidori: Lyndam Gregory
John Murray: Dominic Letts
[Ep5 30/1/94; Ep 6 6/2/94- each episode also repeated three days later.]]


24th January 1994:
14.00-15.00 :
Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas
Songs set by Daniel Jones
Producer Douglas Cleverdon
First Voice: Richard Burton
Second Voice: Richard Bebb
Captain Cat: Hugh Griffith
Rosie Probert: Rachel Thomas
Polly Garter: Diana Maddox
Mr Mog Edwards: Dafyyd Havard
Myfanwy Price: Sybil Williams
Mrs Ogmore-Pritchard: Dilys Davies
Mr Ogmore/ Dai Bread: David Close-Thomas
Mr Pritchard: Ben Williams
Butcher Beynon: Meredith Edwards
Gossamer Beynon: Gwenllian Owen
Rev Eli Jenkins: Philip Burton
Lily Smalls/ Mrs Dai Bread One: Gwenyth Petty
Mr Pugh: John Huw Jones
Mrs Pugh: Mary Jones
Mary Ann Sailors/ Mrs Willy Nilly Postman: Rachel Thomas
Sinbad Sailors: Aubrey Richards
Mrs Dai Bread Two/ Mae Rose Cottage: Rachel Roberts
Willy Nilly Postman: Ben Williams
Cherry Owen: (John) Ormond Thomas
Mrs Cherry Owen: Lorna Davies
Nogood Boyo: Dillwyn Owen
Organ Morgan: John Glyn-Jones
Mrs Organ Morgan: Olwen Brookes
Gwenny: Norma Jones
[The first Cleverdon production in 1954 ran for 90 minutes or for one later 1954 date 75 minutes. There was a second 90 minute production in 1963. A complex broadcast history of this play, as numerous broadcasts of the play produced by Cleverdon had differing broadcast lengths and various cast, although many actors persisted across all productions. There may have been errors in the cast lists published.].


24th January 1994:
19.45 :
The Monday Play: The Return of the Prodigal (1904) by St John Hankin (1869-1909)
The effect on a socially and politically ambitious family of the return from Australia of their scandalously ne'er-do-well son.
Director Matthew Walters
Mr Jackson: Frank Moorey
Mrs Jackson: Auriol Smith
Henry: Dominic Letts
Eustace: Timothy Watson
Violet: Oona Beeson
Lady Faringford: Lala Lloyd
Sir John: James Taylor
Stella: Teresa Gallagher
Dr Glaisher: Gordon Reid
Rev Pratt: Gareth Armstrong
Mrs Pratt: Tina Gray
Baines: John Evitts
Repeated 27th May 1995
[Hankin was largely forgotten after his death, this play was revived in 1993. He wrote "Mr Punch's Dramatic Sequels" which is available online (Gutenberg) ]


25th January 1994
12.25 :
The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter by Basil Boothroyd
Book 4, Chapter 4: The Menagerie
Please refer to 4th January above.
Additional cast to 4th January 1994 episode:
With Preston Lockwood
This episode first broadcast 18th May 1981, repeated 19th May 1981, 17th May 1984, 11th May 1988.


25th January 1994:
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: CQD by Moya O'Shea.
When the crew of a small English cargo vessel sailing from Britain to Canada spots a small open boat drifting, the question is whether they should stop or go on - they have received no distress calls. Little do they know that their decision will result in startling consequences.
Director Tracey Neale
Woman: Hilary Reynolds
Captain: Gareth Armstrong
Turner: Dominic Letts
Hemmings: Neville Jason
Wallis: Peter Kenny
Rosen: David Jarvis
Simmons: Tom Bevan


26th January 1994
12.25-13.00 :
Letters of Introduction by Peter Whalley.
4 of 6: Richard Gillian has found the girl involved inthe attempt to blackmail him, and she knows the real identity of the man involved. He's very close to home.
Please refer to 5th January 1994 above.
Cast additional to 5th January 1994 list:
Melissa: Kathryn Hunt
Lawrence Nevison: Russell Dixon
Maurice Townsend: Glyn Morrow
Other parts: 5 2/2/94; 6 9/2/94


26th January 1994:
14.00 :
Sherlock Holmes: His Last Bow: The Bruce-Partington Plans by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Dramatised by Bert Coules.
It must be a very serious case indeed, to bring Mycroft Holmes rushing to Baker Street.
Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Director: Enyd Williams
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Mycroft Holmes: John Hartley
Inspector Lestrade: Stephen Thorne
Col Valentine Walter: Donald Douglas
Sir James Walter: John Moffatt
Violet Westbury: Vivienne Rochester
Arthur Cadogan-West: Jamie Glover
Sidney Johnson: John Evitts
Mrs Johnson: Pauline Yates
Hugo Oberstein: John Baddeley
Matcham: Tiran Aakel
Prime Minister: Anthony Newlands
Repeated 24th August 1996.
Also repeated on BBC7 2006.


27th January 1994:
10.00-10.30 : Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym. Dramatised by Elizabeth Proud
6 of 6: Mizpah. Fabian buys Jessie a brooch and sends a letter of regret to Prudence.
Please refer to 6th January 1994 above.
Cast additional to 6/1/94 listing:
Geoffrey Manifold: Christopher Scoular
Flora: Cathy Sara
Mr Oliver: Glen Hugill
This episode repeated 9th August 1994.


27th January 1994:
14.00 :
The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy. Dramatised by Nicholas McInemy
A middle-class man with middle-class aspirations who is forced to re-evaluate his life.
Piano Tim Riley
Director Alison Hindell
Ivan Ilyich: Anton Lesser
Gerassim: Jack James
Praskovya: Dinah Stabb
Schwartz: Ric Jerrom
Piotr Ivanovich: Dominic Letts
Zavalshevsti: Ivor Roberts
Liza: Julie Higginson
Repeated 1st January 1996

28th January 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: Waverley. 4 of 4.
Repeated from 23rd January 1994- please see above.


29th January 1994:
14.30 :
The Entertainer by John Osborne Adapted by Bennett Maxwell.
The 50s: Archie Rice, a third-rate comic in a twice-nightly seaside show, mirrors not only a dying music hall, but a dying era.
Music by John Addison. Music directed by Bill Blezard.
Producer H B Fortuin
Archie Rice: Donald Wolfit
Billy Rice, his father: George Merritt
Jean Rice, his daughter: Jane Wenham
Phoebe Rice, his wife: Avis Bunnage
Frank Rice, his son: Andrew Sachs
William Rice, Brother Bill: Kenneth Hyde
Graham Dodd: Gabriel Woolf
First broadcast 8th June 1964
Repeated 12th May 1968


29th January 1994:
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: The Courts of the Morning by John Buchan. Dramatised by Guy Slater.
A story of high adventure in South America. The republic of Olifa is rich in minerals - and ripe for revolution.
Director: Patrick Rayner
Castor: Ian McDiarmid
Janet: Fiona Francis
Archie: Andrew Wardlaw
Sandy: Sandy Neilson
Babs: Lynn Bains
Luis: Richard Greenwood
Mayakovsky: Finlay Welsh
Romanes: Mark Coleman
Hamilton: Derek Anders
Repeated 17th December 1994.
Also repeated on BBC7 2009.


29th January 1994:
23.30 :
Fear on Four: Vicious Fish by John Duquemin and Gregor Grice.
A giant of the deep demands a human sacrifice ...
Director Martin Jenkins
George: John Hollis
Tony: Paul Copley
Sarah: Ann Windsor
Danny: Nicholas Murchie
Repeated from 21st January 1993
Repeated on BBC7 in 2003, 2005
[Sole BBC genome entry for these two writers. Duquemin - sometimes Ducquemin- is a Channel Islands name. Is he the director/actor "John Duquemin" who directed and acted in a forgotten Channel Islands shot vampire "film" -shot on SVHS- "Blood Hunt"- filmed May-Oct 1994. Same person?? ].


30th January 1994:
14.30 :
Classic Serial: The War of the End of the World by Mario Vargas Llosa, Dramatised by Mike Walker
Part 1 of 4.
The story is based on an incident a hundred years ago in the north-east Brazil. A wandering preacher and his poor followers oppose the combined might of the Republican army.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
Reporter: Kerry Shale
Lion of Natuba: Jack Klaff
Baron de Canabrava: Nigel Anthony
Jurema: Carolyn Backhouse
Galileo Gall: Bob Docherty
Rufino: Christian Rodska
Goncalves: David Holt
Father Joachim: William Eedle
Fereira: Richard Pearce
Repeated 4th February 1994
Ep2:6/2/1994 & 11/2/1994 Ep3:13/2/1994 & 18/3/1994 Ep4:20/2/1994 & 25/2/1994


30th January 1994:
20.00 :
Dangerous to Know: 5 of 6: Outrageously Shocking by Michael and Melissa Bakewell.
"I must love something in my old age, and probably circumstances will render Allegra a greater comfort than any offspring from Lady Byron, that misguided woman who bears my name" - Byron.
Please refer to 2nd January 1994 above.
Cast additional to 2nd January 1994:
Augusta Leigh: Kate Buffery
Claire Clairmont: Teresa Gallagher
Shelley: Jamie Glover
John Murray: Dominic Letts
Teresa Guiccioli: Elaine Claxton
Mary Shelley: Cathy Sara
Pietro Gamba: David Thorpe
Poke Spy: John Baddeley
Vicar: James Taylor
Margarita Cogni: Alice Arnold
[Ep 6 6/2/94- each episode also repeated three days later.]


31st January 1994:
14.00 :
Closed to Visitors by Dawn Lowe-Watson
Reedbeck Hall, once an artists' colony, is now run as a museum. One afternoon, when the Hall is closed, a young man turns up asking to be shown around. The curator, Sally, is apprehensive, but the visitor is very persuasive. Sally lives to regret her decision ...
Director Cherry Cookson
Sally: Deborah Findlay
Frank: John Duttine
Crispin: Jill Lidstone
Pat: Ann Windsor
Policeman: Steve Hodson
Policeman: John Webb
Repeated from 17th December 1992


31st January 1994:
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Weatherwoman by Bruce Bedford.
As building begins on the dam below Maggie's hotel, she starts constructing her own project. A modern fable about a woman who will move heaven and earth to make her greatest dream come true.
Director Hamish Wilson
Maggie: Eliza Langland
Martin: Crawford Logan
Ben: John Buick
Trevor: Joey Cooper
Paula: Sybil Wintrope
MissThwaite: Joanna Tope
Doug: James Bryce
Maggie's father: Alexander Morton
Young Maggie: Isabel Wright
Summers/Registrar: Mark McDonnell
Sarah: Sharon Mahara
Repeated 12th August 1995


1st February 1994:
12.25-1300:
The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter by Basil Boothroyd
Please refer to 4th January 1994 above.
Book 4, Chapter 5: The Outing
Additional cast to 4/1/94: With Preston Lockwood
First broadcast 25th May 1981, repeated 26th May 1981, 18th May 1988. (In 1984 the repeats ceased at Chapter 4).


1st February 1994:
14.00 :
Thirty-Minute Theatre: A Trick of the Light by Ray Hartshorne.
When a man dies, his two best friends naturally visit the funeral parlour to pay their last respects - and what better time to visit than during their lunch break?
Director Tony Cliff
Alec: Keith Clifford
Dave: Russell Dixon
Hilda: Sue Johnston
Undertaker: Peter Rylands
Repeated on the BBC World Service 1995


2nd January 1994:
12.25-13.00 :
Letters of Introduction by Peter Whalley.
5 of 6: Claire Gillian has left home so her husband can't tell her the real identity of the man who's being blackmailed.
Please refer to 5th January 1994 above.
Additional cast to 4/1/94:
David Gillian: John Lloyd Fillingham
Maurice Townsend: Glyn Morrow
Melissa: Kathryn Hunt
Julie: Julie Corrigan
Lawrence Nevison: Russell Dixon
Part 6 on 9/2/94


2nd February 1994:
14.00 :
Sherlock Holmes: His Last Bow: The Dying Detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Dramatised By: Robert Forrest
Fever-ridden and hallucinating, Holmes lies desperately ill, struck down by a rare tropical illness. Only one man in London can help
Violinist Leonard Friedman.
Dramatised by Robert Forrest.
Director Patrick Rayner.
Culverton Smith: Edward Petheridge
Victor Savage Alex Jennings
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Mrs Hudson: Joan Matheson
Inspector Morton: Phillip Anthony
Savage as a boy: Sam Crane
Staples: John Baddeley
Repeated 31st August 1996


2nd February 1994
15.30 :
Dangerous to Know
5: Outrageously Shocking.
Repeated from 30th January 1994 - please see above.


3rd February 1994
10.00 :
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens: Dramatised by Nigel Bryant
1 of 6: Asking for More
Oliver Twist escapes from the workhouse - only to find that greater dangers lurk outside....
Music: John Kirkpatrick & Kathryn Locke
Directed by Nigel Bryant
Oliver: Edward Long
Mr Bumble: Roger Hume
Mrs Mann: Pam Ferris
Sowerberry: Bob Goody
Mrs Sowerberry: Gillian Goodman
Noah: Alex Jones
Charlotte: Kimberly Hope
Artful Dodger: Richard Pearce
Also with Jonathan Wyatt, Joyce Gibbs, Simon Carter, Graham Colclough, Paul Ryan
This episode repeated 24th January 1995.
Ep2-10.2.94; Ep3-17.2.94; Ep4-24.2.94; Ep5-3/3/94; Ep6-10/3/94 (All repeated in `1995)
Series also repeated on BBC7 in 2006, 2008 and 2009


3rd February 1994
14.00 :
The Tyranny of Karma by Agnes Sam.
A different century and country, but Sylverani, a student at York University, discovers her future is inextricably linked to the past and to Lakshmi, a young Indian plantation worker in South Africa.
Director: Tracey Neale
Syheram: Sudha Bhuchar
James: David Holt
Belinda: Carmen Lynne-Williamson
Kamila: Nina Wadia
Romila: Vinny Dhillon
Sarah: Teresa Gallagher
Jeremy: Dominic Letts
Libby: Geraldine Rtzgerald
With Keith Drinkel and John Evitts
[Agnes Sam was born in South Africa, and was a student at York University. Although not repeated on the BBC this play - per Agnes Sam- was "syndicated internationally and re-broadcast on other European radio networks including Belgium and the Republic of Ireland."]


4th February 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: The War of the End of the World. Part 1 of 4.
Repeated from 30th January 1994 - please see above.


5th February 1994:
14.30 :
Playhouse: All the Way to the Empire Room by Tom Paulin.
The Anglo-Irish Conference of 1921. It was meant to solve the Irish problem once and for all, but the outcome was the partition of Ireland ...
Music composed and played by Neil Martin Director Pam Brighton
David Lloyd George: Karl Johnson
Michael Collins: Sean McGinley
Winston Churchill: Stanley Townsend
Arthur Griffith: Owen Roe
Erskine ChiMers: Robert Omahoney
Frances Stevenson: Eileen Pollock
Lady Hazel Lavery: Susan Slot
Sir James Craig: Ian McElhinney
Sir John Lavery: Dan Gorden
Announcer: Paula McFetridge
Repeated from 9th August 1993


5th February 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Getting Mad by Joe Dunlop
Most people get over having their house burgled, but Ian just can't get over his fury- or his desire for revenge.
Director Matthew Walters
Ian: Bill Paterson
Carol: Frances Jeater
Jack: Peter Kenny
Martin: Gareth Armstrong
Tone: Tom Bevan
Gary: Paul Panting
PC Corbey: Malcolm Ward
Police officer: Jonathan Tafler
McRae/Corder: Joe Dunlop
Tom: Peter Whitman
Ian 's mother/Kathleen: Isobil Nisbet
Gun salesman: David Jarvis
Barbara/Stewardess: Oona Beeson
Repeated 8th April 1995


5th February 1994:
23.30 :
Fear on Four: Hellhound on My Trail by Paul Sirett.
James Harper tries to uncover the mysterious death of a jazz musician, but finds the result of his investigation - suffocating.
Director Martin Jenkins
James Harper: Nigel Anthony
Carol Harper: Shelley Thompson
Dr Lewis: John Rowe
Ike Roberts: Erick Ray Evans
Anderson: Burt Caesar
Lucia Grange: Alibe Parsons
Marcie Singleton: Sandra James Young
Victoria Carling: Tricia Singleton
With Jonathan Tafler
Repeated from 28th January 1993
Also repeated on BBC7 in 2003
["Hellhound on My Trail" was a Blues musical number by Robert Johnson in 1937, the title taken from a 1926 religious recording. Johnson died in 1938 age about 27.]

6th February 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: The War of the End of the World. by Mario Vargas Llosa, Dramatised by Mike Walker
Part 2 of 4.
Colonel Cesar of the Brazilian Army sets out to put down a seemingly minor disturbance, inspired by a preacher who considers the world's first socialist republic to be the "Anti-Christ".
Please refer to 30th January 1994 above.
Cast additional to episode to 30/1/94:
Rocha: David Holt
Idiot: Peter Meakin
Bandit Joao: Anthony Jackson
Colonel Cesar: Peter Whitman
Dwarf: Bill Monks
Bandit Pajeu: Eric Allen
Old woman: Tina Gray
Bearded Lady: Gillian Goodman
Galileo Gall: Bob Docherty
Repeated 11/2/1994
Ep3:13/2/1994 & 18/3/1994 Ep4:20/2/1994 & 25/2/1994


6th February 1994:
20.00 :
Dangerous to Know: 6 of 6: Carve a New Path to Fame. by Michael and Melissa Bakewell.
"Poor Greece - I have given her my time, my money, my health - and now I give her my life."
Please see 2/1/94 above.
Cast additional to the episode of 2/1/94:
Teresa Guiccioli: Elaine Claxton
Pietro Gamba: David Thorpe
Police spy: John Baddeley
Blaquiere: James Taylor
Lady Blessington: Alice Arnold
Stanhope: David March
Fletcher: Dominic Letts
Capt Parry: David Goudge
Repeated 9/2/94


7th February 1994:
14.00 :
Seven Years' Solitary by Jonathan Smith.
Dr Edith Bone's autobiography. In 1949, at the age of 64, Dr Bone returned to her native Hungary after 30 years abroad. As a British spy, she was condemned to solitary confinement which she survived through an indomitable will and humour.
Director Shaun MacLoughlln
Edith: Maureen O'Brien
Hippo: Steve Hodson
Major: Bill Wallis
Colonel: Christian Rodska
Miklos: Jonathan Tafler
British ambassador: Peter Copley
Repeated from 19th March 1992
[There was an earlier production in 1958 by Sasha Moorsom, repeated 1959..]


7th February 1994:
19.45 :
The Monday Play: The Ratcatcher of Hamelin by John Peacock.
The Pied Piper is everywhere in Hamelin. Fourteen-year-old Tim finds himself curiously disturbed by the legend and what lies behind it.
Music composed by Stephen Boxer and played by Brian Gulland
Director Jane Morgan
Tim: James Beattie
David: James Aubrey
Rachel: Sally Dexter
Helga: Tina Gray
Edmund Ludeker/Landgraf: Philip Voss
Liesel Ludeker: Edith Kahler
Johann: David Bannerman
Anna: Jillie Meers
Jutte: Helena McCarthy
Pied Piper: Nicholas Boulton
With Elaine Claxton, James Taylor and the people of Hamelin.
Repeated 20th May 1995


8th February 1994:
12.25 :
The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter by Basil Boothroyd
Book 4, Chapter 6: The VIPs
Please see 4th January 1994 above.
Cast additional to episode of 4/1/94:
Preston Lockwood , Judy Franklin and John McAndrew.
First broadcast 1st June 1981, repeated 2nd June 1981, 25th May 1988.


8th February 1994:
14.00 :
Thirty-Minute Theatre: Once in a Blue Moon by Kate Sterns
Rosalie is a waitress in a deserted roadside cafe in Yorkshire. Her life is as bittersweet as a country and western song.
Director Claire Grove
Rosalie: Kate Rutter
Michael: Dean Williamson
Burton: Vincent Davies
Sam: David Ryall


9th February 1994
12.25 :
Letters of Introduction by Peter Whalley.
6 of 6: Richard Gillian has found the man who has been mistakenly blackmailing him and has killed him in a fight.
Please refer to listing for 5th January 1994 above.
Actors additional to the entry for 5/1/94:
David Gillian: John Lloyd Fillingham
Lawrence Nevison: Russell Dixon
Det Insp Jacob: Michael Duggan
Melissa: Kathryn Hunt
Secretary: Melissa Jane Sinden


9th February 1994:
14.00 :
Sherlock Holmes: His Last Bow: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax. by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dramatised by Peter Ling
Watson goes to Switzerland in search of a missing aristocrat. But the trail leads back to a funeral parlour in London.
Violinist Leonard Friedman
Director Enyd Williams
Contributors
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Honourable Philip Green: Jack Klaff
Inspector Lestrade: Stephen Thorne
Holy Peters: Peter Wickham
Mrs Peters: Jillie Meers
Monsieur Moser: John Baddeley
Herr Brandt: Colin Pinney
Marie Devine: Rachel Atkins
Undertaker: William Maxwell
Repeated 7th September 1996


10th February 1994:
10.00 :
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, Dramatised by Nigel Bryant
2: Pickpocket!
Fagin offers Oliver an unusual apprenticeship - learning to make silk handkerchiefs and wallets.
Please refer to 3rd February 1994 above.
Cast additional to episode one:
Fagin: John Grillo
Bill Sikes: Tim McInnerny
Nancy: Adjoa Andoh
Charley: Paul Ryan
Brownlow: Peter Jeffrey
Fang: Simon Carter
Mrs Bedwin: Tina Gray
Also with David Holt, Terry Pearson; Jonathan Wyatt
Repeated 31st January 1995.


10th February 1994:
14.00 :
The Child and the Journey by Sue Glover.
Sophie Mackenzie has cerebral palsy. Her mother believes that the treatment provided at the Peto Institute in Budapest is right for her child. But are the strains which this decision places on Sophie and her family in Scotland too great; the journey too difficult?
Director Marilyn Imrie
Jan: Anne Lacey
Dave: Stuart McQuarrie
Sophie: Katy Wilson
Peg/Conductor: Gwyneth Guthrie
Ian: Steven McNicoll
Miss Ferrans: Jenny Baird
Christine: Gerda Stevenson
Doctor: Ian Agnew
Physiotherapist: Sybil Wintrope
Mr Grant: Michael Elder
Norrie: Andrew Wardlaw


11th February 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: The War of the End of the World. Part 2 of 4.
Repeated from 6th February 1994 - please see above.


12th February 1994:
14.30 :
Playhouse: Meeting Bea by Eric Pringle.
In 1927, the children's author Beatrix Potter was living the life of a recluse as Mrs Beatrix Heelis. The arrival at her Lake District home of an American publisher and an admiring Lancashire mill girl brings back painful memories of an appalling childhood and youth.
Director Adrian Bean
Mrs Beatrix Heelis.: Stephanie Cole
Willia Heelis: Clive Swift
Alexander McKay: Ed Bishop
Sally Worboys: Caroline Strong
Mrs Potter: Irene Sutcliffe
Norman Warm: John Church
Young Beatrix: Federay Holmes
Bertram: James Telfer
Shopkeeper: Jill Graham
Tom Storey: Lloyd Johnston
Matson: Jonathan Adams
Woman/Lancashire girl: Melanie Hudson
Joseph: John Webb
Repeated from 17th April 1993


12th February 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Underground by Tom Holland
Rachel White explores a network of tunnels under London and uncovers secrets of the past.
Director Claire Grove
Rachel: Jane Whittenshaw
Suzie: Oona Beeson
Mark: Douglas Hodge
Sinclair: Garrick Hagon
Andrew: David Holt
Richards: James Taylor
Wright: Barry J Gordon
Ebbie: Michael Onslow
Coroner: David Thorpe
Sewerman: Dominic Letts
Security man: James Telfer
[Claire Grove directed a very different drama by Nick Darke, also called "Underground" in 2000]


12th February 1994
23.30 :
Fear on Four: Hearing Is Believing by Aubrey Woods.
There are some bizarre happenings backstage - long after the lights have gone out in a large London theatre.
Director Gerry Jones
Introduced By: Edward de Souza
Harry Travers: Mick Ford
Paul: Keith Drinkel
Laura: Siriol Jenkins
Sergeant: Jonathan Adams


13th February 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: The War of the End of the World by Mario Vargas Llosa, Dramatised by Mike Walker
3 of 4: Colonel Cesar's expedition to punish Anthony the Counsellor and his pilgrims at Canudos.
Please refer to 30th January 1994 above.
Cast additional to 30/1/94:
Colonel Cesar: Peter Whitman
Estela: Patricia Gallimore
Idiot: Peter Meakin
Bearded lady: Gillian Goodman
Dwarf: Bill Monks
Bandit Joao: Anthony Jackson
Bandit Pajeu: Eric Allan
Repeated 18/3/1994
Ep4:20/2/1994 & 25/2/1994


14th February 1994:
19.45 :
The Monday Play: A Vital Flaw by Neville Watchurst
Germany before and during the Second World War. Heinrich Himmler has a serious health problem and Dr Felix Kersten is summoned to treat him. The doctor's success establishes Himmler's dependency on him and when war breaks out Kersten is faced with an impossible dilemma.
Music composed and played by Anthea Gomez Director Sue Wilson
Dr Felix Kersten: Martin Jarvis
Heinrich Himmler: John Duttine
Rudolf Brandt: Christopher Ravenscroft
Irmguard: Louise Jameson
Kaltenbrunner/Gunther: Gareth Armstrong
Kivimaeki: John Baddeley
Bernadotte: Peter Harding
Hewitt/Masur: David Monico
Heydrich: Malcolm Ward
Rosterg/Judge: Norman Bird
Koch/Gestapo officer: Michael Onslow
Pohl/Gestapo officer: Dominic Letts
Repeated 29th July 1995
Also repeated on BBC7 in 2009


15th February 1994
14.00 :
Thirty-Minute Theatre: House Spirit by David Self.
Public-school boarder Eddie goes missing in a stolen car. His poems give the school a clue to his state of mind.
Director Michael Fox
Eddie Temple: Richard Pearce
Ian Weston: Malcolm Raeburn
Alasdair Finch: Adam Sunderland
Freddie Dale: Luke Bradley-Jones
Nigel Cullingford: Matthew Watkin
Dutson: Jonathan Tristram
Headmaster: Robert Whelan
John Palmer: Peter Rylands
Alan Murphy: Robert Calvert
Det Sgt Latham: Kathryn Hunt


16th February 1994
12.25-13.00 :
Death Comes Staccato by Gillian Slovo Dramatised by Jill Brooke
1 of 5: In Soho, London, Private eye Kate Baeir is hired to protect Alicia, a gifted young violinist. Who is the man haunting her concerts? Why is Alicia so frightened?
Music by Anthea Gomez; played by Anthea Gomez and Tim New
Director Sue Wilson
Kate Baeir: Samantha Bond
Carmen: Sandra James-Young
Alicia Weatherby: Teresa Gallagher
Marion Weatherby: Jill Graham
Toby: Mark Straker
Pete: James Duke
Shirley: Sunny Ormonde
Gordon Jarvis: Ric Morgan
Arnold Samson: John Webb
Part2:23/2/94; Part3:2/3/94; Part4:9/3/94; Part5:16/3/94
The series was repeated commencing 22/10/1994


16th February 1994:
14.00 :
Sherlock Holmes: His Last Bow: The Devil's Foot. by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Dramatised by Bert Coules.
After pushing his health to the limit, Holmes is resting in Cornwall, where Watson insists on total rest. But then death strikes a local family.
Violinist Leonard Friedman.
Director Patrick Rayner
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Dr Leon Sterndale: Patrick Allen
Rev Roundhay: Geoffrey Beevers
Mortimer Tregennis: Sean Arnold
Brenda: Diana Payan
Owen: David Thorpe
George: Colin Pinney
Doctor: Barry J Gordon
Repeated 14th September 1996


17th February 1994:
10.00 :
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Dramatised by Nigel Bryant
3 of 6 Masks and Pistols. Sikes takes Oliver on his most dangerous mission yet - a burglary at midnight.
Music John Kirkpatrick and Kathryn Locke Directed by Nigel Bryant
Please refer to 3rd February 1994.
Cast additional to episode of 3/2/94:
Brownlow: Peter Jeffrey
Mrs Bedwin: Tina Gray
Grimwig: Brett Usher
Fagin: John Grill
Sikes: Tim McInnerny
Nancy: Aoioa Andoh
Artful Doger: Richard Pearce
Charley: Paul Ryan
Toby Crackit: David Holt
Monks: Kim Wall
This episode repeated 7th February 1995. 1995.
Ep4-24.2.94; Ep5-3/3/94; Ep6-10/3/94 (All repeated in 1995)
Series also repeated on BBC7 in 2006, 2008 and 2009


17th February 1994:
14.00 :
Amber by Catherine Czerkawska.
When English-born Emily comes to Poland, she finds a country, like a leaf in amber, caught and held in its past. She falls in love with Poland, and with Adam her Polish cousin. But can she ever become part of the country, and change as it changes?
Piano music by Trevor Allan Davies
Director Marilyn Imrie
Emily: Oona Beeson
Casimr: David Burke
Adam: Lyndam Gregory
Para Anna: Lala Lloyd
Maria: Diana Payan
Michal: Colin Pinney
Repeated 29th May 1995


18th February 1994:
14.00 :
Classic Serial: The War of the End of the World
3 of 4. Repeated from 13th February 1994, please see above.


19th February 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: Lent by Michael Wilcox
Set in a boy's prep school during the Easter vacation of 1956.
Director Marilyn Imrie
Mrs Blake: Stephanie Cole
Mrs Edwards: Mollie Sugden
Mr Edwards: Geoffrey Palmer
Mr Maitland: Ronald Herdman
Young Paul: Ben Holden
Repeated from 10th April 1993


19th February 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: The Understudy by Jo Anderson.
An actor's obsession with a bizarre murder in Victorian theatreland leads to a deadly confrontation.
Director Adrian Bean
John Stanger: Nigel Anthony
Jen Stanger: Frances Jeater
Paul Anstruther: Michael N Harbour
Lindy: Caroline Strong
The Other: Peter Whitman
Belling: Barry J Gordon
Maurice: Neville Jason
Harris: Fraser Kerr
Molly: Cathy Sara
Frank: Terry John
Henrietta: Gaye Brown
Barmaid: Jo Anderson
Peter: Tom Bevan
Ben: Paul Panting
Lizzie: Elaine Claxton
Lift operator: Lyndam Gregory
Jen's PA: Teresa Gallagher
Geordie doorman: Shaun Prendergast
Repeated on BBC7 in 2011


19th February 1994
23.30 :
Fear on Four: Life Line by Stephen Gallagher.
Could modern technology open the way to communication beyond the grave?
Director Martin Jenkins
Introduced By: Edward de Souza
Ryan: Nicholas Murchie
Colin: Jonathan Tafler
Susan: Moir Leslie
Mnda: Federay Holmes
Life Line operator: Ann Windsor
BT operator: Matthew Morgan
With Julian Rhind Tutt, Kate Binchy, Melinda Walker
Repeated 19th February 1994


20th February 1994:
14.30 :
Classic Serial: The War of the End of the World by Mario Vargas Llosa, Dramatised by Mike Walker
Part 4 of 4: The end of the Counsellor and the poor pilgrims at Canudos in north-east Brazil. But, the legend lives on and 100 years later people are still divided between religious fundamentalism and progressive materialism.
Please see 30th January 1994 above.
Cast additional to episode of 30/1/94:
Sebastiana: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Dwarf: Bill Monks
Old woman: Patricia Gallimore
Bandit Pajeu: Eric Allan
Bandit Joao: Anthony Jackson
Maria: Kate Binchy
Paco: Richard Pearce
Vilanova: Terry Malloy
Repeated 25/2/1994


21st February 1994:
14.00 :
Brief Encounter by Noël Coward Adapted by Walter Hall
Alec and Laura, both married to other people, meet and fall passionately in love but find the constraints of decent behaviour an insurmountable obstacle to their love.
Director Dickon Reed
A BBC World Service drama production.
Alec: Ian Holm
Laura: Cheryl Campbell
Albert: Walter Hall
Myrtle: Shirley Dixon
Beryl: Rosalind Adams
DoUy: Miranda Forbes
Fred: Stephen Thorne
Also with Ray Browne, David Gooderson, Madi Hedd, Crawford Logan and Jean Trend
First broadcast in the BBC World Service,
Repeated on Radio 4: 25th August 1983, 29th December 1983
[There were other BBC productions, all adapted by Maurice Horspool, 1947 with Brian Coleman as Alec Harvey, 1958 with Simon Lack as Alec, 1963 repeated 1964, with Hugh Burden as Alec. There was a later live broadcast production on BBC Radio 2 in 2009.]


21st February 1994:
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Underworld by Don Taylor.
Harry is out of work. Myra is worried about money and Ted is worried about socialism. Harry decides to retreat to his study to translate Virgil Book 6. But then the broom cupboard door opens and Milton appears, to take him on a very particular journey.
Music by Malcolm Clarke
Producer Jeremy Howe
Director Don Taylor
Harry: Stephen Moore
Myra: Sara Kestelman
Ted: Jack Shepherd
Milton: Michael Pennington
Chairman: Paul Daneman
Philosopher: Oliver Ford Davies
Executive: Neville Jason
Virgil: David King
Dad: Walter Sparrow
John the Dealer: Tom Bevan
Chloe: Cathy Sara
Repeated 21st November 1994.
Also repeated on BBC7 in 2008, 2009,


22nd February 1994:
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: The Storyteller by Kaite O'Reilley.
Michael's world is bound by his mother and the church, until he meets Nora. She swims naked in the river and her mother sings jazz. They are storytellers and under their influence Michael's imagination blossoms.
Director Claire Grove
Michael Baxter: Richard Pearce
Nora Charmers: Emma Chambers
Mrs Baxter: Ellie Haddington
Mrs Charmers: Rachel Atkins
Dr Gelert: Barry J Gordon
Mrs Falmer: Tina Gray
Editor: John Evitts


23rd February 1994
12.25-13.00 :
Death Comes Staccato
Death Comes Staccato by Gillian Slovo Dramatised by Jill Brooke
2 of 5: Kate Baeir and her partner Carmen are still trying to trace the mystery man who is following Alicia.
Please see 16th February 1994 above.
Additional cast to episode one:
Inspector Crant: John Dixon
Headmistress/Eva: Sunny Ormonde
Etmore James: Patterson Joseph
Sam/Jim: David Holt
James / Policeman: Philip Anthony
Caretaker: John Webb
Part3:2/3/94; Part4:9/3/94; Part5:16/3/94
This episode was repeated on 29/10/1994


23rd February 1994:
14.00 :
Sherlock Holmes: His Last Bow: His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dramatised By: Bert Coules
["His Last Bow" is the last story in the collection "His Last Bow"]
Holmes and Watson meet for the last time. In 1914 the services of a certain beekeeper are called upon to help his country in her darkest hour.
Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Director: Enyd Williams
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr John Watson: Michael Williams
Captain Kell: Michael Cochrane
Stamford: Norman Rodway
Prime Minister: Preston Lockwood
Foreign Secretary: Donald Pickering
Von Bork: James Telfer
Von Herling: Colin Pinney
Martha: Lala Lloyd
Altamont: Bob Sherman
Agent: Ed Bishop
O'Brien: Eamonn Fleming
First student: Ben Lemel
Repeated 21st September 1996


24th February 1994:
10.00-10.15 :
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Dramatised by Nigel Bryant
Part 4 of 6: Dark Secrets. Mrs Mann hears a secret from a dying woman's lips - and Fagin's mysterious new accomplice has evidence to destroy.
Music by John Kirkpatrick and Kathryn Locke Directed by Nigel Bryant
Mrs Mann: Pam Ferris
Mr Bumble: Roger Hume
Old Sally: Joyce Gibbs
Fagin: John Grillo
Nancy: Adjoa Andoh
Monks: Kim Wall
Artful Dodger: Richard Pearce
Charley: Paul Ryan
Toby Crackit: David Holt
Brownlow: Peter Jeffrey
Grimwig: Brett Usher
Rose: Teresa Gallagher
Oliver: Edward Long
Workhouse woman: Pat Quayle
This episode repeated 14th February 1995.
Ep5-3/3/94; Ep6-10/3/94 (All repeated in 1995)
Series also repeated on BBC7 in 2006, 2008 and 2009


24th February 1994:
14.00 :
Eyes Down by Judith Johnson.
An East End bingo hall. Lust is unleashed, jealous lovers scheme, money jangles, drugs are passed and passions ride high as Milly takes us behind the scenes of the club which has been her second home for 20 years. Milly has seen it all and knows everything. But what revenge is she plotting? On whom? And why? Only Milly can talk. But the dead can't talk. Or can they?
Director Anne Edyvean
Milly: Kate Williams
Russell: Brian Hibbard
Beryl: Lynn Whitehead
Ruth: Kate Hardie
Gordon: Barry J Gordon
Esi: Abi Eniola
George: David Richard-Fox
[Note the setting in the East End- the director Anne Edyvean later produced 33 episodes of the tv series Eastenders.]


25th February 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: The War of the End of the World
Part 4 of 4. Repeated from 20th February 1994- please see above.


26th February 1994:
14.30 :
Playhouse: Knox Bay by Elspeth Sandys.
Jenny is only 12 but that doesn't stop her thinking about sex and love, though she doesn'tyet know the difference. The arrival of a new teacher in Knox Bay opens her eyes, but splits the place apart.
Pianist Michael Haslam
Director Jane Morgan
Tom Matheson: Michael McGrath
Jennie Anderson: Federay Holmes
Kath Anderson: Barbara Ewing
Ron Anderson: David Brocklehurst
Colin Anderson: Scott Ransome
Mary Begg: Susannah Corbett
Digger Begg: John Turnbull
Vin Begg: Phillip Adann
Rex Ballantyne: Struan Rodger
Grace Ballantyne: Kate Binchy
Minnie Verity: Jill Graham
Pat Mullins: William Brandt
Possum: Alan Rowe
Albert Kingi: Matthew Sim
Kevin Bickerstaff: John Webb
Lily Wedderspoon: Jillie Meers
Harry Anderson: John Forgeham
Also With Ben Fraser, Aisa Fraser, Colin Louisson, Kate Louisson, Dominic Letts and Diana Payan
Repeated from 24th April 1993


26th February 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Looking for Alice by Peter McKelvey
Neil's life is at stake when he tries to discover why the residents at Alice's last known address deny her existence.
Director Michael Fox
Neil: John Lloyd Fillingham
Miranda: Melanie Thaw
Greta: Brigit Forsyth
Albert: David Ryall
Hoopoe: James McMartin
Inspector Pope: Malcolm Raeburn
Alice: Fiona Kerr


26th February 1994:
22.30 :
All Shook Up: The Sound of Fury by Mike Walker .
Inspired by events in the life of Billy Fury. Stricken with rheumatic fever as a child and not expected to live beyond the age of 20, Billy Fury went on to become Britain's answer to Elvis Presley.
Songs performed by Gavin Stanley
Director Andy Jordan
Billy Fury: Anton Lesser
Larry Parnes: Peter Whitman
Stuart Colman: Robert Glenister
Russell Harty: Rory Bremner
Dickie Pride: Andy Serkis
Marty Wilde: Ian Targett
Joe Brown: Alistair McGowan
Jack Good: Nicholas Boulton
Terry: Peter Watts
Donna: Siriol Jenkins
Hugh: Jeremy Clyde
Also with With Richard Tate, Ken Sharrock, Tom Bevan James Taylor and Rachel Atkins.
Repeated 2nd March 1996
[Gavin Stanley toured as a tribute act to both Billy Fury and Eddie Cochran. He appeared in Coronation St and Brookside.]


27th February 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: Prisoners of Honour
by Ron Hutchinson. Adapted by Bill Pryde
Part 1 of 2.
1894. When Alfred Dreyfus was convicted of selling secrets to the Germans, the French High Command instituted an internal enquiry. But Georges Picquart discovered that Dreyfus was innocent.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan
Narrator: Anthony Valentine
Col Georges Picquart: Jack Shepherd
Madame Dreyfus: Susan Fleetwood
Major Henry: Gerard Murphy
Gen Boisdeffre: Philip Voss
Merrier: James Taylor
Gen de Pellieux: Colin Pinney
Mme Eloise Cavalier: Teresa Gallagher
Drumont: John Evitts
Labori: Nicholas Boulton
Picquart's lawyer: Peter Kenny
Agent Rouveuvre: David Jarvis
Captain Dreyfus: Tom Bevan
Repeated 4th March 1994
Part 2 was broadcast 6/3/94, 11/3/94


28th February 1994:
14.00 :
The Song of My Father by Paul Herzberg
1971. A conscript soldier Ray Kemp betrays a friend. Twenty years later, in London, fate offers the chance of redemption.
Director Andy Jordan
Ray Kemp: Michael Maloney
Clive Mendelowitz: Allan Corduner
Johnny Kruger: Paul Hertzberg
Colin Kemp: Don McCorkindale
Shorty Josana: Vincent Ebrahim
Jurgen Brandt: Christopher Wells
Dave Skinner: David Learner
Rita Mendelowitz: Naomi Buch
Kommandant Net: Henry Goodman
Repeated from 20/8/1992
[The 1992 broadcast was the first play for the BBC by Herzberg. He moved to the UK in 1976, and appeared in "Tales of the Unexpected" in 1979 with Joan Collins and John Gielgud.].


28th February 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Telephone in the Deep Freeze by Janet Plater
Living with an alcoholic. "Only people like us, who have lived with an alcoholic, can understand the mental agony that goes with we're co-alcoholics," say the members of the support group whose fortunes the play follows.
Director Ned Chaillet
Von: Barbara Durkin
Debbie: Polly James
Ken: Oliver Cotton
Graham: Eric Allan
Nance: Sandra Voe
Chloe: Hazel Holder
Frank: Colin Pinney
Mike: Donald Sumpter
Johnny: George Parsons
dive: Lyndam Gregory
Tony: Gary Lawrence
Repeated 13th May 1995


1st March 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Dancing on the Metro by Alex Ferguson
It's the Newcastle Metro - not the Paris one - which features in this drama about an overworked inspector taunted by fare-dodging youths and the "voice" of a suicide victim. But help is perhaps not as far away as he thinks....
Director Dave Sheasby
Inspector Richardson: Rod Arthur
Mrs Richardson/Edith: Val McLane
Jessica: Belinda Chapman
Controller/Alison: Angela Lonsdale
Reg Thornton: Art Davies
CoronerlArehie: James Thackwray
Wayne: Trevor Todd
Sean: Joe Caffrey


2nd March 1994:
12.25-13.00 :
Death Comes Staccato by Gillian Slovo Dramatised by Jill Brooke.
3 of 5: Did Alicia really kill James Morgan ? Then why is Kate arrested for the crime?
Please see 16th February 1994.
Additional cast not in the episode of 16/2/94:
Trevor Plastid: Keith Drinkel
Eva: Sunny Ormonde
Sam: David Holt
Inspector Crant: John Dixon
Elmore James: Patterson Joseph
Doorman: Barry J Gordon
Part4:9/3/94; Part5:16/3/94
The series was repeated commencing 22/10/1994


2nd March 1994:
14.00 :
Il Conde by Alun Owen based upon a short story by Joseph Conrad.
An elderly gentleman is repulsed by a horrific encounter in his beloved Naples.
Director: Enyd Williams
Il Conde: John Moffatt
Joseph Conrad: John Woodvine
Young Man: Nicholas Boulton
Pasquale: Don McCorkindale
Hotel guests: Leslie O'Hara, Frances Jeater, Rachel Atkins, Oona Beeson
Hotel staff: Frank Coda, David Thorpe, David Jarvis
Repeated 9th August 1995


3rd March 1994:
10.00 :
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens: Dramatised by Nigel Bryant
5 of 6: Betrayal. A midnight meeting on London Bridge brings terrible consequences.
Please refer to 3rd February 1994.
Cast additional to episode one:
Sikes: Tim McInnerny
Nancy: Adjoa Andoh
Fagin: John Grillo
Brownlow: Peter Jeffrey
Rose: Teresa Gallagher
Monks: Kim Wall
Doorman: David Holt
This episode repeated 21st February 1995.
Ep6-10/3/94
Series also repeated on BBC7 in 2006, 2008 and 2009


3rd March 1994:
14.00 :
The Burn Supper by Colin Douglas
In January 1991 when John Major began his first full year in office, the Gulf War was upon us, and somewhere in Scotland a small hospital faced the future.
Director Marilyn Imrie
Paula: Rachel Atkins
Simon: James Telfer
Mr Kennet: Stuart McGugan
Jock: Andrew Melville
Mrs MacQuillan/Mrs Galbraith: Myra McFadyen
Mrs Barnett: Jillie Meers
Eileen: Cara Kelly
Sister: Vivienne Rochester
Kenny MacGuffy: Michael Deacon
General Patrick-Forrest: Colin Pinney
Porter: David Thorpe
[Colin Douglas was a consultant in geriatric medicine, he contributed to speeches by Gordon Brown PM, and received an MBE for services to medcine in 2016.]


4th March 1994:
14.00 :
Classic Serial: Prisoners of Honour
Repeated from 27th February 1994- please see above.
Part 2 was rebroadcast 11/3/94


5th March 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: The Peacock's Tail by Mark Barratt.
A doctor, a physician, a professor, a chemist, a womaniser and a wanderer - the man called Paracelsus, at the peak of his tempestuous career in Basel, 1527.
Director John Theocharis
Paracelsus: Alan Howard
Old Oporinus: Godfrey Kenton
Erasmus: Joseph O'Conor
Von Liestal: David Neal
Young Oporinus: Robert Daws
Johannes Froben: Ian Lindsay
Anna Froben: Joanna Myers
Dr Rubner: James Greene
Dr Jerrichowwer: Timothy Bateson
Dr Futz: Ronald Herdman
Mother: Danielle Allan
William: Richard Pearce
Repeated from 29th April 1991


5th March 1994:
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Shoot! by Mark Brennan.
Michael thinks he has written the definitive Belfast love story, but the Americans who want to shoot the picture have other ideas.
Music by John Simpson.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan
Michael Brannigan: Joe Crilly
Karen: Tilly Blackwood
Don Leant: Harry Ditson
Stephen: John Hewitt
Geoff Ray: Michael McKnight
Pauline: Sheelagh O'Kane
Claire: Amanda Maguire
Gerry: Ger Byrne


5th March 1994:
22.30 :
All Shook Up: A City Called Glory by Neil McKay
A portrait and a celebration of the life of Sam Cooke , one of the most enigmatic figures in pop.
Director Andy Jordan
Sam Cooke: Lennie James
Julius June Cheeks: Al Matthews
J W Alexander: Colin McFarlane
Art Rupe: Bradley Lavelle
Bumps Blackwell: Tony Armatrading
Bessie Griffin: Sharon D Clarke
Emcee: Danny John-Jules
Ed Sullivan: Peter Whitman
Rebert Harris: David Michael Clarke
Elisa Boyer: Christine St John
Also with Dig Wayne, John Guerrasio, Vivienne Rochester, Rachel Atkins and Gareth Armstrong.


6th March 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: Prisoners of Honour by Ron Hutchinson. Adapted by Bill Pryde
Part 2 of 2.
Although Picquart knows that Dreyfus is innocent of treason, a combination of self-interest, anti-semitism and the Army's "code of honour" conspires to thwart a proper investigation.
Please refer to 27th February 1994 above.
Cast additional to episode one:
Major Henry: Gerard Murphy
Madame Henry: Frances Jeater
Merrier: James Taylor
Bettillon: Barry J Gordon
Capt Cuignet: Dominic Letts
Judge: Gareth Armstrong
Agent Rouveuvre: David Jarvis
Capt Dreyfus: Tom Bevan
Repeated 11/3/94


7th March 1994
14.00 :
Travel over Spanish Sighs by Douglas Esson.
Foreign travel on the cheap can be a strain when you don't speak the language, as Val and Trev discover.
Director Matthew Walters
Val: Melanie Hudson
Tret: Matthew Morgan
Guillaume: Gregory de Polnay
Sane driver: Arturo Venegas
Crazy driver: John Moreno
Woman clerk: Kate Binchy
Repeated from 8th October 1992


7th March 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Mamma Decemba by Nigel D Moffatt.
Mamma Decemba's husband has just died. Much of what she experiences in her grief is recognisable to us all.
Director: Alby James
Mamma Decemba: Mona Hammond
Mertel: Angel Wynter
John: T-Bone Wilson
White youth: Nicholas Boulton
Vicar/Policeman: Dominic Letts
Woman 1 / Woman 2: Vivienne Rochester
Repeated 11th March 1995


8th March 1994:
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: The Terraced House by Frederick Bradnum (1920-2001)
Mr Meadows has moved to a new house. His wife has just died and he is learning to live alone. He'd thought of putting a sign in the front window saying, "Attention! Lonely! Do come in!" But you can't be sure that you'd get the callers that you want.
Director Jane Morgan
Mr Meadows: Hugh Dickson
June Smith: Elaine Claxton
Victoria: Rachel Atkins
Madge: Deborah Berlin
Hayter: Eric Allan
Old woman: Margaret John
Old man: Colin Pinney
Tom: Alan Thompson


9th March 1994
12.25-13.00 :
Death Comes Staccato by Gillian Slovo Dramatised by Jill Brooke
4 of 5: Alicia has gone missing. Her mother, Marion, has been burgled. Meanwhile Kate has two funerals to attend and Carmen makes a discovery in the Mateley case.
Please refer to 16th February 1994 above.
Cast additional to episode one:
Trevor Plasfid: Keith Drinkel
Sam ,: David Holt
Charles: David Thorpe
Doorman: Barry J Gordon
Part 5: 16/3/94
The series was repeated commencing 22/10/1994


10th March 1994
10.00 :
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens: Dramatised by Nigel Bryant
6 of 6: Hue and Cry.
A huge reward is on Sikes's head - but he hides where he is least expected
Please refer to 10th March 1994 above.
Additional actors not in the first episode:
Sikes: Tim McInnerny
Brownlow: Peter Jeffrey
Monks: Kim Wall
Charley: Paul Ryan
Fagin: John Grillo
Grimwig: Brett Usher
This episode repeated 28th February 1995.
Series also repeated on BBC7 in 2006, 2008 and 2009


10th March 1994
14.00 :
Spoil Heap by Frank White.
It's a black night for landlord Sam Fulton. His wife's done a bunk, the bank and brewery are after him, his customers face ruin and it's been snowing or raining for days. Can anything else go wrong?
Director Tony Cliff
Sam: David Fleeshman
Sharon: Sue Jenkins
Walter: Keith Clifford
May: Rosalie Williams
Jean: Kathryn Hunt
Craig: John Griffin
Tom: Paul Webster
Terry: Glyn Morrow
Edna: Maggie Fox
David: Malcolm Raeburn
Jim: Charles Foster
Betty: Ann Rye
Joe: Harry Kirkham
Man: Peter Rylands


11th March 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: Prisoners of Honour
Part 2 of 2. Repeated from 6th March 1994- please see above.


12th March 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: My Girl by Barry Keeffe
About a social worker whose professional caring threatens to destroy his family.
Karl Howman recreates his original stage performance as Sam, with Cathy Tyson as his wife, Anita.
Director Ned Chaillet
Sam: Karl Howman
Anita: Cathy Tyson
Repeated from 12th October 1992


12th March 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Emigrating Home by Tyrone Huggins.
Six brothers accompany their father to bury their mother on the Caribbean island of St Kitts, where she and her husband were born. As they make their sad journey, the father remembers how he and six friends made the original voyage to England 30 years before.
Director Tony Cliff
Jonan: Burt Caesar
Paul/Willie: Eddie Nestor
Robert/Johnny: Clinton Blake
Joseph/ B?ridge: Tyrone Huggins
Jake/Sonny: Francis Johnson
Marcus/Mack: Eamon Walker
Thomas/Mr Abrahams: Nicholas Monu
Woman: Marianne Jean-Baptiste


12th March 1994
22.30 :
All Shook Up: Take the Night by Neil McKay. The life of Roy Orbison. With his songs of loss, loneliness and rejection, Roy Orbison gave consolation to millions. But how did the singer himself survive the appalling luck and tragedy which marred his life? And at what cost?
Director: Andy Jordan
Roy Orbison: Kerry Shale
Joe Ray Hammer: David Schofield
Claudette Orbison: Barbara Barnes
Wesley Orbison: Marcus D'Amico
Bobby Blackburn: David Jarvis
Sam Phillips: Stuart Milligan
Annette Bailey: Elaine Claxton
Barbara Orbison: Sally George
Also with With Gavin Muir. Peter Whitman and Cathy Sara.
Repeated 9th March 1996
Also repeated on BBC7 2009


13th March 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: The Keys of the Kingdom by A J Cronin (1896-1981). Dramatised by David Spenser
1 of 4: A Strange Vocation. Even from his unfortunate childhood, Francis Chisholm is haunted by indefinable fears and plagued by problems of faith.
Music by Max Early
Directed by David Spenser
A Saffron production
Francis a boy: James Beatty
Father Francis Chisholm: Peter Kelly
Monsignor Sleeth: Philip Sully
Mother/Rosa Oyazabal: Elizabeth Proud
Father/Scanty Magoon: Tom Cotcher
Aunt Polly: Jennifer Piercey
Willie Tulloch: Miles Anderson
Nora: Debra McCallan
Anselm: Jeremy Sinden
Jodie McMillan: Anselma Boy
Thaddeas Gilfoyle: Spencer Banks
Mrs Oennk: Hilda Schroder
Daniel Glennie: Malcolm Jamieson
Father MacNabb: David King
Father Fitzgerald: John Rye
Father Tarrant/Ned Bannon: Jo Dunlop
Dr Tulloch: Bill McCabe
Andrew: Andrew Cotcher
Repeated 18th March 1994
Subsequent broadcasts were listed without "The" in the title.
Ep2:20 and 25/3/94; Ep3:27/3/94 and 1/4/94; Ep4:3 and 8/4/94


14th arch 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Canada Park by Leslie Stewart.
During a holiday in Israel, David and Kitty visit a park that their money helped to build. There they meet Rashid who has a disturbing story to tell of the land now known as Canada Park.
Director Philip Martin
David: Harry Towb
Rashid: James Coyle
Kitty: Joyce Gibbs
Young Rashid: Tom Rogers
Caucab: Kimberley Hope
Grandfather: Roger Hume
Aunt Mina: Judy Bennett
Lt Lipman: Graham Padden
Helleyer: David Holt
Abdel Salaam: Paul Webster
Egyptian soldier: Dominic Taylor
Pianist: Harold Rich


15th March 1994:
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: The Kiss by Rod Beacham (1940-2013).
Richard Johnson, film star, classical stage actor and leading television actor takes on the role of ageing film star Rory Lassiter who agrees to appear in a low-budget movie. But with just one small condition.
Director Matthew Walters
Steve: Nicholas Boulton
Flick: Jillie Meers
Bobby Jean: Vivienne Rochester
Trish: Teresa Gallagher


16th March 1994
12.25 :
Death Comes Staccato by Gillian Slovo Dramatised by Jill Brooke
5 of 5: Kate Baeir was attacked while trying to find Alicia. But her attacker was sent from Mateley's factory. Are the two cases linked?
Please see 16th February 1994 above.
Cast additional to episode one:
Trevor Plastid: Keith Drinkel
Eva: Sunny Ormonde
Sam: David Holt
Alexandra: Elizabeth Kelly
Elmore James: Patterson Joseph
Richard: John Harwood
Doorman: Barry J Gordon
The series was repeated commencing 22/10/1994


16th March 1994
14.00 :
Running before the Wind by Catherine Czerkawska.
1 of 4: Casting Off. When Alison falls in love with an old wooden yacht called the Isabella, she does not realise she is looking at the last relic of a family history.
Director Hamish Wilson
Isabella: Sybil Wintrope
Alison: Louise Beattie
Adam/Stirling: Allan Sharpe
David: Alec Heggie
Annie: Sheila Donald
Sadie: Anne Downie
Malcolm: Alec Monteath
Emily: Irene MacDougal
Archivist/ Archie: William Armour
Nurse / Midwife: Susie Maguire
Young Hetty: Isabel Wright
James: James MacPherson
Ep2:23/3/94 Ep3:30/3/94 Ep4:6/4/94
Series repeated commencing 12/7/95


17th March 1994
10.00 :
The Vacillations of Poppy Carew by Mary Wesley. Dramatised by Betty Davies.
1 of 6: Discarded! Deserted! Poppy can't see any hope for the future when her boyfriend ditches her, but other possible lovers pop up in the most unlikely places - even in a funeral parlour!
Director: Jane Morgan
Poppy Carew: Beatie Edney
Dad: David Sinclair
Nurse: Rachel Atkins
Fergus Furnival: Andrew Wincott
Anthony Green: Neville Jason
Bank manager: John Evitts
Mary: Kate Maravan
Victor: James Fleet
Ep2:24/3/94 Ep3:31/3/94 Ep4:7/4/94 Ep5:14/4/94 Ep6:21/4/94
Repeated commencing 20/2/1995


17th March 1994
14.00 :
Cathal of the Woods by Lindsay Clarke. ,
A young monk sets sail to convert the heathen Picts, but his journey becomes a voyage of magical discovery for himself.
Music composed and performed by Martin Allcock and Simon Nicol, with Robin Williamson (harp) and Chloe Goodchild (singer)
Director Nigel Bryant
Molios: Garard Green
Ardan: James Telfer
Cathal: Kim Wall
Columba: Roger Hume
Auno: Steve Hodson
Nectan: Norman Rodway
Ardanna: Moir Leslie
Murta: Graham Colclough
Diamiid: Richard O'Ryan
Deoin: Sandra Berkin
Repeated 5th June 1995


18th March 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: Keys of the Kingdom
1 of 1. Repeated from 13th March 1994 - please see above.


19th March 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: Nun Climbs Tree by Harry Barton (1916-2006).
An ex-RAF pilot, now a clergyman, returns to Ireland, where he was detained during the Second World War, and finds his life in turmoil when a young nun comes to him with a most unusual request.
Singer Elaine Claxton
Producer Eoin O'Callaghan.
Director Robert Cooper
Bill: Jeff Rawle
Tom: Peter Copley
Maggie: Clare Cathcart
Ellen: Elaine Claxton
Churchwarden: Denys Hawthorne
Catholic bishop: Peter Caffrey
Garda sergeant: Breffni McKenna
Commandant: Mark Lambert
Housewife: Kate Binchy
Conductor: John Keegan
Bishop's driver: Nicholas Boulton
Reverend Mother: Tina Gray
Mr Hatpin / Father Coyk: Peter Kenny
[This play- Barton's last- was semi biographical, about his father (Arthur William Barton), the archbishop. Barton served in the Navy on an aircraft carrier.]


20th March 1994:
4.30 :
Classic Serial: Keys of the Kingdom by A J Cronin (1896-1981). Dramatised by David Spenser
2 of 4: A beginning in China. Father Chisholm starts a new life in China, but he has to face the suspicions of the people of Paitan, and struggle to earn their trust.
Please refer to 13th March above.
Actors additional to episode 1:
Father Chisholm: Peter Kelly
Mother Maria Veronica: Hannah Gordon
Mr Chia: Bert Kwouk
Lieutenant Shon: David Yip
Joseph: Adrian Pang
Sister Martha: Patricia Brake
Sister Clotilde: Stacy Dorning
Hosannah Wang: Tim Godwin
Mrs Neilly: Oriane Messina
Episode repeated 25/3/94
Ep3:27/3/94 and 1/4/94; Ep4:3 and 8/4/94


21st March 1994
14.00 :
The Governor's Consort by Peter Tinniswood (1936-2003)
Lady Edith is sailing with her husband to a South Atlantic island of which he is about to become Governor. Her fellow passengers, the crew and the exuberant band on board produce an invigorating and far-reaching effect on Her Ladyship.
Director Enyd Williams
Lady Edith: Mary Wimbush (1924-2005)
Sir Wilfred: John Moffatt
Dr Spofforth: Bernard Hepton
Captain MacWhirter: Stephen Thorne
Delgado: Keith Drinkel
Chief Engineer: Matthew Morgan
First Officer: James Telfer
Tarleton: Jonathan Adams
Band: Michael Haslam, Judith Herbert, Kevin Street
Repeated from 17th May 1993
Repeated om BBC7 2005, 2007, 2008,


21st March 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Pad Mates by John Stevens, Les May and Alan Midwood
Recorded on location in HM Prison Strangeways, this play is the result of months of writers' workshops. Back in the studio immediately after recording, actors and writers discuss the making of the play.
Officer Porter, "the prisoner with the keys", can be seen, but not always heard, as he wanders the wings and landings of the prison. Behind every locked door, in every cell, there is a Sammy, a West and a David with a different story to tell.
Music by James Mackie
Director Kate Rowland
Porter: Nick Stringer
Women: Sue Johnston
Sammy: John McCardle
Benny: Rod Arthur
West: Pip Donaghy
Paterson: Vincent Davies
David: Jason Done
My: Ian Mercer
Repeated 28th August 1995 as "Padmates".


22nd March 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Pankhiraj by Tanika Gupta.
Dida is a storyteller with an unpredictable brand of magic. Three generations collide at a family wedding.
Director Claire Grove (1953-2013)
Dida: Charubala Chokshi
Malati: Meera Syal
Sripuma: Souad Faress
Geoffrey: Geoffrey Beevers
Rehana: Vinny Dhillon
Fishseller: Shiv Grewal
Motorist: Dominic Letts
[This play was repeated in 1996 and 1997 as episode one of a four part series.]
[There was an unrelated Bengali movie with this title in 1980]
[Pankhiraj (Bengali) is a fabled winged horse referenced in the play. In Bangladeshi it is Ponkhiraj.]


23rd March 1994
12.25-13.00 :
Bolt by Dick Francis Dramatised by John Ashe
1 of 5: Threats and Menaces. Kit Fielding, champion jockey, is engaged to Danielle de Brescou , the niece of his employer Princess Casilia. The princess recruits Kit to fend off Henri de Brescou , a dangerous cousin.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
Kit Fielding: Eric Allan
Princess Casilia: Sian Phillips
Danielle: Elizabeth MacGovern
Henri: John Bull
Greening: Jack May
Dusty: Christian Rodska
Thomas: Steve Hodson
Allardeck: Bill Wallis
Roland: Simon Carter
Ep2:30/3/94 Ep3:6/4/94 Ep4:13/4/94 Ep5:20/4/94.
Series repeated comencing 3rd April 1995


23rd March 1994:
14.00 :
Running before the Wind by Catherine Czerkawska.
2 of 4: Hoisting the Sail. Alison has got to know Isabella - her yacht's namesake - and has agreed to take the old lady down to see the vessel as she lies on the hard at the marina. The history of the yacht is important but more so is that of the family, and Isabella is the sole repository of that story.
Please see 16th March 1994 above.
Cast additional to episode one:
Matron/ Young James: Mary Riggans
Hetty: Monica Gibb
Hugh: Finlay McLean
Bosun/Gardener: Stuart Davids
Ep3:30/3/94 Ep4:6/4/94
Series repeated commencing 12/7/95


24th March 1994
The Vacillations of Poppy Carew by Mary Wesley. Dramatised by Betty Davies.
2 of 6: Furnival's Fun Funerals offer Poppy more than the usual amount of comfort.
Please see 17th March 1994
Cast additional to episode 1:
Edmund: Matthew Morgan
Vicar: Peter Whitman
Venetia: Elaine Claxton
Calypso Grant: Mary Wimbush
Willy Guthrie: Kim Wall
Mrs Edwardes: Tina Gray
Julia: Vivienne Rochester
Sean Connor: Gareth Armstrong
Ep3:31/3/94 Ep4:7/4/94 Ep5:14/4/94 Ep6:21/4/94
Repeated commencing 20/2/1995


24th March 1994
14.00 :
Tipperary Smith by Paul Copley.
When Tipperary Smith went to Australia with her Bradford boyfriend, she dreamt of adventure. After three years of barbecues, she takes off alone on a flight which could lead to the End of the World.
Director Ned Chaillet
Tipperary: Barbara Durkin
Georgina: Natasha Pyne
Brian: Ashley Barker
Arthur: Paul Copley
Mother: Sandra Voe
Great Uncle Wilfred: Ronald Herdman
Airline steward: David Jarvis
Chinese woman: Lala Lloyd
Hotel receptionist: Oona Beeson
Driver: Lyndam Gregory


25th March 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: Keys of the Kingdom
Part 2 of 4. Repeated from 20th March 1994- please see above.


26th March 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: Mary Morgan by Greg Cullen.
A serving-girl is tried for murder in 1805. How can her lover lead the jury that condemns her?
Director Jane Dauncey
Mary Morgan: Sarah Michael
Walter: Patrick Brennan
Wilkins: David Garfield
George III: Tony Leader
Hardinge: Ric Jerrom
Earl: Ivor Roberts
Catherine Bethan: Tessa Gearing
Maggie: Pam Hopkins
Hefina: Menna Trussler
Moly: Manon Edwards
Betty: Sian Summers
John/Martin: Neil Rovston
Repeated from 24th February 1992
[This play repeats a discredited theory regarding Walter Wilkins Jnr's role- Walter Wilkins the juror was the son of Walter Wilkins the MP.]


26th March 1994:
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: An Irish Connection by Patrick J Power.
Ireland is being increasingly used by the international drugs trade. A young couple stumble into a nightmare thatjust doesn't fit with traditional notions of rural life.
Director Pam Brighton
Michael: Stephen Kennedy
Brenda: Hilary Fannin
Gleesson: Eamonn Hunt
Fitzgerald: Owen Roe
Philippe/Joe Quirke: Mark Lambert
Guard: Paddy Scully
Schmidt / Sergeant: Dan Gordon
Receptionist: Cathy Brennan
Waitress: Emma Jordan


26th March 1994:
22.30 :
All Shook Up: Lonely Joe by Janey Preger and Peter Kavanagh
A docudrama on the last days of Joe Meek, one of England's finest pop producers.
Musicians: Richard Allen, Pete Thomas, Neil McArthur
Joe Meek: Oliver Cotton
Interviewer: Ian Targett
Biddy: Moir Leslie
Johnny: Paul Panting
Bobby: Peter Kenny
Mrs Shenton: Tina Gray
Babs: Oona Beeson
Jim: Nick Boulton
Newsreader: Don McCorkindale
George: Gareth Armstrong
Heinz: Tom Watt
Screaming Lord Sutch: Himself
[Joe Meek, 1929-1967, record producer, sound engineer, songwriter]


27th March 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: The Keys of the Kingdom by A J Cronin (1896-1981). Dramatised by David Spenser
3 of 4: Plagues and War
Please see 13th March 1994 above.
Additional actors not in episode one:
Mother Maria Veronica: Hannah Gordon
Mr Chia: Bert Kwouk
Lieutenant Shon: David Yip
Wilbur Fiske: Ed Bishop
Agnes Fiske: Helen Horton
Sister dotilae: Stacy Dorning
Sister Martha: Patricia Brake
Joseph: Adrian Pang
Anna: Choy Ling Mann
Repeated 1st April 1994
Ep4:3 and 8/4/94


28th March 1994
14.00 :
Who Stole Your Scone? by Marion Brechin. Maggie has become increasingly confused and, as her daughter Jean looks after her, they come fully to know each other.
Director Claire Grove
Maggie: Gudrun Ure
Jean: Maureen Morris
Lucy: Lynne Verrall
Alice: Joanna Wake
Repeated from 23rd April 1992


28th March 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: The Sun by Alan Berne.
A story of a disabled Irish girl on holiday with her family. Very bright but rather immature, she frets in the swelter of a heatwave. Then a shocking encounter on a clifftop changes her life.
Director Richard Wortley
Mina: Hilary Reynolds
Sean Homer: Nigel Anthony
Father: Brian Miller
Mother: Kate Binchy
Andy: Nicholas Boulton
Karin: Cara Kelly
Tom: Gerard O'Hare
Sheila: Elaine Claxton
Dominic: Susan Sheridan
Kirsty: Jemma Lee Pollin
Jonathan: Karl Pollin
Stella: Rachel Atkins
Priest: Peter Kenny


29th March 1994:
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Going Home by Lynda Greenaway
The past, present and future mingle as Marion dreams of returning "home".
Director Matthew Walters
Marion: Jillie Meers
Mum: Pauline Yates
Lucy/Mary: Oona Beeson
Adam: Tom Bevan
Janet: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Bridie/Aerobics teacher: Rachel Atkins
Sandra; Nurse: Vivienne Rochester


30th March 1994
12.25-13.00 :
Bolt by Dick Francis Dramatised by John Ashe
2 of 5: Horses Begin to Die. Bent on obtaining authority from the French government to make plastic guns, Henri de Brescou threatens Princess Casilia's husband.
Please see 23rd March 1994 above.
Actors additional to those in episode one:
Roland: Simon Carter
Wykeham: William Eedle
Thomas: Steve Hodson
Ep3:6/4/94 Ep4:13/4/94 Ep5:20/4/94.
Series repeated commencing 3rd April 1995


30th March 1994
14.00 :
Running before the Wind by Catherine Czerkawska.
3 of 4: Still Waters. The Lynns are now a major force in world yacht design.
Please see 16th March 1994 above.
Actors additional to episode one:
Hetty: Monica Gibb
Paolo: John Buick
Ian: Liam Brennan
Foreman/ Alexander: Tom Smith
OldMan/Paolo's Papa: Douglas Stiven
Cook: Ceit Kearney
Kitchenmaid: Wendy Ronald
Jessie: Astrid Wilson
Ep4:6/4/94
Series repeated commencing 12/7/95


31st March 1994
10.00-10.15 :
The Vacillations of Poppy Carew by Mary Wesley. Dramatised by Betty Davies.
3 of 6: Old flames and the racing fraternity turn up at Poppy's father's funeral.
Please see 17th March 1994 above.
Additional cast to episode one:
Mrs Edwardes: Tina Gray
Willie Guthrie: Kim Wall
Calypso Grant: Mary Wimbush
Edmund: Matthew Morgan
Also with Raad Rawi and Malcolm Ward
Ep4:7/4/94 Ep5:14/4/94 Ep6:21/4/94
Series repeated commencing 20/2/1995


31st March 1994:
14.00 :
Sir Colin's New Clothes by Chris Allen.
Colin Page finds himself chairman of a multinational company.
Director Matthew Walters
Colin: Brian Miller
Mary: Elisabeth Sladen
Nigel: Gareth Armstrong
Give: Peter Whitman
Genevieve: Oona Beeson
Vernon: James Taylor
Greta: Helene Kvale
Tim: David Jarvis
Claudia: Cathy Sara
Shane: Paul Panting
Monty: Lyndam Gregory
Jack: Don McCorkindale
Frank: C J Allen


1st April 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: Keys of the Kingdom
3: Plagues and War
Repeated from 27th March 1994 - please see above.


2nd April 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: Barabbas from the novel by Par Lagerkvist (1891-1974). Dramatised by Eivor Martinus
The story of the thief who was freed in the place of Christ tells of Barabbas's journey into faith, from the Crucifixion to his own misjudged martyrdom.
Musicians William Lyons, Giles Lewin and Raph Mizraki
Music by Mia Soteriou.
Director Ned Chaillet
Narrator: Simon Callow
Barabbas: Barrie Rutter
Sahak: Eric Allan
Also with With Paul Copley, Gary Dunnington, Dominic Letts, John Baddeley, John Fleming, John Evitts, James Telfer, David Holt, Philip Anthony, Rachel Atkins, Mia Soteriou and Barbara Durkin
Repeated from 10th April 1993


2nd April 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: The Green Hill by John Fletcher.
The Druid. In 1984, the perfectly preserved body of a man was found in a peat bog in Cheshire. Archaeologists now believe he lived at the time of the Roman invasion, that he was a druid, and was the willing victim of ritual sacrifice. This is his story.
Music by Martin Allcock and Simon Nicol
Director Nigel Bryant
Lovernios: Kim Wall
Boudica: Diana Quick
Gaius: Peter Harlowe
Suetonius: Ian Redford
Decianus: Roger Hume
Also with With Peter Meakin, Richard Avery, Jonathan Wyatt, Susan Jeffrey, David Holt and Gillian Goodman
[The body of Pete Marsh/Lindow Pete is now dated to 2BC to 119AD. Currently held by the British Museum.]


3rd April 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: The Keys of the Kingdom by A J Cronin (1896-1981). Dramatised by David Spenser
4 of 4: A Hard-Won Retreat.
Please see 13th March 1994 above.
Cast additional to those in episode one:
Mother Maria Veronica: Hannah Gordon
Mr Chia: Bert Kwouk
Wilbur Fiske: Ed Bishop
Agnes Fiske: Helen Horton
Wai-Chu: Michael Deacon
Lieutenant Shon: David Yip
Sister Martha: Patricia Brake
Sister Clotilde: Stacy Dorning
Joseph: Adrian Pang
Joshua: David Cheung
Anna Choy: Ling Mann
Repeated 8th April 1994


3rd April 1994
18.30 :
The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, dramatised by Simon Eastwood
1: The Seven Crystal Balls. An Inca tomb has been violated by European explorers who, one by one, are struck down by a sinister curse. Tintin sets out to investigate.
Producer John Yorke
Tintin: Richard Pearce
Snowy: Andrew Sachs
Capt Haddock: Lionel Jeffries
Prof Calculus: Stephen Moore
Thompson Twins: Charles Kay
Tarragon: Stephen Thorne
Castafiore: Linda Polan
Chiquito: Andrew Wincott
First broadcast on Radio 5 on 23rd May 1993.
Repeated on BBC7 2008


4th April 1994:
14.00 :
A Second Summer by Elizabeth Wainwright
Cecile Clement escapes to the Normandy countryside for a breathing space from her daughter Sophie and the rigours of Paris.
Music composed and played by Andy Price
Director Marion Nancarrow
Cecile Clement: Gwen Watford (1927-1994)
Alain Mercier: David Calder
Sophie: Joanna Myers
Augustine: Elizabeth Mansfield
Mme Cochet/Mme Hubert: Barbara Atkinson
MCochetlHusband: Philip Anthony
Son: William Wortley
Repeated from 2nd Deceber 1993


4th April 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: The Green Hill Two: The Detective by John Fletcher.
In this play, the world of The Druid, broadcast on Saturday 2nd April 1994 (please see above), is turned upside down.
It is 2025, and London is collapsing. Two detectives are drawn into an investigation that reveals the full extent of the city's decay.
Music by Martin Allock and Simon Nicol
Director Nigel Bryant
Gret: Diana Quick
Liz: Adjoa Andoh
Ince: Dominic Rickhards
Langton Richards: Okon Jones
Villiers: Brett Usher
Also with Roger Hume, Simon Egerton and Malcolm Ward.


5th April 1994
14.00-14.30:
Thirty Minute Theatre: Capital Gains by Collin Johnson
A retired gent, Julius Hutch is beset with bills and final demands. Then a sum of 14,601,740.72 is mistakenly placed in his account by an offshore bank. So, should he return it? Or not? And whose money is it, anyway?
Director Andy Jordan
Julius Hutch: Peter Jones
Mrs Pauline Tone: Celestine Randall
Creditors: Peter Whitman
Creditors: Collin Johnson
A new production in 1995 made this play into a 4 part series (4 x 35m). which was repeated in 1996 and 1997.


6th April 1994
12.25-13.00 :
Bolt by Dick Francis Dramatised by John Ashe
3 of 5: Hostile Intelligence. Danielle is followed and terrified by two men in hoods, while two of Princess Casilia's finest racing horses are slaughtered with a bolt gun.
Please see 23rd arch 1994 above.
Additional cast, not in episode one:
Lord Vaughnley: Gerry Hinks
Prince Litsi: Sam Dastor
Beatrice Bunt: Margaret Robertson
Wykeham: William Eedle
Ep4:13/4/94 Ep5:20/4/94.
Series repeated comencing 3rd April 1995


6th April 1994
14.00 :
Running before the Wind by Catherine Czerkawska.
4 of 4: Weathering the Storm. Like her namesake yacht, Isabella still survives the last of the Lynns. Without help Alison cannot pay for the work needed on the yacht Isabella.
Please see 16th March 1994 above.
Additional cast not in episode one:
Paolo: John Buick
Hetty: Monica Gibb
Ian: William Brennan
Maclehose/Luke: Gilbert Martin
David: Mark McDonnell
Old David: Alec Heggie
Alex: Tom Smith
Jessie/Receptionist: Astrid Wilson
Series repeated commencing 12/7/95


6th April 1994
20.45 :
Who Sings the Hero?: Dr Barry by Jean Binnie
The story of the remarkable "Dr Barry", the woman who in the 19th century, disguised as a man, rose through the ranks of the army, challenged the appalling conditions and had a baby.
Director: Martin Jenkins
Narrator: Maggie McCarthy
Dr Barry: Veronica Quilligan
Erskine/Leper assistant: Gordon Reid
Welksley/Aaron: Jonathan Tafler
Somerset: John Fleming
Dantzen: Burt Caesar
Munnik: Richard Earthy
Dr Hall/Thomas: John Webb
Florence Nightingale: Joanna Wake
Jacob Eliot/Cleote: Matthew Morgan
McGrigor/Bigge: Jonathan Adams
Colonel: Nicholas Murchie
Repeated from 19th August 1992


7th April 1994
10.00-10.15 :
The Vacillations of Poppy Carew by Mary Wesley. Dramatised by Betty Davies.
4 of 6: What can you feel about a country where no one notices when they run over a dog? Poppy does notice, and her trip to North Africa seems a dreadful mistake.
Please see 17th March 1994 above
Cast additional to episode one:
Edmund: Matthew Morgan
Mustafa: Raad Rawi
Waiter: Malcolm Ward
Willy Guthrie: Kim Wall
Calypso Grant: Mary Wimbush
Minister for Tourism: Michael Halphie
Venetia Collyer: Elaine Claxton
Penelope Lucas: Frances Jeater
Woman: Vivienne Rochester
Passenger: David Jarvis
Ep5:14/4/94 Ep6:21/4/94
Series repeated commencing 20/2/1995


7th April 1994
14.00 :
The Mourning After by Julian Perkins.
Judy is distraught at her husband's death, but, as her best friend finds out, it is her relief that he's gone that's upsetting her.
Director Tony Cliff
Judy: Jane Hazlegrove
Norma: Paula Tilbrook
Celia: Jane Hollowood
Tony: John Grifan


8th April 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: Keys of the Kingdom
Part 4 of 4. Repeated from 3rd April 1994- please see above.


9th April 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: You Choose by Jonathan Myerson.
When she encounters an old flame, Zoe's comfortable life begins to disintegrate.
Original music written and performed by David Chiltem and Nick Russell-Parvier
Directed By: Jonathan Myerson.
Zoe: Amanda Root
Simon: Nathaniel Parker
Greg: Jonathan Cullen
Stella: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Nick: Nicholas Hutchinson
Jenny: Federay Holmes
Lord Harry: Jonathan Adams
Paul: David Holt
Emma: Sandra James Young
Sales assistant: Matthew Morgan
Security guard: Keith Drinkel
Repeated from 13th February 1993


9th April 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw
London 1912. A cockney flower girl is tutored in phonetics to "speak like a lady".
Director: John Tydeman
Professor Higgins: Simon Cadell
Eliza Doolittle: Imelda Staunton
Alfred Doolittle: James Grout
Mrs Higgins: Rachel Gurney
Colonel Pickering: Edward Hardwicke
Mrs Pearce: Brenda Peters
Mrs Eynsford Hill: Pauline Letts
Clara Eynsford Hill: Elaine Claxton
Freddy Eynsford Hill: Richard Clifford
Mrs Higgins's maid: Anne Pearson
Other parts: Andrew Branch, Garard Green, David Learner
First broadcast 20th April 1987
Repeated 27th December 1988


9th April 1994
23.30 :
Cordoba by Nigel Baldwin
Part 1 of 6. Dee Mitchell's life is dogged by alcohol, divorce and a dull job. But then she stumbles on a chain of murders.
Original music by Laurie Scott Baker
Director Jane Dauncey
Dee: Alison Steadman
Conrad: Bill Stewart
Thomas: Alan Towner
Geraint: Robin Griffith
Alex: Lesley Rooney
Turner: Tony Leader
Jenny: Ruth Jones
Man: Robert Pugh
Charlene: Louise Holland
Richard: Ian Targett
Coastguard: Rhodri Hugh
Ep2:16/4/94, Ep3:23/4/94, Ep4:30/4/94, Ep5:7/5/94, Ep6:14/5/94,
Series originally broadcast commencing 13th August 1992


10th April 1994
14.30-14.45 :
Classic Serial: The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy. Dramatised by Sally Hedges
Nineteenth-century Dorset.
Part 1 of 4: The Horse-Fair
Music arranged and played by the Mellstock Band. (Dave Townsend, Philip Humphries, Tim Hill and Kathryn Locke)
Director Nigel Bryant
Michael Henchard: David Calder
Susan: Janet Dale
Elizabeth-Jane: Andrea Wray
Donald Farfrae: Jason Flemyng
Furmity-seller: Mary Wimbush
Auctioneer: Jonathan Wyatt
Nance: Anna Keene
Solomon Longways: Gerry Hinks
Christopher Coney: Richard Avery
Also with With Zoe Ganjavi, Graham Colclough. Gillian Goodman and Martin Reeve.
Ep2:17/4/94; Ep3:24/4/94 Ep4:1/5/94
This episode repeated 15th April 1994
[The Mellstock Band were still performing and released a new album in 2019].


10th April 1994
18.30-19.00 :
The Adventures of Tintin: 2: The Prisoners of the Sun by Herge.
See 3rd April 1994.
Additional actor to 3/4/94: Neil Roberts
First broadcast on Radio 5 in 1993.
Repeated on BBC7 2008


11th April 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Primary Sources by William Stanton (1944-)
The educational issues faced by a newly appointed head teacher at a school in the West Country.
Music by Elizabeth Parker, BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Director: Cherry Cookson
Charlotte: Janet McTeer
Tom: Ciaran Hinds
Virginia: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Blundell: John Rowe
Jenny: Melanie Hudson
Graham: Gareth Armstrong
Mrs Tozer: Tina Gray
Mr Trotter: James Taylor
Mrs Brock: Vivienne Rochester
Young Woman: Cathy Sara
[Written by a West Country author and lecturer, unrelated to an earlier Radio Playwright of the same name who lived 1917-1999]


12th April 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Here Comes Jo by Barbara Lacey.
Ten years ago, the author's son was badly injured in a cycling accident. Her play is an account of how her family came to terms with the tragedy.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
Meg: June Barrie
Emily: Carolyn Backhouse
Geoffrey: William Eedle
Jo: Richard Pearce


13th April 1994
12.25-13.00 :
Bolt by Dick Francis Dramatised by John Ashe
4 of 5: The Killing Game. What has happened to Prince Litsi?
Please see 23rd March 1994 above.
Additional actors to episode 1:
Prince Litsi: Sam Dastor
Alkrdeck: Bill Wallis
Hodges: Gerry Hinks
Wykeham: William Eedle
Beatrice Bunt: Margaret Robertson
Ep5:20/4/94.
Series repeated comencing 3rd April 1995


13th April 1994:
14.00 :
Rehearsing Violetta by Paul M Levitt.
When Margie begins rehearsing the leading role in La Traviata, she finds it imposes extra emotional demands on herself and her family.
Director Martin Jenkins
Margie: Elizabeth Mansfield
Arlan: Nigel Anthony
Helen: Sian Jenkins
Tommy: Danny Kanaber
Phyllis: Margaret John
Richard: Michael Kilgarriff
Doctor: Peter Whitman
Chancellor: Neville Jason
Repeated 16th August 1995


13th April 1994:
20.45 :
Who Sings the Hero?: Never Mind, I Stopped My Train! "Recreated by Martin Sorrell"
In 1898, a GWR driver and a fireman saved the lives of their passengers.
Director: Martin Jenkins
Narrated by Martin Jarvis and Joanna Myers.
David Evans: Peter Penry Jones
Atlwood: John Church
Edmund Mears: Nicholas Murchie
Ada Peart: Ann Windsor
John Hodges: Jonathan Tafler
Eiza Dean: Siriol Jenkins
Armstrong: John Webb
Repeated from 26th August 1992


14th April 1994
10.00 :
The Vacillations of Poppy Carew by Mary Wesley. Dramatised by Betty Davies.
5 of 6: Cockroaches, a public hanging and Edmund's being seduced by Arab boys - no wonder Poppy flees.
Please see 17th March 1994 above.
Actors additional to episode one:
Willie Guthrie: Kim Wall
Penelope Lucas: Frances Jeater
Edmund: Matthew Morgan
Venetia Collyer: Elaine Claxton
Ros Lawrence: Virginia McKenna
Calypso Grant: Mary Wimbush
Ep6:21/4/94
Series repeated commencing 20/2/1995


14th April 1994
14.00 :
Women of the Dust by Ruth Carter.
The story of a group of migrant women workers from Rajasthan who lift stone, break cement and dream of rain on a dusty Delhi building site.
Song composed by John O'Hara
Director Kristine Landon-Smith
Asha: Nina Wadia
Parvati: Sudha Bhuchar
Kamla: Shobu Kapoor
Lali: Nikki Jhutti
Dadi: Jamila Massey
Mohan: Dinesh Shukla
Jamadar: Shiv Grewal
Contractor: Rehan Sheikh
Charu: Charubala Chokshi
Mohini: Shaheen Khan
Neesha: Nisha K Nayar
Repeated 21st November 1994


15th April 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: The Mayor of Casterbridge
1 of 4: The Horse-Fair.
Repeated from 10th April 1994- please see above.


16th April 1994
14.30-14.45:
Playhouse: The Salamander Chest by Grant Eustace.
Alice Selwood strives to seek out the true identity of her father.
Director Alec Reid
Arthur Beresford: Ben Daniels
Alice Selwood: Jane Slavin
Arbuthnot: Philip Latham
Ryder: Jonathan Adams
Priestley: David Brierley
Blennerhome: John Baddeley
Cunningham: Andrew Branch
Murchison: Sean Barratt
Mrs Wiseman: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Polzean: Terry O'Brien
Brecknell: Philip Anthony
Goatcher: Snoo Wilson
Repeated from 11th January 1993
[A sequel to "Absolute Discretion" which was broadcast 12th January 1991 and 4th January 1993 - Jane Slavin as Alice Selwood connects the two plays.]


16th April 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: The Bridesmaid by Ruth Rendell. Dramatised by: Betty Davies
Philip loved Flora, the statue that used to stand in the garden.
Director: Tracey Neale
Philip: : Jamie Glover
Senta: Rachel Lewis
Christine: Frances Jeater
Fee: Rachel Atkins
Darren: Michael Onslow
Cheryl: Oona Beeson
Gerard: James Taylor
Roy: Lyndam Gregory
Mrs Ripple: Margaret John
Pearl: Tina Gray
The Tramp: John Evitts
Repeated 21st January 1995


16th April 1994
23.30-0.00:
Cordoba by Nigel Baldwin
Part 2 of 6. Jenny's hanging is an open-and-shut case of suicide. But journalist Dee Mitchell is not convinced.
Please see 9th April 1994 above.
Additional actors not in episode one:
Icuan: Robert Pugh
Tina: Gudrun Ure
Barry Jones: Laurence Allan
Rachel: Helen Griffin
Coroner: Dillwyn Owen
Ep3:23/4/94, Ep4:30/4/94, Ep5:7/5/94, Ep6:14/5/94,
Series originally broadcast commencing 13th August 1992


17th April 1994
14.30-14.45 :
Classic Serial: The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy. Dramatised by Sally Hedges
Part 2 of 4: Rivals.
Cast not in episode one:
Lucetta: Sandra Berkin
Abel Whittle: David Holt
Also with: Edward Long and Susan Jeffrey.
Ep3:24/4/94 Ep4:1/5/94
This episode repeated 22nd April 1994


17th April 1994:
18.30 :
The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, dramatised by Simon Eastwood:
3: The Calculus Affair Part 1
Producer John Yorke
See 3rd April 1994
Cast not in story of 3/4/94:
Bordurian: Steve Hodson
First broadcast on Radio 5 on 6th June 1993.
Repeated on BBC7 2008


18th April 1994:
14.00 :
A Wing and a Prayer by Sue Limb.
Rose, having come to terms with her husband's leaving her for a younger woman, is forced to reassess her life in the wake of a tragic death.
Director Gordon House.
Dame Kitty: Sian Phillips
Rose: Imelda Staunton
Sasha: Betsy Vriend
Pete: Paul Copley
Waiter/Dr Campbell: John Baddeley
First broadcast on BBC World Service in 1993


18th April 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Come to the Circus by Lesley Davies.
It's easy for parents to misunderstand adolescents. On a family holiday, Sam's cries for help go unheard.
Director Cherry Cookson
Sam: Abigail Docherty
Val: Sharon Duce
Pete: Ray Brooks
Nenad: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Coco: Peter Whitman
Audrey: Frances Jeater
Waiter: Lyndam Gregory
Grandparents: James Taylor and Tina Gray


19th April 1994:
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: These Magic Words by Gurmeet Matthu
An anniversary outing leaves Matt "looking after Alison". One lesson in cooking curry, and lots of words later, who has learned from whom - and who is asleep?
Director Hamish Wilson
Matt: Jake D'Arcy
Alison: Maria Miller
Also broadcast on BBC World Service in 1995


20th April 1994:
12.25-13.00 :
Bolt by Dick Francis Dramatised by John Ashe
5 of 5: Kit Fielding gets wind that Henri de Brescou plans to kill more horses.
Please see 23rd March 1994 above.
Additional cast not in first episode:
Danielle: Elizabeth McGovern
Prince Litsi: Sam Dastor
Wykeham: William Eedle
Beatrice Hunt: Margaret Robertson
Series repeated comencing 3rd April 1995


20th April 1994
14.00 :
The Best That Money Can Buy by Ronnie Smith.
A crook and his old flame aim to get away with murder.
Pianist Michael Haslam.
Director Enyd Williams
Yvonne: Frances Jeater
Doug Hendrix: Bob Sherman
Det Insp Tommy Lambert: John Baddeley
Hal Weissen: Ed Bishop
Ronnie Banks: James Taylor
Jacko: Stephen Hodson
Sir George Speers: Colin Pinney
Chief Supt Bray: Philip Anthony
Del Sgt Bowdrey: David Thorpe
Doc Carson: John Evitts
Ratso Reece: Gareth Armstrong
Weissen's Secretary: Teresa Gallagher
Repeated from 27th October 1993
[Ronnie Smith = John Naismith = Robin Smyth]


20th April 1994:
20.45 :
Who Sings The Hero?: The Man Who Came Back by Matthew Solon.
The story of the Norwegians who manned the Shetland Bus and braved the North Sea during World War II.
Director Martin Jenkins
David Howarth: Keith Drinkel
Ole Grotle: Eric Allan
Leif Larsen: Ralf Beck
Narrator: John Rowe
Repeated from 2nd September 1992


21st April 1994
10.00-10.15 :
The Vacillations of Poppy Carew by Mary Wesley. Dramatised by Betty Davies.
6 of 6: Willy finds that Poppy can be as obstinate as one of his favourite pigs.
Please see 17th March 1994 above.
Additional cast not in episode one:
Penelope Lucas: Frances Jeater
Edmund: Matthew Morgan
Willy Guthrie: Kim Wall
Ambulance man: Michael Onslow
Series repeated commencing 20/2/1995


21st April 1994
14.00 :
The Wedding by Stephen James
Anatomy of a love affair.
Director Michael Fox
Jon: Bill Nighy
Susie: Elizabeth Bell
Cathy: Kathryn Hunt
Alan: Robert Whelan
Charles: David Fleeshman
Felicity: Caroline Milmoe
Waiter: Christopher Penney
Repeated 22nd May 1995


22nd April 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: The Mayor of Casterbridge
2 of 4, repeated from 17th April 1994, please see above.


23rd April 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: The Tokyo Correction by Guy Meredith.
Artist Adam Bax returns to London after ten Years on the run in Spain. Penniless and jobless, he is taken under the wing of an old student of his. He soon finds himself tangled up in a major art deception, and then discovers that one of his collaborators has been murdered.
Director Cherry Cookson
Bax: Norman Rodway
Quartermam: James Grout
Tessa: Carole Boyd
Nicholas Bonalack: David Ashton
Constantine: Neville Jason
Sergeant: John Webb
Terry Harman: Steve Hodson
Herman Dorff: Jonathan Adams
Judith: Sandra James-Young
Principal: John Baddeley
Customer: Melinda Walker
Repeated from 15th February 1993


23rd April 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Blackballed by Chris Thompson.
A cricket team are keen for success, but are they too set in their ways - or prejudiced - to accept their young captain's formula for achieving it?
Director Tony Cliff
Jack: Malcolm Hebden
Margery: Ann Rye
Kate: Kathryn Hunt
Mike: Dale Rapley
Donald: Russell Dixon
Ernie: Robin Polley
Ken: Stephen Thorne
Wasim: Tariq Alibai


23rd April 1994
23.30 :
Cordoba
3 of 6: Journalist Dee Mitchell is now investigating three deaths, not one. But the official story is always "no suspicious circumstances".
See 9th April 1994 above.
Actors not in the first episode:
Tina: Gudrun Ure
Rachel: Helen Griffin
Press officer: Stacey Jefferson
Landlord: Brendan Charleson
Ep4:30/4/94, Ep5:7/5/94, Ep6:14/5/94,
Series originally broadcast commencing 13th August 1992


24th April 1994
14.30-14.45 :
Classic Serial: The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy. Dramatised by Sally Hedges
Nineteenth-century Dorset.
Part 3 of 4: The Conjuror and the Choir. "Just one word to this new husband of how you courted me, and your precious happiness is blown to atoms ..."
Please see 10th April 1994 above.
Actors not in the first episode:
Lucetta: Sandra Berkin
Jopp: Jonathan Wyatt
Fall: Peter Tuddenham
Stubberd: Martin Hyder
Tubber: Graham Colclough
Ep4:1/5/94
This episode repeated 29th April 1994


24th April 1994
18.30 :
The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, dramatised by Simon Eastwood
4: Calculus Affair (Part 2).
Please see 3rd April 1994 above.
Additional actors to 3/4/94:
Syldavian: John Fleming
Irma: Melanie Hudson
Part One was 17th April.
First broadcast on Radio 5 on 13th June 1993.
Repeated on BBC7 2008


25th April 1994
14.00 :
The Christening Robe by Aileen La Tourette.
Clarissa is not the typical mother-in-law: she's glamorous, an expert in aerobics and has a toyboy in tow.
Director Jane Morgan
Clarissa: Maureen O'Brien
Harriet: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Gran: Pauline Letts
John: Steve Hodson
Abbess: Jill Graham
Georgina: Jillie Meers
George: Andrew Wincott
Harvey: Matthew Morgan
Geoffrey: Matthew Sim
Maud: Jane Dolamore
Guests: Keith Drinkel
Guests: Sandra James-Young
Repeated from 20th May 1993


25th April 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Gabrielle and the Gargoyles by Barbara Machin.
A medieval woman with a forbidding talent for stone carving, sets her face against society and breaks all the rules.
Music by Sense of Sound.
Director Kate Rowland
Gabrielle: Maureen Beattie
Tilda: Christine MacKie
Stephen: Colin Kerrigan
Edmund: Robert Whelan
Beatty: Jane Cox
Lord Lascalks: Martin Reeve
Father Greggory: Finetime Fontayne
Pascal: John Lloyd Fillingham
Angel: Stephen Hall


26th April 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: The Bliss Business by Frances McNeil [aka Frances Brody].
Mandy is determined that her emotional sister Carol will become a partner in her bridal gown business. But Mandy has more cheek than business acumen and disaster is looming.
Director Kate Rowland
Mandy: Tracie Bennett
Carol: Eileen O'Brien
Sheila: Ann Rye
Natasha: Judy Brooke
Lydia: Mary Cunningham


27th April 1994
12.25-13.00 :
Country Matters by Mike Coleman.
Dave and Cathy decide to trade in city life for some honest country living. But will the pastoral idyll of Drayton Warlock live up to their expectations?
Producer Ann Jobson
Dave: Jonathan Tafler
Cathy: Lesley Sharp
Kevin: Geoff McGivern
Wendell: Robert Daws
Ruth: Rachel Atkins
Jim: David Learner
Steve: David Jarvis
Cast in later episodes:
Vicar: Daniel Strauss (Ep2,4)
Tracy: Melanie Hudson (Ep3,4,5,6)
Mr Barnes: John Baddeley(Ep4)
Angela: Teresa Gallagher(Ep5)
Eric: Paul Panting(Ep5)
Nina: Oona Beeson(Ep5)
Ep2:4/5/94 Ep3:11/5/94 Ep4:18/5/94 Ep5:25/5/94 Ep6:1/6/94


27th April 1994
14.00 :
Plays for Today: Section Lives by Matthew Solon.
As the South African election approaches the Mabuza-McCleod family faces a dilemma - whether or not to return home to South Africa. What they do depends on what happens there on election day.
Written and recorded right up to the moment of broadcast today, the day of the election, this is the second in an occasional series of plays in which the lives of the central characters are shaped by real issues and events as they happen.
Executive producer Tracey Neale
Producer John Dryden
Ruth: Juanita Ageh
Duncan: Joe Dunlop
Nkosianthi: Colin McFarlane
Lindy: Adjoa Andoh
Chris: Don Gilet
Vikele: John Matchukusa
Lorraine: Nina Wadia
The play was repeated on 26th April 1995.
A sequel was broadcast on 27th April 1995 (Post Election Lives).
[At the conclusion of the 1994 election in South Africa, President Nelson Mandela became the first President of South Africa. The date 27 April is now a public holiday in South Africa. It is known as Freedom Day.]


27th April 1994
20.45 :
Who Sings the Hero? : A Misfortune at Seaham by Graeme Fife.
The story of the Seaham Colliery explosion in Seaham, Durham, on the 8th September 1880.
Director Martin Jenkins
Hurt: Nigel Anthony
Cummings/Drainer: Tim Stone
Fife/Wright: Geoffrey Andrews
Fletcher: Paul Copley
Hindson: Peter Gunn
Mrs Hindson: Siriol Jenkins
Marley/Hutchinson: Geoff Lawson
Riley: Michael Cuckson
Robson/Jones: David Learner
Stratton: John Fleming
Dixon/Harrison: John Hollis
Mrs Dixon/Mrs Lawson: Margaret Heery
Mrs Stokoe: Sheila Tait
Young boy: Christopher Whittaker
Singer: Jack Elliott
Repeated from 9th September 1992
[Seaham ("Low Pit") was also the location of an explosive disaster on 25th October 1871. In the first weeks of working at Seaton Colliery ("High Pit") in 1852, there were 3 explosions. Seaham and Seaton were merged in 1864]


28th April 1994
10.00-10.15
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Dramatised by James Saunders
1 of 6: The Man from Meung. In which d'Artagnan dices with death and encounters a mysterious foe.
Director Martin Jenkins
D'Artagnan: Jamie Glover
Alhos: Robert Glenister
Porthos: Timothy Spall
Aramis: Anton Lesser
D'Artagnan's father: James Taylor
Jussac: David Jarvis
De Treville: Malcolm Ward
King: Nicholas Boulton
Planchet: Dominic Letts
Bonacieux: Norman Bird
Musketeer: Michael Onslow
Narrator: John Rowe
Ep2:5/5/94 Ep3:12/5/94 Ep4:19/5/94 Ep5:26/5/94 Ep6:2/6/94
Series repeated commencing 9th January 1995.
[Martin Jenkins also produced the ten part abridged reading of the book in 1972]


28th April 1994
14.00 :
The Campden Wonder by Richard Derrington and Roger Hume(1940-1996).
An account of the mysterious disappearance of William Harrison, a rent collector in the service of the Campden family in Chipping Campden in 1660.
Director Sue Wilson
Sir Thomas Overbury: Peter Jeffrey
John Perry: Richard Derrington
Dr Slurley: Nigel Anthony
Richard/Nathan: Kim Durham
Reed: David Bannerman
Judge Turner: David Bannerman
Curtis/Pierce/Joshua: Brian Miller
Robert Hyde/William Harrison: Paul Webster
Sly/Edward Harrison: David Holt
Repeated on BBC7 in 2009
[This mystery story has been on radio before 1994- a first version by John Masefield (1930-1967) was broadcast in 1935 and an adaptation in 6 parts, of a novel by H R Williamson (1901-1978), was broadcast in 1954, repeated 1955. ]


29th April 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: The Mayor of Casterbridge
Part 3 of 4. Repeated from 24th April 1994- please see above.


30th April 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: Gaveston by Colin Haydn Evans
What was the true nature of the execution of Edward II's favourite, Piers Gaveston ?
A very different interpretation of events to that of written history.
Director Nigel Bryant
Piers Gaveston: Struan Rodger
Edward II: David Robb
Queen Margaret: Diana Quick
Isabella: Moir Leslie
Lancaster: Norman Rodway
Warwick: Roger Hume
Archbishop Winchelsea: Peter Jeffrey
Father Hugh: Steve Hodson
Idonie de Leybourne: Meg Wynn Owen
Idonie's mother: Mary Wimbush
Alice: Daphne Neville
Thomas Lott: Gerry Hinks
Robin ofBarnesdale: Peter Meakin
Assassin: Andy Hockley
Repeated from 7th June 1993


30th April 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Ancient Enemies By and Dramatised by Elizabeth North
Petra's stepfather, Henry, has disappeared. Is he escaping from his fraught relationship with her or has he gone to another woman? At 16, Petra wants some answers.
Director Janet Whitaker
Petra: Charlotte Coleman
Henry: Bill Nighy
Alison: Frances Jeater
Daisy: Hannah Chick
Mr Forbes: Charles Simpson
Sebastian: Andrew Wincott
Jane: Oona Beeson
Ben: Nicholas Boulton
Stella: Tina Gray
Private eye: Peter Whitman
Nurse: Vivienne Rochester
Liz: Cathy Sara
Tracey: Sara Harvey Smart
Repeated 23rd January 1995


30th April 1994
23.30 :
Cordoba by Nigel Baldwin
Part 4 of 6. A man who is meant to be dead phones Dee and insists on a meeting.
Please see 9th April 1994 above.
Additional actors to the first episode:
Ieuan: Robert Pugh
Tina: Gudrun Ure
Detective: Gary Llywelyn
Beth: Sue Jones-Davies
Ep5:7/5/94, Ep6:14/5/94,
Series originally broadcast commencing 13th August 1992


1st May 1994
14.30-14.45 :
Classic Serial: The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy. Dramatised by Sally Hedges
Part 4 of 4: The Skimmity-Ride.
Please see 10th April 1994 above.
Additional actors to the first episode:
Lucetta: Sandra Berkin
Abel Whittle: David Holt
Newson: John Nettles
Jopp: Jonathan Wyatt
Also with Susan Jeffrey
This episode repeated 6th May 1994


1st May 1994
18.30 :
The Adventures of Tintin: The Red Sea Sharks (Part 1) by Herge. Dramatised by Simon Eastwood
See 3rd April 1994 above.
Cast not in the broadcast of 3rd April 1994:
Pilot: Akim Mogaji
Mull Pasha: Nigel Carrington
Abdullah/Arab woman: Siriol Jenkins
First broadcast on Radio 5 on 20th June 1993.
Repeated on BBC7 2008


2nd May 1994
14.00 :
Dark Bells, Green Days by Florence Percy.
Edith is elderly and forgetful and Vivien, her daughter, tries to stimulate her memory by showing her mementoes of the past. But when some letters from Vivien's missing daughter are discovered, their relationship seems threatened.
Director Sue Wilson
Vivien: Nicola Pagett
Edith: Pauline Letts
Cathy: Lois Burgess
Joan: Jill Graham
Derby: John Fleming
Repeated from 17th June 1993


2nd May 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Deficits by Derek Lister.
Guy's progressive loss of memory is like a slow death, painful not only for him but for his family, whose compassion is stretched to the limits.
Pianist Mia Soteriou
Director Jane Morgan
Guy: Struan Rodger
Judy: Carole Nimmons
Jamie: Ross Livingstone
Lorna: Frances Tomelty


3rd May 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Six Feet Under by Stuart Kerr.
An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman are on the run from their NHS hospital, heading for Harrogate where rumour has it there's proper treatment available.
Pianist Colin Guthrie
Director: Jane Morgan
Smythe: Robert Lang
Paddy: John Rogan
Jock: Tom Watson
Newscaster: Elaine Claxton
Also broadcast on BBC World Service in November 1994


4th May 1994
12.25-13.00 :
Country Matters by Mike Coleman.
Part 2 of 6. Dave is looking forward to the local fete, but he soon discovers that even this event can bring out the more unscrupulous elements of village life.
Please refer to 27th April 1994 above.
Ep3:11/5/94 Ep4:18/5/94 Ep5:25/5/94 Ep6:1/6/94


4th May 1994
14.00 :
Women Who Do by Arnold Evans
1 of 5: Tears before Bedtime. Contract cleaner Mitch can't resist trying to tidy up her clients' private lives as well as their homes.
Director: Jane Dauncey
Mitch: Kate Fitzgerald
Lucy: Sue Broomfield
Dennis: Roland Curram
George: Ivor Roberts
Pearl: Jeillo Edwards
Tom: Iestyn Jones
Gron: Dudley Owen
Ep2:11/5/94 Ep3:18/5/94 Ep4:25/5/94 Ep5:1/6/94


4th May 1994
20.45 :
Who Sings the Hero?: A Righteous Gentile by Barry Turner and Harry Towb
The story of Gertrude Wijsmuller who in 1938 defied Adolf Eichmann, securing permission to take hundreds of Jewish children out of Vienna.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan
Gertrude Wijsmuller: Sarah Badel
Moske Landau: Harry Towb
Adolf Eichmann: Jonathan Tafler
Norman Bentwich: Matthew Morgan
Fred Dunstan: Nicholas Murchie
Dutch Consul: John Webb
Radio interviewer: Ann Windsor
Mrs Goldberg: Joanna Wake
Mr Wijsmuller: Eric Allan
Young girl refugee: Sian Jenkins
Repeated from 19th September 1992.


5th May 1994
10.00-10.15
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Dramatised by James Saunders
2 of 6: A Matter of Life and Death. D'Artagnan falls in love, and Cardinal Richelieu seeks to destroy the honour of the Queen.
Please see 28th April 1994.
Additional actors not in part one:
Madame Bonacieux: Helena Breck
Duke of Buckingham: Michael Cochrane
Queen: Teresa Gallagher
King: Nicholas Boulton
Cardinal Ricke/ieu: Julian Glover
Magistrate: John Evitts
Warder: Tom Bevan
Ep3:12/5/94 Ep4:19/5/94 Ep5:26/5/94 Ep6:2/6/94
Series repeated commencing 9th January 1995.


5th May 1994
14.00 :
Fairplay by Simon Stallworthy.
Recorded on location in Blackpool, all the fun of the fair as a group of youngsters descend in search of adventure and change at a traditional fairground.
Director: Michael Fox
Karl: Andy Wear
Joan: Jane Hazlegrove
Horace: Keith Clifford
Nigel.: .Oliver Beamish
Scottie: Sharon Muircroft
Bev: Deborah McAndrew
Ange: Stephanie Tabner
Linda: Fiona Kerr
Dan: Stephan Escreet
Eddie: Mickey Poppins
Jim: Darren Brown


6th May 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: The Mayor of Casterbridge
Part 4 of 4.
Repeated from 1st May 1994- please see above.


7th May 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: Les Blancs by Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965), completed by Robert Nemiroff (1929-1991), Adapted by Heather Goodman.
Returning home to an Africa in the midst of anti-colonial war, Tshembe Matoseh must make a choice. The question is, can liberation ever be achieved without violent revolution?
Director: Heather Goodman
Tshembe: Leo Wringer
Abioseh: Hugh Quarshie
Eric: Osei Bentil
Peter: Rudolph Walker
Charlie Morris: Stuart Milligan
Major Rice: Jack Klaff
Dr Dekoven: Lyndam Gregory
Madame Neilson: Lala Lloyd
Dr Gotteriing: Vivienne Rochester
Repeated from 6th December 1993


7th May 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Dance While You Can by Michael Toft.
The love affairs of three men - a father and his two sons - become tragically and hopelessly involved.
Director Tony Cliff
Albert: Stephen Thorne
Sidney: Paul Copley
Frank: Richard Pearce
Daisy: Christine Cox
Mrs O'Tooley: Judith Davis
Annie: Daryl Fishwick
Grace: Kathryn Hunt
Mr W?mer: Robin Polley
Norman: Finetime Fontayne
Ivy: Barbara Young
Mr Turnpenny: Gerry Kersey
Mrs Turnpenny: Shirley E Jones


7th May 1994
23.30 :
Cordoba by Nigel Baldwin
Part 5 of 6. Journalist Dee Mitchell has found the boy who fled the night she found Jenny's hanged body. But will terror stop him talking?
Please see 9th April 1994 above.
Additional cast not in the first part:
Tina: Gudrun Ure
Thomas: Alan Towner
Beth: Sue Jones-Davies
Olwen: Pam Hopkins
Gary: Andrew Wincott
Ep6:14/5/94,
Series originally broadcast commencing 13th August 1992


8th May 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: Phoebe, Junior by Margaret Oliphant Dramatised by Elizabeth Proud.
Mrs Oliphant wrote the last chapter of her Carlingford Chronicles when Lucilla Marjoribanks married Tom. Now in 1875, she revisits the town and turns her attention to the family of Phoebe Beecham.
1 of 4: The Young Lady in Black.
Music composed by Malcolm McKee and played by Malcolm McKee (Piano) and Linda Rhodes(Violin)
Director Sue Wilson
Mrs Oliphant: Elizabeth Spriggs
Phoebe Junior: Charlotte Attenborough
Clarence Copperhead: Michael Onslow
Copperhead: Timothy West
Mrs Copperhead: Elizabeth Proud
Mr Beecham: Norman Bird
Phoebe, Snr: Ann Windsor
Tozer: John Hollis
Ursula: Cathy Sara
Mr May: Peter Jeffrey
Janey May: Fiona Christie
Reginald May: Richard Derrington
Sir Robert Dorset: David King
Ann Dorset: Sunny Ormonde
Sophy Dorset: Oona Beeson
Ep2:15/5/94 Ep3:22/5/94 Ep4:29/5/94
Every episode was repeated five days later.
[A sequel to Miss Marjoribanks, which was serialised in four parts on Radio 4 from 15th August 1992.]


8th May 1994
18.30 :
The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, dramatised by Simon Eastwood
The Red Sea Sharks (Part 2)
Please see 3rd April 1994. Part 1 of this story was 1st May 1994.
Additional actors to those of 3/4/94:
Pilot: Akim Mowi
Mull Pasha: Nigel Carrington
First broadcast on Radio 5 on 27th June 1993.
Repeated on BBC7 2008


9th May 1994
14.00 :
The Funny Side of Love by David Stafford
Showbiz, eternal triangles and the Eurovision Song Contest, 60s songsters staging a comeback in a summer season one wet British August.
Boys in the band: Trevor Allan Davies (piano); Bobby Worth (drums); and David Stafford (bass guitar)
Director Marilyn Imrie
June Knight: Deborah Findlay
Gary Knight: Neil McCaul
Charlie: Stephen Ley
Jelly: Geoffrey Durham
Donna: Jill Graham
Damien: John Webb
Kayla: Oona Beeson
Janusc: Trevor Allan Davies
Comic/Attendant: Steve Hodson
Repeated from 5th August 1993


9th May 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Red Sky at Night by Nick Ward
Set in the mining village of Eastwood in the Erewash Valley in 1911, a story of love and lost desire is inspired by DH Lawrence's early writings.
Music by Richard Heacock, Trumpet Nick Thompson
Director Nick Ward.
Producer Marilyn Imrie
Katherine: Julia Ford
Alfred: Paul Copley
Kitty: Katrin Cartlidge
Harry: Eric Allan
Betteridge: Keith Drinkel
Grandma: Jill Graham
Mrs Marskl Barmaid: Melanie Hudson


10th May 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Laura-Mae and the Olivardies by Nick Weldon
Laura-Mae, an internationally acclaimed young cookery writer, would like to forget her humble origins in Wolverhampton. The spirit of Mrs Beeton intervenes to protect solid English cooking from fancy foreign cuisine.
Director Shaun MacLaughlin
Mum- Mae: Jenny Funnell
Her dad: Anthony Jackson
Her mum: Gillian Goodman
Her brothers: David Holt,
Her brothers: Gianpiero Porcaro
Michael: Richard Pearce
Mrs Beeton: Patricia Gallimore


11th May 1994
12.25-13.00 :
Country Matters by Mike Coleman.
Part 3 of 6. Dave decides to tackle Drayton Warlock's traffic problem, but can he rely on the other villagers for their support?
Please refer to 27th April 1994 above.
Also with Tina Gray, Frances Jeater, Colin Pinney and James Taylor.
Ep4:18/5/94 Ep5:25/5/94 Ep6:1/6/94


11th May 1994
14.00 :
Women Who Do by Arnold Evans
2: Juniper and Cowrie Shells. Contract cleaners Mitch and Lucy get on the trail of a missing schoolgirl.
Please see 4th May 1994 above.
Additional actors not in episode 1:
Jilly: Louise Holland
Tom: Iestyn Jones
Maureen: Victoria Plucknett
Paula: Julie Higginson
Dufe: Peter Kenny
Piers: Alan Grice
Bryony: Eiry Thomas
Mr Armitage: Tony Leader
Ep3:18/5/94 Ep4:25/5/94 Ep5:1/6/94


11th May 1994
20.45 :
Who Sings the Hero?: Saving of the Saluto by Melville Jones.
In 1911, the crew of the Newlyn lifeboat undertook a rescue which, even today, is remembered as an act of extreme courage. The story of the build-up to the saving of the Saluto.
Director Gerry Jones
Narrators Keith Drinkel and Siriol Jenkins.
Thomas Vingoe: Ralph Arliss
Mrs Vingoe: Dione Inman
Pascoe: Matthew Morgan
Breck: Jonathan Tafler
Olsen: Eric Allan
Tom: Peter Gunn
Murphy: Roger Winslet
Mrs Kliskey: Annette Holland
Mrs Harvey: Ruth James
Editor: Jonathan Adams
Old fisherman: Peter Porteous
Young Kliskey: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Repeated from 11th May 1992
[You can read the contemporary account in The Cornishman of 14/12/1911 and find more in Alfred Kliskey's biography written in 1980. ]


12th May 1994
10.00-10.15
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Dramatised by James Saunders
3 of 6: The Man from Meung. In which d'Artagnan dices with death and encounters a mysterious foe.
Please see 28th April 1994 above. Additional cast not in episode one:
Madame Bonacieux: Helena Breck
King: Nicholas Boulton
Queen: Teresa Gallagher
Cardinal Richelieu: Julian Glover
Duke of Buckingham: Michael Cochrane
Bazin: David Rowan
Grimaud: Tom Bevan
De Wardes: Kim Wall
Ep4:19/5/94 Ep5:26/5/94 Ep6:2/6/94
Series repeated commencing 9th January 1995.


12th May 1994
14.00 :
I Can Feel Your Grief, Tony by Ewart Hutton
Clifford thinks New Man is a bit of a wimp, and that what his employees need is a bit of male bonding round a campfire.
Director Alison Hindell
Clifford: William Hope
Kate: Di Botcher
Tony: Ric Jerrom
Ray: Jamie Garven
Dave: Simon Ludders
Glenys: Lynn Hunter


13th May 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: Phoebe Junior: 1 of 4: The Young Lady in Black
Repeated from 8th May 1994- please see above.


14th May 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: The Backward Son by Pauline Spender. Adapted from a novel by Stephen Spender.
The life of young Geoffrey, his bewildering family, and the rigours of a minor public school.
Director Richard Wortley
Introduced by Stephen Spender.
Geoffrey as an adult: David Learner
Geoffrey as a child: Simon Kantor
Mr Brand: Jonathan Adams
Mrs Brand: Kate Binchy
Mr Leather: Eric Allan
Hilary: Henry Power
Christopher: Patrick Rosenfeld
Palmer: Jamie de Courcey
Hilda: Melanie Hudson
Laughton: Leo Conville
Fallow: Gary King
Mrs Leather: Ann Windsor
Miss Higgins: Mellnda Walker
Mrs Harding: Joanna Wake
Repeated from 20th March 1993.


14th May 1994
19.50:
Saturday Night Theatre: Roman Epic by Steve Walker
The last king of the Britons has managed to scrape his way into favour with the mercurial Nero, but his daughter has been consorting with the Christians.
Producer Eoin O'Callaghan
Rudolpho: Harry Towb
Vinnie: James Larkin
Angelica: Susannah Corbett
Seneca: Don McCorkindale
Boadicea: Frances Jeater
Mr Jones: James Taylor
Tigellanus: Malcolm Ward
Vestal Virgin: Cathy Sara
Rabbit: Neville Jason
Jesus: Steve Walker
Paulus: Paul Panting
Gelotius: Peter Whitman
Nesta: Tina Gray
Togodamus: Tom Bevan
Rock: Gavin Muir
Also with Gareth Armstrong and David Jarvis


14th May 1994
23.30 :
Cordoba by Nigel Baldwin
Part 6 of 6.
Dee laughed at Alex's predictions of death, but now they're proved true, will anyone take up her quest for justice?
Please see 9th April 1994 above.
Actors additional to episode one:
Beth: Sue Jones-Davies
Nurse: Marie Phillips
Smith: Ivor Roberts
Gary: Andrew Wincott
Mrs Mitchell: Lawmary Champion
Series originally broadcast commencing 13th August 1992


15th May 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: Phoebe, Junior by Margaret Oliphant Dramatised by Elizabeth Proud.
2 of 4: A New Gentleman.
Phoebe Beecham has met Clarence Copperhead at a ball in London. His wealthy father disapproves.
Please see 8th May 1994 above.
Actors additional to part one:
Mrs Tom: Sunny Ormonde
Mr Nothcote: Phillp Sully
Cotsdean/Ned/Pidgeon: Roger Hume
Ep3:22/5/94 Ep4:29/5/94
Every episode was repeated five days later.


15th May 1994:
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: Crimewaves by Diane Whitley and Dave Simpson.
1 of 6: The Trial. Keith Brandon is charged with murderinga policeman. Gemma and Liam think it would be a laugh to bunk off school and go to the trial.
Producer Martin Jameson
Gemma: Jane Dawson
Liam: Colin Parry
Andy: Jonathan Perkins
Dad: Jimmy Hibbert
Keith Brandon: Vincent Davies
Mrs Brandon: Sue Jenkins
Jennifer Walsh: Maureen Beattie
Also with Jason Done. Chris Brailsford, Seamus O'Neill, Peter Rylands and Geoffrey Banks
First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 commencing 12th April 1993.
Ep2:22/5/94 Ep3:29/5/94 Ep4:5/6/94 Ep5:12/6/94 Ep6:19/6/94


16th May 1994
14.00 :
Coleman and Astor by Michael McStay
1 of 4: Death of a Hooligan. The two policemen who worked together in Scotland find South Hants to be very different territory. But football fans tend to be the same the world over.
Music by Stephen Warbeck.
Series producer Jane Morgan
Inspector Coleman: Stephen Thorne
Sergeant Astor: Joe Dunlop
Benjamin: Dominic Curtis
Adams: Tom Bevan
Jackson: Peter Kenny
Craddock: Paul Panting
PC Trench: Nicholas Boulton
Pub landlord: James Taylor
Dr Kendrick: James Kerry
Train guard: Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Train barman: Gareth Armstrong
Margaret Coleman: Diana Bishop
Superintendent Beauchamp: Frances Jeater
Ep2:23/5/94 Ep3:30/5/94 Ep4:6/6/94
Series repeated commencing 17/6/96 <strong>excluding</strong> episode 4.
[Coleman and Astor: also see "Death Against the Odds" (21/8/93), "Death of a Mean Cornet" (18/7/92) and "Death Beach"(13/10/90 and 29/4/91)]


16th May 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: A Winter Meeting by Elaine Feinstein (aka Elaine Coolin)
Karen, who fled the Nazis as a child, returns to Berlin for the first time.
Pianist: Mary Nash
Director: Penny Gold
Karen: Barbara Jefford
Andrew: Neville Jason
Peter: Nicholas Boulton
Sophie: Elaine Claxton
Franz: Frederick Jaeger
Carla: Ruth Posner
Tenant/ Foster mother: Frances Jeater
Tenant/Drunk: Tom Bevan
Gossipy neighbour: Irene Prador
Countess Frieda: Mary Wimbush
Karen as a child: Anna Abrahams
Karen's father: Barry J Gordon
Repeated 14th January 1995


17th May 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Seaside by Thomas McLaughlin
Recorded on location on Banone Strand, Co Antrim. Judy sits on a beach in the south of Ireland at three o'clock in the morning, deciding whether she should travel to England for an abortion, when Sally is washed ashore.
Director Pam Brighton
Judy: Carmel Callan
Sally: Marie Jones
Terry: Bj Hogg
Repeated from 19th January 1993


18th May 1994
12.25 :
Country Matters by Mike Coleman.
4 of 6: What could be better than locally produced food? Unfortunately, in Drayton Warlock it seems to be in short supply, as Dave and Cathy find to their cost.
Please see 27th April 1994 above.
Ep5:25/5/94 Ep6:1/6/94


18th May 1994
14.00 :
Women Who Do by Arnold Evans
3 of 5: Waiting for Omar Sharif. Contract cleaners Mitch and Lucy are sorting out a woman's dull suburban house - when they uncover her secret life.
Please see 4th May 1994 above.
Actors additional to part 1:
Barton: Richard Tate
Jilly: Louise Holland
Chrissie: Alllson Ash
Aziz: Madhav Sharma
Frank: Terry Victor
Ep4:25/5/94 Ep5:1/6/94


19th May 1994
10.00 :
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Dramatised by James Saunders
4 of 6: The Mark of Satan. In which d'Artagnan is seduced by a friend.
See 28th April 1994 above.
Actors additional to part one:
Milady de Winter: Imelda Staunton
Also with Julian Glover, Rachel Atkins, and Tom Bevan.
Ep5:26/5/94 Ep6:2/6/94
Series repeated commencing 9th January 1995.


19th May 1994
14.00 :
The Sixth Form Poet by David Bowker.
A milkman is left a very large legacy with only one condition. He must return to his old school and pass his A-levels. Director Philip Martin
John Wilton Milton: Chris Jury
Kath: Marian Kemmer
Troy: Sam Barriscale
Eddy: Neil Coker
Rains: Simon Carter
Millicent: Richard Allenson
Death: Hilary Martin
?lanthe: Melanie Revill
Bodger: Tom Rogers
Gordon: Paul Webster
Also with Hedli Niklaus, David Vann and Peter Meakin.


19th May 1994
23.00 :
An Ice Cream War by William Boyd. Dramatised by John Peacock.
1 of 5: As millions prepare for the Western Front, a ridiculous array of British and German colonists in East Africa try to emulate their European counterparts.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan
Erich Von Bishop: Nicholas Grace
Temple Smith: William Hootkins
Felix Cobb: Gerard Logan
Gabriel Cobb: James Larkin
Charis Lavery/Cobb: Rachel Atkins
Weech-Browning: Nicholas Boulton
Liesl Von Bishop: Danielle Allen
Mrs Cobb: Diana Hoddinott
Major Cobb: Colin Pinney
Dr Venables: James Taylor
Eustada: Vivienne Rochester
Hyams: Lyndam Gregory
Cyril: Dominic Letts
Grevilk: Gareth Armstrong
Also with Thomas Dawes and Simon Desborough.
Ep2:26/5/94 Ep3:2/6/94 Ep4:9/6/94 Ep5:16/6/94
Series repeated from 27th May 1995


20th May 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: Phoebe, Junior by Margaret Oliphant
2 of 4: A New Gentleman.
Repeated from 15th May 1994- please see above.


21st May 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: Chucky, the Lucky Leprechaun by Thomas McLaughlin.
Frank Moore has spent years as the voice of Chucky, an ill-fated cartoon character, but looking back on a life spent squeaking in a fake Irish accent, he wonders what it all means.
Director Pam Brighton
Frank: James Ellis
Nurse: Catherine Brennan
Hannah: Susan Slot
Clark: Lalor Roddy
Vladimir: Niall Cusack
Delores: Marie Jones
Bottle: Thomas McLaughlin
Michael: John O'Hara
Lola: Brigid Erin Bates
Frances: Sarah Jane Gibson
Young Frank: Ryan Marshall
Repeated from 13th July 1992


21st May 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Sweet Dreams and Swedish Ghosts by Mike Scott.
Kelvin has 45 minutes missing from his life. All he can remember is someone sounding like Greta Garbo getting into his cab.
Director Alan Drury
Kelvin Greenlees: Peter Gunn
Karen Greenlees: Becky Hindley
Samantlia Greenlees: Deborah Berlin
Natalie Dugdale: Tina Gray
Nonnan Duckworth: James Taylor
Nigel O'Toole: Jack Elliott
Dr McClare/Aelwyn Tattersal: Frances Jeater


22nd May 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: Phoebe, Junior by Margaret Oliphant Dramatised by Elizabeth Proud.
3 of 4: An Unmitigated Cub. Phoebe has made the aquaintance of the Mays in Carlingford and Reginald is strongly attracted to her.
Please see 8th May 1994 above.
Cast additional to episode 1:
Mrs Tozer/Mrs Sam Hurst: Ann Windsor
Mrs Tom/Betsy: Sunny Ormonde
Mr Notkote: Philip Sully
Cotsdean: Roger Hume
Ep4:29/5/94
Every episode was repeated five days later.


22nd May 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: Crimewaves by Diane Whitley and Dave Simpson.
2 of 6: The Station That Seeks the Truth.
Keith Brandon has been found guilty of murder.
Please see 15th May 1994.
Cast additional to those in part one:
Ted: Russell Dixon
Jeff Carter: Peter Rylands
Malcolm: Jimmy Hibbert
Series first broadcast on BBC Radio 5 commencing 12th April 1993.
Ep3:29/5/94 Ep4:5/6/94 Ep5:12/6/94 Ep6:19/6/94


23rd May 1994
14.00 :
Coleman and Astor by Michael McStay.
2 of 4: A Day at the Races. Sergeant Astorfalls among thieves in his new South Hants posting, and Inspector Coleman has one of his infamous hunches.
Please see 16th May 1994 above.
Cast additional to episode one:
Jamie Bell: Larry Dann
One Lung Peacock: John Hartley
Mike Graham: McCartney Brown
Ted Durbridge: Breffni McKenna
Superintendent Henshaw: Gareth Armstrong
Steward: David Jarvis
Bembridge-Jones: David Sinclair
Slater: James Taylor
Customer: Don McCorkindale
Ep3:30/5/94 Ep4:6/6/94
Series repeated commencing 17/6/96


23rd May 1994:
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Independent Voice by Gary Mitchell.
"We printed a story and a man got killed." The efforts of two idealistic young men to set up a community newspaper in Belfast.
Director Pam Brighton
Ken Carter: Tim Loane
Larry Simpson: Dan Gordon
Betty Simpson: Eileen Pollock
Alan: Simon Magill
Angela: Paula McFetridge
Bobby Mac: Lalor Roddy
Lisa: Emma Jordan
Mr Harris: Mark Mulholland
Davy: Bj Hogg
Mrs White: Maureen Dow
Simon: Michael Gregory
Policeman: John Hewitt
Kyle Simpson: Michael Lyons
Repeated from 11th October 1993.
[Winner of the 1993 Stewart Parker Trust BBC Radio Drama Award.]


24th May 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Philip and Rowena by Gillian Plowman
When Philip and Rowena meet in a hospice, it seems that life is just beginning and anything is possible, even romance.
Director Sue Wilson
Philip: Leslie Phillips
Rowena: Renee Asherson
Janet: Melinda Walker
Lilian: June Barrie
Heather: Sunny Ormonde
Jeremv: Jeremy Northam
Dr Miller: Christopher Luscombe


25th May 1994
12.25-13.00 :
Country Matters by Mike Coleman.
5 of 6: A hectic weekend awaits Dave and Cathy as a succession of family and friends arrive at Rose Cottage.
Please see 27th April 1994 above.
Ep6:1/6/94


25th May 1994
14.00 :
Women Who Do by Arnold Evans
4 of 5: The Ties That Bind Us. Contract cleaners Mitch and Lucy discover a burglary at a solicitor's office. Nothing except a dusty old file appears to be missing....
Please see 4th May 1994 above.
Additional cast to part one:
filly: Louise Holland
April Paris: Li Harding
David Brewer: Ian Saynor
Austin Himbury: Alan David
Pianist: Tim Riley
Ep5:1/6/94


26th May 1994
10.00-10.15
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Dramatised by James Saunders
5 of 6: Treachery at La Rochelle. In which d'Artagnan escapes death.
Please see 28th April 1994 above.
Cast additional to episode one:
Cardinal Richelieu: Jullan Glover
Milady De Winter: Imelda Staunton
Grimaud: Tom Bevan
DesEssarts: David Jarvis
Lord De Winter: Gareth Armstrong
Felton: Lyndam Gregory
Also with Nicholas Murchie and Peter Kenny
Ep6:2/6/94
Series repeated commencing 9th January 1995.


26th May 1994
14.00 :
After You've Gone by Annie Caulfield (1959-2016)
The story of Layton (1894-1978) and Johnstone (1885-1953), the popular singers and songwriters who topped variety bills in the 1920s and 30s. It features original recordings and new versions of some of their classic songs.
Pianist Terence Albright.
Director Anne Edyvean
Clarence Johnstone: Lenny Henry
Turner Layton: Clarke Peters
Raymonde Sandier: Rachel Joyce
Emma-Lee Layton: Shezwae Powell
Albert Sandler: Steve Hodson
Jamaican soldier: Sidney Cole
Comedian: Barry J Gordon
Page: Michael Onslow
Repeated from 11th November 1993


26th May 1994
23.00 :
An Ice Cream War by William Boyd. Dramatised by John Peacock.
2 of 5.
Please see 19th May 1994 above.
Cast additional to part one:
Mathilda: Vivienne Rochester
Also with Philip Anthony
Ep3:2/6/94 Ep4:9/6/94 Ep5:16/6/94
Series repeated from 27th May 1995


27th May 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: Phoebe, Junior
Part 3 - repeated from 22nd May 1984, please see above.


28th May 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: Heretics by Alison Leonard.
Maggie, her husband Keith, Gavin and Julie all want to be priests. But Gavin is gay, Maggie's a woman and Keith is dangerously attracted to Julie.
Director Jane Dauncey
Maggie: Maggie McCarthy
Gavin: Huw Garmon
Julie: Manon Edwards
Keith: Tony Leader
Bernard: Brendan Charleson
Michael: Ivor Roberts
Joan/Beggar: Pam Hopkins
Repeated from 25th May 1992


28th May 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Last Seen Wearing by Colin Dexter. Dramatised by: Guy Meredith
Inspector Morse is reluctant to take over an old missing persons case from a dead colleague, but murder is Morse's speciality and the case soon has complications.
Music: Wilfredo Acosta
Director: Ned Chaillet
Inspector Morse: John Shrapnel
Sergeant Lewis: Robert Glenister
Chief Supt Strange: John Hartley
Mrs Ainley: Auriol Smith
Donald Phillipson: Miles Anderson
Sheila Phillipson: Melinda Walker
Gwen Taylor: Frances Jeater
George Taylor: Donald Sumpter
Reginald Baines: Terence Edmond
Johnny Maguire: Paul Panting
Mrs Acum: Tamsin Greig
Sgt Dickon: Lyndam Gregory
David Acum: David Jarvis
Joe: James Taylor
Versatile Vera: Emily Woof
Supervisor: Vivienne Rochester
Surgeon: Don McCorkindale
Sergeant Rogers: Michael Onslow
Radio 3 announcer: Catriona Young
Repeated on 7th January 1995


29th May 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: Phoebe, Junior by Margaret Oliphant Dramatised by Elizabeth Proud.
Part 4 of 4: A Guilty Bit of Paper.
Mr May, beset on all sides by debt, is swept towards the conclusion of his deceitful action.
Please see 8th May 1994 above.
Actors additional to the first part:
Mrs Pigeon: Elizabeth Proud
Mrs Tozer / Mrs Sam Hurst: Ann Windsor
Mrs Tom: Sunny Ormonde
Mr Notkote: Philip Sully
Cotsdean / Pidgeon / Simpson: Roger Hume
Sophy / Nurse: Oona Beeson
Repeated 3rd June 1994


29th May 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: Crimewaves by Diane Whitley and Dave Simpson.
3 of 6: The Interview. Someone is trying to warn off Radio Crimewaves from seeking new evidence in the Keith Brandon case.
Please see 15th May 1994 above.
Additional cast not in the first episode:
Ted: Russell Dixon
Jeff Carter: Peter Rylands
Ep4:5/6/94 Ep5:12/6/94 Ep6:19/6/94
Series first broadcast on BBC Radio 5 commencing 12th April 1993.


30th May 1994
14.00 :
Coleman and Astor by Michael McStay
3 of 4: No Harm Done. No one in Southampton has any reason to be proud of the Gantry Estate, least of all the people who live there.
Inspector Coleman: Stephen Thorne
Sergeant Astor: Joe Dunlop
Field: Dexter Fletcher
Girl: Deborah Berlin
Welch: Simon Schatzberger
Ma Baker: Pauline Letts
Blackman: Sidney Cole
Boy: Toby Jones
Tommo: Tony Osoba
Matje: Elaine Claxton
PC Henning: Peter Acre
PC Cork: Matthew Morgan
PC Trench: Nicholas Boulton
Superintendent Beauchamp: Frances Jeater
Barman: David Jarvis
Margaret Coleman: Diana Bishop
Station PC: Gavin Muir
Ms Hilary-Smith: Susannah Corbett
Salmonella Sam: Danny Schiller
Ep4:6/6/94
Series repeated commencing 17/6/96


30th May 1994:
19.45 :
The Monday Play: The Triumph of the Cunning Man by J R Jones.
1945. A place where, people say, there is no boundary between magic and reality - the wild coast of Pembrokeshire.
Pan pipes by Brendan O'Malley.
Director Jane Dauncey
Gwyn: Philip Madoc
Young Gwyn: Alun Horan
The Cunning Man: Albie Woodington
Dog-Priest: Chris Griffiths
Sin-Eater: Phillp Rowlands
Mother: Rhian Morgan
Aunt Ivy: Vivienne Moore
Annes/Battle Hag: Manon Edwards
Dafydd: Winston Evans
Repeated 6th May 1995


31st May 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Stealing the Scene by Phil Willmott.
What do you do if you're a 17-year-old boy growing up in south London and the best thing in your life is the love you have for another man? This love story follows Joe through the months leading up to the protest by the gay action group OutRage on 7 May this year.
Director Lucy Hackney
Joe: David Curtiz
Sam: Lee Ross
Ted: Robert Patterson
Alan: Stevan Rimkus


31st May 1994:
18.30-19.00 :
The False Inspector Dew by Peter Lovesey, Dramatised by Geoffrey M Matthews.
1 of 5: 1920. Dentist Walter Baranov is reluctant to accompany Lydia, his wealthy actress wife, to Hollywood, especially now that Alma has come into his life.
Director Matthew Walters
Walter: Ronald Pickup
Lydia: Fiona Fullerton
Alma: Oona Beeson
Capt Turner: Barry J Gordon
Jack: Steve Hodson
Kathy: Sandra James-Young
Baranov/George: John Baddeley
Vanderbilt/Jasper: John Fleming
Ep2:7/6/94 Ep3:14/6/94 Ep4:21/6/94 Ep5:28/6/94
Series first broadcast commencing 26th May 1993.
Repeated on BBC World Service commencing 7th February 1994


1st June 1994
12.25-13.00 :
Country Matters by Mike Coleman.
6 of 6: Cathy wants to return to the city, Dave wants to stay in the country. A visit to London is arranged to settle the dispute. Please see 27th April 1994 above.


1st June 1994:
14.00 :
Women Who Do by Arnold Evans
5 of 5: A French Revolution. The cleaners at Spit 'n' Polish land a dream contract in the south of France. But Mitch knows there has to be a snag.
Please see 4th May 1994 above.
Actors additional to part one:
Jilly: Louise Holland
Forty Watts: John McArdle
Ange: Lyn Hunter
Paul: Tony Beck


2nd June 1994:
10.00-10.15
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Dramatised by James Saunders
6 of 6: Nemesis. D'Artagnan suffers a broken heart.
Please see 28th April 1994 above.
Actors additional to those in episode one:
Cardinal Richelieu: Julian Glover
Milady De Winter: Imelda Staunton
Grimaud: Tom Bevan
Duke of Buckingham: Michael Cochrane
Lord De Winter: Gareth Armstrong
Madame Bonacieux: Helena Breck
Also with Frances Jeater, Lyndam Gregory, Teresa Gallagher, Stuart Organ
Series repeated commencing 9th January 1995.


2nd June 1994:
14.00 :
Laughing Gas by David Chandler
Bristol, 1799. Dr Beddoes is founder of the Pneumatic Institute.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Sawyers: Dinsdale Landen
Beddoes: Denys Hawthorne
Anna Beddoes: Frances Jeater
Roget: Gareth Armstrong
Coleridge: Nicholas Boulton
Davy: Robert Patterson
Smith: Dominic Letts
Smythe: Jonathan Tafler
Wedgewood: John Baddeley
Mrs Barbauld: Lala Lloyd
Tovey: Tom Bevan
[The Institute had a very short lifetime due to Typhus arriving in Bristol in 1800. Davy is THE Davy of the Davy Lamp].


2nd June 1994
23.00 :
An Ice Cream War by William Boyd. Dramatised by John Peacock.
3 of 5: The slaughter on the Western Front is well underway.
Please see 19th May 1994 above.
Actors additional to the first episode:
Philip Anthony, Michael Onslow.
Ep4:9/6/94 Ep5:16/6/94
Series repeated from 27th May 1995


3rd June 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: Phoebe, Junior:
4 of 4: A Guilty Bit of Paper.
Repeated from 29th May 1994- please see above.


4th June 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: Angel Face by Bruce Stewart (1925-2005).
In the 13th century, love tended to happen at an early age. The poet Dante was only 9 when he fell in love with Beatrice.
Music by Peter Howell.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
Dante: Davld Bannerman
Beatrice: Jenny Funnell
Love: Bill Wallis
Portinari: Christian Rodska
Porroviso: Matthew Morgan
Ossacapo: Ian Sanders
Gemma: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Cacalcanti: Steve Hodson
Simone: John Telfer
Also With Jonathan Adams, Anna Semple and Lawrie Drew


4th June 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Road to Normandy by Douglas Livingstone.
Dave doesn't remember his comrades with any special affection and has no wish to indulge in memories. But in June 1984 he goes back to Normandy and faces the ghosts of the past, and one ghost in particular.
Location effects recorded by Richard Beadsmoore.
Technical presentation by David Greenwood assisted by Richard Beadsmoore and Ros Mason
Director Jane Morgan
Dave: Ronald Pickup
Pete: Mick Ford
Simon: Trevor Nichols
Thelma: Brenda Blethyn
Bill: Douglas Livingstone
Arthur: Sam Kelly
Major Morris: David Sinclair
Sergeant Floyd: Stephen Thorne
Tim: Garard Green
Mary: Tessa Worsley
Harry Price: Davld Garth
French woman: Gwen Cherrell
Veterans: John Church, Richard Durden, Adrian Egan, Ronald Herdman, Gordon Reid, Christopher Scott, Robin Summers and Alan Thompson
Repeated from 4th November 1985, repeated on 10th November 1985.
Also broadcast on BBC7 in 2004, 2005,


5th June 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: Crimewaves by Diane Whitley and Dave Simpson.
4 of 6: Dangerous Rendezvous. Andy's mother has been suspended for giving an interview to Radio Crimewaves.
Please see 15th May 1994 above.
Cast additional to episode one:
Also with Russell Dixon
Series first broadcast on BBC Radio 5 commencing 12th April 1993.
Ep5:12/6/94 Ep6:19/6/94


6th June 1994
14.00 :
Coleman and Astor by Michael McStay
4 of 4:Fools Rush In
Please see 16th May 1994 above.
Actors additional to part one:
Terence Duggan: Anthony Jackson
Mrs Head: Marianne Morley
Carrie: Sally Kinghorn
DC Peters: Michael Onslow
Kathy: Rachel Atkins
With Lyndam Gregory


6th June 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: The Secret Life of My Aunt Fanny by Jennifer Phillips.
Aunt Fanny dies at 93 and bequeaths her house with three sitting tenants - her "ladies" - -to her niece Julia.
Director Richard Wortley
Julia: Mia Soteriou
Sue: Maggie McCarthy
Princess: Anne Jameson
Lillybabe: Natasha Pyne
Paula: Jane Slavin
Jason: Richard Claxton
Bob: Lyndam Gregory
Vicar: James Taylor


7th June 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Normandy Notes by David Phillips
A brief love affair between a young English girl and a Frenchman who meet by chance in the Normandy countryside - it's the very stuff of romance. But the outcome is unexpected.
Director Jane Morgan
Cecilia: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Charles: Brett Usher
Gerard: David Jarvis


7th June 1994
18.30 :
The False Inspector Dew by Peter Lovesey, Dramatised by Geoffrey M Matthews.
2 of 5: Walter has resolved to leave his wife and wonders whether he could learn anything from the example of Dr Crippen. Please see 31st May 1994 above.
Actors additional to part one:
Livy: Gary Waldhorn
Marj: Lorelei King
Poppy: Susie Mann
Kalhy SANDRA: James Young
Capt Rostrott: Jonathan Adams
Barbara: Teresa Gallagher
Paul: James Telfer
Bert / Steward: John Webb
Ep3:14/6/94 Ep4:21/6/94 Ep5:28/6/94
Series first broadcast commencing 26th May 1993.
Repeated on BBC World Service commencing 7th February 1994


8th June 1994
12.25-13.00 :
Ballylenon by Christopher Fitz-Simon .
Series 1, episode 1 of 6: Ballylenon, Co Donegal, 1953, before the days of mass tourism. Trouble brews when the McConkey sisters join forces with hotel owner Phonsie Doherty and campaign to have the town's Georgian courthouse demolished to make way for a car park.
Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes
Director Eoin O'Callaghan
Phonsie Doherty: T P McKenna
Muriel McConkey: Margaret D'Arcy
Vera McConkey: Stella McCusker
Vivienne Boal: Aine McCartney
Guard Gallagher: John Hewitt
Rev Samuel Hawthorne: Gerard Murphy
RL Watson: Roma Tomelty
O'Brollochain: Kevin Flood
Additional cast in later episodes with first episode they appeared in:
Stumpy Bonnar: Gerard McSorley (Ep2)
Eithne Ni Phartalain/ Primoseffrench O'Dowd: Marcella Riordan(Ep2,5)
Aubrey Frawley: Dominic Letts(Ep2)
Peg Sweeney: Anna Manahan(Ep3)
Post Office engineer: Robert Patterson(Ep3)
Jonathan ffrench O'Dowd: Wesley Murphy(Ep5)
Ep2:15/6/94 Ep3:22/6/94 Ep4:29/6/94 Ep5:6/7/94 Ep6:13/7/94
There were several later series of this program.


8th June 1994
14.00 :
The Head Man by Jonathan Smith
1 of 4: The Real World. Dr Patrick Balfour, running an independent school in London, is under enormous pressure.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
Patrick: Steve Hodson
Judith: Melinda Walker
Michael: Christian Rodska
Lindsay: Carolyn Backhouse
Daphne: June Barrie
Peter: Andrew Hilton
Timothy: Richard Pearce
Invigilator: Michael Drew
Mrs Hobbs: Kate Binchy
Sister: Carole Jahme
Cast appearing in later episodes with the episode they first appeared in:
David: David Bannerman (Ep2)
Alex: Neil Stacy (Ep2)
Boy 1: Jeremy Walters (Ep2)
Boy 2: Patrick Rainbird (Ep2)
Alison: Jessica Lloyd (Ep3)
Eric: David Thorpe (Ep3)
Charles: Nick Rowe (Ep4)
Receptionist: Ingrid Wiseman (Ep4)
Editor: John Baddeley(Ep4)
Schoolgirl: Anna Semple(Ep4)
Pt2:15/6/94 Pt3:22/6/94 Pt4:29/6/94
This series was first broadcast commencing 28th April 1993.
There was a second series commencing 23/11/94- please see that date below.


9th June 1994
14.00 :
The Net by Gaylord Meech.
From Istanbul's Grand Bazaar to an idyllic summer house overlooking the Bosphorus, events unfold that could change Gabriel Kasdan's life for ever.
Director Tracey Neale
Gabriel Kasdan: Gareth Armstrong
Sabra Sharon: Teresa Gallagher
Pandora Elamet: Tina Gray
Kerim Cezzar: Malcolm Ward
Miss Lutos: Vivienne Rochester
Mr Erkay: Barry J Gordon
[Announced as "A Radio Drama Company Production"]



9th June 1994
23.00 :
An Ice Cream War by William Boyd. Dramatised by John Peacock.
4 of 5: The ridiculous colonial campaign rages on in East Africa.
Please see 19th May 1994 above.
Cast additional to episode one:
Also with Philip Anthony, and Michael Onslow
Ep5:16/6/94
Series repeated from 27th May 1995


10th June 1994:
14.00 :
The Mysterious Mansion by Honore de Balzac (1799-1850). Dramatised by Peter Mackie
The ruin of La Grande Breteche.
Director David Hunter
Balzac: David Calder
Jean: Dorien Thomas
M. Faillard: Dillwyn Owen
Mme Faillard: Tessa Gearing
Gendarme / Gorenflot: Christopher Grimes
Rosalie: Marilyn Le Conte
M. De Merret: Nigel Carrington
Mme de Merret: Manon Edwards
Duvivier: Alan Towner
[Based on the book "La Grande Breteche" (1831)]
Repeated from 7th October 1993


11th June 1994:
14.30 :
Playhouse: Floating by Stephen Greenhorn.
A middle-aged Edinburgh schoolteacher's plans to escape to France, and her husband's incredulous reaction.
Director Stewart Conn
Margaret: Edith MacArthur
Lorna: Lucinda Baillie
Assistant/Nurse: Monica Gibb
Jenny: Pauline Knowles
Ian: David McKail
Paul/Murray: Tom Smith
Charles/Patrick: Ian Briggs
Carol: Wendy Seager
Vale: Robert Trotter
Repeated from 26th April 1993


11th June 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: La Petite Mort by Nick Stafford.
1920s Marseilles. Sylvie Volvestre, a young servant, has a secret lover. Together they hatch a murderous plan to make their fortune.
Director Claire Grove
Sylvie Volvestre: Diane Bull
Edouard Stenay: Jack Klaff
Henri Puiseaux: Geoffrey Beevers
Madame Gramat: Diana Payan
Felicite Pau: Emma Chambers
Gandon: Don McCorkindale
Dr Gris: Malcolm Ward
Corbieres: Lyndam Gregory
Madame Puiseaux: Susannah Corbett
Croupier: Nina Wadia
Casino Manager: Paul Panting
Repeated on 3rd June 1995


12th June 1994
14.30-15.30:
Classic Serial: The Tree of Strife by David Wade, based on a translation by Magnus Magnusson and Herman Palsson of the Icelandic "Njal's Saga"
Part 1 of 3. Njal's gift of prophecy enables him to foresee his own death. But he is powerless to stunt the growth of the tree of strife that flourishes after Gunnar's betrothal to Halgairdt.
Music by David Chiltern and Nick Russel Pavier
Director Jeremy Mortimer
Narrated by Norman Rodway and Barbara Jefford.
Thorgardh/Bjorn's Wife: Alice Arnold
Greem: Andrew Branch
Helgi/Otkjel Skarvsson/Helgi: Vincent Brimble
Brynjolv/Gayrmund: John Bull
Thrauin Sghfussonn: John Church
Unn: Anna Cropper
Kawl/Melkov/Bjorn the White: Ken Cumberlidge
Thord Freemansson/Hocni: Paul Downing
Halvardh/Thorgayr Skorar-Gayr: Joe Dunlop
Law speaker/ Skjold/ Law speaker: Donald Gee
Skarp Hjedhin: Robert Glenister
Njal Thogayrsson: Bernard Hepton
Hroot Herjolvssonn/Thorgeem/Kjeteel: David King
Bergthowra: Maggie McArthy
Sighmtmdt/Skamkjel/Gudmund: Brian Miller
Halgairdt: Maureen O'Brien
Gunnar Hamundarson: Struan Rodger
Ahdli/Thorgayr Otkjelsson: Ian Targett
Also with Joan Walker
Additional cast in later parts:
Thorgayr/Asgreem EBda Greemson: Alan Barker(2)
Kawlskegk: David Goudge(2)
Mordh: Shaun Prendergast(2)
Also with (Ep2) Joan Matheson, Danny Schiller, Sam Bennett, Simon Linnell, and John Moffatt.
Hildigunn: Victoria Carling(3)
Hosskldd: Jonathan Tafler(3)
Kauri Solmundarson: Jimmy Yuill(3)
Part2:19/6/94 Part3:26/6/94
All Radio 4 broadcasts repeated five days later.
First broadcast on Radio 3 on 17th and 18th February 1990.


12th June 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: Crimewaves by Diane Whitley and Dave Simpson.
5 of 6: The Second Man. Gemma is demoralised by Keith's insistence that he is guilty.
Please see 15th May 1994 above.
Cast additional to episode one:
Susan: Michelle Holmes
Also with Russell Dixon, Jimmy Hibbert
First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 commencing 12th April 1993.
Ep6:19/6/94


13th June 1994
14.00-15.00:
Unofficial Rosie by Alan McDonald
Series 2, episode 1. Starting Over. A rent-free corner of an office, and an "anything investigated" ad in the paper. But when she opens a briefcase full of cash, Rosie knows she's back in business.
Music by Peter Howell.
Director Tracey Neale
Dot Sgt Murdoch: Gareth Armstrong
Dan McGuinness: Tom Bevan
Barbara Rowan: Elaine Claxton
Debbie: Barbara Dryhurst
Margie: Elizabeth Estensen
Bob: Dominic Grounsell
Mike: Steve Hodson
Paddy: Peter Kenny
Joe Geoghegan: Gavin Muir
Carol: Helen Roberts
Rosie Monaghan: Paula Wilcox
Cast appearing in Eps2-4 of this series, not in episode 1:
Martin: Paul Barber(2)
Jerry: Christopher Bramwell (2)
Graham: David Thorpe(2)
WPC ISec: Deborah Berlin(3)
Ginny: Tina Gray(3)
Mr Khadur: Lyndam Gregory(3)
Peggy: Margaret John(3)
Gricewell: Don McCorkindale(3)
Mrs Khadur: Nina Wadia(3)
Planner: Don Warrington(3)
Miranda: Tara Dominick(4)
Bren: Siriol Jenkins(4)
Nat: Paul Panting(4)
This series:
Ep2:20/6/94 Ep3:27/6/94 Ep4:4/7/94
Series One commenced 11/11/93; Series three commenced:16/10/95; A short series 4 commenced 3/2/97


13th June 1994:
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Exit/Entrance by Aidan Matthews.
Middle-aged Charles and Helen are bidding adieu to their world, while next door, their younger selves begin life together.
Director Marilyn Imrie
Charles: Norman Rodway
Charles(2): Dermot Crowley
Helen his wife: Maureen O'Brien
Helen his wife(2): Marcella Riordan.
Repeated from 29th June 1992


14th June 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Random Play by Anthony George.
New-fangled gadgets have never appealed to Mary. But her new CD player does - in more ways than one.
Director Nigel Bryant
Mary: Mary Wimbush
Salesman: Andy Hockley
John: Richard Derrington
Man: David Robb
Woman: Frances Jeater


14th June 1994
18.30 :
The False Inspector Dew by Peter Lovesey, Dramatised by Geoffrey M Matthews.
3 of 5: Walter and Alma are poised to murder Walter's wife on board the Mauretania en route to America.
Please see 31st May 1994 above.
Actors additional to part one:
Livy: Gary Waldhorn
Marj: Lorelei King
Barbara: Teresa Gallagher
Paul: James Telfer
Capt Rostron: Jonathan Adams
Dutton: John Webb
Mrs Dutton: Rachel Atkins
Finch: David Holt
Purser: David Thorpe
Ep4:21/6/94 Ep5:28/6/94


15th June 1994:
12.25 :
Ballylenon by Christopher Fitz-Simon .
Season 1, episode 2 of 6: Thwarted in their efforts to have the Georgian Courthouse demolished, Phonsie Doherty and the McConkey sisters prepare for a bitter war against the liberal press.
Please refer to 8th June 1994 above.
Pt3:22/6/94 Ep4:29/6/94 Ep5:6/7/94 Ep6:13/7/94


15th June 1994:
14.00 :
The Head Man by Jonathan Smith
2 of 4: A Bit Personal. Dr Balfour has problems with drug-taking among his pupils, and at home he discovers his son has been cheating in exams. But should he talk to his attractive publisher or his busy wife?
Please see 8th June 1994 above.
Pt3:22/6/94 Pt4:29/6/94


16th June 1994
14.00 :
Mali by Barbara-Ann Villiers.
After 40 years in a cold and silent marriage, Eleanor and Douglas feel they are waiting for somethingto allow them to speak about the past.
Director Lucy Hackney
Eleanor: Stephanie Cole
Douglas: Garard Green
Anil: Sam Dastor
Also With Lyndam Gregory and Nikki Jutti


16th June 1994
23.00 :
An Ice Cream War by William Boyd. Dramatised by John Peacock.
5 of 5: In East Africa the ludicrous campaign rages on.
Please see 19th May 1994 above.


17th June 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: The Tree of Strife
Repeated from 12th June 1994 - please see above.


18th June 1994:
14.30 :
Playhouse: Seven Foot with a Wooden Leg by Peter King. Dramatised by Geny Jones.
The life of a young man growing up in Cardiff in 1959.
Director: Martin Jenkins
David: Matthew Morgan
Trent: Gerald James
Claire: Emma Fielding
Jill: Siriol Jenkins
Christine: Rachel Atkins
David's Mam: Elizabeth Morgan
David's Dad: Richard Davies
Wendy: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Ted: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Vicky: Ruth Jones
Grant: John Baddeley
Mr Roderick: Keith Drinkel
Repeated from 15th May 1993


18th |June 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.
Sixteen years after her mother was convicted of murdering her father, the young Carla Lemarchant seeks the help of Hercule Poirot.
Director Enyd Williams
Hercule Poirot: John Moffatt
Meredith Blake: Graham Crowden
Philip Blake: Derek Waring
Miss Williams: Carmel McSharry
Elsa Greer: Suzy Aitchison
Angela: Charlotte Attenborough
Caroline Crale: Jemma Churchill
Amyas Crale: John Hartley
Carla Lemarchant: Clare Heyhoe
Sir Montague Depleach: John Woodnutt
Caleb Jonathan: David Kossoff
Repeated on 22nd April 1995


19th June 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: The Tree of Strife
2 of 3: The Fire beneath the Rock Music
Please refer to 12th June 1994 above.


19th June 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: Crimewaves by Diane Whitley and Dave Simpson.
6 of 6: The Truth.
Please see 15th May 1994 above.
Actors who were not in episode one:
Also with Russell Dixon and Julian Warwicker.
Series first broadcast on BBC Radio 5 commencing 12th April 1993.


20th June 1994
14.00 :
Unofficial Rosie
Season 2 Episode 2: Softies. It's not easy finding a missing wife when the husband is "one card short of a full deck".
Please refer to 13th June 1994 above.


20th June 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: The Devil's Province by Peter Roberts.
Provence, 1213: a crusade is descending with unbelievable ferocity to destroy the Cathar heresy. A troubadour finds himself embroiled in a battle which is not his.
Director: Nigel Bryant.
Joseph: Garard Green
Jerome: David Calder
Bernard de Nerac: Michael Lumsden
Richard: Richard Derrington
Michael: Stephen Tomlin
Roger de Mieux: Norman Rodway
Alix: Carolyn Backhouse
Raoul: Peter Meakin
Simon de Montfort: Peter Harding
Etienne: Dominic Rickhards
Also with Andy Hockley and Roger Hume.
Repeated 17th June 1995


21st June 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Declaring Martian Law by John Hegley
Opening in a London caff. Then ... by train to Manchester and Wales ... by dreams, songs and poems to Mars, ancient Rome, Jerusalem and the tortures of the end of a love affair.
Music by Nigel Piper.
Director Anne Edyvean
Tony: Tony Curtis
Man: Roland Muldoon
Woman: Sue Norton
Repeated 7th September 1995


21st June 1994
18.30-19.00:
The False Inspector Dew by Peter Lovesey. Dramatised by Geoffrey M Matthews
4 of 5: Have Walter and Alma really pulled off the perfect murder?
Please see 31st May 1994 above.
Cast not appearing in episode one:
Livy: Gary Waldhorn
Marj: Lorelei King
Barbara: Teresa Gallagher
Paul: James Telfer
Capt Rostron: Jonathan Adams
Finch: David Holt
Saxon: Keith Drinkel
Doctor: John Evitts
Ep5:28/6/94
Series first broadcast commencing 26th May 1993.
Repeated on BBC World Service commencing 7th February 1994


22nd June 1994
12.25 :
Ballylenon by Christopher Fitz-Simon .
3 of 6 Vera's value as an eavesdropper for Phonsie Doherty is threatened when Dublin informs her that her exchange must go automatic.
Please see 8th June 1994 above.


22nd June 1994
14.00 :
The Head Man by Jonathan Smith
3 of 4: A Political Animal. One of Patrick's most valued members of staff is having an affair which is documented by both colleagues and pupils. Patrick's relationship with his attractive publisher remains secret, but conflict with his deputy is coming to a head.
Please see 8th June 1994 above.


23rd June 1994
14.00 :
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now by Tim Green.
George is a grumpy, old coal-miner with a grudge against trade unions. But he's hiding a romantic and political past.
Pianist Tim Riley.
Director Jane Dauncey
Old George: Dillwyn Owen
Young George: Gary Llywelyn
Edith: Ruth McClaughrey
Clare: Ruth Jones
Brian: Craig Edwards
Julie: Lynn Hunter
Stuart: Eillan Wyn
Doctor: Brendan Charleson


24th June 1994
14.00
Classic Serial: The Tree of Strife
2 of 3: The Fire beneath the Rock Music
Please refer to 12th June 1994 above.


25th June 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: Stop the Children's Laughter by Henry Livings (1929-1998).
Returning from Australia, Timothy Turner finds his only relatives downright hostile. They are fostering pauper children on their Saddleworth farm. But something is wrong and he is determined to unearth the truth.
Director David Hunter
Timothy Turner: David Holt
Meg Turner: Elizabeth Spriggs
Cornelius Turner: Barrie Rutter
Jack Bell: Paul Copley
Mrs Kettering: Freda Dowie
Isabel: Kate O'Regan
Jonty: Steven Maden
Mrs Dunkerly/Bella: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Letitia: Rachel Atkins
Constable: Philip Anthony
Emden: John Baddeley
Comic / Sergeant: Henry Livings
Pianist/Singer: Robin Walker
Maid Molly / Woman: Jill Graham
Also with the pupils of Saddleworth school.
Repeated from 14th June 1993


25th June 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Shooting at the Moon by Robin Glendinning.
To his fellow Europeans, Robert Hart has "gone native". But with the Manchu dynasty on the point of collapse and the colonial powers jostling for position, the Empress Dowager turns to Hart as a voice of tolerance amid a ravening imperial greed.
Music: Neil Brand
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Sir Robert Hart: Alec McCowen
Hart Junior: Paul Panting
Horatio Lay: Don McCorkindale
Meadows: Lyndam Gregory
Mrs Meadows: Lucy Sheen
Ayaou: Sarah Lam
Sir Claude Macdonald: Neville Jason
Lady Macdonald: Tina Gray
Morrison: David Jarvis
Polly Smith: Elaine Claxton
Harriet Squiers: Deborah Berlin
Von Kettler: Peter Whitman
Heinrich: Tom Bevan
The Dowager Tzu Hsi [Cixi]: Jacqui Chan
Prince Kung: David Tse
Gen Kung Lu: David Yip
Prince Tuan: Burt Kwouk


26th June 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: The Tree of Strife
Part 3 of 3: The Burning.
Please see 12th June 1994 above.


26th June 1994
18.30-19.00 :
Children's Radio 4: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Dramatised by Judy Allen.
1 of 5: When orphan Mary Lennox is brought to stay in her uncle's huge, gloomy Yorkshire manor, she finds a mysterious locked garden and strange cries coming from a part of the house she is not allowed to visit.
Producer John Taylor
[The following data is from the BBC Audio cassette inlay dated (P)1992:
Music by Elizabeth Parker.
Ben Weatherstaff: Robin Bailey
Mary Lennox: Jessica Marshall-Gardner
Colin: Guy Faulkner
Mrs. Medlock: Beryl Reid
Dickson: Ian Taylor
Martha: Harriet Walter.
with supporting cast. ]
Ep2:3/7/94 Ep3:10/7/94 Ep4:17/7/94 Ep5:24/7/94
First broadcast on BBC Radio 5, commencing 5/3/1992.
Later rebroadcast on BBC7 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)


26th June 1994:
19.00 :
Plutopia by Richard Crane
Director Andy Jordan
Music written and performed by: Donald Swann (1923-1994)
Director: Andy Jordan
Legs: Tony Robinson
Iprigenia: Dillie Keane
Wendy: Marilyn Cutts
Penny Pound: Adele Anderson
Professor Perfect: Willie Rushton
John: Cj Allen
Alice: Denise Coffey
Rocky: Terence Edmund
Recorded in 1991
[The author Richard Arthur Crane was born in York in 1944 and wrote many stage plays]


27th June 1994
14.00 :
Unofficial Rosie by Alan McDonald
Season 2, episode 3: The Front Man. When Rosie's corner shop suffers racial attacks and threats, she offers her services, but when Mr Khadur says he doesn't want a woman taking on the job, what is Rosie to do?
Please see 13th June 1994 above


27th June 1994:
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Poison Hearts by Gary Mitchell
The pain and conflict between two brothers as change begins to shake the Loyalist community in Belfast.
Director Pam Brighton
Chris: Ciaran Hinds
Johnny: Dan Gordon
Dennis: Ian McElhinney
Sarah: Marie Jones
Jennifer: Eileen McCloskey
Freddie: Lalor Roddy
Bobby: George Shane
Psycho: B J Hogg
Inspector Allen: Trevor Moore
Repeated 15th July 1995


28th June 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Anorak of Fire by Stephen Dinsdale
A monologue. The adventures of Gus Gascoigne , fanatical train spotter, are brought to radio.
Director Anne Pivcevic
Gus Gascoigne: James Holmes
Repeated 14th September 1995
Also broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1995
[Also made into a TV program in 1998]


28th June 1994:
18.30 :
The False Inspector Dew by Peter Lovesey, Dramatised by Geoffrey M Matthews.
5 of 5: Walter has been shot. Alma no longer loves him. Did they murder his wife for nothing?
Please refer to 31st May 1994 above.
Actors additional to part 1:
Livy: Gary Waldhorn
Marj: Lorelei King
Barbara: Teresa Gallagher
Paul: James Telfer
Finch: David Holt
Capt Rostron: .Jonathan Adams
Saxon: Keith Drinkel
Steward: John Webb
Kathy: Sandra James-Young
Series first broadcast commencing 26th May 1993


29th June 1994
12.25 :
Ballylenon by Christopher Fitz-Simon .
Series 1, episode 4 of 6: The gloves are off in the battle to bring the opera festival to Killycromper Hall.
Please refer to 8th June 1994 above.


29th June 1994
14.00 :
The Head Man by Jonathan Smith.
4 of 4: Do You Sleep Well ? Patrick sets off on a secret assignation with his attractive publisher. Meanwhile, his marriage is becoming more public, and he is playing with fire.
Please refer to 8th June 1994 above.


30th June 1994
14.00 :
Watch Out for Mister Stork by Diane Samuels.
Recorded on location in London. "If you go down in the woods today.... Well, it's not the woods exactly, but the zoo. However the day doesn't quite go to plan for Andy, Karen, Mel and Zak.
Director Tracey Neale
Andy: Cllve Owen
Karen: Ruth Mitchell
Mel: Melanie Hudson
Zak: George Allonby
Doorman: James Taylor


1st July 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: The Tree of Strife
Part 3 of 3: The Burning.
Please see 12th June 1994 above.


2nd July 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: The Snowfield by Chris Hawes.
George, a dock worker in post-war Yorkshire, has his first story accepted by Dorothy, a BBC radio producer. Its broadcast has a startling effect on his life. Director Kate Rowland
Dorothy: Celia Imrie
George: Jason Isaacs
Ellie: Tracie Bennett
Heathcote: Keith Woodason
Ellie's mum: Ann Rye
Dorothy's father: John Branwell
George's mum: Kathy Jamieson
Halliwell: Rod Arthur
George as boy: James Young
Wazzer: Matthew Ughtowler
Kenny: Andrew Duggan
Repeated from 10th July 1993


2nd July 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Rough Cider by Peter Lovesey. Dramatised by Michael Z Lewin.
The 1960's. A lecturer is forced to re-live his childhood memories of a gruesome murder. Did he contribute to a miscarriage of justice?
Director Matthew Walters
Theo: Rob Edwards
Alice: Briony Glassco
Mr Lockwood: Neville Jason
Mrs Lockwood: Tina Gray
Barbara: Oona Beeson
Harry: Peter Whitman
Duke: David Jarvis
Bernard: Malcolm Ward
Sally: Frances Jeater
Voss: Don McCorkindale
Danny: Lyndam Gregory
Dr Ott: Gavin Muir
Young Theo: William Wortley
[Inspired by the author's experiences as an evacuee in 1944]


3rd July 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: The House in Paris (1935) by Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973). Dramatised by Margaret Steward
1 of 3: 1934. From her deathbed, the sinister Madame Fisher weaves the lives of young Henrietta and Leopold as she manipulated others before them.
Music by Anthea Gomez
Director Sue Wilson
Mme Fisher: Sara Kestelman
Karen: Sunny Ormonde
Naomi Fisher: Susan Bovell
Max: John Duttine
Aunt Violet: Ann Windsor
Uncle Bill: David King
Ray: Christopher Scott
Henrietta: Fiona Christie
Leopold: Joshua Goodman
Mrs Michaelis/Mrs West: Gillian Goodman
Mrs Arbuthnot/Mrs Grant Moody: Judith Pearson
Additional actor in Eps 2 and 3:
Mr Michaelis: Leon Tanner
Ep2:10/7/94 Ep3:17/7/94


3rd July 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
2 of 5: Mary makes a friend - and unlocks the secret garden.
Please see 26th June 1994 above.


4th July 1994
14.00-15.00:
Unofficial Rosie by Alan McDonald
Series 2, episode 4. Massaging the Truth. This series had 4 episodes.
Please see 13th June 1994 above.


4th July 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: The Koala Bear Joke by Louise Doughty.
Sally is married to Ben and meets Hazel, but there's a bit more to it than just a love triangle in Market Harborough.
Director Alan Drury
Sally: Emily Morgan
Hazel: Rachel Atkins
Ben: Terence Beasley
Damien: Michael Onslow
Jenny: Cathy Sara
Rowena: Oona Beeson
Mr Witherspoon: Alan Thompson


5th July 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: To Strangle a Parrot by Antony Keary, based on a story by W J Locke (1863-1930).
When his unusual teaching methods get him thrown out of his job as French master at a girls' school, Aristide Pujol seems to be down on his luck. But, for someone with a sense of romance like Monsieur Pujol , the bleakest situation can turn into an adventure.
Director Lucy Hackney
Pujol: Yves Aubert
Jennifer: Rachel Atkins
Miss Gordon: Frances Jeater
Thomas: Tom Bevan
Elsie: Susannah Corbett
Smith: Robert Lang
Poiron: Peter Whitman
Harry Ralston: David Jarvis
[Not credited but the original story is "The Adventure Of The Kind Mr. Smith" contained in the book "The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" (1912)]


5th July 1994
18.30-19.00 :
Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym , dramatised by Elizabeth Proud
1 of 6: A Casserole of Hearts. The year is 1947. The fearsome Miss Doggett and her mousy companion Jessie Morrow are now settled in the country. There they meet Jane Cleveland , the daffy wife of the local vicar.
Producer Sioned Wiliam
Jane Cleveland: Penelope Wilton
Prudence Bates: Rebecca Front
Miss Doggett: Ellzabeth Spriggs
Jessie Morrow: Samantha Bond
Nicholas Cleveland: Benjamin Whitrow
Fabian Driver: Julian Glover
Mrs Glaze: Ann Windsor
Flora Cleveland: Cathy Sara
Father Lomax: Geoffrey Mathews
Mrs Crampton: Jillie Meers
Mrs Mayhew: Hilda Schroder
Miss Birkinshaw: Elizabeth Proud
[Sequel to Crampton Hodnet, broadcast in 1993]
Ep2:12/7/94 Ep3:19/7/94 Ep4:26/7/1994 Ep5:2/8/94 Ep6:9/8/94
Previously broadcast 1993-4, Episode 3 was 6th January 1994- please see above.


6th July 1994
12.25 :
Ballytenon
5 of 6: Phonsie calls in a few favours from his friend Joe MacMonagle
Please see 8th June 1994 above.


6th July 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Years Is Pearl by Sheila Goff
Producer David Hunter
Douglas: James Grout
Sam -: James Greene
Vivien: Sheila Reid
Jack _: Ivor Roberts
Neil: Jamie Garven
Ken: William Ingram
Rhona: Lawmary Champion
Eileen: Stevie Parry
[A 30th Anniversary is called a Pearl Anniversary.]


7th July 1994
14.00 :
Subutu Passage by Douglas Young
1873: The British colony of North Borneo, where a scientific expedition into the rainforest brings about the unlikely alliance of a young Scottish missionary and a head-hunting tribesman.
Director Patrick Rayner
Katherine Struther: Pauline Knowles
Rollo: Richard Greenwood
Ringate: Mark Coleman
Rev Struther: Michael Elder
Richard Struther: Andrew Wardlaw
Dubuque: Angus MacInnes
Pollard: Dougal Lee
Reynolds: Michael MacKenzie
[The area is also referred to as Sibutu Passage, an area causing exchanges between the USA and Britain in 1906-7, agreeing the area was US owned]


8th July 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: The House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen Dramatised by Margaret Steward
1 of 3: Please refer to 3rd July 1994 above.


9th July 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: Ripples by Maggie Allen.
Leonard is in search of the truth about his daughter's death. What he discovers about her past is disturbing.
Director Ned Chaillet
Leonard Martin: Kenneth Haigh
Janie Southern: Mary Wimbush
DS Luscombe: Albert Welling
Susanne Martin: Victoria Carling
Suzanne (as child): Jessica Hodson
Stephen Martin: Nick Dunning
Stephen (as child): Sam Crane
Paul: Crispin Letts
Jake: Gareth Armstrong
Michael Laszlo: James Telfer
Helena: Lucy Aston
Marion Martin: Claire Neilson
Gail: Vivienne Rochester
Mrs Proudfoot: Marianne Morley
Claire: Teresa Gallagher
Terry: Michael Onslow
Repeated from 4th September 1993


9th July 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: King of the Rainy Country by Nicolas Freeling. Dramatised by Philip Martin
A handsome middle-aged millionaire disappears - along with a naked girl. Van der Valk tracks them across Europe.
Directed By: Philip Martin
Van Der Valk: Martin Jarvis
Anne-Marie: Jackie Smith-Wood
Canisius: Michael Fitzgerald
Arlette: Sunny Ormonde
Lira: Roger Hume
Heinz Stossell: Alan Devereux
Miss Kramer: Gillian Goodman
Commissaris: Geoff Serle
Serrailler: Leon Tanner
Wolkk: Simon Carter
Doctor: David Vann
Repeated on 20th January 1996


9th July 1994
23.30 :
Ties by Katie Campbell.
A married woman drawn into an obsessional affair with an enigmatic older lover.
The more she tries to control what is happening to her, the more tied and bound she becomes.
Music played by Mark Lockhart and composed by Andrew Dodge.
Director Claire Grove
Woman: Harriet Walter
Man: Garrick Hagon
Husband: David Bannerman
Narrator: Jane Whittenshaw


10th July 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: The House in Paris
Part 2 of 3: 1924. Five years have passed since Karen last saw Max. He is now engaged to Naomi Fisher against her mother's wishes. His attraction to Karen is obvious, and she agrees to an illicit meeting.
Please refer to 3rd July 1994 above.


10th July 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: The Secret Garden
3 of 5: Mysterious noises from the hidden room ...
Please refer to 26th June 1994


11th July 1994
14.00 :
P Division - Code Four One by Peter Turnbull, dramatised by Stephen Muirine
1: The Bonepit. Fabian Donoghue 's CID team are summoned to investigate a skeleton found on a building site.
Recorded partly on location in Glasgow.
Director Hamish Wilson
DS Sussock: Jake D'Arcy
DC Abernethy: Andrew Conlan
DC Montgomerie: Frank Gallagher
DI Donoghue: Crawford Logan
WPC Elka Willems: Eliza Langland
PC Hamilton: Martin McCardie
Dr Reynolds: Gerard Slevin
Walker/Dog handler: Stevie Hannan
McCann/Businessman: Cathal Quinn
Workman / Ballantyne: Allan Sharpe
Inglish: Kern Falconer
Mrs Traynor : Wilma Duncan
Oxenholme: Joey Cooper
This play was repeated 19th June 1995.
[The first stories in this series by Peter Turnbull were "Condition Purple" in 4 parts in 1990, followed by "Two way cut" in 4 episodes in 1993 repeated 1994.
Later stories with this "P Division" setting were broadcast in 1995, 1996, series title "Code Four One" written by several writers.]


11th July 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: If It Wasn't for That Graham Taylor by John Salthouse
The football fever generated by the World Cup. It follows a players' agent behind the scenes to where the real money is being made.
Director Claire Grove
Charlie Dawson: John Salthouse
Vishal: Lyndam Gregory
Ronnie Josephs: Jonathan Tafler
Sir Fred: George Parsons
Tracie: Emma Chambers
Gloria: Eve Shickle
Samantha Dawson: Rebecca Lacey
Mr Scott: Gavin Muir
Wolfgang Voller: Wolf Kahler
Robert Amunike: Don Warrington
Samson Abiola: Yemi Ajibade
Geoff Chatterton: Anthony Milner
Also with: Joy Elias-Rilwan, Peter Yapp, Clara Janson, George Allonby and Paul Keating
Repeated 3rd June 1996


12th July 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: All Love and Ghost Trains by Stephen Butchard.
Frank and Alice are married but inhabit separate worlds, as they can never forget what happened on the ghost train.
Director Kate Rowland
Frank: Michael Angelis
Alice: Noreen Kershaw
Girl: Jane Hogarth
Repeated from 9th March 1993


12th July 1994
18.30 :
Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym. Dramatised by Elizabeth Proud
2 of 6: A Man Needs Meat. Prudence is feeling increasingly isolated. Could Fabian Driver be the answer? Jane and Nicholas eat out, and Mr Oliver comes to tea.
Producer Sioned Wiliam
Jane Cleveland: Penelope Wilton
Prudence Bates: Rebecca Front
Miss Doggett: Elizabeth Spriggs
Jessie Morrow: Samantha Bond
Nicholas Cleveland: Benjamin Whitrow
Fabian Driver: Julian Glover
Mrs Glaze: Ann Windsor
Miss Clothier/Landlady: Joanna David
Miss Trapnell/Mrs Arkwright: Elizabeth Proud
Mrs Crampton: J1llie Meers
Geoffrey Manifold: Christopher Scoular
Marilyn/Flora Cleveland: Cathy Sara
Mr Oliver: Glen Hugill
Ep3:19/7/94 Ep4:26/7/1994 Ep5:2/8/94 Ep6:9/8/94
Previously broadcast 1993-4, Episode 3 was 6th January 1994- please see above.


13th July 1994
12.25 :
Ballylenon by Christopher Fitz-Simon
6 of 6: Phonsie discovers that he is not the only one in Ballylenon with Political clout.
Please see 8th June 1994 above.


13th July 1994
14.00 :
I Spy by Martin Smith.
The story of Dorothy O'Grady, a seaside landlady from the Isle of Wight who was accused of spying for the German Reich and brought to trial under the Treachery Act of 1940. Director Rosemary Watts
Dorothy: Maureen Lipman
George: Roger Hume
Young Dorothy: Susan Mann
Father: Simon Fielder
Also with David Holt, Simon Carter, Anna Keene, Jonathan Wyatt and Simon Egerton


14th July 1994
14.00 :
Hickey's Collapse by Bruce Stewart
Bizarre happenings befall a young Pommie policeman when he investigates a series of mysterious happenings in the remotest reaches of the Australian outback.
Director Martin Jenkins
Joe Belcher: Peter Gunn
Bonzo Magee: John Turnbull
Wideawake Lil: Davilia David
Rosie: Deborah Berlin
Goanna Carew: Bruce Stewart
Mutt: John Hollis
Jeff: John Baddeley


15th July 1994:
14.00 :
Classic Serial: The House in Paris
2 of 3. Repeated from 10th July 1994, please see above.


16th July 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: Contraband by John Fletcher
Pursuing smugglers down the Ridgeway, a troop of hussars are drawn into a dark and deadly plot
Music by Martin Allcock with Simon Nicol.
Director Nigel Bryant
Capt Tom Reynolds: John Nettles
Ibanda: Adjoa Andoh
Sergeant: Stephen Tomlin
Lukins: Jonathan Wyatt
Bown: David Holt
Viggars: David Stevens
Jack: Richard Pearce
Anna: Janet Dale
Lord Shelbome: Roger Hume
Macendrick: John Telfer
Also with Gerry Hinks, Judy Bridgland, Andy Hockley, Simon Carter and Jonathan Milton.
Repeated from 11th September 1993.


16th July 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: The High Frontier by Roger Stennett
On board the Soviet space station MIR, 200 miles above the Earth, cosmonaut Sergei Rasskazov is preparing to return home after 376 days in space. But while he's been away the old Soviet Union has collapsed, and with it his beliefs and dreams.
Director Adrian Bean
Rasskazov: David Hargreaves
Sokolov: Shaun Prendergast
Voskayan/USA ground controller: David Jarvis
Freeman: Stuart Milligan
Sutherland: Lorelei King
Nelson /Russian ground controller: Peter Whitman
Dunbar: Vincent Marzello
Ryumin: Lyndam Gregory
Russian TV interviewer: Susannah Corbett
Repeated 27th January 1996


16th July 1994
23.30 :
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Dramatised by Stephen Mulrine.
Written in 1931, this play foresaw a world 600 years hence where procreation would be by test tube.
1 of 4: Everyone Belongs to Everyone Else
Music by Wilfredo Acosta.
Director Marilyn Imrie
Bernard Marx: Jonathan Tafler
Mustapha Mond: Jack Klaff
Lenina Crowe: Moir Leslie
Helmholtz Watson: Sean Pertwee
Director of Hatcheries: Hugh Dickson
Henry Foster: Nigel Carrington
Fanny: Jane Whittenshaw
Headmistress of Eton/ Miss Keate: Petra Markham
Archsongster of Canterbury: Timothy Carlton
President of Worship/ Spanish woman: Susan Sheridan
Primo Mellon/Warden/Shaman: Mark Straker
Nurse: Joanna Myers
Boy: Richard Pearce
Indians: Andrew Wincott, Richard Pearce, Nigel Carrington,
Workers: Timothy Carlton, Joanna Myers, Petra Markham, Jane Whittenshaw
Pupils and guests: Andrew Wincott. Richard Pearce, Susan Sheridan, Mark Straker
Also with Andrew Witt
Additional cast in later episodes:
Linda: Frances de la Tour
John The Savage: Gary Cady
Benito Hoover: Andrew Wincott
Ep2:23/7/94 Ep3:30/7/94 Ep4:6/8/94
Series was first broadcast as a single 2 hour program on 26th August 1991 and repeated 27th December 1992.


17th July 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: The House in Paris
3 of 3: Max has returned to Paris to break off his engagement to Naomi. Can Karen believe he will marry her?
Please refer to 3rd July 1994 above.


17th July 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: The Secret Garden
4 of 5: Colin is taken to the garden - with magical consequences.
Please see 26th June 1994 above.


18th July 1994
14.00 :
Detection: P Division - Code Four One by Peter Turnbull, dramatised by Stephen Mulrine.
2: The Ladder. Donoghue and Sussock investigate the disappearance of a wealthy couple.
Director Hamish Wilson
DS Sussock: Jake D'Arcy
DC Abernethy: Andrew Conlan
DC Montgomerie: Frank Gallagher
DI Donoghue: Crawford Logan
WPC Elka Willem: Eliza Langland
DC King: Liam Brennan
Dr Reynolds: Gerard Slevin
Sergeant/Garage owner: Dave Anderson
Mrs Fulton: Ceit Kearney
Also with Alexander Morton, Astrid Wilson, Charles Kearney, Richard Greenwood and Phil McCall.
This episode was repeated 26th June 1995


18th July 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Waste of Glory by David Gooderson.
Spring 1918. The Allies are in retreat. A priest is summoned to restore morale. This about "Woodbine Willie", the First World War's most famous padre.
Director Richard Wortley
Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy: Dermot Crowley
Emily Kennedy: Frances Jeater
Tom: Gareth Armstrong
Beth: Siriol Jenkins
Bishop: Stephen Thorne
General: David King
Sergeant-Major: John Hollis
Corporal: Michael Onslow
Colonel: Malcolm Ward
Major: James Taylor
Dickon: Tom Bevan
Lofty: Nicholas Murchie
Captain: Kim Wall
Repeated 2nd November 1995


19th July 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: The Battle for Hairpin Twelve by Michael Duke
A hillside campsite, where a motley band of cycling fans prepare for the arrival of their heroes.
Director Patrick Rayner
Jack: Stuart McQuarrie
Lucy: Lucinda Baillie
Eddy Nils: Den Hertog
Florence: Ann-Louise Ross
Finney/Bestman: Gordon Munro
Repeated from 13th July 1993


19th July 1994
18.30 :
Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym , dramatised by Elizabeth Proud.
3 of 6: The Importance of the Full Hot Water Bottle. Jane avoids the Mothers' Union meeting and visits Prudence in London. Fabian and Prudence finally meet at the village whist drive.
Repeated from 6th January 1994- please see above


20th July 1994:
12.25-13.00 :
The Russia House by John le Carre, dramatised by Rene Basilico.
1 of 7: The final day of the Moscow Audio Fair. Literary rep Niki Landau is busy packing up.
Music by Max Harris.
Producer John Fawcett Wilson.
Barley Blair: Tom Baker
Katya: Valentina Yakunina
Ned: John Rowe
Harry: Michael Turner
Walter: John Webb
Clive: Pip Torrens
Niki Landau: Danny Webb
Bob: Bruce Boa
Brock: Simon Treves
Emma: Mary Chater
Bernie: Neville Jason
Wellow: Simon Roberts
Merridew: David Howarth
Graves: John Harwood
Ep2:27/7/94 Ep3:3/8/94 Ep4:10/8/94 Ep5:17/8/94 Ep6:24/8/94 Ep7:31/8/94
Series repeated commencing 15th August 1995


20th July 1994
14.00 :
Excuse My Dust by Ayshe Raif
1932. Dorothy Parker holds court at the Algonquin Hotel.
Director Claire Grove
Robinson: Mike McShane
Dorothy: Kate Harper
John Clayton: Eric Loren
Mildred: Diana Payan
Gloria: Jill Graham
Fred: James Telfer
Peggy: Mia Soteriou
Bernie: Steven Crossley
Reporter: Jullan Rhind Tutt
Repeated from 18th August 1993


21st July 1994
10.00 :
Uncle Dynamite (1948) by P G Wodehouse (1881-1975), adapted for radio by Richard Usborne.
1: Pity Poor Pongo. Most young men's allowance-paying uncles stay out of sight in the country. But Pongo's loony Uncle Fred, fifth Earl of Ickenham, enjoys an outing to London.
Producer Gareth Edwards .
Uncle Fred: Richard Briers
Pongo: Hugh Grant
Narrator: Paul Eddington.
Connie: Jacqueline Tong
Claude: John Evitts
Julia: Felicity Montagu
Wilberforce: David Howarth
PC Potter: Chris Emmett
Ep2:28/7/94 Ep3:4/8/94 Ep4:11/8/94
Ep5: 18/8/94 Ep6:25/8/94
Series repeated commencing 25/3/96


21st July 1994
14.00 :
Evelyn Homes by Rupert Mallin.
Evelyn Homes is a danger to all.
Director Richard Wortley
Evelyn Homes: Maureen O'Brien
Billy: Peter Kenny
Ceral Homes: Michael Tudor Barnes
Jack Jordan: Gareth Armstrong
Arthur Brown: James Taylor
Mrs Booth: Margaret John
Ronnie: Malcolm Ward


22nd July 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: The House in Paris
3/3. Repeated from 17th July 1994. Please refer to 3rd July 1994 above.


23rd July 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: The Amazing Test Match Crime by Adrian Alington. Dramatised by Peter Thomson.
A plot to destroy the British by striking at the game of cricket is investigated by Brian Johnston.
Director Jane Morgan
Monica: Madeleine Smith
Norman Blood: Trevor Nichols
Joe Prestwick: Tom Wilkinson
Ralph the Disappointment: Nicholas Le Prevost
Professor: Bill Paterson
Sir Timothy: Garard Green
Sawn-off Carlo: Danny Schiller
Alice: Alice Arnold
Beltravers: James Faulkner
Alf Blowman: Brian Miller
Lethbridge: Peter Dahlsen
Willis: Michael Kilgarriff
Posse: Joe Dunlop
Vicar: Alan Thompson
Also with Vincent Brimble, John Bull, David Goudge, David King, Brian Johnston
Repeated from 9th and 11th September 1989, also repeated on 12th August 1991.


23rd July 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: The Judas Kiss by Shirley Cooklin.
With Ruth's husband facing prison for fraud, a chance meeting with her childhood friend Eva seems a lifeline from the past.
Director Ned Chaillet
Ruth Fellowes: Brenda Blethyn
Eva Schaft: Morag Hood
Marilyn: Holly Aird
Hal Schaft: Oliver Cotton
Bill Quinn: Steve Hodson
Joe O'Dowd: Dominic Letts
Alex Reeder: David King
Brian Fellowes: Peter Penry Jones
George: John Hartley
Freddie: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Holt: Michael Onslow
Sandra: Pauline Yates
Harley Johnson: Barry J Gordon
Mick Saunders: Gareth Armstrong
Con: Chris Gascoigne
Police officer: Terence Edmond
Irishman: James Telfer
Judge: Colin Pinney
Screw: Melvyn Bedford
Repeated from 7th August 1993


23rd July 1994
23.30 :
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Dramatised by Stephen Mulrine.
Part 2. How Beauteous Mankind Is.
Please refer to 16th July 1994 above.


24th July 1994
14.30-15.30 :
Classic Serial: The Expedition of Humphry Clinker(1771) by Tobias Smollett (1721-1771). Dramatised by Scott Cherry.
A tour by coach and four round Georgian Britain.
1 of 4: From Brambleton Hall to Bristol
Music by Matthew Scott.
Director Clive Brill
Bramble: Timothy West
Tabitha: Jenny Howe
Jery[Jeremy]: Jonathan Tafler
Lydia: Alison Reid
Winifred [Win]: Theresa Streatfeild
John Thomas: Eric Allan
Dr Lewis: Brett Usher
Wilson: Neil Roberts
Jarvis/Chowder: Ronald Herdman
Mrs Ford: Joanna Wake
Gentleman: John Webb
Humphry: Matthew Morgan
Ep2:31/7/94 Ep3:7/8/94 Ep4:14/8/94
Each of the 1994 episodes was repeated five days later.
This four part series was first broadcast commencing 2nd May 1992.
[A later production of this work dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus was broadcast in 2008]


24th July 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: The Secret Garden
5 of 5. Please see 26th June 1994 above.


25th July 1994
14.00 :
P Division - Code Four One by Peter Turnbull. Dramatised by Stephen Mulrine
3: Long Pig. There seems to be a serial murderer on the loose in Glasgow.
Director Hamish Wilson
DS Sussock: Jake D'Arcy
DC Abernethy: Andrew Conlan
DC Montgomerie: Frank Gallagher
DI Donoghue: Crawford Logan
WPC Elka Willems: Eliza Langland
PC Hamilton: Martin McCardie
DC King: Liam Brennan
Dr Reynolds: Gerard Slevin
Also With Mark Cox, Gilbert Martin, Simon Christie, Anne Downie, Sandra McNeeley and Donalda Samuel
This episode repeated on 3rd July 1995


25th July 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: A Long Way to Tara by Patrick Williams.
A young man is overwhelmed by bigotry and unemployment in a small Northern Irish town.
Director Pam Brighton
Gerry: Tim Loane
Brigit: Marie Jones
Jim: Ian McElhinney
Bob McKmght: Maurice O'Callaghan
Helen: Brenda Winter
Tom Morgan: Birdy Sweeney
Eva: Sheelagh O'Kane
Friend: Paula McFetridge
Mc Crumb: Mark McCrory
John: Alan McKee
Also with Joe Crilly and John Hewitt.


26th July 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Lazy Brien by Gregory Motton.
Brien, too lazy to walk the length of himself, allows his goat to eat him -with surprising results.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan
Lazy Brien: Gerard McSorley
Ma: Margaret D'Arcy
Fat Sumpter: Sheelagh O'Kane
Goat: Brigid Erin Bates
Farmer: Joe McPartland
Tourist 1: Sean Caffrey
Tourist 2: Amanda Maguire
Narrator: Kevin Flood
Repeated from 27th July 1993


26th July 1994
18.30 :
Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym , dramatised by Elizabeth Proud.
4 of 6: Can Miss Doggett Be Right about Men?
Repeated from 13th January 1994 - please see above.


27th July 1994
12.25 :
The Russia House by John le Carre Dramatised by Rene Basilico
2 of 7: British Intelligence is anxious to discover why publisher Barley Blair should be sent a Russian manuscript full of highly sensitive material.
Theme music by Max Harris.
Producer John Fawcett Wilson.
Please see 20th July 1994 above.
Cast additional to episode one:
Wiclow: David Bannerman
Ted: Don McCorkindale
Lady Pandora: Jillie Meers
Ep3:3/8/94 Ep4:10/8/94 Ep5:17/8/94 Ep6:24/8/94 Ep7:31/8/94
Series repeated commencing 15th August 1995


27th July 1994
14.00 :
The Garden Girls by Jacqueline Holborough
An open prison in Yorkshire in high summer. Fresh air and gardening are a poor substitute for real freedom.
Director Marilyn Imrie
Bins: Beverley Hills
Aggie: Pauline Letts
Jock: Maggie McCarthy
Mary: Maureen O'Brien
Dog: Sophie Thompson


28th July 1994
10.00 :
Uncle Dynamite (1948) by P G Wodehouse (1881-1975), adapted for radio by Richard Usborne.
2 of 6: A year has passed since Pongo and his deplorable Uncle Fred were arrested at the dog races. Now, a chance encounter with a lovesick traveller brings him face to face with his old school rival, "Mugsy" Bostock.
Please see 21st July 1994 above.
Additional actors not in episode one:
Bill Oakshott: Simon Treves
Sir Aylmer Bostock: Charles Gray
Lady Bostock: Josephine Tewson
Elsie Bean: Teresa Gallagher
Ep3:4/8/94 Ep4:11/8/94 Ep5: 18/8/94 Ep6:25/8/94
Series repeated commencing 25/3/96


14.00 :
The Paradise Machine by Paul Thain.
Mary Godwin is employed to oversee the launch of a "virtual reality" product-system, a system which is open to abuse. For Mary, the dream of "virtual reality" becomes a nightmare.
Director Andy Jordan
Mary Godwin: Elizabeth Mansfield
Amy Godwin: Miranda Thain
Amie Godwin: William Hope
Patrick Cunningham: Jonathan Adams
Werner Gallivitz: Vincent Grass
Marcel Corbier: Pavel Douglas
Dr Cole: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Michael Adam: Michael Drew
Reg Marmaduke: Alan Moore
Melvin: John Telfer
Marilyn Monroe: Debbie Arnold
Repeated from 16th September 1993


29th July 1994
14.30-15.30 :
Classic Serial: The Expedition of Humphry Clinker(1771) by Tobias Smollett (1721-1771). Dramatised by Scott Cherry.
1 of 4: From Brambleton Hall to Bristol
Repeated from 24th July 1994 - please see above,


30th July 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: One Day at a Time by Anna Clemence Mews.
The compulsive gambler is just as much an addict as the drug taker or alcoholic and their families are often the last to know.
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Clive: David Bannerman
Emily: Carolyn Backhouse
Ian/Frank: Bill Wallis
Miles: Steve Hodson
Gilly: Melinda Walker
Nurse: Ingrid Wiseman
Mrs Berkinshaw: June Barrie
Robin/Jimmie: Christian Rodska
Repeated from 25th September 1993


30th July 1994
19.50-21.20:
Saturday Night Theatre: The Ghost Runner by David Hopkins
John Tarrant was one of the great distance runners of the 1950s and 60s. For 20 years he battled against the regulations of the Amateur Athletics Association...
Director Matthew Walters
John: Paul Panting
Edie: Jane Slavin
Vic: Tom Bevan
Also with With John Baddeley, Elaine Claxton, Pat Connell, Lyndam Gregory, Neville Jason, David Jarvis, Frances Jeater, Peter Kenny, Ian Masters, Don McCorkindale, Gavin Muir, George Parsons, Nina Wadia, Malcolm Ward, Derek Waring, Peter Whitman, William Wortley and Peter Yapp.
Repeated on 27th May 1995


30th July 1994
23.30 :
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.
3 of 4: The Noble Savage. John is introduced to Eton, and to the Feelies, and to the torment of desire for Lenina.
Please see 16th July 1994 above.


31st July 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: The Expedition of Humphry Clinker(1771) by Tobias Smollett (1721-1771). Dramatised by Scott Cherry.
2 of 4: From Bristol to Bath
Please see 24th July 1994 above.
Additional cast to episode one:
Mrs Bubb: Linda Polan
Ulric: James Greene
Quin: Jonathan Adams
Ep3:7/8/94 Ep4:14/8/94
Each of the 1994 episodes was repeated five days later.


31st July 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: My Supply Teacher is an Alien by Joe Turner
The paranoid traumas of growing up. Eddie's mum and dad are fighting over her. The Head wants her in detention forever - and her geography teacher is from another planet.
Producer Martin Jameson
Eddie (Edwina Weaver): Jane Hazelgrove
Audrey: Sarah Martin
Jane: Andrea Pickering
Wayne: Stephen McIntosh
Preston: Kristian Batt
Dad/Psychologist: Malcolm Raeburn
Mrs Jameson: Ann Rye
Mum/Teacher: Sandra Hunt
Mr Hargreaves: Jack Klaff
First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 on 10th March 1992, repeated 9th December 1992


1st August 1994
14.00 :
P Division - Code Four One by Peter Turnbull. Dramatised By: Stephen Mulrine
4: Torchman. DI Fabian Donoghue is not best pleased. Certain that he and his team had caught "Torchman", he is in the middle of the interrogation when he is interrupted.
Director Hamish Wilson
DS Sussock: Jake D'Arcy
Piper: Paul Samson
DC Abernethy: Andrew Conlan
DC Montgomery: Frank Gallagher
DC Donoghue: Crawford Logan
WPC Elka Willems: Ellza Langland
PC Hamilton: Martin McCardie
DC King: Liam Brennan
Dr Reynolds: Gerard Slevin
Receptionist/Susan: Rebecca Hawking
Crewman: James Twaddale
Fire officer: David Goodall
Also With Rose McBain, Finlay Welsh, Louise Beattie, William Armour and Kay Gallie
This episode was repeated on 10th July 1995


1st August 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Fatal Distraction by Patrice Chaplin.
The devastating effect on a couple's lives when the house next door is rented to two women for whom life begins at 10 o'clock at night.
Director Cherry Cookson
Sheila: Geraldine James
Roy: Stephen Moore
Sharon: Vivienne Rochester
Vicky: Elaine Claxton
Jonny: Paul Panting
Gina: Cathy Sara
Dorothy: Jillie Meers
Gerry: David Jarvis
Fran: Susan Sheridan
Jaime: Gareth Armstrong
Jo: Don McCorkindale


2nd August 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Virtual Radio by Andrew Dallmeyer (1945-2017)
Virtual Reality is so seductive to Bob that his entire life becomes devoted to escape into his machinery, but where will it take him when the bailiffs come?
Sound design by John Whitehall
Director Ned Chaillet
Bob: Stephen Tompkinson
Sarah: Jennie Stoller
Voice Over: Buffy Davis
First bailiff: Larry Dann
Second bailiff: Anthony Jackson
Repeated on 31st August 1995


2nd August 1994
18.30 :
Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym , dramatised by Elizabeth Proud.
5 of 6: A Mark the Shape of Italy. There is bad feeling at the Parochial Church Council, Miss Doggett gets suspicious, and the Lyalls take tea with Fabian Driver.
Repeated from 20th January 1994 - please see above.


3rd August 1994
12.25-13.00 :
The Russia House by John le Carre, dramatised by Rene Basilico.
3 of 7: "Another English publisher on a normal business trip." That's Barley Blair's cover as the unlikely spy leaves for Moscow on a journey that he hopes will lead him to the mysterious Goethe.
Please see 20th July 1994 above.
Cast additional to episode one:
Wicklow: David Bannerman
Zapadny: Constantine Gregory
Yuri: Ravil Isyanov
Chauffeur: Yuri Stepanov
Ep4:10/8/94 Ep5:17/8/94 Ep6:24/8/94 Ep7:31/8/94
Series repeated commencing 15th August 1995


3rd August 1994
14.00 :
A Grove of Straight Trees by Nick Warburton.
The owner of a large estate wants wood for his buildings, but his workforce will not set foot in the sacred grove.
Director Claire Grove
Errison: Gavin Muir
Guy: Richard Pearce
Victor: Don McCorkindale
Beatrice: Susannah Corbett
Sarah: Elaine Claxton
Builder: Tom Bevan
Repeated 23rd August 1995 and 4th June 1997.


4th August 1994
10.00-10.15
Uncle Dynamite (1948) by P G Wodehouse (1881-1975), adapted for radio by Richard Usborne.
3: The Perplexing of Pongo
Please see 21st July 1994 above.
Actors additional to episode 1:
Sir Aylmer Bostock: Charles Gray
Lady Bostock: Josephine Tewson
Bill Oakshott: Simon Treves
Sally Baines: Susie Brann
Ep4:11/8/94 Ep5: 18/8/94 Ep6:25/8/94
Series repeated commencing 25/3/96


4th August 1994
14.00 :
Dear Penny by Robert East
Forgotten 50s pop-star Penny Black struggles to hold on to her late-night DJ spot.
Director Matthew Walters
Penny: Elizabeth Counsell
Alison: Oona Beeson
Peter: Robert East
Malcolm: David Jarvis
Evadne: Tina Gray
Mrs Howard: Margaret John
Dotty: Patsy Byrne
George: Don McCorkindale
Jack: Barry J Gordon


4th August 1994
20.00 :
Number Seven, Planty Street by Colin McLaren.
In July 1946, a hundred Jews in the Polish town of Kielce were killed or injured in much the same way as they had been in the Middle Ages. How such a pogrom happened.
Oboe Nicholas Daniel.
Historians: John Klier and Jonathan Steinberg
Producer Louise Greenberg
Samuel Shneidermann: David de Keyser
Mojszez Cukier: Lee Montague
Governor of Kielce: Garard Green
Cardinal Bond: Peter Howell
Walenty Blaszcyk: Trevor Peacock
Edward furowski: Clive Panto
Andrzej Drozdzenski: Donald Gee
Party official: John Cater
Julia Pirotte: Frances Jeater
[Colin McLaren was Keeper of Manuscripts, 1969-96 at Aberdeen. John Doyle Klier (1944 – 2007) was a British-American historian of Russian Jewry. Jonathan Steinberg's teaching (Cambridge then Pennsylvania) covers modern Europe since 1789 with specialization in the German and Austrian Empires, Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and modern Jewish history.]


5th August 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: The Expedition of Humphry Clinker
2 of 4. Repeated from 31st July 1994- please see above.


6th August 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: Will and Testament by Bill Lyons.
A moderately unhappily married couple and a girl fed up with looking after a sick mother are connected by a hit man's interest in them.
Director Jane Morgan
Hit Man: Leslie Grantham
Derek: Steve Hodson
Sandra: Frances Jeater
Sophie: Sarah-Jane Holm
Will Lavender: Keith Drinkel
Repeated from 2nd October 1993


6th August 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: The Brothers Wilmer by Tony Dennis.
It is 1941. In Kingston, Jamaica. Lloyd and Alex dream together of music, big bands and a better life. In a search for new horizons, they join up to fight for Britain.
Music by Chris Batchelor and Steve Buckley Director Anne Edyvean
Alex: Clarence Smith
Lloyd: David Harewood
Carol: Emma Chambers
Gerald: Joseph Bennett
Father: Louis Mahoney
Mr Issa: Anton Phillips
Leah: Vivienne Rochester
Viv: Julia Ford
Mum: Frances Jeater
Fritz: Peter Kenny
Dad: Malcolm Ward
Also With John Baddeley and Robert McKewley


6th August 1994
23.30 :
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Dramatised by Stephen Mulrine.
4 of 4: Freedom! Freedom! John the Savage learns the philosophy of the new world - and utterly rejects it.
Please see 16th July 1994 above.


7th August 1994
14.30-15.30 :
Classic Serial: The Expedition of Humphry Clinker(1771) by Tobias Smollett (1721-1771). Dramatised by Scott Cherry.
3 of 4: From Bath to London
Please see 24th July 1994 above.
Actors additional to those in episode one:
Smollett/Buzzard: Brett Usher
Martin/Chowder: Ronald Herdman
Newcastle Lloyd: Jonathan Adams
Ep4:14/8/94
Each of the 1994 episodes was repeated five days later.


7th August 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: My Dad's a Boring Nerd by Joe Turner
Mark is sick with embarrassment about his nerdish Dad and is sure that he is going to inherit his father's boringness genes. Producer Martin Jameson
Dad: Chris Emmett
Mark: Jonathan Perkins
Graham Taylor: Alistair MacGowan
Ben: Colin Parry
Mum: Diane Whitley
Police/Firefighter: Rod Arthur
Mrs Wilson: Janys Chambers
Cashier Nurse: Sally Ann Mathews
Previously broadcast on BBC Radio 5 on 20th December 1993.
[This play appeared on commercial television in 1997 and won the 1997 Best Childrens Drama award from "British Comedy Awards"]


8th August 1994
14.00 :
Of Myths and Men by Anthony George.
There's nothing like a relaxing holiday in the sun to forget about problems back home - but then Barbra starts to see things, and Ken begins to hear voices ...
Director Rosemary Watts
Voice: Richard Avery
Ken: Jonathan Wyatt
Barbra: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Danny: Richard Pearce
Theo: Andy Hockley
Magda: Mia Soteriou
Sheila: Nicolette McKenzie
Les: David Holt
Gary: Peter Wynne-Willson
Repeated from 12th August 1993


8th August 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Angel Standing by Jonathan Myerson.
Angel brings zeal and commitment to her PhD research into sexuality. But when her supervisor realises she is working as a prostitute to get her statistics, Angel begins a frightnening voyage of discovery. Music by Elizabeth Parker.
Director Peter Kavanagh
Angel: Juliet Aubrey
Levy: Timothy West
Old Hannah: Maggie Whiting
Judah: Neil Dudgeon
Vic/Cathal: Aidan Gillen
Ross: Gavin Muir
Levi/Nahum: Paul Panting
Zridel: Peter Kenny
Eppy/Hanni: Cathy Sara
Georgina Standing: Margaret John
Mima: Elaine Claxton
Rabbi: Neville Jason
Finn: Mark Lambert
British Major: Don McCorkindale
Egyptian Officer: Peter Whitman
Client: James Taylor
Repeated on 24th June 1995


9th August 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Rats by John Antrobus.
When a murder enquiry opens on a London estate, the only lead the police have is the bizarre ramblings of a local little old lady.
Director Lucy Hackney
Old lady: Patricia Hayes
Policeman Sargent: Mark Lambert
Policewoman Janet: Susannah Corbett
[Sequel "How I Met Franz" followed the next week- see below]


9th August 1994
18.30 :
Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym.
6 of 6: Mizpah. Fabian buys Jessie a brooch and sends a letter of regret to Prudence.
Repeated from 27th January 1994- please see above.


10th August 1994
12.25 :
The Russia House by John le Carre, dramatised by Rene Basilico.
4 of 7: Barley Blair moves step-by-step towards a meeting with Goethe.
Please see 20th July 1994 above.
Actors additional to those in episode one:
Ned: John Rowe
Wicklow: David Bannerman
Zapadny: Constantine Gregory
Goethe: Boris Isarov
O'Mara: Geoffrey McGivern
Wintle: Paul Brooke
Paddy: Christopher Fulford
Cy: Eric Meyers
JP Henziger: Ted Maynard
Ep5:17/8/94 Ep6:24/8/94 Ep7:31/8/94
Series repeated commencing 15th August 1995


10th August 1994
14.00 :
Doctors created by Phil Redmond.
This episode written by Kathleen Potter.
1 of 6: The doctors of a fund-holding practice battle to offset patient care against a healthy balance sheet.
Music by Steve Wright.
Director Patrick Tucker
A Mersey Television Company production
Dr Sam Benson: Richard O'Sullivan
Dr Ros Galloway: Lesley Sharp
Dr Malcolm Holmes: John Stride
Richard Hollis: Eamon Boland
Alec Galloway: Jason Flemying
Mrs Gilchrist: Sue Johnston
Linda Cox: Olwen May
Gerry Riley: Colin Meredith
Andrea Holmes: Julie Peasgood
Denise Garrett: Andrea Pickering
Ep2:17/8/94 Ep3:24/8/94 Ep4:31/8/94 Ep5:7/9/94 Ep6:14/9/94
[Phil Redmond created tv series Grange Hill, Brookside, Hollyoaks. The tv show Doctors was created by Chris Murray, and Phil Redmond was not involved.]


11th August 1994
10.00 :
Uncle Dynamite by P G Wodehouse, adapted for radio by Richard Usborne.
4: Night Alarms and Excursions. Pongo is staying at Ashenden Oakshott. His plans to impress his future in-laws got off to a bad start, but things could get much worse with the arrival of Uncle Fred.
Please see 21st July 1994 above.
Actors not in episode one:
Sir Aylmer Bostock: Charles Gray
Lady Bostock: Josephine Tewson
Bill Oakshott: Simon Treves
Elsie Bean: Teresa Gallagher
Cook: Oona Beeson
Ep5: 18/8/94 Ep6:25/8/94
Series repeated commencing 25/3/96


11th August 1994
14.00 :
Tomorrow We Do the Sky by Michael Mears.
Most of us have a go at doing a jigsaw puzzle. And the most difficult part is always the sky. One man play.
Director Enyd Williams
Actor: Michael Mears
Repeated 5th May 1995


11th August 1994
23.00 :
Terminus by Nick Fisher.
1 of 5: When a horrifically mutilated corpse is found on the railway track near the terminus, DSI Julie Enfield's hardest job is to identify the victim.
Director Richard Wortley
DSI Julie Enfield: Imelda Staunton
DCI Michael Stanley: Nicholas Farrell
DS Kevin Richards: Charles Simpson
Terminus: Dominic Letts
Enfield's father: Geoffrey Matthews
Sarah: Maggie McCarthy
Jim Stevens: David Jarvis
Also With John Evitts, Paul Panting, Rachel Atkins and Tom Bevan.
Ep2: Ep3:25/8/94 Ep4:1/9/94 Ep5:8/9/94
Series repeated commencing 1st July 1995.


12th August 1994
14.30-15.30 :
Classic Serial: The Expedition of Humphry Clinker(1771) by Tobias Smollett
3 of 4: From Bath to London
Repeated from 7th August 1994 - please see above,


13th August 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: Victory by Guy Meredith.
Post-war Germany. Langley, a young English officer, has been posted to organise the coal industry in a remote area. Before the war, Erdmann, who is in charge of the mine, was a distinguished scientist. And we discover that Langley's mission is actually more to do with Erdmann's past than his present.
Director Cherry Cookson
Erdmann: Ian Holm
Langley: Nathaniel Parker
Quinn: Kenneth Cranham
Ilse: Susie Brann
Also with Julian Rhind Tutt.
Repeated from 29th May 1993


13th August 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: The Jaunt by Roderick Graham.
By way of an annual thank-you, the manufacturing firm of Waterton's traditionally gives its Board of Management a free weekend jaunt abroad. This year, the outing is to Bruges.
Director Tracey Neale
Sir George: Colin Pinney
Mike Griffin: Bill Nighy
Frank Todd: Frank Windsor"
Peter Anson: Lyndam Gregory
Alison Barret: Alice Arnold
Clive Wyndham: David Jarvis
Louise Griffin: Rachel Atkins
Jill Todd: Jillie Meers
Deborah Anson: Helena Breck
Jane Wyndham: Melinda Walker
Also with Susannah Corbett and Gavin Muir


14th August 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smollett (1721-1771). Dramatised by Scott Cherry.
4 of 4: To the North and Home Again
Please see 24th July 1994 above.
Cast not in the first episode:
Lismahago: Ian Cuthbertson
Archy: Gordon Reid
Pearce: Kate Binchy
Mince: Jonathan Adams


14th August 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: My Sister's a World Class Kleptomaniac by Joe Turner
Adele is painfully jealous of her kid sister Kelly. Kelly is Dad's favourite. So Adele finds solace in a life of obsessional shoplifting.
Producer Martin Jameson
Adele: Jane Dawson
Kelly: Michelle Fairclough
Dad: Cliff Howells
Mum: Lesley Nichol
Maria: Paula Tilbrook
Mr Jameson: Finetime Fontayne
Also with Deborah McAndrew and John Graham Davies
[Fine Time Fontayne = Ian Crossley]


15th August 1994
14.00 :
Grandma and Mrs Chaterjee by Kitty Fitzgerald
Mira and Kathleen are not the kind of seventy-year olds to sit back and watch their world collapse. Instead, they intervene to bring back the goddess culture through the medium of the radio.
Director Kate Rowland
Goddess: Julie Christie
Kathleen Riley: Liz Kelly
Mira Chaterjee: Leena Dhingra
Breda Riley: Chrissie Edge
Ann Riley: Maureen Harold
Phillip: Rod Arthur
Inspector: Seamus O'Neill
Sergeant: Anthony Cairns
Repeated from 10th May 1993


15th August 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Mr Clean by Peter Terson and Pat Ryott.
Addie is a young offender who shuns all visitors. Why then does he accept Graham, a new recruit to the Approved Visitor List?
Director Philip Martin
Graham: Simon Carter
Addie: Neil Coker
Violet: Joyce Gibbs
Kay: Amelda Brown
Governor: Graham Padden
Warder/Barman: David Vann
Alan: Gardner Stevens
Tony: Sam Barriscale
Skully: Richard Allenson
Repeated on 7th October 1995


16th August 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: How I Met Franz by John Antrobus.
The scene is a housing estate, somewhere in London ...
Director Martin Jenkins
Woman: Patricia Hayes
Jack: Robert Glenister
George: John Baddeley
[For this play Patricia Hayes won the Best Actress Award at the International Ostankino held in Russia in May 1994]
Repeated from 16th March 1993


17th August 1994
12.25 :
The Russia House by John le Carre, dramatised by Rene Basilico.
5 of 7: Mission accomplished - or so Barley Blair believes.
Please see 20th July 1994 above
Actors additional to those in episode one:
Wicklow: David Bannerman
Russell Sheriton: David Healy
Brady: Ed Bishop
Mary: Frances Jeater
Miss Coady: Kate Binchy
Randy: Mac McDonald
Ep6:24/8/94 Ep7:31/8/94
Series repeated commencing 15th August 1995


17th August 1994
14.00 :
Doctors created by Phil Redmond.
This episode written by Maureen Bessman.
2 of 6: There's tension within the practice when Holmes and Galloway don't agree over a patient's last wishes.
Please see 10th August 1994 above.
Actors additional to episode one:
Diana Taylor: Romy Baskerville
Mary Hollis : Christine Cox
Tina Richards: Laura Tristram
Ep3:24/8/94 Ep4:31/8/94 Ep5:7/9/94 Ep6:14/9/94


18th August 1994
10.00 :
Uncle Dynamite by P G Wodehouse adapted for radio by Richard Usborne.
5: Engagements and Re-engagements. After a night of alarms and excursions in the house of his future in-laws, Pongo returns to his bedroom to find he has two visitors.
Please see 21st July 1994 above.
Actors additional to part one:
Bill Oakshott: Simon Treves
Lady Bostock: Josephine Tewson
Sally Raines: Susie Brann
Elsie Bean: Teresa Gallagher
Hermione Bostock: Mary Chater
Otis Baines: Toby Longworth
Major Brabazon Hank: Donald Hewlett
Ep6:25/8/94
Series repeated commencing 25/3/96


18th August 1994
14.00 :
Break My Bones by Kitty Fitzgerald.
The dangers of infidelity are brought sharply to a head in a north-east factory by the arrival of Asbestos - who knows exactly what he is capable of?
Director Kate Rowland
Margaret: Barbara Martin
Asbestos: Russell Dixon
Sally: Charlle Hardwick
Phil: Cllff Burnett
Michelle: Carol McGuigan


18th August 1994
23.00 :
Terminus by Nick Fisher.
2 of 5: Shelley, the Irish busker, is under suspicion for the murders, but DS Richards is convinced she's "a nice kid."
Please see 11th August 1994 above.
Actors aditional to part one:
Shelley Green: Elaine Claxton
Jeremy Lineham: Neville Jason
Mrs Winterton: Tina Gray
Also with Margaret John
Ep3:25/8/94 Ep4:1/9/94 Ep5:8/9/94
Series repeated commencing 1st July 1995.


19th August 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: The Expedition of Humphry Clinker
Repeated from 14th August 1994- please see above.


20th August 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: A Woman of Judah by Ronald Frame.
In a small town in Dorset in the 1930s, a young lawyer finds himself defending a woman charged with scandalous behaviour.
Director Patrick Rayner
Pendlebury: Peter Barkworth
Pendlebury (young): James Telfer
Mrs Davies: Ruth Gemmell
Dr Davies: Dominic Letts
Lettice: Rachel Atkins
Mr Botterel: John Baddeley
Mr Fishlock: Philip Anthony
Mr Gilbey: Colin Pinney
Maid: Teresa Gallagher
Hoyle: David Thorpe
Eldrich: Michael Onslow
Repeated from 16th August 1993


20th August 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Hangover Square (1941) by Patrick Hamilton (1904-1962). Dramatised by Sam Boardman-Jacobs
1939: Earls Court. Everyone is frantically pursuing a good time, and George is obsessed by Netta, a bit-part actress and pace-setter of a fast-living crowd.
Director Sue Wilson
George Harvey Bone: Nicholas Farrell
Netta: Amanda Redman
Peter: David Thorpe
Enid: Sara Coward
Johnnie: Christopher Scott
Eddie Carstairs: John Webb
Ellen: Patricia Gallimore
Albert Drexel: John Baddeley
Alex: Richard Pearce
George's aunt: Veda Warwick
Eddie's secretary/ barmaid: Louise Papillon
Repeated 14th October 1995
[The film of 1945 bore a passing resemblance to the novel. There was a closer film made in 2009. Two other novels by Hamilton made into films were Rope and Gaslight.]


21st August 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte dramatised by Michelene Wandor.
1 of 4: Jane, the Child
Jane Eyre's loveless childhood is to haunt her all her life. She finally gains independence when she goes, as governess, to Thornfield Hall.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Jane Eyre: Sophie Thompson
Mr Rochester: Ciaran Hinds
Mr Brocklehurst: Julian Glover
Mrs Fairfax: Anne Stallybrass
Mrs Reed: Elizabeth Bell
John Reed: Daniel Main
Bessie/Helen: Elaine Claxton
Miss Temple: Frances Jeater
Bertha: Vivienne Rochester
Adela: Oona Beeson
Grace Poole: Tina Gray
John: Gareth Armstrong
Ep2:28/8/1994 Ep3:4/9/94 Ep4:11/9/94
Each episode was repeated five days later.
[Dramatist Michelene Wandor also wrote a connected feature program "A Consoling Blue", in 1985, repeated 21/8/94 which was also produced by Cherry Cookson]


22nd August 1994
14.00 :
A Slice of Life by Robert East.
Connie is at a crisis point in her life. The last thing she needs is an old admirer from 30 years ago turning up.
Director Matthew Walters
Connie: Brenda Bruce
Don: Denis Lill
Thelma: Auriol Smith
Mandy/ Nurse: Alison Reid
Roger: Robert East
Derek: Peter Gunn
Margaret: Cherith Mellor
Brian: John Webb
Mr Osborne: Peter Penry Jones
Repeated from 4th June 1992


22nd August 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: The Pirates Are Coming by David Morgan
Daniel and Hannah were very close as kids. Now they only have to meet and they row. But when Daniel's girlfriend leaves him for another man, there's an outside chance that the old firm will get going again.
Music by Stephen Warbeck.
Director Peter Kavanagh
Stephanie: Rachel Atkins
John: Jonathan Coy
Olive: Tina Gray
Kerry: Frances Jeater
Young Daniel: Alexander Spencer Todd
Young Hannah: Christy Bruce
Also with Sylvestra LeTouzel and Sean Murray.
Repeated 10th June 1995


23rd August 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: MacWoodstockintosh by Mark Davies Markham.
Rock star Jed has been in a drug-induced coma since Woodstock, on a life-support machine in his ex-" chick's" garden shed. He is shocked back to life by hearing a 90's cover version of one of his old songs and heads off to MacWoodstockintosh - a Scottish re-creation of Woodstock.
What does he make of 1994? And who gave him that last cocktail of drugs to get him out of the way?
Featuring live music from WAH! NOW.
Music by Pete Wylie.
Director Anne Edyvean
(No actors credited)
[The Independent reported that this was the first live radio play broadcast by the BBC for 20 years. "Technical difficulties made for tough listening"]
[Wah! was a group name used with several different seond words- eg Wah! Heat, Mighty Wah!, Wah! Hell and so on. Formed 1978, Pete Wylie was still playing in 2019.]


24th August 1994
12.25 :
The Russia House by John le Carre, dramatised by Rene Basilico.
6 of 7: Barley Blair is awaiting clearance for a return to Moscow - a mission that must resolve not only vital intelligence matters, but also personal uncertainties.
Please see 20th July 1994 above.
Actors not in episode one:
Wicklow: David Bannerman
Russell Sheriton: David Healy
Matvey: Richard Marner
Sergei: Andrew Pozhitkov
Anna: Katya Pozhitkova
JP Henziger: Ted Maynard
Photographer: Brian Bowles
Yuri: Ravil Isyanov
Nasayan: Seva Novgoroosev
Ep7:31/8/94


25th August 1994
10.00 :
Uncle Dynamite by P G Wodehouse (1881-1975), adapted for radio by Richard Usborne.
The Old School Tie. Plans are complicated by the arrival of the real Major Plank.
Please see 21st July 1994 above.
Actors not in episode one:
Sir Aylmer Bostock: Charles Gray
Major Brabazon Plank: Donald Hewlett
Bill Oakshott: Simon Treves
Otis Baines: Toby Longworth
Hermione Bostock: Mary Chater


25th August 1994
14.00 :
The Last of the Joan Crawfords by Elizabeth Troop.
As a child, Kate saw Joan Crawford films. Thirty years on, she has written a film of their war-time life.
Director Richard Wortley
Kate: Frances Jeater
Eva: Jill Graham
Simon: Charles Simpson
Roz: Avril Clark
Abigail: Teresa Gallagher
Toby: Don McCorkindale
Maria: Margaret John
Sarah: Kate MacKay
Doctors: George Parsons and Paul Panting
Nurses: Nina Wadia and Tina Gray


25th August 1994
23.00 :
Terminus by Nick Fisher.
3 of 5: Timothy Lineham, MP, is the "Lucky
Charm" killer's third victim. A drugs or terrorist connection seems likely. Events take a bizarre turn for Enfield.
Please see 11th August 1994 above.
Actors not in episode one:
Shelley Green: Elaine Claxton
Sarah: Maggie McCarthy
Mrs Winterton: Tina Gray
Ep4:1/9/94 Ep5:8/9/94


26th August 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte dramatised by Michelene Wandor.
1 of 4: Jane, the Child
Repeated from 21st August 1994 - please see above.


27th August 1994
14.30-16.30 :
Playhouse: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. An adaptation of Alan Bennett 's dramatisation.
Music and songs by Jeremy Sams.
Producer: David Blount
Narrator: Alan Bennett
Mole: Adrian Scarborough
Rat: Richard Briers
Toad: Nickolas Grace
Badger ,: Derek Waring
Albert: Terence Rigby
Otter: John Hartley
Chief Weasel: David March
Weasel Norman: Stephen Tompkinson
Rupert: Graham Seed
Monica: Alison Dowling
Magistrate: Leslie Phillips
Also with James Taylor, Geoffrey Matthews, David Sinclair, Elizabeth Mansfield. Tina Gray, Simon Treves, Jeffrey Holland, Maria Charles, Danny Schiller, David Holt and Belinda Baldwin.
Repeated 26th December 1994


27th August 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: The Anatomical Venus by Shelagh Stephenson.
The scent of bluebells, a tune picked out on a piano. This was how the haunting began. Teresa, Jack and the unbreakable circle of their relationship are joined by a spirit determined to come to life.
Pianist Ian Harker.
Director Jeremy Mortimer
Teresa: Rachel Joyce
Her sister, Mary: Jane Whittenshaw
Jack: Tim McInnerney
Martha: Gillian Bevan
Gil: Ian Cullen
Nick: Ian Redford
Also with Vivienne Rochester, James Taylor and Beatrix Mortimer.


28th August 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte dramatised by Michelene Wandor.
2 of 4: Jane, the Governess. Jane realises that she is falling in love with Mr Rochester.
Please see 21st August 1994 above
Actors additional to episode one:
Blanche: Kristin Milward
Mason: Gavin Muir
Ep3:4/9/94 Ep4:11/9/94
Each episode repeated five days later.


28th August 1994
18.30 :
Badal and His Bike by Tanika Gupta.
Badal has always wanted a bike and one day his dream comes true when he receives a very special birthday present.
Director Nandita Ghose
Badal: Ashish Raja
Lata: Preeya Kalidas,
Also with:Rashid Karapiet, John Hollis, Shireen Shah, Sidney Cole, David Holt and Gurdial Sira.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 on 18th August 1993.


29th August 1994
14.00 :
The Jacobean Box by Don Taylor (1936-2003).
Shakespearean academic Brian Blake receives a message to say there is a large item awaiting his collection at a remote northern station. He little suspects that it could lead to his own literary immortality.
Director Sue Wilson
Brian Blake: Stephen Moore
Station master: Peter Vaughan
Penelope: Michelle Newell
Arkroyd: Steve Hodson
Mary: Teresa Gallagher
First broadcast 22nd April 1993
Repeated on BBC Radio 4 Extra.


29th August 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: The Children's Hour (1934) by Lillian Hellman (1905-1984).
Martha and Karen run a boarding school in a small town on America's East Coast. A child tells a story which grows until the whole community is threatened by it. This play was first produced on Broadway in 1934.
Director Claire Grove
Karen Wright: Clare Holman
Martha Dobie: Buffy Davis
Lily Mortar: Miriam Margolyes
Mrs Tilford: Margaret Robertson
Joe Cardin: Peter Whitman
Mary Tilford: Barbara Barnes
Rosalie Wells: Joanne MacInnes
Peggy Rogers: Anne-Marie Zola
Evelyn Munn: Cathy Sara
Agatha: Frances Jeater
First broadcast on Radio 3 on 20th March 1994.
[The story is based upon an incident at a boarding school in Edinburgh in 1810, written about in a book (Bad Companions) in 1930 and suggested to Hellman by Dashiell Hammett.].
[A much rewritten film was made in 1936, "These Three"- the same director made the original story in 1961 with its original title. The first BBC radio production was 1971]


30th August 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: My Heart Belongs to Manny
by Stewart Permutt.
Minna and Pearl have a crisis on their hands. But there's nothing these sisters like better.
Director Enyd Williams
Pearl: Paula Jacobs
Minna: Miriam Margolyes
Jack: Harry Towb
Danny: Peter Whitman
Wendy: Frances Jeater
Staff Nurse George Haddigan: David Jarvis


31st August 1994
12.25 :
The Russia House by John le Carre, dramatised by Rene Basilico.
7 of 7: As his Moscow mission moves towards a dramatic conclusion, Barley Blair the man comes into conflict with Barley Blair the spy.
Please see 20th July 1994 above.
Actors not in episode one:
Clive: Pip Torrens
Wicklow: David Bannerman
Russell Sheriton: David Healy
Zapadny: Constantine Gregory
Paddy: Christopher Fulford
Arkady: Yuri Stepanov
Anastasia: Hana-Maria Pravda


31st August 1994
14.00 :
Doctors created by Phil Redmond. This episode written by Maurice Bessman.
4 of 6: Doctor Holmes's past comes underdose scrutiny and accusations start to fly.
Please see 10th August 1994 above.
Actors not in the first story:
Edna Keyhoe: Judith Barker
Diana Taylor: Romy Baskerville
Neil McGuinness: Martin Greenwood
Mrs Gilechist: Sue Johnston
Shirley Keyhoe: Deborah McAndrew
Don Keyhoe: Kenneth Alan Taylor
Lorry driver/ Rep: Vincent Davies
Rep: Janys Chambers
Ep5:7/9/94 Ep6:14/9/94


1st September 1994
10.00 :
The Water Gypsies by A P Herbert, dramatised by Nick McCarty.
1 of 6: Destined for Better Things. It is the late 1920s and Jane Bell, a maid out of work, wants more out of life than her two boyfriends, Fred and Ernest, seem to offer.
Music by Elizabeth Parker.
Cellist Peter Esswood
Director Janet Whitaker
Jane: Amanda Root
Lily: Siriol Jenkins
Mr Bell: David Ryall
Fred: John Duttine
Ernest: Robert Glenister
Mr Bryan: Gary Bond
Mrs Higgens: Rosemary Martin
Jimmy: Don McCorkindale
Flonic: Elaine Claxton
Mrs Raven: Joanna MacKie
Nurse: Tina Gray
Additional actors in later episodes:
Also With Neville Jason, Susannah Corbett and Paul Panting (2)
Mrs Green: Jillie Meers (3)
Mr Green: Michael Kilgariff (3)
Mr Palmer: Neville Jason (5)
Hattie: Karen Salt (5)
Ep2:8/9/94 Ep3:15/9/94 Ep4:22/9/94 Ep5:29/9/94 Ep6:6/10/94
Series repeated commencing 1st January 1996


1st September 1994
14.00 :
The Elephant's Foot by Tim Jackson.
At the age of 16,Tim is sent to Africa with the girl of his dreams, only to find that fate, in the form of elephants, comes between him and his heart's desire.
Piano Mary Nash.
Director Janet Whitaker
Joseph: Alex Jennings
Jo: Henry Power
Melissa: Teresa Gallagher
Gloria: Linda Marlowe
Derek: Ronald Fraser
Gabi: Elaine Claxton
Hans: Peter Whitman
Moses: George Harris
Fred: Steve Hodson
Also with Nicholas Boulton, Rachel Atkins and Oona Beeson.


1st September 1994
23.00 :
Terminus by Nick Fisher.
4 of 5: Now that her friend, DS Richards , has been murdered, Enfield is full of extra anger.
Please see 11th August 1994 above.
Actors not in the first episode:
Shelley Green: Elaine Claxton
Tim Johnson: Paul Panting
Stan Riekman: Peter Whitman
DI: Teresa Gallagher
Ep5:8/9/94


2nd September 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: Jane Eyre
2 of 4: Repeated from 28/8/94 - please see above.


3rd September 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: Straw by Melissa Murray.
The pressures of working in the Health Service for husband and wife GPs David and Eleanor.
Director Cherry Cookson
Eleanor: Phyllis Logan
David: Stephen Moore
Rosie: Maureen Beattie
Dick: Christopher Godwin
Gina: Teresa Gallagher
lona: Sian Jenkins
Grace: Jill Graham
Brian: John Webb
Also With Jillie Meers, Philip Anthony, David Holt, John Fleming and Pauline Yates.
Repeated from 26th July 1993


3rd September 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Road to Lisdoonvarna by Douglas Livingstone.
Most people who go to the match-making fair in County Clare protest that they're just there for a good time. But things happen there....
Director Jane Morgan
Maggie: Frances Barber
Derek: James Fleet
Danny: Conleth Hill
Dad: John Hollis
O'Brien: Mark Lambert
Fergus: Dominic Letts
Pearce: John Rogan
Bookies: Stephen Tompkinson.
Bookies: James Hayes
Also With Sam Dale, Shay Gorman, James Greene, Deborah Berlin and Marcella Riordan

4th September 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte dramatised by Michelene Wandor.
4 of 4: Jane, the Fugitive. Mr. Rochester tells Jane that his marriage plans mean she will no longer be governess.
Please see 21st August 1994 above.
Actors not in the first episode:
St John Rivers: John Duttine
Diana: Angela Down
Priest: Colin Pinney
Mason: Gavin Muir
Ep4:11/9/94
Each episode was repeated five days later.


4th September 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: The Horse and His Boy from The Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewis. Dramatised by Brian Sibley.
1 of 4: Shasta, a fisherman's boy, and the girl Aravis, a high-born Tarkheena, both fleeing cruel parents, plan to ride to freedom on stolen horses.
Music by Peter Howell and Elizabeth Parker
Director John Taylor
Bree: Martin Jarvis
Hwin: Fiona Shaw
Shasta: James Graves
Aravis: Michelle Wesson
Arsheesh: Brett Usher
Tarkaan: Derek Waring
Aravis's father: Peter Yapp
Ep2:11/9/94 Ep3:18/9/94 Ep4:25/9/94
Series repeated starting 21/12/1997


5th September 1994:
10.15-10.30 :
Paradise Lost (abridged) by John Milton. Abndged by Adrian Mitchell.
1 of 41: The Fallen Angel Satan, exasperated in Hell. tries to gather support for war against God in Heaven.
Music by Elizabeth Parker
Director John Theocharis
Milton: Denis Quilley
Satan: Ian McDiarmid
Beelrebub: Matthew Morgan
Moloch: John Church
Belial: Steve Hodson
Mammon: Jonathan Adams
[Due to the very large number of episodes the series which was daily Monday to Friday, will be listed here only for this one date. Part 41 was broadcast 7/11/94.]
First broadcast from 2nd November 1992 to 31st December 1992.


5th September 1994
14.00 :
Fragments in a Vulgar Tongue by David Zane Mairowitz.
This story of an obsessive man was recorded on location in Avignon and Provence in France and Islington, London.
With his marriage on the rocks, a man becomes obsessed with Petrarch, a medieval scholar and poet who fantasised about a girl called Laura.
Petrarch sonnet read in Italian by Luciana Castellucci.
Director Richard Wortley
D: Struan Rodger
Clotilde: Carolle Rousseau
Annie: Annie Legault
Tutor / Cardinal/ Judge/ Tour guide/ Shrink: Geoffrey Matthews
Repeated from 26th November 1992


5th September 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Death and the Maiden (1990) by Ariel Dorfman.
When Dr Roberto Miranda is invited to stay in a remote coastal cottage in Latin America, his presence reminds Paulina Salas of her past - a past in which she was imprisoned and brutally tortured by a doctor who listened to Schubert [Quartet "Death and the Maiden"]. She seeks revenge as her husband Gerardo stands by, unsure of the truth of her memories, yet paralysed by the violence of her emotions.
Director Hilary Norrish
Paulina: Juliet Stevenson
Gerado: Bill Paterson
Roberto: John Shrapnel
Previously broadcast on BBC World Service
[Juliet Stevenson and Bill Paterson played the same roles in the World Premiere of the play in London in 1991]


6th September 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: I Was a Teenage Playboy by Laurence Allan.
Denzil's got 93 Playboys to choose from for the reunion. But, what's worse, he's got two Tom Joneses.
Director Alison Hindell
Denzil: Jams Thomas
Coke: Rudolph Walker
Becky: Helen Gwyn
Harry: Beefy Jenkins
Jeff: Philip Howe
Dave: Wyndham Price
[The pre-play BBC announcer ("and now...") was Charlotte Green].


7th September 1994
12.25 :
Bright Day by Eric Pringle based upon the 1946 novel by J B Priestley.
1 of 6: Gregory Dawson remembers how he arrived in the town of Bruddersford in 1912.
Music played by Les Brown, Laurence Rossi and Tony Gamage.
Director Adrian Bean
Gregory Dawson: David Hargreaves
Elizabeth Earl: Frances Jeater
Young Gregory: Peter Kenny
Ackworth: Steve Hodson
Uncle Miles: John Evitts
Aunt Hilda/Lady Hamdean: Margaret John
Lord Harndean: Gavin Muir
Mr Alington: Gareth Armstrong
Joan: Elaine Claxton
Bridget: Teresa Gallagher
Eva: Tara Dominick
Oliver: Paul Panting
Croxton: Pete Whitman
Driver: James Taylor
Ep2:14/9/94 Ep3:21/9/94 Ep4:28/9/94 Ep5:5/10/94 Ep6:12/10/94
Series repeated from 15/6/95


7th September 1994
14.00 :
Doctors created by Phil Redmond.
This episode written by David Joss Buckley
5 of 6: There's a crisis of confidentiality for Dr Sam Benson to deal with when a patient's case history is leaked by one of his staff.
Please see 10th August 1994.
Actors not in the first story:
Diana Taylor: Romy Baskerville
Neil McGuinness: Martin Greenwood
Teddy Marston: David McAlister
Chel)ll: Nina Pantiledes
Pat Stuart: Pam Scobie
Reps: Vincent Davies and Janys Chambers
Ep6:14/9/94


8th September 1994
10.00
The Water Gypsies by A P Herbert, dramatised by Nick McCarty.
2 of 6: Winner Takes All. Jane's father decides to risk all on the Derby, but what exactly is he risking?
Please see 1st September 1994
Actors additional to part one:
Also With Neville Jason, Susannah Corbett and Paul Panting
Ep3:15/9/94 Ep4:22/9/94 Ep5:29/9/94 Ep6:6/10/94


8th September 1994:
14.00
The Tree by R. E. T Lamb
A Cotswold village where all is not as tranquil as it seems. The controversy over whether or not the magnificent beech tree on the green should be felled stirs up ancient animosities.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
Tamara: Francis Jeater
Leo: Andrew Hilton
Doctor: Simon Carter
Clare: Sunny Ormonde
Jack: William Eedle
Yardbrook: Eric Allen
Geoff: Cornellus Garrett
Carol: Janet Dale
Mrs Tine: June Barrie
James: Richard Derrington


8th September 1994
23.00 :
Terminus by Nick Fisher.
5 of 5: The "Lucky Charm" killer has claimed four lives. DSI Enfield now believes the murderer is female. Then someone sends her a photograph of a girl wearing a charm bracelet ...
Please see 11th August 1994 above.
Cast not in first episode:
Shelley Green: Elaine Claxton
Rachel: Claire Russell
Series repeated commencing 1st July 1995.


9th September 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: Jane Eyre: 3: Jane, the Fugitive
Repeated from 4th September 1994 - please see above.


10th September 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: Change by Mike Dorrell.
1850: A Welsh migrant to the New World, Catherine rejects marriage in favour of religion. But when a Mormon preacher comes to her village, she is powerfully attracted to the message and the man.
Violinist Iolo Jones.
Director Jane Dauncey
Maplin: Brian Hibbard
Catherine: Helen Griffin
Ruth: Menna Trussler
Ifan: Huw Ceredig
Peg: Julia Dearden
Pritchard: Mike Povey
Palmyra: Valerie Colgan
William: William Roberts
David: Gary Llewellyn
Huw: Winston Evans
Iaon: Stephen Attwell
Repeated from 13th September 1993


10th September 1994
19.50 :
The JB Priestley Season: When We Are Married by J.B. Priestley
The classic comedy about three couples who receive a rude shock in the midst of their joint silver wedding celebrations.
Music: Stuart Hutchinson
Director: Matthew Walters
Albert Parker: Alun Armstrong
Annie Parker: Gwen Taylor
Herbert Soppitt: Alan Bennett
Clara Soppitt: Brenda Blethyn
Joe Helliwell: Michael Jayston
Maria Helliwell: Nicola Pagett
Mrs Northrop: Elizabeth Spriggs
Lottie: Polly James
Ruby: Cathryn Bradshaw
Ormonroyd: Peter Woodthorpe
Gerald: Timothy Watson
Nancy: Deborah Berlin
Fred: Paul Panting
Rev Mercer: James Taylor
Repeated on 18th November 1995
[There was an earlier production by Alfred Bradley in 1981, repeated 1983]


11th September 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte dramatised by Michelene Wandor.
6 of 6: Jane, the Wife. St. John Rivers plans for the future but Jane cannot forget Mr Rochester.
Please see 21st August 1994 above.
Actors not in the first episode:
St. John Rivers: John Duttine
Diana: Angela Down
Miss Oliver: Melinda Walker
Adela: Oona Beeson


11th September 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: The Horse and His Boy from The Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewis. Dramatised by Brian Sibley.
2 of 4: In the city of Tashbaan, Shasta, mistaken for Prince Corin, is taken to the palace of the Narnian visitors.
Please see 4th September 1994 above.
Actors not in the first episode:
Also with Maria Miles, Matthew Steer, David Holt, Norman Bird, Paul Panting and Deborah Berlin
Ep3:18/9/94 Ep4:25/9/94


12th September 1994
14.00 :
A Far Cry from Brazil by Robert East.
The manager of Macclesborough FC is desperate for a win and so are the players, the fans and the directors. Unfortunately, their fate is in the hands of a ref who's got problems of his own.
Director Matthew Walters
Ken: Doug Fisher
Douggie: John Baddeley
Les: Steve Hodson
Ray: Keith Drinkel
Maureen: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Pam: Stephanie Turner
Julian: Robert East
Repeated from 1st April 1993


12th September 1994
19.45-21.45 :
The J.B. Priestley Season: The Good Companions by J.B. Priestley. Dramatised by Elizabeth Proud.
The Dinky Doos, an ailing theatrical troupe, are discovered by Miss Trant. Left a small legacy, she decides to take up the challenge of managing them. Renamed the Good Companions, their adventures begin.
Composer and Pianist: Malcolm McKee
Percussion: Helen Bool
Ukelele: Judd Proctor
Producer: Sue Wilson
Miss Trant: Hannah Gordon
Jess Oakroyd: Bernard Cribbins
Inigo Jollifant: Christopher Scoular
Susie Dean: Elizabeth Mansfield
Elise and Effie: Sunny Ormonde
Mrs Joe/Mrs Tarvin: Jill Graham
Jerry Jemingham: John Webb
Joby Jackson/Hubert: Gareth Armstrong
Jimmy Nunn/Mr Gooch: John Baddeley
Moreton Mitcham: John Hollis
Joe Brundit: John Harwood
Lady Partlit/Ethel: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Mr Tarvin/Mortimer/Summers: Christopher Scott
Mrs Tipstead/rs Oakroyd/Carrie Nunn: Jillie Meers
Hilary/Leonard: Richard Pearce
Eric Tipstead/Ridvers/Dr Hugh McFarlane: David Bannerman
Fauntley/Mr Memsworth: Philip Anthony
Mr Priestley/Dulver: Dominic Letts
Rev Chillingworth/Uncle Arthur/Mr Pitsner: John Evitts
Mrs Mounder/Landlady: Elizabeth Proud
Babs: Jenny Funnell
Mabel: Elizabeth Bell
Ronnie: Nicholas Boulton
Many versions of this play on the radio. This version was previously broadcast on 31st December 1993.


13th September 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: On the Trail of the Great Bustard by Sean Gilbert.
An ornithological romance without the kisses. It's three in the morning. James's car has broken down and there is a great bustard he has to see in East Anglia.
Director David Hunter
Cindy: Rachel Atkins
James: Nicholas Boulton
Connie: Tina Gray
Graham: David Bannerman
Repeated: 14th November 1995
Also rebroadcast on BBC World Service in November and December 1995.


14th September 1994
12.25 :
Bright Day by Eric Pringle
2 of 6: Gregory is in for a big surprise at Joe Ackworth 's Christmas party.
Please see 7th September 1994 above.
Actors not in part one:.
David: Richard Pearce
Mrs Alington: Tina Gray
Ben Kerry: Dominic Letts
Herbert Leaton: Tom Bevan
Jock Barniston: Malcolm Ward
Ep3:21/9/94 Ep4:28/9/94 Ep5:5/10/94 Ep6:12/10/94
Series repeated from 15/6/95


14th September 1994
14.00 :
Doctors created by Phil Redmond.
This episode written by Maurice Bessman.
6 of 6: Things get hot for Dr Benson when a controversial no smoking policy kindles the interest of the press.
Please see 10th August 1994 above.
Actors not in part one:
Danny Stuart: Cliff Howells
Steve Adams: John Lloyd Fillingham
Pat Stuart: Pam Scobie
Reps: Vincent Davies, Janys Chambers


15th September 1994
10.00 :
The Water Gypsies by A P Herbert, dramatised by Nick McCarty.
3 of 6: Haunts of Bohemia. Jane sees a way out of domestic thralldom by sitting for Mr Bryan , the painter.
Please refer to 1st September 1994 above.
Ep4:22/9/94 Ep5:29/9/94 Ep6:6/10/94


15th September 1994
14.00 :
Little Muspratt by Caroline Bennett.
Adapted from Penelope Mortimer's novel "The Handyman"
A genteel widow moves to a new village where she hopes to befriend a famous novelist.
Director: Jane Morgan
Rebecca: Mary Wimbush
Phyllis Muspratt: Jill Balcon
Isobel: Marian Diamond
Fred: Gavin Muir


15th September 1994
23.00 :
21st-century Blues by Steve Walker.
1 of 6: The Golfing Chaffinch.
Chaff: stylite and chronicler who plunges headlong into the horrors and absurdities of the forthcoming millenium.
Music arranged and performed by Neil Brand
Theme song sung by Nicholas Boulton and Peter Kenny.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan
Chaff: Donald Pleasence
Severiano Chaffinch: Shaun Scott
Scampi: Rachel Atkins
Moira: Marcella Riordan
Alfie: Tom Bevan
Police voice: Malcolm Ward
Sir Osbert: Dominic Letts
Sir Claude: James Taylor
Carstairs: Nicholas Boulton
Birdie: Sean Scanlan
Mrs Crowhurst: Lala Lloyd
Fairbum: John Evitts
Nick: Peter Kenny
Ep2:22/9/94 Ep3:29/3/94 Ep4:6/10/94 Ep5:13/10/94 Ep6:20/10/94


16th September 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: Jane Eyre:
4 of 4: Jane, the Wife
Repeated from 11th September 1994, please see above.


17th September 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: A Park in St Petersburg by John Antrobus
Trying to find "the edge" in St Petersburg and finding that anything is for sale.
Director Adrian Bean
Peter Pratt: John Gordon Sinclair
Olga: Joanna Kanksa
George: Nigel Anthony
Admiral: Hilary Minster
Wendy: Hetty Baynes
Aeroflot man/Farouk: John Baddeley
Receptionist/Waiter/Stranger: Steve Hodson
Ivan/Inmate: Dominic Letts
Aeroflot woman/Young girl: Teresa Gallagher
Frank: John Antrobus
Repeated from 18th September 1993


17th September 1994
19.50 :
Time and the Conways by J B Priestley
1919: the War is over and the Conway family celebrates Kay's 21st birthday but her premonition of their lives in 1937 casts a shadow over their dreams.
Music by Malcolm McKee. Oboist Jenny Philips.
Director Sue Wilson
Mrs Conway: Marcia Warren
Madge: Stella Gonet
Kay: Belinda Sinclair
Hazel: Amanda Redman
Carol: Emma Fielding
Alan: John Duttine
Robin: Toby Stephens
Ernest Beevers: John McArdle
Joan Helford: Julia Hills
Gerald Thorton: Christopher Scott
Mr Ackroyd: Malcolm McKee
Mrs Ackroyd: Sharon Wilmott
[There were several other earlier productions of this play, by differing directors including Alan Ayckbourn and Alfred Bradley]


18th September 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: Lost Empires by J B Priestley, Dramatised by Bert Coules
1 of 3: Overture and Beginners. It is 1913 when Richard Hemcastle leaves his dead-end job to join his Uncle Nick
"Ganga Dun, the Maharajah of Mystery" in the vulgar world of the music halls.
Music Chris Monks
Director Kate Rowland.
Nick Ollanton: Tom Baker
Old Richard: Bryan Pringle
Young Richard: Richard Hollick
Harry Burrard: Freddie Davies
Tommy Beamish: Steven Frost
Julie Blane: Bridgit Forsyth
Cissie Mapes: Deborah McAndrew
Nancy: Kathryn Hunt
Courtney: Russell Dixon
Hislop: John Lloyd Fillingham
Barney: Mike Edmunds
Additional actors in other episodes:
Nonnie: Ann-Marie Frater (2)
Ep2:25/9/94 Ep3:2/10/94


18th September 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: The Horse and His Boy from The Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewis. Dramatised by Brian Sibley.
3 of 4: The Narnians have fled Tashbaan.
Please see 4th September 1994 above.
Actors not in episode one:
Lasaraleen: Maria Miles
Sallowpad: David Holt
Rabadash: Jonathan Tafler
Tisroc: George Parsons
Ep4:25/9/94


19th September 1994
14.00 :
The Birdwheel by Geoffrey Parkinson.
1950's: A boy's revenge on a cruel maths master leads him to black magic.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
Giddings: Christian Rodska
Amberly: Simon Morgan
Upton: Tom Lawrence
Mrs Ambedy: Bonnie Hurren
Mr Upton: Steve Hodson
Mrs Upton: Melinda Walker
Narrator: Geoffrey Beavers
English master: Michael Drew
Simaetha/First boy: Paul Purgas
Second boy: Ben Conrad
Third boy: Jeremy Walters
Repeated from 18th March 1993


19th September 1994
19.45 :
Monday Play: Good Morning Midnight. Dramatised by Roderick Graham from the novel by Jean Rhys.
An Englishwoman living in Paris, drifting from one cafe to another, trying to fill her days and to escape from herself.
Music by Stephen Warbeck
Director Jane Morgan
Sasha: Eileen Atkins
Renee: Dominic Letts
Enno: Steve Hodson
Delmar: Sandor Eles
Paul: Raad Rawi
Nurse: Shirley Dixon
Dress shop owner: Michael McStay
Waiters: Malcolm Ward
Also with Alice Arnold, Constance Byrne, Emma Gregory, Jeremy Spriggs and Peter Whitman
Repeated 17th June 1995.


20th September 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Second Fiddle by Diana Griffiths.
An all-male string quartet faces problems when their violinist disappears and the only available replacement is a girl.
Director Jane Dauncey
Wendal: Dillwyn Owen
Bill: Ray Llewelyn
Louis: Jez Thomas
Carmen: Lawmary Champion
Pync: Nicola Goodchild


21st September 1994
12.25 :
Bright Day by Eric Pringle.
3 of 6: The arrival of Malcolm Nixey at Hawes and Company leaves Ackworth and Gregory anxious for the future. but everyone is enjoying the last summer before 1914.
Please see 7th September 1994 above.
Actors not in the first episode:
David: Richard Pearce
Mrs Alington: Tina Gray
Malcolm Nixey: David Jarvis
Eleanor Nixey: Susannah Corbett
Ben Kerry: Dominic Letts
Also with Tom Bevan, Malcolm Ward.
Ep4:28/9/94 Ep5:5/10/94 Ep6:12/10/94


21st September 1994
14.00 :
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes: The Illustrious Client by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , dramatised by Bert Coules
A society beauty needs saving from the lecherous clutches of one of the worst men in Europe.
Violinist Leonard Friedman
Director Patrick Rayner
Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Baron Gruner: Michael Feast
Violet de Merville: Ruth Gemmell
Kitty Winter: Deborah Berlin
Sir James: James Taylor
Corbett: Malcolm Ward
Johnson: Neville Jason
Repeated 19th April 1997


22nd September 1994
10.00 :
The Water Gypsies by A P Herbert, dramatised by Nick McCarty.
4 of 6: Castles and Roses. Everyone seems to be letting Jane down.
Please refer to 1st September 1994
Ep5:29/9/94 Ep6:6/10/94


22nd September 1994
14.00 :
The Peer Gynt of Victoria Street by Geoffrey Parkinson
Set over a five day period, the careers of three vagrant alcoholics who have made Victoria Station their home.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
Eddie: Steve Hodson
Captain Jack: Christlan Rodska
Lucky: Richard Pearce
Jean: Gillian Goodman
Irish: Bob Docherty
Jamaica: Joe Vera
Policemen: Andy Hockley
Policemen: Robert Brook
Evangelist: Simon Carter
Matron: Patricia Gallimore
Audrey: Jane McDowell


22nd September 1994
23.00 :
21st-century Blues by Steve Walker.
2 of 6: The Exploding Mrs Chaffinch. In the next millenium, the Noise Abatement Society is in power in Europe.
Please see 15th September 1994 above.
Actors not in episode one:
Cod: David Jarvis
Emmaus: Neville Jason
Mario: Peter Kenny
Old waiter: Gareth Armstrong
Merluzza: Oona Beeson
Signora Blatta: Marcella Riordan
Sandro: Robert Patterson
Rotenschwein: Peter Whitman
Ep3:29/3/94 Ep4:6/10/94 Ep5:13/10/94 Ep6:20/10/94


23rd September 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: Lost Empires by J B Priestley
1 of 3: Overture and Beginners.
Repeated from 15th September 1994 - please see above.


24th September 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: The Lake by Ellen Dryden.
Childhood memories, haunting strains of nearly forgotten jazz and perhaps something more sinister continue to draw Ben Wheeler back to a lake. When a child disappears, his obsession provokes suspicion.
Music by Stephen Warbeck
Director Ned Chaillet
Ben Wheeler: James Aubrey
Isobel: Karen Archer
Val: Pauline Yates
Ruth: Frances Jeater
Moonstone: Teresa Gallagher
Chris: Barry Woolgar
Jamie: Nicholas Boulton
Rick: David Thorpe
Rosie: Isabelle Huet
Tom: John Prendergast
Child's voice: Hayley Thomas
Detective Sergeant: Steve Hodson
Constable: Angus Wright
Reporter: Michael Onslow
Mother: Rachel Atkins
WomanatLake: Lala Lloyd
ManatLake: James Taylor
Newsreader: Lyndam Gregory
Repeated from 18th October 1993


24th September 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Dress Up and Sing by Colin Douglas and Harry Quinn.
It is late summer in Edinburgh. The Edina Classic Opera Guild (Amateur) have a new Chair this year, and changes have been made.
Director Hamish Wilson
Barbara: Vari Sylvester
Gary: Liam Brennan
Hector: Alec Monteath
Douglas: Michael MacKenzie
Dolly: Sheila Donald
Senga: Jan Wilson
Ralph: Mark Cox
Candy: Maria Miller
Sinclair: Michael Elder
Veronica: Muriel Romanes
Dennis/Sir Bruce: John Yule
Wayne/Philip: Ian Sexon
With Michael Perceval-Maxwell and Claire Liddell
Repeated on 8th July 1995


24th September 1994
23.30:
Cover Her Face by P D James. Dramatised by Neville Teller
1 of 4: A murder in an East Anglian village reveals hidden passions.
Director Matthew Walters
Mrs Maxie: Sian Phillips
Felix: Hugh Grant
Deborah: Beatie Edney
Catherine: Oona Beeson
Stephen: David Thorpe
Miss Liddell: Kate Binchy
Martha: Jill Graham
Sally: Melanie Hudson
Dr Epps: Philip Anthony
Mrs Webster: Linda Polan
Intruder: John Baddeley
Ep2:1/10/94 Ep3:8/10/94 Ep4:15/10/94
Series repeated from 17th March 1993.


25th September 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: Lost Empires by J B Priestley, Dramatised by Bert Coules
2 of 3: First Night. It's the year before the Great War, and Richard Herncastle 's apprenticeship is teaching him more than just the art of illusion.
Please see 18th September 1994 above.
Ep3:2/10/94


25th September 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: The Horse and His Boy from The Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewis. Dramatised by Brian Sibley.
4 of 4: The horses and their children reach Anvard.
Please see 4th September 1994 above.
Actors not in first episode:
Also with Matthew Steer, Stephen Thorne, Garard Green, Gavin Muir, Jonathan Tafler, Paul Panting, David Holt and Nerville Jason


26th September 1994
14.00 :
The Final Whistle by Bernard Farrell.
Danny wakes up confused. He thought he was in hospital, recovering from a heart attack, but now he's not so sure. Is he really in heaven with his Da about to teach him how to whistle?
Director John Penrose
Danny Hegarty: Jim Reid
Maura Hegarty: Colette Proctor
Sharon: Sian Quill
Danny's mother: Laurie Morton
Auntie Lily: Pegg Monahan
Auntie Alice: Daphne Carroll
Ellen: Patricia Martin
Sister Agnes: Barbara McCaughey
Da: Breandan O Duill
Bill: Brendan Cauldwell
Nurse Ryan: Cathryn Brennan
Also with Jonathan White, Conor Farrington, Garvan McGrath and Darren McHugh
Repeated from 8th July 1993.
[Originally broadcast on Radio Telefis Eireann.]


26th September 1994
19.45 :
Monday Play: The Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (1890-1979), adapted by Rukhsana Ahmad
When a Caribbean heiress is forced to marry Mr Rochester in Jamaica, cultural differences and mischief-making lead to disaster.
Singer Bernice McNaughton
Director Anne Edyvean
Antoinette: Indra Ove
Rochester: Adam Godley
Christophine: Juanita Waterman
Annette: Adjoa Andoh
Aunt Cora: Dona Croll
Mr Mason: James Taylor
Tia: Nina Wadia
Richard Mason: Tom Bevan
Godfrey: Anton Phillips
Sandi: Desune Coleman
Baptiste: Kenneth Gardnier
Mannie: Femi Elufowoju Jnr
Grace Poole: Frances Jeater
Amelie: Irma Inniss
[The character Antoinette is taken from the book Jane Eyre by Bronte]
[There was a ten part reading of the book on Radio 4 "Book at Bedtime" in 2004, repeated 2012, 2014]


27th September 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Ghostwriter by Roger Stennett.
What if a word processor had an ego? What if it belonged to a hack writer who thought he was writing Great Art? What would that word processor do? And just who are Trevor and Celia?
Director Andy Jordan
Algernon: Edward Hibbert
Hugh: Roger Sloman
Trevor: Peter Yapp
Celia: Sally Grace


27th September 1994
18.30 :
A Perfect Spy by John le Carre adapted by Rene Basilico
1 of 8: A dinner party in Vienna: a perfect evening, until it is interrupted by a telephone call that will profoundly affect the lives of Magnus Pym, Counsellor at the British Embassy, and his wife, Mary.
Music by Max Harris
Producer John Fawcett Wilson
Magnus Pym: James Fox
Jack Brotherhood: James Grout
Miss Dubber: Brenda Bruce
Mary Pym.: Harriet Walter
Grant Lederer: Vincent Marzello
Bee Lederer/Georgie: Shelley Thompson
Herr Oberst/Harry: Peter Birch
Frau Dinkel: Aletta Lawson
Cudlove: Frank Mills
Vi: Fanny Carby
Daisy: Pat Coombs
Medical Student/Fergus: James Telfer
Subsequent seven episodes on each following Tuesday, last episode 15/11/94.
Series repeated from 30th June 1993.


28th September 1994
12.25 :
Bright Day by Eric Pringle.
4 of 6: Gregory's relationship with the Alington family is placed under the strain of the approaching war.
Please see 7th Septmber 1994 above.
Actors not in the first episode:
Mrs Alington: Tina Gray
David: Richard Pearce
Jock Bamiston: Malcolm Ward
Dorothy: Caroline Strong
Ben Kerry: Dominic Letts
Malcolm Nixey: David Jarvis
Also with Susannah Corbett, Lyndam Gregory and Tom Bevan.
Ep5:5/10/94 Ep6:12/10/94


28th September 1994
14.00 :
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes: The Blanched Soldier by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Dramatised by Roger Danes
With Watson on his honeymoon, Holmes must solve a sinister mystery concerning a veteran of the Boer War.
Violinist Leonard Friedman
Director Enyd Williams
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr. Watson: Michael Williams
Mrs Watson: Hannah Gordon
James Dodd: Robert Glenister
Godfrey Emsworth: Nicholas Boulton
Colonel Emsworth: Derek Waring
Ralph, his butler: John Woodnutt
Mr Kent: Gordon Reid
Sir James Saunders: Gerald James
Jules Gervaise: Olivier Pierre
Lance Corporal Simpson: Tom Bevan
Trooper Anderson: Peter Kenny
Leper: Don McCorkindale
Repeated 26th April 1997.


29th September 1994
10.00 :
The Water Gypsies by A P Herbert, dramatised by Nick McCarty.
5 of 6: Love Bliss. Jane gets married, but is he the right man for her?
Please see 1st September 1994 above.


29th September 1994
14.00 :
Magda's Lover by James MacVeigh.
When Magda's passionate affair with hard-drinking ex-con Francie seems doomed, she embarks secretly on a course which will test their love to breakingpoint. But how will he react?
Director Andy Jordan
Magda: Melanie Hudson
Francie: Con O'Neil
Natalie: Margot Steinberg
Janice: Heather Williams
Katie: Zoe Laurie
Also with Michael Drew. Anthony Donovan and Rory Drew.


29th September 1994
23.00 :
21st Century Blues by Steve Walker.
3 of 6: Seve's Spiritual Exercises.
Seve is attempting to clone his way to spiritual perfection.
Please see 15th Septeber 1994.
Haha: Frances Jeater
Rainbow: Teresa Gallagher
Seve: Shaun Scott
Jude: David Jarvis
Ex-King: James Taylor
Edmundo: Gareth Armstrong
Stagecoach driver: Tom Bevan
Chief: Lyndam Gregory
Officer Kruppke: Peter Whitman
Pepe: Dominic Letts
Gaibraith: John Evitts
Harold Wilson: Steve Walker
Ep4:6/10/94 Ep5:13/10/94 Ep6:20/10/94


30th September 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: Lost Empires by J B Priestley.
2 of 2: Repeated from 25th Sepember 1994 - please see above.


1st October 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: Holy Fool by Peter Roberts.
Living a glorious chivalrous dream, a knight sails through adventures involving the greatest figures in the medieval world.
Director Nigel Bryant
William Marshall: William Chubb
John d'Erlee: Michael Williams
Henry II: Garard Green
Henry FitzHenry: Christopher Scott
Richard Lionheart: Martin Head
Also With Francis Thomson, Susan Jeffrey, Tom Roberts, Simon Carter, Graham Padden and Neal Foster.
Repeated from 16th October 1993.
[William Marshall: First Earl of Pembroke, 1147-1219]


1st October 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Staying Still by Mike Walker.
When Jack Lowell is not busy organising survival courses for unhealthy executives, he is living with an Amazon tribe. Then his wife and daughter are killed in a motorway accident. Unhinged, Jack applies tribal law to a party of executives.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
Jack: Nigel Anthony
Kirstie: Hilary MacLean
Murdo: Bob Docherty
Tommy: David Bannerman
J: Pavel Douglas
Justine: Patricia Gallimore
Lizzie: Deborah Berlin
Mark: Cornelius Garrett
Alice: Tina Gray
Paul: Richard Fleming
Ray: Aled Jones
Sara: Rachel Oldfield
Marie: Anna Rose
Repeated on 19th August 1995


1st October 1994
23.30 :
Cover Her Face by P D James. Dramatised by Neville Teller
2 of 4: Adam Dalgliesh arrives on the scene to investigate the murder of Sally Jupp.
Please see 24th September 1994 above.
Actors not in part one:
Inspector Dalgliesh: Robin Ellis
Thornton/Hicks: John Church
Police Doctor: John Baddeley
Sgt Martin: Steve Hodson
Insp Manning: John Fleming
Ep3:8/10/94 Ep4:15/10/94


2nd October 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: Lost Empires by J B Priestley,dramatised by Bert Coules
3 of 3: Final Curtain. The glamour of the music halls begins to fade for Richard.
Please see 18th September 1994 above.


2nd October 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: Room 13 by Robert Swindells. Dramatised by Richard Pinner
1 of 3: A school trip to Whitby turns into a nightmare for Fliss and her friends.
Director Sally Avens
Fliss: Jane Dawson
Lisa: Kate O'Regan
Bazzard: Joseph Vickers
Trotter -: Ian Taylor
Ellie May: Hayley Fairclough
Mrs Evans: Tina Gray
Mr Hepworth: Malcolm Ward
Joanne: Michelle Totton
Actors in later episodes:
Hag: Margaret John
Man: Gavin Muir
Boy: Michael Cooper
Also with Nina Wadia.
Ep2:9/10/94 Ep3:16/10/94
Series repeated from 7th July 1996


3rd October 1994
14.00 :
Here Be Dragons by Stewart Love.
Frank James has been a dedicated, old-fashioned teacher all his life, but educational changes make him redundant and he becomes apprehensive, aimless, lost and bewildered.
Director Pam Brighton
Frank: Mark Mulholland
Robert: Tim Loane
Mary: Stella McCusker
Phyllis: Paula McFetridge
Reporter: Brenda Winter
Repeated from 10th June 1993
Repeated on 25th March 1996


3rd October 1994
19.45 :
Monday Play: Captain of Heretics by Anthony Read
It is 500 years since the birth of William Tyndale , the 16th-century scholar who devoted his life to the fervent belief that men should be able to read the scriptures in their native tongue.
Director Cherry Cookson
William Tyndale: Charles Kay
Poyntz: Clifford Rose
Sir Thomas More: Hugh Dickson
Margaret: Sheila Grant
William Roy/Procurator: Cyril Shaps
Ned: Stephen Garlick
Tunstal: John Bott
Monmouth: John Church
Hebblethwaite/Vaughan: Gordon Reid
Quentell/Phillips: Sean Arnold
Frith: Anthony Hyde
Miles Coverdale: Sion Probert
Repeated from 10th January 1981. Also repeated 12th January 1981 and 30th April 1983.


4th October 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Sleeping Dogs Lie
by Julia Stoneham.
A moment of weakness and a long-term deception bind two married couples.
Director Tracey Neale
Len: David Hargreaves
Sandie: Judy Flynn
Jack: Trevor Cooper
Polly: Hilda Braid
Punch and Judy man/Priest: Peter Kenny
Nurse: Susannah Corbett


4th October 1994
18.30 :
A Perfect Spy by John le Carre adapted by Rene Basilico
2 of 8: A distraught Mary Pym is under pressure to provide some clue as to the whereabouts of her missing husband. Meanwhile, hidden away in his safest of safe houses, "Mr Canterbury" prepares to reveal the true Magnus Pym.
Please see 27th September 1994 above.
Actors not in episode one:
Axel: Jack Klaff
Young Magnus: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Fergus: James Telfer
A Lovely/ Felicity: Teresa Gallagher
Herr Olligner/Sandy: Paul Humpoletz
Nigel: Royce Mills


5th October 1994
12.25 :
Bright Day by Eric Pringle.
5 of 6: Two events - Ackworth's leaving Hawes and Company and a tragedy at Pikeley Scar - leave the Alingtons destroyed and Gregory confused.
Please see 7th September 1994 above.
Mrs Alington: Tina Gray
Jock Bamiston: Malcolm Ward
Malcolm Nixey: David Jarvis
Eleanor Nixey: Susannah Corbett
Laura: Nina Wadia
Ep6:12/10/94


5th October 1994
14.00 :
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes: The Mazarin Stone by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Dramatised By: Bert Coules
To trap an audacious jewel thief, Holmes sits in Baker Street and waits to be murdered.
Violinists Leonard Friedman and Main Campbell
Director Patrick Rayner
Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Lord Cantlemere: Anthony Bate
Count Sylvius: Nigel Anthony
Mrs Hudson: Joan Matheson
Inspector Youghal: David Jarvis
Sergeant Peabody: Malcolm Ward
Sam: Lyndam Gregory
Sanders: Peter Whitman
Repeated 3rd May 1997


6th October 1994
10.00 :
The Water Gypsies by A P Herbert.
6 of 6. Queenery at Last. Jane and Ernest are back from their honeymoon.
Please see 1st September 1994 above.


6th October 1994
14.00 :
Stay Stum by Sheila Goff.
Director David Hunter
Alan Stamp: Peter Sallis
P C Clyde: Desmond Barrit
D I Macinally: Alice Arnold
Janice Stamp: Margaret John
Shirley Rump: Tina Gray
Peter Rump: Gareth Armstrong
Reet/WPC: Oona Beeson
Repeated 12th June 1995


6th October 1994
23.00 :
21st-century Blues by Steve Walker.
4 of 6: Venusian Sex Survey.
Chaff finds humanity imperilled by the landing of Venusian octopus frogs.
Music arranged and performed by Neil Brand
Please see 15th Septeber 1994 above.
Actors not in first episode:
Bug: Gerard Logan
Zorro: Neville Jason
Mrs Robinson: Frances Jeater
Janet: Elaine Claxton
Tracey: Cathy Sara
Ep5:13/10/94 Ep6:20/10/94


7th October 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: Lost Empires
3 of 3, Repeated from 2nd October 1994, please see above.


8th October 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: The Battle of San Remo by Royce Ryton.
Northern Italy, 1888: Queen Victoria's eldest child, Vicky, fights for her beloved husband's life - and the survival of Europe.
Director Enyd Williams
Vicky: Anna Massey
Fritz: John Baddeley
Moretta: Oona Beeson
Bertie: John Hartley
Willy: James Telfer
Sandra: David Thorpe
Count Seckendorf: John Evitts
Countess Bruhl: Pauline Yates
Sir Morell Mackenzie: Gordon Reid
Dr Gerhardt: Peter Wickham
Dr Schmidt: Stephen Hodson
Dr Brinkman: Barry J Gordon
Repeated from 28th August 1993


8th October 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Displaced by Julia Kearsley.
Mari, an Estonian immigrant after the Second World War, struggles with her own sense of belonging and with the tensions within her family.
Director Matthew Walters
Mari: Sheila Steafel
Anna: Victoria Carling
Daavet: Peter Kenny
Kai: Tina Gray
Mark: Anthony Keetch
Lyn: Kristin Milward
Taxi driver: Michael Tudor-Barnes
Mrs Wainwright: Natasha Pyne
Woman at bus stop: Margaret John
Sgt Williams: Gavin Muir
Sgt Boswell: Tom Bevan


8th October 1994
23.30 :
Cover Her Face by P D James. Dramatised by Neville Teller
3 of 4. As Dalgliesh continues his murder investigation, the evidence points to one of the family. But which one?
Please see 24th September 1994 above.
Actors not in episode one:
Inspector Dalgliesh: Robin Ellis
Sgt Martin: Steve Hodson
Sir Reynold: Jonathan Adams
Johnny/Mrs Burwood: Susan Sheridan
Wilson: John Fleming
Derek: David Holt
Mrs Proctor: Jillie Meers
Rev Hinks: John Church
Ritchie: James Telfer
Ep4:15/10/94


9th October 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Dramatised By: Nick Stafford.
1 of 2:
Director Claire Grove.
Young scientist: Michael Maloney
Creature: John Wood
John Walton: Phillip Joseph
Elizabeth Lavenza: Janys Chambers
Henry Clerval: Paul Panting
Alphonse: Ted Richards
Caroline: Frances Jeater
Captain: Neville Jason
Justine: Deborah Berlin
Professor Krempe: Don McCorkindale
Professor Waldham: Malcolm Ward
Ernest: Peter Kenny
Sailor: David Jarvis
Peasant: Margaret John
Additional actors in part 2:
De Lacey: Gavin Muir
William: Sam Crane
Kirwan: James Berwick
Joseph o'Connor: Peter Caffrey
Also with Deborah Berlin, Anny Tobin, James Telfer and Malcolm Ward
Repeated 14/10/94
Part 2: 16/10/94 repeated 21st.


9th October 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: Room 13 by Robert Swindells
2 of 3: What is the dark secret lurking behind the door?
Please see 2nd October 1994 above.


10th October 1994
14.00 :
A Great Gulf Fixed by Jonathan Myerson.
"There aren't any villains on the Padmore, just bored kids without a job turning into thugs, depressed kids wanting what they see everyone else has got. They're capable of anything."
Director: Alison Hindell
Geoff: Richard Elfyn
Willis: Brian Hibbard
Old: Brendan Charleson
Donna: Cecilia Noble
Russell: Ronan Vibert
Jamal: Treva Etienne
Radley: Erica Eirian
Gavin: Simon Ludders
Tez: Clarence Smith
Chief Super: Andrew Neil
Marty: George Bascombe
Ben: Ashley Walters
Gavin's Mum: Lawmary Champion
Qasim: Lyndam Gregory
Repeated from 30th September 1993


10th October 1994
19.45 :
Monday Play: Fishing for Ghosts by David Pownall.
The panel of a literary prize suspect something fishy when they discover that a major political figure has entered the competition.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan
the Salmon Trout: Peter Vaughan
Betty: Susan Fleetwood
Martin: Hugh Ross
Michael: Neville Jason
Bill: George Parsons
Tony: Gavin Muir
Daffyd: Tom Bevan
Judith: Kristin Milward
Fergil: Don McCorkindale
Angus: David Jarvis
Lionel/Robert: Derek Waring
Hostess: Elaine Claxton
Liz: Susannah Corbett


11th October 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Let Me Help by Tony Mulholland.
Patricia breaks down on the motorway. Timothy offers help. The simple ingredients of a terrible dilemma.
Director Nigel Bryant
Patricia: Lucy Tregear
Graham: Crawford Logan
Timothy: Gerry Hinks
Jennifer: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Magda: Gillian Goodman


11th October 1994
18.30 :
A Perfect Spy by John le Carre adapted by Rene Basilico
3 of 8: Magnus Pym was very much Jack Brotherhood 's man. So who better to search for the missing spy than the man who recruited him into the service?
Please see 27th September 1994 above.
Actors not in part one:
Rick: Malcom Tierney
Sir Kenneth Sefton Boyd: Michael Cochrane
Young Magnus: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Tom: Robbie Gill
Bo Brammel: John Nettleton
Nigel: Royce Mills
Kate: Natasha Pyne
Professor/Bodkins: Paul Humpoletz
Lovely Sarah: Teresa Gallagher
Michael: David Thorpe
Inspector Bellows: John Evitts
Stegwold: Richard Pearce


12th October 1994
12.25 :
Bright Day by Eric Pringle based upon the novel by J B Priestley.
6 of 6: 1945. Gregory Dawson looks back on the summer before the First World War and tries to solve the mystery of Eva's death.
Please see 7th September 1994 above.
Actors not in episode one:
Mrs Connally: Maggie McCarthy
Mrs Childs: Nina Wadia
Hilda: Susannah Corbett
Hinchcliff: Tom Bevan


12th October 1994:
14.00 :
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes: The Three Gables: by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Dramatised By: Peter Ling.
Holmes calls upon the services of the tabloid press when a diplomat dies in Rome.
Violinist Leonard Friedman
Director Enyd Williams
Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Mrs Maberley: Mary Wimbush
Clarence Gable: John Wells
Senora Isadora Klein: Gillian Barge
Steve Dixie: Ben Thomas
Susan Stockdale: Susannah Corbett
House agent: Ioan Meredith
Police Inspector: Neville Jason
Footman: Peter Whitman
Repeated on 10th May 1997.


13th October 1994
10.00 :
Beau Geste (1924) by P C Wren. Dramatised by Greg Snow.
1 of 6: Fort Zinderneuf, and three little boys' fascination with Viking funerals.
Director Adrian Bean
Henri de Beaujolais: Christopher Godwin
George Lawrence: Christopher Good
Lady Brandon: Avril Clark
Young Beau: Jack Hodd
Young John: Oliver Miller-Oates
Young Digby: Jonathan Marchant-Heatley
Young Claudia: Lily Souza
Young Isobel: Lucy Dawson
Young Augustus: Jonathan Shelton
Sergeant Major: Lyndham Gregory
Hank: Stuart Milligan
Buddy: Christopher Ryan
Rastignac/David: Malcolm Ward
First Soldier/Cabby: Tom Ward
Ep2:20/10/94 Ep3:27/10/94 Ep4:3/11/94 Ep5:10/11/94 Ep6:17/11/94


13th October 1994
14.00 :
Twilight by Mary Halpin.
Professional and personal concerns become dangerously entangled, with the deadliest of consequences.
Director Michael Quinn
Dr Emma Parker: Ingrid Craigie
Sean Murphy: Sean McGinley
Dr Richard Fletcher: Gerard McSorley
Vera Parker: Anna Manahan
James Parker: David Herlihy
Jane: Sheelagh O'Kane
Mr Feeney: Paddy Scully
Joseph: Niall Cusack


14th October 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
1 of 2: Repeated from 9th October 1994, please see above.


15th October 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: Dangerous Influences by Joe Dunlop.
The leader of a Christian cult begins recruiting in England and a TV investigative reporter sees his chance for a major scoop. All he needs is someone to record the activities of the cult from inside, and the obvious candidate is his wife.
Director Adrian Bean
Paul: Bill Nighy
Kelly: Caroline Strong
Todd: Doug Bradley
Felipo/Eddie/Revivalist: David Healy
Kristen/Nurse: Hilary Derrett
Carol: Nonie Kent
Nancy/Staff Nurse: Teresa Gallagher
Julia: Vivienne Rochester
Madga: Lorelei King
Sally/Vicky: Oona Beeson
Mick/Official/Frankie: Clive Hill
Builder: Lyndam Gregory
Det Sgt Shaw/Counsellor: Barry J Gordon
Repeated from 23rd October 1993


15th October 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Daisy, the Cow Who Talked by Gerard Stembridge.
A tribunal in Dublin is investigating irregularities in the Irish beef industry. The Department of Agriculture men return from spying in Donegal obsessed by Daisy....
Director Pam Brighton
Tommy: Stephen Kennedy
Suckie: Gerard McSorley
Dr Cork: Ian McElhinney
Bernadette: Marie Jones
Dinny: John Olohan
Miss O'Hara: Pauline McLynn
Daisy: Karen Ardiff
Finbar/Butcher: Dan Gordon
Grace: Caitriona Hinds
Repeated on 9th September 1995


15th October 1994
23.30 :
Cover Her Face by P D James, Dramatised by Neville Teller
4 of 4: Dalgliesh has summoned the entire household to hear his conclusions about Sally Jupp 's killer.
Please see 24th September 1994 above.
Actors not in part one:
Inspector Dalgliesh: Robin Ellis
Ritchie: James Telfer
Mrs Proctor: Jillie Meers
Sgt Martin: Steve Hodson
Also with Melanie Hudson, Susan Sheridan,


16th October 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Dramatised by Nick Stafford
2 of 2: Frankenstein has fled from the creature, but when his brother is murdered he tracks his creation to the mountains.
Please see 9th October 1994 above.
This episode repeated 21st October 1994.


16th October 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: Room 13 by Robert Swindells. Abridged by Richard Pinner.
3 of 3: Can Fliss and her friends save Ellie May from the vampire?
Please see 2nd October 1994 above.


17th October 1994
14.00 :
James Johnson's Story by Jolyon Maugham.
Undertaker James Johnson gets busy when gunslinger Joe Moran cleans up Union City.
Music Peter Howell.
Director David Hunter
James Johnson: Garrick Hagon
Joe Moran: Iames Aubrey
Katherine Kincaid: Barbara Barnes
Elliot Burr: David Healy
Everett Beecher: Peter Whitman
Hurricane Williams: Sidney Cole
Shotgun Collins: John Evttts
Madame Mustache: Jill Graham
Marcus Muller: David Holt
Kid Muller: Teresa Gallagher
Gunter Muller: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Repeated from 4th November 1993


17th October 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Pretty Eyes, Ugly Paintings by Mario Vargas Llosa, Translated by Bronwen Ancona.
Twisted ideals and thwarted passion, in a Peru where words have the power to kill. With an introduction by the author.
Director Ned Chaillet
Eduardo Zanelli: John Shrapnel
Ruben Zevallos: Owen Teale
Alicia Zuniga: Joely Richardson
The play was commisioned and broadcast by 17 European broadcasting organisations.


18th October 194
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Holding Court by Michael Sharp.
When Stephen visits his injured father in hospital, he is surprised to find a strange lady sitting by the bed. A lady, moreover, who appears to be more than a mere aquaintance.
Director Glyn Dearman
Alfred: Graham Crowden
Marie: June Whitaeld
Stephen: Nickolas Grace
Trish: Frances Jeater
Sister: Tina Gray
1st Youth: Paul Panting
2nd Youth: David Jarvis


18th October 1994
18.30 :
A Perfect Spy by John le Carre adapted by Rene Basilico
4 of 8: "If you ever need a bed for the night, don't forget Uncle Syd". That was Magnus Pym 's advice to his son. Jack Brotherhood needs a very different kind of help from Syd Lemon.
Please see 27th September 1994 above.
Actors not in episode one:
Nigel: Royce Mills
Bo Brammel: John Nettleton
Kate: Natasha Pyne
Tom: Robbie Gill
Bert: George Sweeney
Alf: Michael Onslow
Agent: Philip Anthony
Dorney: Barry J Gordon
Rick: Malcolm Tierney
Syd Lemon: John Cater
Peggy Wentworth: Geraldine Fitzgerald


19th October 1994
12.25-13.00 :
His Wedded Wife by Ed Thomason. Based on the short story by Rudyard Kipling.
India, 1885. When a young subaltern joins a high-caste regiment he becomes the butt of a captain's jokes. Until finally the worm turns...
Music: Trevor Allan Davies
Producer: Adrian Bean
Henry: Richard Pearce
Watson: Michael Troughton
Reynolds: Lyndham Gregory
Colonel Humphreys: Barry J. Gordon
The padre: Richard Bates
Emily: Elaine Claxton
Bess: Vivienne Rochester
Mutvaney: Jack Klaff
Orthoris: Terry John
also with Tom Bevan and Amerjit Deu
Repeated 15th May 1995
[In the original story, Kipling gives a name only to Henry aka "The Worm".].


19th October 1994
14.00 :
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes: The Sussex Vampire. By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, dramatised by Roger Danes*.
Holmes and Watson are confronted by the supernatural in one of their most terrifying cases.
Violinist Leonard Friedman
Director Enyd Williams
Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Robert Ferguson: Michael Troughton
Elisabetta Ferguson: Alexandra Bastedo
Jacky Ferguson: Sam Crane
Mrs Mason: Tina Gray
Repeated 17th May 1997
[* The 1997 credit reads "Dramatised by Bert Coules" as does the BBC audio cassette, also Bert Coules claims this on his website..]


20th October 1994
10.00 :
Beau Geste (1924) by P C Wren. Dramatised by Greg Snow.
Episode 2 Lady Brandon's fabulous "Blue Water" gem is stolen. Will the thief confess?
Please see 13th October 1994 above.
Actors not in episode one:
Beau: David Lumsden
Digby: Scott Cherry
John: Michael Lumsden
Augustus: Antony Howes
Chaplain/Pawnbroker/Policeman: John Evitts
Isobel: Oona Beeson
Claudia: Beverly Foster
Colonel: John Church
Recruiting Officer/David: Malcolm Ward
Ticket collector: Tom Bevan
Ep3:27/10/94 Ep4:3/11/94 Ep5:10/11/94 Ep6:17/11/94


20th October 1994
14.00 :
Fast Coach from Gneixendorf by Jo Anderson
The last days in the life of Ludwig Van Beethoven. The coach is on its way. It is
Beethoven's last chance to put the misunderstanding aside and help his estranged nephew Carl, to hear what he hears, behind his deafness.
Director Andy Jordan
Beethoven: John Carlisle
Carlie: Jonathan Moore
Nonni: Jo Anderson
Johann: David King
Joanna: Gaye Brown
Steng: Peter Whitman
Also with Derek Waring and Tina Gray


20th October 1994
23.00
21st-century Blues by Steve Walker.
6 of 6: Hans Feet and Bumpsadaisy. Chaf, is at last obliged to descend from his pole to save the world from despotism and death by clonic sameness.
Please see 15th September 1994 above
Hans Feet himself/and as a boy: Nicholas Boulton
Hans Feet: David Jarvis
Hans Feet and Mr Bhagat: Lyndham Gregory
Hans Feet: Peter Whitman
Hans Feet: Steve Walker
Hans Feet: Tom Bevan
Madame Tuna: Frances Jeater
Alicia Feet: Cathy Sara
Dr Fitch: John Evitts
Nurse Penzer: Vivienne Rochester
Mother Chaffinch: Lala Lloyd
[Credits above as given on BBC Genome]
[In 1995 Steve Walker published a novelised version, followed by a sequel in 1996, 22nd Century Blues]


21st October 1994
14.00
Classic Serial: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Dramatised By: Nick Stafford.
2 of 2: Repeated from 16th October 1994 - please see above.


22nd October 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier. Dramatised by Bryony Lavery.
Countess Sangaletti, married Ambrose in Italy. His letters to his cousin Philip hint that he is being poisoned. When Rachel comes to England, Philip is torn between love and suspicion. Is she the angel she seems, or a scheming murderess?
Director Claire Grove
Philip: Adam Godley
Rachel: Francesca Annis
Ambrose: Phillp Voss
Kendall: Terence Edmond
Rainaldi: Malcolm Ward
Louise: Oona Beeson
Miss Pascoe: Rachel Atkins
Sam Bates: David Shaw
Tamlyn: Steve Jacobs
Mr Couch: Giles King
Seecombe: Will Coleman
Young Philip: Alex Edyvean
Repeated from 4th Deceber 1993


22nd October 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Final Cut by Rob Gittins.
Jon is obsessed by movies, so much so that he can no longer tell the difference between truth and fiction. When he sets up a murder, is it real or only in his head?
Music by Gareth Whittock
Director Alison Hindell
Jon: Ronan Vibert
Lisa: Siriol Jenkins
Alex: Hilton McRae
Toni: Shelley Thompson
Also with Brendan Charleson, Carys Gwilym, Rhodri Hugh and Tracy Spottiswoode


22nd October 1994
23.30 :
Death Comes Staccato by Gillian Slovo Dramatised by Jill Brooke
1 of 5: Repeated from 16th February 1994- please see above.


23rd October 1994
14.30-15.30:
Classic Serial: Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy. Dramatised by N J Warburton
1 of 3: Prince Nekhlyudov is on the jury which finds a servant girl he once ruined guilty of murder. His determination to save her takes him from the law courts of Moscow to the prison camps of Siberia.
Director Matthew Walters.
Tolstoy: Richard Johnson
Nekhlyudov: Hugh Grant
Maslova: Maggie O'Neill
Matriona: Diana Payan
Sofia: Tina Gray
Agrafena: Frances Jeater
Missy: Oona Beeson
Korchagin: Colin Pinney
Judge: Barry J Gordon
Juryman: James Taylor
Gerassimovich: John Evitts
Schonbock: Nicholas Boulton
Efimia: Cathy Sara
Simon: Dominic Letts
Pt 2:30/10/94 Pt 3:6/11/94
All episodes repeated five days later.
[There was a dramatisation by Robert Forrest broadcast in two parts in 2006, repeated 2007]


23rd October 1994:
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: Time Hops by Alan Gilbey and David Richard-Fox .
1 of 5: A screwball scientist mouse escapes from the future to 1994 and enlists the help of three children to save the planet.
Music by Richard Attree.
Director Nandita Ghose
EK6: Sara Crowe
RV101: David Harewood
Steph: Nicola Stapleton
Baz: Paul Reynolds
Max: Dax O'Callaghan
Harley: Bradley Lavelle
Norton: Ian Masters
Mrs Miller: Margaret John
Scarrion: Gavin Muir
Scab/Bert: Oliver Senton
Ep2:30/10/94 Ep3:6/11/94 Ep4:13/119/94 Ep5:20/11/94
Series repeated from 28th July 1996
Also repeated on BBC7 in 2007, 2008


24th October 1994
14.00 :
An Odd Body by Sue Rodwell ,
1 of 4: Past Imperfect: The discovery of a body buried in 1965 leads to a murder investigation. Gwen, with the interfering assistance of her mother, tries to "unbury" the past.
Director Glyn Dearman
Detective Inspector Gwen Danbury: Annette Badland
Joan Danbury: Gudrun Ure
Detective Sergeant Henry Jacobs: John Duttine
Superintendent Phillips: John Rye
Mrs Banks: Tina Gray
Dr Edward Barker: Terence Alexander
Virginia Barker: Margaret John
Stuart Barker: Jonathan Tafler
Lennox: Peter Whitman
Ben Meen: Peter Tuddenham
Dr Bu11: Don McCorkindale
Archivist: David Jarvis
Keith: Marc Wilson
Jimmy: Martin Davey
Ep2:31/10/94 Ep3:7/11/94 Ep4:14/11/94
Series repeated from 29th January 1996 and repeated again from 17/02/2004.
Also broadcast on BBC7 in 2008


24th October 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: The Rock Station by Ger Fitzgibbon.
October 1866: a mysterious death on a fragile timber-frame lighthouse off the west coast of Ireland reunites two estranged brothers, causing them to confront their personal and political differences.
Director Michael Quinn
Peter: Tom Hickey
Eddy: Niall Cusack


25th October 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: In Conversation with Madonna by Julie Rutterford.
Life is totally confusing for Shirley as she receives conflicting advice from two very different icons. Can the two Madonnas sort out her man problems or will they just make matters worse?
Director Nandita Ghose
Shirley: Julie Riley
Mam: Paula Tilbrook
Cart: John Brobbey
Colin: Jimmy Hibbert
Madonna: Lorelei King
Mrs Ackerley: Vanessa Rosenthal
Repeated 24th August 1995
Also broadcast on BBC World Service in 1995


25th October 1994
18.30 :
A Perfect Spy by John le Carre adapted by Rene Basilico
5 of 6: A surprise revelation has Jack
Brotherhood backtracking to Magnus Pym's National Service days.
Please see 27th September 1994 above.
Actors not in episode one:
Axel: Jack Klaff
Major Membury: Frederick Jaeger
Sabina: Edita Brychta
Young Magnus: Julian Rhind-Tutt
also with Patricia Garwood, Natasha Pyne, Steve Hodson, Christopher Rowe and Peter Majer


26th October 1994
12.25 :
Kipling in Love: Lispeth by Rudyard Kipling , dramatised for radio by Ed Thomason.
India. 1886. While waiting for a delayed train, an English woman befriends an old Indian woman who tells her a tale of love and loss that has a terrible outcome.
Music Trevor Allan Davies
Producer Adrian Bean
Lispeth: Mamta Kaash
Paul Cordray: Dominic Letts
Alice: Shelley Thompson
Old Lispeth: Charubala Chokshi
Walter Grogan: Peter Penry Jones
Edith: Tina Gray
Boy: Rajeev Mukkar
Proprietor/Saddhu: Bhasker
Stationmaster: Lyndam Gregory
Frank: Colin Pinney
Repeated 22nd May 1995 and 12th November 2008


26th October 1994:
14.00 :
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes: The Three Garridebs by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dramatised By: David Ashton.
Two men stand to inherit a fortune - but only if they can find a third person who shares their unusual surname.
Violinist Leonard Friedman
Director Patrick Rayner
Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
John Garrideb: Lou Hersch
Nathan Garrideb: James Taylor
Mrs Saunders: Margaret John
Holloway: Peter Whitman
Prescott: Gavin Muir
Shop assistant: Elaine Claxton
Mrs Hudson: Joan Matheson
Repeated 16th August 1997
Also broadcast on BBC 7 in 2008 (BBC 7 broadcast the Carleton Hobbs version of 1964, in 2007 and 2009). It is not recorded which version BBC 7 broadcast in 2005, 2006)


27th October 1994
10.00 :
Beau Geste (1924) by P C Wren. Dramatised by Greg Snow.
3 of 6: John follows Beau and Digby to Paris and joins the Foreign Legion. But will he ever see his brothers again?
Please see 13th October 1994 above.
Actors not in the first episode:
Beau: David Lumsden
John: Michael Lumsden
Digby: Scott Cherry
Colonel: John Church
Boldini: Nigel Anthony
Sergeant: John Baddeley
Recruiting officer/Guard/Cook: Malcolm Ward
Quartermaster: Lyndam Gregory
Vogue: Tom Bevan
Ep4:3/11/94 Ep5:10/11/94 Ep6:17/11/94


27th October 1994
14.00 :
Plays for Today: Public Order by Matthew Solon.
Linda Willoughby , a middle-aged solicitor living in Preston, witnesses a violent attack on a demonstrator at an anti-road protest. With the Criminal Justice and Public Order Bill in its final Parliamentary stages, she finds herself at the heart of a debate that has an impact on her professional and personal life.
Director John Dryden
Linda Willoughby: Kay Stonham
John Willoughby: Don McCorkindale
Luke Willoughby: John Lloyd Fillingham
Ben Tilston: Struan Rodger
Giles Wilson: Gordon Langford Row
Sally: Rachel Atkins


28th October 1994
14.00-15.00:
Classic Serial: Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy, part 1 of 3.
Repeated from 23rd October 1994, please see above.


29th October 1994
14.30 :
Hobson's Choice by Harold Brighouse
Repeated from 1st January 1994- please see above.


29th October 1994
19.50 :
The Distance between Stars by Andrew Wilson.
Four teenagers from Todmorden search for aliens in the Scottish Highlands, travelling in a hearse painted lime green.
Director Michael Fox
Geoff: Adam Sunderland
Mark: Andy Wear
Ant: Steven Arnold
Sally: Fiona Kerr
Karl: Malcolm Raeburn
Vicky: Deborah McAndrew
Gordon: John Jardine
PC George: Robert Whelan
Stepdad: David Bowen
Dawn: Kathyrn Hunt
Karen: Rachel Bull
Repeated 2nd December 1995 with a different title- "The Distance between the Stars"


29th October 1994
23.30 :
Death Comes Staccato, Abridged By Jill Brooke
Episode 2- repeated from 23rd February 1994, please see above.


30th October 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy. Dramatised by N J Warburton
2 of 3: Prince Nekhlyudov has determined to marry Maslova, the girl he seduced, as he struggles to save her from exile to Siberia.
Please see 23rd October 1994 above.
Actors additional to part one:
Tcharskaya: Lala Lloyd
Maslennikov: Michael Onslow
Fanarin: Gareth Armstrong
Vera: Elaine Claxton
Mariette: Vivienne Rochester
also with Malcolm Ward, Rachel Atkins, David Jarvis, Cathy Sara and Tom Bevan.
Pt 3:6/11/94


30th October 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: Time Hops by Alan Gilbey and David Richard-Fox .
2 of 5: The chase is on as the children catapult further back in time.
Please see 23rd October 1994 above.
Actors additional to part one:
Horatio: Joshua Towb
also with Derek Waring and Natasha Pyne
Ep3:6/11/94 Ep4:13/119/94 Ep5:20/11/94


31st October 1994
14.00 :
An Odd Body by Sue Rodwell
2 of 4: A Slim Chance
Please see 24th October 1994 above.
Actors not in part one:
Eleanor Gedding: Frances Jeater
Georgina: Siriol Jenkins
Keith: Mark Straker
Hans: Sean Barrett
Peggy: Patti Holloway
Dr Hunting: Neville Jason
PC: Lyndam Gregory
Ep3:7/11/94 Ep4:14/11/94


31st October 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Lost Children by Lavinia Murray, researched and recorded at HM Prison, Styal.
Sylvia is a woman who has committed a crime that has angered the nation. She has murdered three people and is locked up under Section 43.
Music by Sense of Sound.
Director Kate Rowland
Sylvia: Sue Johnston
Anne: Pauline Fleming
Philip: John McArdle
Officer: Val McClane
Nazeem: Vinny Dhillon
Janice: Nimmy March


1st November 1994
14.00-14.30 :
Lost and Found by Martin Glynn
Poetry, prose, improvised jazz - to explore a young man's search for his lost identity. A young man has never met his Jamaican father or his family. But one night a pair of mysterious strangers transport him on a journey back to an unknown past and help him to discover who he really is.
Musicians Keith Jafrate (sax) and Paul Hession (drums).
Director Nandita Ghose
Mark: Joseph Jones
Victor: Burt Caesar
Eunice: Adjoa Andoh
Percj val: Colin McFarlane
Ann: Ann-Marie Frater


1st November 1994
18.30 :
A Perfect Spy by John le Carre adapted by Rene Basilico
6 of 8: Jack Brotherhood continues with his investigations, picking his way through the past life of the missing Magnus Pym.
Please see 27th September 1994 above.
Actors not in first episode:
Axel: Jack Klaff
Rick: Malcolm Tierney
Belinda: Sally Grace
Young Magnus: Julian Rhindtutt
Paul: Gareth Armstong
Lucy: Rebecca Cullum
Professor: John Carlin
Chairman: Colin Pinney
Colonel: Dominic Letts
Also with Jilly Meers, Gertan Klauber, Peter Majer, Royce Mills, John Nettleton, Alexei Jawdohimov


2nd November 1994:
12.25-13.00:
Kipling in Love: Venus Annodomini by Rudyard Kipling, dramatised for radio by Ed Thomason.
India, 1886. The Venus has captured many a heart of an officer in the regiment, but her attraction is only skin-deep as one unlucky captain discovers.
Music by Trevor Allan Davies
Producer Adrian Bean
Tom Gayerson: Alex Jennings
kitty: Moir Leslie
Watson: Michael Troughton
Colonel Hunphreys: Barry J Gordon
Teddy Reynolds: Lyndam Gregory
Dorothea Mountjoy: Frances Jeater
Tuppy Mason: Graham Seed
Arnold Davidson: Richard Tate
Gayerson Senior: Timothy Carlton
Gwen: Rachel Atkins
Ben Lindsay: John Evitts
Repeated 5th June 1995


2nd November 1994:
14.00 :
Patricia's Party Tony Mulholland.
1 of 3. Ambition. It's 1991, and Pat Brown's burning desire is to stand as a Conservative candidate and fight for a seat in the Commons. She couldn't possibly have foreseen the obstacles that would stand in her way. After all, she is a woman.
Director Nigel Bryant
Pat: Lucy Tregear
Tony: Kim Wall
Marston: Gary Bond
Anthea: Alma Lawson
Mahmoud: Harmage Singh Kalirai
De Glanville: Simon Egerton
Kevin: Dominic Rickhards
Rees: Richard Mitchley
Alan: Michael Lumsden
Also with Judy Bridgland, Roger Hume, Norman Bird, David Holt and Pat Quayle
Ep2:9/11/094 Ep3:16/11/94
Serial repeated from 15th January 1997


3rd November 1994
Beau Geste (1924) by P C Wren. Dramatised by Greg Snow
4 of 6: The Geste brothers face their greatest enemy, the sadistic Sgt Major LeJaune.
Please see 13th October 1994 above
Actors not in episode one:
Beau: David Lumsden
John: Michael Lumsden
Digby: Scott Cherry
Sgt Major LeJaune: Kenneth Cranham
Boldini: Nigel Anthony
Buddy: Christopher Ryan
Bolidar: John Evitts
Marls: Barry J Gordon
Schwartz: James Telfer
Dupre: Tom Bevan
Ep5:10/11/94 Ep6:17/11/94


4th November 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: Resurrection by Tolstoy. 2 of 3.
Repeated from 30th October 1994, please see above.


5th November 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: The Lucan File by James Ruddick adapred by Mike Walker
Lord Lucan gambles away his fortune and becomes a slave to his creditors. The torments of debt and an inappropriate marriage leading to murder....
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Lady Veronica Lucan: Imogen Stubbs
Lord Lucan: Nathaniel Parker
Dominic Elwes: Julian Fellowes
Bill: Pip Torrens
Ronnie Roberts: Struan Rodger
Christina Shand Kydd: Natasha Pyne
Insp Gerring/Under manager: Derek Waring
PC eddick: Peter Yapp
Mrs Maxwell Scott: Kristen Milward
Lucan's aunt: Mary Wimbush
Sgt Baker: Michael Tudor Barnes
Christina as a girl: Deborah Berlin
Kait Lucan: Margaret John
Sandra Rivett: Jilly Bond
Tim: David Antrobus
Woman: Lucy Scott


5th November 1994
19.50 :
Heart and Soul by Cheryl Martin
A musical portrait of Oldham's famous Tommyfield Market. As Dotty prepares for her daughter's wedding, memories of a catastrophic fire threaten to overwhelm the family.
Music by Tim Browne.
Director Michael Fox
Dottie: Judith Barker
Jerry: Stephen Hancock
Julia: Deborah McAndrew
Cissie: Kathryn Hunt
Young Dottie: Naomi Radcliffe
Mum/Mavis/Linda/Trader: Kay Purcell
Flo/Mrs Shaw/Trader: Romy Baskerville
Danny/Bates/Trader: Ian Mercer
Rosie/Trader: Kathy Jamieson
Lewis/Manager/Trader: David Crellin
Repeated on 23rd September 1995


5th November 1994
23.30:
Death Comes Staccato by Gillian Slovo Dramatised by Jill Brooke
3 of 5. Repeated freom 2/3/94, please see above.


6th November 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy. Dramatised by N J Warburton
3 of 3: Prince Nekhlyudov turns his back on his life of privilege and prepares to accompany Maslova to Siberia
Please see 23rd October 1994 above.
Actors additional to part one:
Rogozhinsky: Neville Jason
Natalia: Teresa Gallagher
Tarass: Tom Bevan
Simonson: Malcolm Ward
Korchagina: Frances Jeater
Kriltsov: John Evitts
Also with: With Paul Panting, Peter Kenny, Rachel Atkins, David Jarvis, Lyndam Gregory, and Barry J Gordon


6th November 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: Time Hops by Alan Gilbey and David Richard-Fox .
3 of 5: Steph stumbles across an unexpected part of the puzzle.
Please see 23rd October 1994 above.
Director-: Sally Avens
Actors additional to part one:
Horatio: Joshua Towb
also with Natasha Pyne, Neville Jason and David Richard Fox
Ep4:13/119/94 Ep5:20/11/94


7th November 1994
14.00 :
An Odd Body, by Sue Rodwell
3 of 4: A Sheltered Life.
Please see 24th October 1994 above.
Actors not in episode one:
Larry Eaves: John Moffatt
Emily Porter: Hilda Braid
Arthur Lambert: Godfrey Kenton
Hessett: Don McCorkindale
Edwards: Tom Bevan
Alison: Rachel Atkins
also With Peter Kenny and Diana Payan
Ep4:14/11/94


7th November 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Kissing the Gargoyle by James Stock.
Edward is 11 years old when William, his brother, dies in a cycling accident. Edward wants to fly. With the old carpenter, he builds a flying machine.
Director Kate Rowland
Young Edward: Tom Gilbart
William: Andrew Plumb
Owd Sir: Bryan Pringle
Father: Ronald Pickup
Mother: Suzanne Bertish
Edward: Russell Dixon
Also with Jane Cox. Finetime Fontayne and Howard Gay.
[Winner of the 1995 Richard Imison Memorial Award (Best original script by a writer new to audio drama) ]


8th November 1994:
10.15-10.30:
Paradise Regained by John Milton Abridged By: Adrian Mitchell.
Sequel to Paradise Lost.
1 of 9: Alarmed by the baptism of Christ on Earth, Satan undertakes his Temptation.
Music by Elizabeth Parker
Director John Theocharis
Milton: Denis Quilley
God: Godfrey Kenton
Christ: Robert Glenister
Satan: Ian McDiarmid
Mary: Federay Holmes
Andrew: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Simon: Matthew Morgan
Belial: Steve Hodson
Following 8 episodes daily Monday-Friday.
Series repeated from 1st January 1993- daily Monday-Friday


8th November 1994
18.30 :
A Perfect Spy by John le Carre adapted by Rene Basilico
7 of 8: Mr Canterbury's career in the Service continues to prosper.... his every step up the promotional ladder encouraged and "engineered" by Axel, his friend and mentor.
Please see 27th September 1994 above.
Actors not in episode one:
Axel: Jack Klaff
Rick: Malcolm Tierney
Sabina: Edita Brychta
Wexler: David Healy
Carver: Kerry Shale
Bo Brammel: John Nettleton
Nigel: Royce Mills
Kate: Natasha Pyne
also with Brian Greene and Vivienne Rochester


9th November 1994
12.25 :
Kipling in Love: The Courting of Dinah Shadd by Rudyard Kipling, dramatised for radio by Ed Thomason.
India. 1880. Sergeant Terence Mulvaney is thought by the regiment to be its best soldier, but he's a dark horse.
Music Trevor Allan Davies.
Producer Adrian Bean
Dinah: Teresa Gallagher
Mulvaney: Jack Klaff
Learoyd: Steve Hodson
Ortheris: Terry John
Shadd: Barry J Gordon
Ma Shadd: Marcella Riordan
Judy Sheehy: Cathy Sara
Ma Sheehy: Elaine Claxton
Gayerson: Alex Jennings
Also With John Evitts, Dominic Letts, Lyndam Gregory, Michael Troughton, Gareth Armstrong, Tom Bevan, Peter Kenny and Colin Thomas
Repeated on 12th June 1995


9th November 1994
14.00 :
Patricia's Party by Tony Mulholland.
2 of 3: Choices. A Conservative ball, a doomed by-election and a major dilemma on the personal front: all in a year's work for Pat.
Please see 2nd November 1994 above
Actors not in first episode:
Annabel: Judy Bridgland
Jennifer: Sally Hedges
Annette: Susan Hannah
Hawarden: Simon Carter
Buffy: Norman Bird
also with Simon Egerton, Kathyrn Hunt, Margaret John
Ep3:16/11/94


10th November 1994
10.00 :
Beau Geste (1924) by P C Wren. Dramatised by Greg Snow.
5 of 6: At Fort Zinderneuf, there are many men who would like to get their hands on Beau's jewel. But he is more concerned with avoiding a mutinous disaster.
Please see 13th October 1994 above.
Beau: David Lumsden
John: Michael Lumsden
Sgt Major LeJaune: Kenneth Cranham
Schwartz: James Telfer
Boldiar: John Evitts
St Andre: Tom Bevan
Marigny: Clive Hill
Blanc: David Thorpe
Guantaio: David Richard Fox
Cordier: John Baddeley
Maris: Barry J Gordon
Glock: Lyndam Gregory
Brandt: Malcolm Ward
Ep6:17/11/94


11th November 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy. Dramatised by N J Warburton
3 of 3: repeated from 6th November 1994- please see above.


12th November 1994
14.30 :
Saturday Playhouse: Merlin and Arthur on the Way to Glastonbury from Deptford High Street (Not Forgetting Whatserface) by Nigel Baldwin.
Merlin's magic has been a little less efficacious than he would have liked. As far as he can tell, Arthur is stuck in Deptford in the 20th century and Merlin needs him back in the Dark Ages to save the world.
Director Richard Wortley
Merlin: Nicholas Le Prevost
Tony: Dexter Fletcher
Faynia: Lesley Sharpe
Geoff: Christopher Godwin
Arthur: Neville Jason
Ragnel: Tina Gray
Mick: Paul Panting
Evelyn: Vivienne Rochester
Trish: Frances Jeater
Originally broadcast as "Merlin and Arthur on <i>their</i> the Way to....." on 11th December 1993.


12th Noveber 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Shout a Secret to the Stone by Jane Cassidy.
An Irish-American woman retraces her roots and becomes involved with Irish ghosts, both ancient and modern.
Director Pam Brighton
Phil: Stella McCusker
George: Pat Laffan
Kate: Margaret D'Arcy
Kevin: Peadar Lamb
Driver: Tim Loane
Guard: John Hewitt
Maura: Maureen Dow
Terry: Paddy Scully
Dr Mulligan: J J Murphy
Hotel receptionist: Farrell Fleming


12th November 1994
12.25-13.00 :
Death Comes Staccato by Gillian Slovo Dramatised by Jill Brooke
4 of 5: Repeated from 9th March 1994 - please see above.


13th November 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: La Vie de Boheme, based upon the novel by Henry Murger, translated and dramatised by John Clifford.
Part 1 of 2.
Music Gordon Langford.
Director Jane Whitaker
Rodolphe: Samuel West
Mimi: Trevyn McDowell
Colline: Clive Morrison
Musette: Louise Lombard
Marcel: Jamie Glover
Uncle: Edward de Souza
Nephew: Ian Masters
Concierge: Margaret John
Landlord: David March
Cafe proprietres: Kristin Milward
Waiter: Peter Whitman
Repeated 18th November 1994
[The original novel was the inspiration for two operas called La Boheme. ]
[There was an earlier production based upon the novel, called The Bohemians, broadcast 20/9/1986]


14th November 1994
14.00 :
An Odd Body by Sue Rodwell
4 of 4: The Hostages. A pregnant woman is held hostage by an armed gunman. Gwen offers herself as a replacement.
Please see 24th October 1994 above.
Gary: Paul Panting
Cathy: Elaine Claxton
Sharon: Susannah Corbett
Keets: Crawford Logan
Also with Matthew Morgan, Gavin Muir and David Holt.


14th November 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: The Natural Parent by Michael Crompton.
The adoption of children by gay couples seen through the eyes of a 10-year-old boy.
Director Michael Fox
Jack: Andrew Plumb
David: Tom Higgi Ns
Simon: Will Tacey
Tony: Clif Howells
Sophie: Kathryn Hunt
Jenny: Andrea Gibb
Tom: Tom Gilbart
Christine: Emma Garner Clark
Jack's Mum: Rachel Bull
Annie/Magistrate: Daphne Oxenford
Barrister: Romy Baskerville


15th November 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Foreign Legion by Nicola Baldwin.
The graveyards of the Somme. Two Huddersfield teenagers and a retired schoolteacher.
Director Polly Thomas
Danny: Tom Bevan
Sparky: Richard Pearce
Mr Weston: Gareth Armstrong
Singer: Elaine Claxton


15th November 1994
18.30 :
A Perfect Spy by John le Carre adapted by Rene Basilico
8 of 8: The secrets within his secret life have been stripped away one by one, and at last Magnus Pym , a 'perfect spy', is free.
Music Max Harris
Please see 27th Septeber 1994 above.
Actors additional to part one:
Bo Brammel: John Nettleton
Nigel: Royce Mills
Kate: Natasha Pyne
Dorney: Barry J Gordon
Police Supt/Mountjoy: Sean Arnold
First soldier: Paterson Joseph
Second soldier: Desmond Askew
Sergeant: Sean Baker


16th November 1994
12.25 :
Kipling in Love: In the Pride of His Youth. by Rudyard Kipling dramatised by Ed Thomason.
London, 1880: dreams of a career in India are dashed when young Dicky Hatt marries his Bella. But when a post is offered, he can't resist pretending he is still single ... Music by Trevor AllanDavies
Producer Adrian Bean
Dicky Hatt: Samuel West
Bella: Louise Germaine
Guy: Dominic Letts
Sidney: Michael Onslow
Wali Dad: Lyndam Gregory
Lalun: Meera Sya1
Macklin: John Evitts
Sergeant-Major: Al Hunter-Ashton
Farmer: Gurdial Sira
Registrar: James Taylor
Mrs Chalmers: Elaine Claxton
Repeated 19th June 1995


16th November 1994
14.00 :
Patricia's Party by Tony Mulholland.
3 of 3: Declaration. Pat gets a rare thing in politics - a second chance. But this time it's make or break.
Please see 2nd November 1994 above.
Actors additional to part one:
Annette: Susan Hannah
Hawarden: Simon Carter
Buffy: Norman Bird
Also with Terry Pearson, Sally Hedges, Kathryn Hunt, Susan Jeffrey, Robin Bowerman


17th November 1994
10.00 :
Beau Geste by P C Wren. Dramatised by Greg Snow.
6 of 6: Beau faces the twin terrors of LeJaune and the Touraregs, and John faces the final enemy— the Sahara Desert....
Please see 13th October 1994 above.
Actors not in the first episode:
Beau: David Lumsden
John: Michael Lumsden
Digby: Scott Cherry
Sgt Major LeJaune: Kenneth Cranham
Schwartz: Wm Es Telfer
Boldini: Nigel Anthony
Bolidar: John Evitts
Dupre/St Anne: Tom Bevan
Also with John Baddeley and Vivienne Rochester.


17th November 1994:
14.00 :
Plays for Today: Reaching for the Sky by Dave Dixon.
1956 - the time of the Suez Crisis. In a small town in East Anglia, two 14-year-old boys build model aeroplanes and dream of flying with the RAF. But as their ambitions take them closer to the realities of service life, a tragedy is about to unfold.
Director Tracey Neale
Paul: David Holt
Younger Paul: Richard Pearce
Graham: Richard Kill
Clive: Sean Harris
Mr Baxter: Ian Masters
Mrs Baxter: Kristin Millward
Mrs Armitage: Elizabeth Proud
Mr Crossfield: Peter Tuddenham
Sgt Higgins: Tom Bevan
Cpl Barraclough: Paul Panting
Fl Lt Redwood: Don McCorckindale
Pilot Officer Jackson: David Jarvis
??? Twigg: George Parsons
????Aukett: Peter Yapp
Repeated 8th January 1996


18th November 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: La Vie de Boheme 2 of 2.
Repeated from 13th Noveber 1994 - please see above.


19th November 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: Daughters of Venice by Don Taylor Adapted by Don Taylor
18th-century Venetian carnival, the comedy and the passion concealed behind the masks - to the accompaniment of Vivaldi's music written for the girl musicians of the Orphanage of the Pieta.
Violinist Jean Bourgeois
Director: Don Taylor
Vivaldi: Norman Rodway
Madre: Susan Fleetwood
Contessa: Frances Barber
Maestra Luciana: Caroline John
Perduta: Daisy Guard
Prudenza/Lucietta: Lucy Taylor
Pellegnna: Erica Rossi
Paulina: Juliet Ames-Lewis
Anna-Maria: Eve Hopkins
Silvia: Amanda Root
Governor: James Taylor
Candida: Rachel Atkins
Vandini: Philip Anthony
Sister Teresa: Kristin Milward
Milord: Timothy Watson
Bodger: Chris Emmett
Pazzo: Bill Wallis
Grimaldo: Gordon Gostelow
First broadcast 20th December 1993
Also repeated on BBC7 in 2008, 2009
[Originally a stage play written for Chiswick Youth Theatre]


19th November 1994
19.50 :
The Flying Dutchman by Unknown dramatised by Roger Danes
The inspiration for Wagner's opera.
Director Adrian Bean
Willem Vanderdecken: Owen Teale
Katerina Groot/ Katerina Vanderdecken: Elaine Claxton
De Wit/Sutcliffe: Hugh Kermode
M Lamartine: Olivier Pierre
Genevieve Lamartine: Tina Gray
Breukink: John Evitts
Wilde: Derek Waring
Gelder: Lyndam Gregory
De Vries: Peter Yapp
Framboos: Malcolm Ward
Retief/ Rijkart: Russell Floyd
Jacob: Richard Pearce
Viljoen/ Van Der Merwe: Daniel Davies
Massen/ Piet Coertze: David Jarvis
Dr Nuysen: Peter Whitman
[The first mention of this ship was in 1790 then 1795 and so on. Van der Decken first appeared in 1821. Wagner's opera was 1843 and was based upon "The Memoirs of Mister von Schnabelewopski" (1833) by Heinrich Heine which was based on the 1821 telling.]


19th November 1994
23.30 :
Death Comes Staccato 5 of 5. Repeated from 16th March 1994 - please see above.


20th November 1994
14.30 :
Classic Serial: La Vie de Boheme, based upon the novel by Henry Murger, translated and dramatised by John Clifford.
Part 2 of 2. Things start to go wrong for lovers Rodolphe and Mimi and Marcel and Musette.
Violinist Martin Loveday
Music arranged by Gordon Langford
Please see 13th November 1994 above.
Actor not in part one:
Also with Malcolm Ward.


20th November 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: Time Hops by Alan Gilbey and David Richard-Fox
5 of 5:
The children are convinced that the "man from the BBC" will help them warn people of ecological disaster.
Please see 23rd October 1994 above.
Actors not in part one:
Horatio: Joshua Towb
Tailor: Neville Jason


21st November 1994
14.00 :
Women of the Dust by Ruth Carter.
Repeated from 14th April 1994 - please see above


21st November 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Underworld by Don Taylor.
Repeated from 21st February 1994 - please see above.


22nd November 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Dead Man's Button by John Pilkington.
Strange things are happening 200 feet above a building site in Devon: Big Alby refuses to leave the cab of his tower crane. Who's going to get him down?
Director: Andy Jordan
Hector: Tony Selby
Alby Todd: Nick Stringer
Frank: Chris Harris
Clive Broome: Nigel Carrington


22nd November 1994
18.30 :
Gush by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman.
1 of 6: What could divide two friends so much that their rivalry threatens the future of the human race? There's only one way to find out - flashbacks.
Producer Colin Swash
Foxwell Cravate: Martin Jarvis
Max Pomeroy: Mac McDonald
Iolanthe Diamond: Caroline Quentin
Arabella Derbyshire: Felicity Montagu
Also with Jonathan Fox, Julian Dutton, Mandy Knight and Toby Longworth.
Additional actors in parts 2-6:
Charles de Vere: Jonathan Coy
Prince Saudi: Julian Dutton
Also with Steve Steen.
Peter Hobday and John Sargeant as themselves
Other five parts broadcast: 22,29 Nov 1994, 6,13,20,27 Dec 1994.
Series repeated: 10, 17, 24 June 1995, 1, 8, 15 July 1995


23rd November 1994
12.25 :
Kipling in Love: Love o' Women by Rudyard Kipling , dramatised by Ed Thomason.
India, 1885. Do not despise the advice of the wise- Learn wisdom from those that are older.... and don't 't try for things that are out of your reach. An' that's what the girl told the soldier!
Music by Trevor Allan Davies
Producer Adrian Bean
Contributors
Tighe: John Duttine
Diamonds: Frances Jeater
Mulvaney: Jack Klaff
Ortheris: Terry J0hn
Learoyd: Steve Hodson
Dinah: Teresa Gallagher
Doctor Lowndes: James Taylor
Clerk of the Court: Peter Whitman
Private: Tom Bevan
Repeated 26th June 1995


23rd November 1994
14.00 :
The Head Man by Jonathan Smith.
Series 2: Episode 1: The Balfour Diaries.
Dr Patrick Balfour is the Head of a boy's only Independent Day School. Patrick confides his most personal thoughts to his computer.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
Patrick: Steve Hodson
Stephanie: Sue Broomfield
Daphne: June Barrie
Michael: Christian Rodska
Judith: Melinda Walker
Mitchell: Joshua Slater
Ahmed: Ravi Sunnah
Ann: Shireen Shah
Derek: Guy Lancaster
Cast appearing in later episodes and the episode they first appeared in:
Lindsay: Carolyn Backhouse (2)
Boy: Tom Lawrence (2)
Miranda: Julia Hills (2)
Graham/Nigel: Gilbert Halcrow (2)
Pilot/Bond: Cornelius Garrett (3)
Mackay/Pam: Sandra Clark (3)
Tim: Richard Pearce (3)
Boy 1: Simon Adelman (4)
Boy 2: Andrew Grant (4)
Head 1: Andrew Hilton (4)
Ep2:30/11/94 Ep3:7/12/94 Ep4:14/12/94
Series one was was first broadcast commencing 28th April 1993 and repeated from 8th June 1994- see above.


24th November 1994
14.00 :
Captain Nolan's Chance (1941) by Kingsley Amis.
The Crimea, 1854.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
Nolan: Nicholas Boulton
Morris: Garreth Armstrong
Cecil: Charles Simpson
Trooper 1: Charles Simpson
Rogachev: Gerry Hinks
Lord Cardigan: Peter Jeffrey
Lord Lucan: Nigel Anthony
Pemberton: Simon Carter
Joseph/Pagetll: Steve Hodson
Danvers: Richard Pearce
General Danishevsky: William Eedle
Campbell: Bob Docherty
Lady: Patricia Gallimore
[From "Mr Barrett's Secret and Other Stories" By Kingsley Amis, 1993]
[The 25 page typewritten signed manuscript of this play is in California, Huntington Collection]
[Captain Louis Edward Nolan (1818-54), 15th Hussars]


25th November 1994
14.00 :
Classic Serial: La Vie de Boheme Part 2 of 2. Repeated from 20th November 1994, please see above.


26th November 1994
14.30 :
Silver by Jonathan Smith.
Edinburgh 1874.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
R L Stevenson: Bill Paterson
W E Henley: John Franklin Robbins
Penny: Maureen O'Brien
Katherine: Joanne MacKie
Joseph Lister: Bill Wallis
Leslie Stephen: Peter Copley
Sister: Eva Stuart
Nurse: Marcia King
Lloyd : John Bolton
First broadcast 29/5/89. repeated 3/6/1989, 4/2/91


26th November 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: A Quick Killing in the City by Ed Thomason.
An adoption, a young girl, a merchant bank, life in the fast lane, multi-million pound deals, and a web of lies and villainy. London- October 1992.
Director Tracey Neale
Penny: Deborah Findlay
Michael: David Bark Jones
Joanne: Teresa Gallagher
Sheila: Jane Hazlegrove
Nick: Christopher Bramwell
Buck :: Garrick Hagan
Gavin: Oliver Senton
Rupert: Michael Troughton
Danny: Terry John
Heather: Frances Jeater
Mrs Digby: Jilly Bond
Sewie: George Parsons
Pauline: Annabel Mullion
Alan: Neville Jason
Sister Gerard: Kristin Milward
Radio DJ: David Jarvis



26th November 1994
23.30:
Two Way Cut by Peter Turnbull, dramatised by Stephen Mulrine.
Glasgow's P Division cops.
1 of 4: P C Hamilton discovers a corpse on Maryhill road.
Director Hamish Wilson
D S Sussock: Jake D'Arcy
W P C Elka Willems: Eliza Langland
D C Montgomery: Frank Gallagher
D I Donoghue: Crawford Logan
Dean/ P C Abernethy: Andrew Conlan
Mrs Douglas: Joyce Falconer
Mrs Reynolds/ Jean Kay: Rebecca Hawking
PC Hamilton: Martin McCardie
Mrs Mclntyre: Edith Ruddick
Dr Reynolds: Gerard Slevin
Louise: Anne Marie Timoney
Ep2:3/12/94 Ep3:10/12/94 Ep4:17/12/94
Series first broadcast from 10th June 1993
Also broadcast on BBC7 in 2006 and 2007


27th November 1994
14.30-15.30 :
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.
1 of 4: The House of Shaws. The year is 1751 and Scotland is still in political turmoil after the Jacobite rebellion. Young David Balfour makes his way to Edinburgh, and his adventures begin.
Director Marilyn Imrie.
David Balfour: David Rintoul
Alan Breck: Paul Young
Ebenezer: Rikki Fulton
Hoseason: Jonathan Battersby
Campbell: John Shedden
Jennet: Marillyn Gray
Landlord: Tam Dean Burn
Riach: Billy Riddoch
Shuan: Stuart Bishop
Ep2:4/12/94 Ep3:11/12/94 Ep4:18/12/94
[This production was previously broadcast as "Kidnapped and Catriona" in ten parts of 60 minutes, in 1985 from 16th June 1985.]
[BBC Cassettes released a 195 min version of this production's "Kidnapped" in 1989]
[Kidnapped and Catriona were mashed in 1972 by Keith Dewhurst for the theatre, he introduced a new scene of the Battle of Culloden]


27th November 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: Knocking on Heaven's Door by Inderjeet Lalli, adapted and dramatised by Michael Butt.
Producer Alan Lambert
[No cast list published, but David Tennant on his website indicates he played the character Lindsay Lerner]


28th November 1994
14.00 :
The Baby Grand by Stacy Aumonier (1877-1928). Dramatised By: Brett Usher.
A young girl struggles to study the piano amidst the hostility of her family.
Piano played by Oona Beeson
Director Matthew Walters
Gabril: Trevor Peacock
Lena: Oona Beeson
Winscomb: John Baddeley
Sir Robert: Brett Usher
Selma: Elaine Claxton
Katie: Rachel Atkins
Mischa: Malcolm Ward
Paul: Tom Bevan
Evie: Harriet Usher
Repeated from 9th December 1993


28th November 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Marked for Place by Ronan Bennett.
Emmet is a Northern Irish prisoner in an English jail. He believes that anger is the best response to the absurdities and injustices of his situation. Those around him preach patience.
Director Pam Brighton
Maurice: Michael Melia
Emmet: David Herlihy
First prison officer: Tom Magill
Second prison officer: Colin Carnegie
Third prison officer: Anthony Frew
Visit prison officer: Trevor Moore
Repeated 27th October 1997


29th November 1994
14.00 :
The Lunchtime of the Gods by Perry Pontac
Herr Hazenbrauer meets the beautiful and mysterious Fraulein Lashmitz in a restaurant overlooking the Rhine. As they eat, Herr Hazenbrauer recounts the story of the gold ring lent to him by his friend, Siegfried.
Director Richard Wortley
Fraulein Lashmitz: Prunella Scales
Herr Hazenbrauer: Peter Jeffrey
Ernst: Peter Kenny


29th November 1994
18.30:
Gush: part 2 of 6. Please see 22nd November 1994 above.


30th November 1994
12.25 :
Kipling in Love: Beyond the Pale by Rudyard Kipling, dramatised by Ed Thomason.
Lahore, 1885. An English merchant falls deeply in love with a widowed Indian girl. But he can have no idea of the cultural barriers to their happiness.
Music by Trevor Allan Davies
Producer Adrian Bean
Bisesa: Nina Wadia
Trejago: Gareth Armstrong
Narrator: Renu Setna
Mahbub/Gaya Din: Lyndam Gregory
Charan: Gurdial Sira
Gaur Chand: Amerjit Deu
Naini: Charubala Chokshi
Leela: Heather Emmanuel
Dorothea: Frances Jeater
Macklin: John Evitts
Repeated 3rd July 1995


30th November 1994
14.00 :
The Head Man by Jonathan Smith.
Season 2 Episode 2: The Lightning Conductor.
Dr Patrick Balfour 's problems mount. The headmaster's ex-mistress contacts him again, while a boy that he rusticated for bullying is involved in a serious car accident.
Please see 23rd November 1994 above.


30th November 1994
20.45 :
The Return of Sherlock Holmes: The Empty House by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Dramatised by: Bert Coules
Holmes has met his fate at the Reichenbach Falls, and Mary Watson is on her deathbed. Alone and grief-stricken, Dr Watson tries his hand at solving a society murder.
Violinist Leonard Friedman.
Director Patrick Rayner
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Prof Moriarty: Michael Pennington
Colonel Moran: Frederick Treves
Lestrade: Donald Gee
Mrs Hudson: Joan Matheson
Sir John: Peter Penry Jones
Adair: John Webb
Murray: Steve Hodson
Nurse: Kate Binchy
Mary Watson: Jillie Meers
Jenny: Siriol Jenkins
Stamford: Keith Drinkel
Coroner: John Church
Parker: John Fleming
Repeated from 24th February 1994
Also broadcast on BBC7 in 2008


1st December 1994
14.00 :
The Flowers of the Forest by Donald Campbell
Fifteenth-century. Henry of England is making war in Europe. Desperate for help, France calls on Scotland to enter the fray. James IV invades England. Waiting for him in England at Flodden is the Earl of Surrey with English bowmen from the northern counties.
Director Hamish Wilson
King James IV: Michael MacKenzie
Lady Elizabeth Douglas: Monica Gibb
Sir William Douglas: Kern Falconer
Sergeant Tammas Duthie: James Bryce
Lady Margaret Napier: Jan Wilson
Jacquinta: Bella Enahoro
Lady Jane Setoun: Eileen McCallum
Earl of Surrey: Martin Heller
Lord George Setoun: Robin Thomson
Sir Edmund Howard: Mark McDonnell
Repeated 15th April 1996


2nd Deceber 1994
14.00 :
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson.
1 of 4: Repeated from 27th November 1994 - please see above.


3rd December 1994
14.30 :
Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson. Dramatised by Robert Forrest.
1813 Edinburgh and the hills of the Scottish Border country.
Music Iain Johnstone (keyboards). With Mhairi Campbell (violin), Ron Shaw (cello) and Jack Evans (whistle, guitar).
Director Patrick Rayner
Louis: Paul Young
Archie: Forbes Masson
Kirstie: Wendy Seager
Adam Weir: Tom Watson
Older Kirstie: Ann Scott Jones
Frank Innes: Liam Brennan
Glenalmond: Ralph Riach
Dand: Benny Young
Clem: Ian Briggs
Gib: Iain Agnew
Hob: James Bryce
Mrs Elliott: Isabella Jarrett
First broadcast 11th July 1992, repeated 12th April 1993.


3rd December 1994
19.50 :
The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson. Dramatised by Robert Forrest.
Two brothers and their rivalry.
Director Patrick Rayner.
James Durie: Jimmy Chisholm
Henry Durie: Alasdair McCrone
Mackellar: Robert Paterson
Alison Durie: Louise Beattie
Durrisdeer: David McKail
Sir William: Crawford Logan
Burke: Robin Peoples
John Paul: Charles Kearney
Macconnochie: Iain Agnew
Jessie: Maureen Carr


3rd December 1994
23.30 :
Two Way Cut by Peter Turnbull, dramatised by Stephen Mulrine.
2: A headless body without a speck of blood on it has Glasgow's 'P' Division cops puzzled.
Please see 26th November 1994 above.
Actors not in part one:
D C King: Robert Carlyle
Dean: Andrew Conlan
Biddulph: Michael Elder
D C I Findlater: Alec Monteath
P C Wanless: Paul Morrow
also With Gilbert Martin. Robert Trotter, Caroline Paterson and Daniela Nardini.


4th December 1994
14.30:
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.
2 of 4: Murder in Appin. The brig Covenant is shipwrecked off the coast of Scotland and David Balfour is cast ashore. He has Alan Breck 's silver button safe in his pocket and he makes his way to Appin, and a fateful encounter.
Please see 27th November 1994 above.
Cast not in episode one:
Sailor: Ray Dunsire
Riach: Billy Riddoch
Mr Henderland: Henry Stamper
Crofter: Ian Stewart
Neil Roy: Iain Agnew
Mungo: Brown Derby
Colin Campbell: Sandy Neilson
James of the Glens: Robert Docherty
Mistress Stewart: Rose McBain
Servant: John Carmichael


4th December 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: The Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum Dramatised by Marcy Kahan.
1 of 3 - Dorothy befriends the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Lion and does battle with the Wicked Witch.
Music by Dominique Legendre.
Director Sally Avens
Dorothy: Barbara Barnes
Scarecrow: Philip Franks
Tinman: Patrick Barlow
Lion: Bradley Lavelle
Wicked Witch: Maureen Lipman
Toto: David Holt
Aunt Em: Eva Stuart
Uncle Henry: Derek Waring
Witch of the North: Margaret John
Ep2:11/12/1994 Ep3:18/12/1994
Series repeated from 1/12/96


5th December 1994
14.00 :
The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson dramatised by Ron Butlin.
A comedy of misunderstandings, in which a stubborn corpse refuses to take it lying down.
Piano played by David Dorward
Director Patrick Rayner
Morris: Finlay Welsh
Michael: Keith Drinkel
julia: Lyndsay Maples
Uncle Joseph: Neville Barber
Gideon: Forbes Masson
Pitman: John Ramage
Masterman: Martin Heller
Clerk: Steven McNicoll
Doctor: Ian Sexon
Repeated from 5th December 1992


5th December 1994
19.45 :
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson dramatised by Robert Forrest.
Music by David Dorward
Director Patrick Rayner
Dr Jekyll/ Mr Hyde: Alexander Morton
Legion: Tom Fleming
Lanyon: Michael Elder
Utterson: Ralph Riach
Enfield: Tom Smith
Mary: Lisa Grindall
Poole: John Shedden
Lizzie: Louise Ironside
Policeman: David Tennant
Repeated from 27th December 1993


5th December 1994
23.30 :
The Christopher Marlowe Mysteries : The Curious Case of the Curs'd Quayside. by Ged Parsons.
Amid the splendour and squalor of Elizabethan London, Marlowe is assigned to investigate a number of baffling mysteries.
Producer Richard Wilson
Marlowe: Dominic Jephcott
Ratsbane: Bill Wallis
Walsingham: Paul Brooke
Admiral Downing: Garard Green
Also with Sarah Thomas, Julian Dutton and Brian Bowles.
Repeated from 9/12/93
Also broadcast on BBC7 2007, 2008


6th December 1994
14.00 :
The Bottle Imp by Robert Louis Stevenson dramatised by Donald Johnson
"If any man buy this bottle, the imp is at his command. All that he desires - love, fame, money, are his." But there is one drawback....
Director Matthew Walters
Narrator: David Rintoul
Keawe: Tony Osoba
Kokua: Nina Wadia
American/Old Man: Peter Whitman
Lopaka: Ian Masters
Young man: Malcolm Ward
Bosun: Don McCorkindale


6th December 1994
18.30 :
Gush
3 of 6: Cravate and Pomeroyface execution by ritual disembowelment. Will Lady Arabella's wiles coax Prince Saudi into making a last-minute reprieve? Or will lolanthe Diamond start reminiscing about her 1973 Oscar-winning performance in Tinseltown?
Please see 22nd November 1994, above.


7th December 1994
12.25 :
Kipling in Love: On Greenhow Hill by Rudyard Kipling dramatised by Ed Thomason
The Himalayas, 1885. Ordered to kill a sniper, three soldiers ponder on the reasons why they joined the Army.
Music by Trevor Allan Davies
Producer Adrian Bean
Learoyd: Steve Hodson
Liza: Julia Ford
Mulvaney: Jack Klaff
Ortheris: Terry John
Jesse: Barry J Gordon
Reverend Barraclough: John Evitts
Doctor Warbottom: Gareth Armstrong
Also With Michael Onslow, Harry Stamper, Amerjit Deu, Dominic Letts, Elaine Claxton and Lyndam Gregory
Repeated on 10th July 1995


7th December 1994
14.00 :
The Head Man by Jonathan Smith.
Series 2: Episode 3: The Appointment.
Dr Patrick Balfour has added a woman to his shortlist for Head of History.
Please see 23rd November 1994 above.


7th December 1994
20.45 :
The Return of Sherlock Holmes: The Norwood Builder by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Dramatised by Bert Coules.
Why does a highly respected builder ask a junior legal clerk to draw up his will and then make him the sole beneficiary?
Violinist Leonard Friedman.
Director Enyd Williams
Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Jonas Oldacre: Peter Sallis
Inspector Lestrade: Donald Gee
John McFarlane: David Holt
Elaine McFarlane: Melinda Walker
Mr McFarlane: Jonathan Adams
Mrs Lexington: Carole Walker
Mr Graham: Lewis Jones
Vicky: Melanie Hudson
Constable Robbins: Jonathan Tafler
Constable Davies: Matthew Morgan
First Fireman: Keith Drinkel
Second Fireman: David Thorpe
Repeated from 3rd March 1993.
Broadcast on BBC7 in 2008.


8th December 1994
14.00 :
Johnny Sheehy by Christopher Fitz-Simon.
West Cork at the turn of the century. When a wealthy farmer dies, he confounds his family by leaving all his wealth to a local monastery. The family enlist the help of Johnny Sheehy, a local rogue and storyteller, who takes the place of the dead man in the bed and re-dictates the will.
Music by Neil Brand.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan
Johnny Sheehy: Dermot Crowley
Eily Sheehy: Clare Cathcart
Roderick Donlan: Aiden Gillen
Sarah Donlan: Kate Binchy
Gerard Clohessy: Brefni McKenna
Nelly Clohessy: Gina Moxley
Dr Hodkins: James Greene
Simon Shaughnessy: Des Nealon
Mark Shaughnessy: Gerard O'Hare
Cissy Shaughnessy: Marcelle Riordan
Gerry Clohessy: Joshua Towb
Repeated on 11th December 1995


9th December 1994
14.00 :
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.
2 of 4: Murder in Appin. Repeated from 4/12/94- please see above.


10th December 1994
14.30 :
The Hunter and the Hill by Tom Wright.
From middle-class Edinburgh to the middle of America; from Edinburgh's old town to the politics of Samoa; from engineering studies to one of the great names in world literature....
Director Hamish Wilson
Robert Louis Stevenson: Paul Young
Mrs Stevenson: Colette O'Neil
Fanny: Diana Olsson
First broadcast 20/7/91, first repeated 6/1/92.


10th December 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Death of an Ugly Sister by John Peacock.
Cinderella is missing, her understudy is panicking, and the police are investigating a death. On stage, the Ugly Sister Amphibia is trying to hold together the pantomime on its last night, and backstage the other Ugly Sister, Dyspepsia, is involved in a mystery.
Musical direction and keyboards: Trevor Allan Davies
Double bass: Herbie Flowers; Drums: Mark Doffman
Director: Ned Chaillet
Billy (Dyspepsia): Roy Barraclough
Joe (Amphibia): Paul Shane
Rose: Sandra Voe
Harry (Baron Hardupp): John Halstead
Petra (Cinderella's understudy): Linda Regan
Tina (Horribilis Hardupp)/(Fairy Godmother): Tina Gray
Oz (Buttons): Christopher Simon
Gwen: Jillie Meers
Wally: Gordon Reid
Jane: Annabel Mullion
Clifford: Crawford Logan
Johnson: Peter Yapp
Charlie (Dandini): Oliver Senton
Duggie (Prince Charming): David Learner
Mathieson: Michael Tudor Barnes
Other parts: James Beattie, Becky Hindley
Repeated 30th December 1995


10th December 1994:
23.30 :
Two Way Cut by Peter Turnbull, dramatised by Stephen Mulrine.
Glasgow's P Division cops.
3 of 4: Samuel Lurinsky was a law-abiding accountant and deeply in love with a lady from the Orient. So why was he murdered in such a spectacular fashion - and what does the owner of the Zambezi night club have to do with such a straight person?
Please see 26th November 1994 above.
Actors not in part one:
Chi Chu: Sedhar Chozam
WPC/Sister: Joyce Deans
Fire Officer: Gilbert Martin
Dr Munro/PC Wanless: Paul Morrow


11th December 1994
14.30 :
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.
3 of 4: The Flight in the Heather. David Balfour and Alan Breck have witnessed the murder of the Red Fox at Appin and, suspected of complicity in the crime, they both flee across the bare moors, pursued by the redcoats.
Director Marilyn Imrie
Please see 27th November 1994.
Cast not in episode one:
Cluny: David McKail
John Breck: Finlay McLean
Cluny's servant: John Carmichael
Ep4:18/12/94


11th December 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: The Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum Dramatised by Marcy Kahan.
2 pf 3: More dangers await Dorothy and her friends on their journey to the Emerald City. Will they ever get to meet the Wizard of Oz?
Please see 4th December 1994 above.
Cast not in episode one:
Wizard of Oz: Kerry Shale
Queen Field Mouse: Eva Stuart
Wolf Leader: Derek Waring
Guardian of Gate: Peter Yapp
Stork: Natasha Pyne
Ep3:18/12/1994


12th December 1994
14.00-15.00:
Christmas Eve Can Kill You ... by Marie Jones
In Belfast a taxi-driver becomes an unwitting party to the Christmas traumas of his assorted passengers.
Carols sung by the choir of Lagan College Director Pam Brighton
Mackers: Tim Loane
Myrtle: Marie Jones
Mr Dunne/Daniel Demonte: Dan Gordon
Julie: Emma O'Neill
Mrs Duffy: Barbara Adair
Deceiver: Ian McElhinney
Mrs Deceived: Paula McFetridge
Soldier: Richard Orr
Repeated from 16th Deceber 1993
[This play was live on stage in 2002, and then ran for 150 mins]


12th December 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Jack - a Night on the Town by Nicol Williamson and Leslie Megahey
A one-person show.
John Barrymore (1882-1942). Starting in vaudeville, he played in silent movies and the first talkies and as the American Hamlet.
Producer David Benedictus
Acted by Nicol Williamson.
Repeated 13th January 1997.


12th December 1994
23.30 :
The Christopher Marlowe Mysteries: The Turbulent Tale of the Troubl'd Tragedy by Ged Parsons.
Marlowe - scholar, playwright and government spy. Why does an unknown patron fund the worst play ever written, and what has become of Mighty Meg?
Producer Richard Wilson
Marlowe: Dominic Jephcott
Ratsbane: Bill Wallis
Walsingham: Paul Brooke
Ned Peake: Roy Hudd
Fortescue: Simon Godley
Trump: Lionel Jeffries
Squires: Daniel Strauss
Nonsuch: Victoria Carling
Repeated from 16th December 1993
Also broadcast on BBC7 in 2007.


13th December 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Small Clouds over Llangollen by Alison Leonard.
Two souls, awaiting reincarnation, argue in Heaven. Down below, middle-aged greengrocers are amazed that they're expecting a baby. Which soul will it be?
Director Alison Hindell
Beryl: Eluned Jones
Dai: Joan Meredith
Sue: Julie Higginson
He: Ian Puleston-Davies
Mrs Rhys-Davies: Anwen Williams


13th December 1994
18.30 :
Gush by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman.
See 22nd November 1994 above.


14th December 1994
12.25 :
The Oldest Member: A Mixed Threesome by P G Wodehouse. Dramatised by Edward Taylor and Michael Pomton.
Producer Edward Taylor
Actors (no roles credited): Maurice Denham, Robert Bathurst, Helen Atkinson-Wood, Jon Glover and Alan Thompson.


14th December 1994
14.00 :
The Head Man by Jonathan Smith.
Series 2, episode 4: If I'm Honest. While Dr Patrick Balfour is away giving his high-profile speech at the Headmaster's conference, two boys hack the computer system - the system
Patrick has been using for intensely private as well as public record.
See 23rd November 1994 above.


14th December 1994
20.45 :
The Return of Sherlock Holmes: The Dancing Men by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Dramatised by: Bert Coules.
A child's scribble brings tragedy to an old Norfolk family.
Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Director: Patrick Rayner
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Inspector Martin: Peter Tuddenham
Hilton Cubitt: Christopher Good
Elsie Cubitt : Diana Hunter
Abe Slaney: John Guerrasio
Mrs King: Jill Graham
Saunders: Sue Broomfield
First broadcast 10th March 1993.
Also broadcast on BBC7 in 2007 and 2008


15th December 1994
14.00 :
Emily's Ghost by Colin Finbow.
Victorian England: young Emily goes to live with her family in an inherited country house. When she begins to see and hear strange things. Emily fears that she is being haunted.
Director Cherry Cookson
Emily: Anna Jones
Mama: Kate Buffery
Papa: John Rowe
Miss Rabstock: Anna Massey
Dawson: Gareth Armstrong
Crabtree: Tina Gray
Ghost: Emily Howes
Edward: Michael Tucek
Louise: Oona Beeson
James: Daniel Main
Will: Nicholas Yeoman
Grandpa: Colin Pinney
Polly: Cathy Sara
Sharon: Elaine Claxton
Repeated 4th December 1995


15th December 1994
23.00 :
Salem's Lot by Stephen King. Dramatised by Gregory Evans
1 of 7: Ben Mears returns to Salem's Lot to research a book about evil.
Music by Elizabeth Parker of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
Directed by Adrian Bean
Ben Mears: Stuart Milligan
Mark Petrie: Danny Kanaber
Father Gracon: Peter Yapp
Susan Norton: Teresa Gallagher
Straker: John Mofatt
Larry Crockett: Matt Zimmerman
Ann Norton: Shelley Thompson
Bill Norton: Harry Towb
Weasel Craig: Peter Whitman
Eva Miller: Frances Jeater
Parkins Gillespie: Don Fellows
Mike Ryerson: Ronald Fernee
Tony Glick: David Jarvis
Danny Glick: David Fried
Ep2:22/12/94 Ep3:29/12/94 Ep4:5/1/95 Ep5:12/1/95 Ep6:19/1/95 Ep7:26/1/95
Serial rebroadcast commencing 12/8/95
Also broadcast on BBC World Service in 1995 and on BBC7 in 2003


16th December 1994
14.00 :
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.
3 of 4: repeated from 11th December 1994 - see above.


17th December 1994
14.30 :
Playhouse: The Courts of the Morning by John Buchan dramatised by Guy Slater
Repeated from 29th January 1994- please see above.


17th December 1994
19.50-22.00 :
The Chicago Conspiracy Trial by Peter Goodchild
In August 1968, the streets of Chicago erupted into violent confrontation between police and demonstrators. There followed one of the most compelling and bizarre trials in American legal history.
Narrated by Bob Sherman
American producer Susan Albert Loewenberg
Directed by Martin Jenkins and John Theocharis
Recorded in the studios of WFMT- FM Chicago
Lawyer: Thomas Foran
Lawyer: William Kunstler
Defendants: David Dellinger
Defendants: Tom Hayden
Defendants: Bobby Seale
Juror: Jean Fritz
Journalist: Studs Terkel
Historian: John Schultz
Witness: Allen Ginsberg
Spectators: Brian McChristian, Chet Grissom, Michael Quaintance, Jonathan F McClain, Dayna Worland, Carl Coash, Tangy Harper.
Judge Hoffman: George Murdoch
Thomas Foran: Gary Huston
Richard Schultz: Tom Amandes
William Kunstler: Mike Nussbaum
Leonard Weinglass: Jeff Still
Bobby Seale: E Milton Wheeler
Tom Hayden: Kevin Gudahl
David Dellinger: Tony Mockus
Abbie Hoffman: David Schwimmer
Allen Ginsberg: Richard Fire
Pierson/Frapolly: Andrew White
Mayor Daley/Marshall: George Czarnecki
Deputy Mayor Stahl: Ron West
Kristi King/Linda Morse: Christine Dunford
Mrs Peterson/Clerk: Peggy Roeder
Also with Margie Fritz-Birch
This drama-documentary won the New York International Radio Festival Gold Medal for Best Drama Special.
Repeated from 23rd August 1993


17th December 1994
23.30 :
Two Way Cut by Peter Turnbull, dramatised by Stephen Mulrine.
Glasgow's P Division cops.
4 of 4: Donoghue has enough evidence to arrest Stein - but he doesn't appear to be in the city.
Please see 26th November 1994 above.
Actors not in first episode:
Mrs Salisbury: Ginni Barlow
D C King: Robert Carlyle
Chi Chu: Sedhar Chozam
Barman: Alec Monteath
P C Wanless: Paul Morrow
Also with Daniela Nardini, Cathal Quinn, Mary Ann Reid


18th December 1994
14.30
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.
4 of 4: David Balfour and Alan Breck have reached the outskirts of Edinburgh and David now seeks the help of the lawyer Rankeillor in claiming his rightful inheritance and arranging for Alan's safe passage to France.
Please see 27th November 1994 above.
Actors not in first episode@
Mistress McLaren: Ann Louise Ross
Alison Hastie: Terry Cavers
Mistress Rankeillor: Harriet Buchan
Rankeillor: Gerard Slevin
Torrance: Iain Wotherspoon


18th December 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: The Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum Dramatised by Marcy Kahan.
3 of 3: Dorothy and her friends must kill the Wicked Witch of the West for Oz to grant them their wishes.
Please see 4th December 1994 above.
Actors not in first episode:
Wizard of Oz: Kerry Shale
Guardian of Gate: Peter Yapp
Glinda: Jilly Bond
Monkey King: Michael Tudor Barnes


19th December 1994
14.00-15.00:
The Frewintosh Formula by Iain Crawford.
The Scottish Highlands: News of the invention by the Japanese of "Instant Whisky" is greeted with horror and outrage by the traditional distillers.
Director Patrick Rayner
Simon: John Bett
Donald: Crawford Logan
Laki: Lucinda Baillie
Tateo: John Shedden
Dugald: John Buick
Tony: Jimmy Chisholm
Lady Magnolia: Monica Gibb
George: Sandy Neilson
Repeated from 11th March 1993


19th December 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: A Child of Consequence by Nicholas McInerny.
When Rhiannon takes on a child custody case she's sure it will be straightforward; what judge would return a child to life under siege in Sarajevo?
Director Alison Hindell
Rhiannon: Melanie Walters
Derrick: Owen Teale
Maria: Nella Marin
Isabel: Helen Griffin
Margaret: Jennifer Hill
Prentice: Michael Povey
Melodia: Siriol Jenkins
Clive: James Greene
David: Iestyn Jones
Sheila: Lynn Hunter
Mrs Bennett: Viv Moore


19th December 1994
23.30 :
The Christopher Marlowe Mysteries: The Perplex'd Plot of the Perilous Plague. by Ged Parsons.
Intrigue for Elizabeth I's most eloquent spy. Can the hub of government survive the plague?

Producer Richard Wilson
Christopher Marlowe: Dominic Jephcott
Bartholomew Ratsbane: Bill Wallis
Sir Francis Walsingham: Paul Brooke
Repeated from 23rd December 1993
Also broadcast on BBC7 in 2007


20th December 1994
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: A Scent of Myrrh by Elizabeth Woodfield.
Midnight, Christmas Eve: Robby, an eight-year old boy; frightened of the dark, sets out to investigate the legend that on the stroke of midnight cattle fall to their knees in an act of worship.
Director: Philip Martin
Robby: Toby Daniels
Jenny: Hedli Niklaus
Paul: Leon Tanner
Angus: Roger Hume


20th December 1994
18.30 :
Gush by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman.
5 of 6: A compromising photo of Prince Saudi and Lady Arabella could save the world from war. Unfortunately it's in the hands of Charles de Vere of the Foreign Office.
Please see 22nd November 1994 above.


21st December 1994
12.25 :
The Oldest Member: A Woman Is Only a Woman by P G Wodehouse.
Producer Edward Taylor
With Maurice Denham, Jon Glover, John Kane and Jan Ravens.


21st December 1994:
14.00 :
Playing with Dracula by Nick Fisher
When Byron Redgrave joins an amateur group which specialises in making horror movies, he seems just a little too anxious to get his teeth into things. Anger, however, gives way to fear when the body count starts mounting. Who is sucking blood?
Director: Martin Jenkins
Mary Morris: Tina Gray
Arthur Renfield: Malcolm Ward
Jonathan Parker: Nicholas Boulton
Shelley Holmwood: Maureen O'Brien
Lucy Western: Siriol Jenkins
Byron Redgrave: Nickolas Grace
Estate agent: Paul Panting
Vampire: The Vampire
Repeated 4th October 1995


21st December 1994
20.45 :
The Return of Sherlock Holmes: The Solitary Cyclist by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Dramatised by: Bert Coules
A music teacher is being followed whenever she leaves the house. A shy admirer? Or someone who means her ill?
Pianist Michael Haslam. Violinist Leonard Friedman.
Director Patrick Rayner
Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Bob Carruthers: Denis Quilley
Violet Smith: Susannah Harker
Cyril: John Webb
Woodley: David Holt
Catherine: Siriol Jenkins
Williamson: Peter Penry Jones
Repeated from 17th March 1993


22nd December 1994
14.00 :
For a Son by Carey Harrison
12th-century Spain: the King and Queen - after the birth of several daughters - are desperate to produce a son and heir. The muleteer, Rodrigo, claims he can provide the magic touch.
Music by Ian Harker.
Director Cherry Cookson
Don Pedro: Geoffrey Palmer
Rodrigo: Philip Jackson
King Alfonso: David Horovitch
Queen Uracca: Barbara Flynn
Chronicler: James Grout
Prince Fernando: Ian Masters
Princess Maldonada: Natasha Pyne
Also with Derek Waring, Michael Tudor Barnes, Gavin Muir and Peter Yapp
Repeated on 18th December 1995 and 13th December 1997.


22nd December 1994:
23.00 :
Salem's Lot by Stephen King. Dramatised by Gregory Evans
2 of 7: After a terrifying experience in the woods at night, Danny Glick develops a strange form of leukaemia.
See 15th December 1994 above.
Actors not in episode one:
Barlow: Doug Bradley
Matt Burke: Gavin Muir
Father Callahan: Nigel Anthony
Jimmy Cody: Kerry Shale
Also with Neville Jason
Ep3:29/12/94 Ep4:5/1/95 Ep5:12/1/95 Ep6:19/1/95 Ep7:26/1/95


23rd December 1994
14.00 :
Kidnapped - part 4 of 4. Repeated from 18/12/94, please see above.


24th December 1994
14.00-15.00 :
The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) retold by Berlie Doherty
Gerda sets off into the wide world to find her playmate Kay, who has been lured away by the powerful Snow Queen to her ice palace in the far, far north.
Music by David Chilton and Nick Russell-Pavier .
Director Janet Whitaker
Narrator: Dirk Bogarde
Snow Queen: Diana Rigg
Gerda: Samantha Glen
Kay: James Cohen
Grandmama: Margaret John
Troll/Robber Queen: Peter Woodthorpe
Robber girl: Emma Wray
Baabaa reindeer: Bill Paterson
Crow: Paul Copley
Crow's sweetheart: Natasha Pyne
Princess: Annabel Mullion
Prince: Oliver Senton
Finn Woman: Kristin Milward
Also with Don McCorkindale, Gavin Muir, George Parsons, Joshua Towb, Deborah Berlin, Robbie Gill, David Cooper, Adam Morley and Laurence Amias.
Repeated 23rd December 1995
[Commissioned by the BBC, this play was later followed by a further retelling in book form (1998) by Berlie for Scholastic]


24th December 1994
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Seasons Greetings by Alan Ayckbourn. Adapted by Richard Wigmore
Christmas gatherings are not always the joyous occasions the season warrants. For the guests at Neville and Belinda Bunker's house party, the season's greetings become frostier by the minute.
Director Gordon House
A BBC World Service Drama production
Harvey: Peter Vaughan
Belinda: Maggie McCarthy
Neville: Nicky Henson
Rachel: Jennifer Piercey
Bernard: Ronald Herdman
Phyllis: Susan Uebel
Eddie: Robin Summers
Pattie: Heather Bell
Clive: Guy Holden
Previously broadcast on BBC World Service 27/9/84
[In 1999 Polly Thomas directed a different adaptation of this play]


25th December 1994
14.45 :
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Bryony Lavery.
Kayley Iannucci lives at the end of the Pier. Her parents, the famous battling Iannuccis, run an ice-cream parlour, and have occasional skirmishes with the Rowbottoms who run the rock shop. Will the spirit of Christmas bring peace to the Pier?
Director Claire Grove
Kayley Iannucci: Jane Dawson
Ricky Rowbottom: Joseph Vickers
DJ: Lemn Sissay
Santa Claus: Robin Soans
Massimo Iannucci: Gavin Muir
Maria Iannucci: Nicola Kathrens
Ronald Rowbottom: Neil Dudgeon
Granny Rowbottom: Margaret John
The Pier: David Shaw
Also with Kay Purcell, Linda Dobell, Ian Masters, Michael Tudor-Barnes and Jilly Bond
Repeated 23rd December 1996


25th December 1994
18.30 :
Children's Radio 4: A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas. Dramatised by Herbert Williams
Wil and Jim look back to their boyhood escapades in a time when "the snow was shaken from whitewash buckets in the sky and grew overnight on the roofs of houses".
Music by Andy Price.
Producer Foz Allan
Old Wil: Philip Madoc
Old Jim: Freddie Jones
Young Wil: Alun Horan
Young Jim: Owen Pillai
Mother/Female cousin/Miss Prothero: Lyn Hunter
Mrs Prothero/Auntie Bessie: Victoria Plucknett
Mr Prothero/Uncle George: Chris Griffiths
Uncle Ben/Fireman 1: Dillwyn Owen
Auntie Hannah: Helen Griffin
Fireman 2/Hearty voice/Angry old man: Philip Rowlands
Fireman 3/Postman/Small dry voice: Richard Elfyn
Dan: Owen Bodycombe
Jack: Chris Bodycombe
Repeated 22nd December 1996


26th December 1994
11.30-12.00 :
Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie Dramatised by Michael Bakewell
1 of 5: In the heat of the Arabian Desert, a beautiful woman fears for her life. Director Enyd Williams
Hercule Poirot: John Moffatt
Dr Leidner: William Franklyn
Louise Leidner: Dorothy Tutin
Amy Leatheran: Becky Hindley
Miss Johnson: Elizabeth Spriggs
Dr Reilly: Norman Rodway
Captain Maitland: Richard Todd
Father Lavigny: John Hartley
Mrs Mercado: Elaine Claxton
Mr Mercado: Neville Jason
Sheila Reilly: Cathy Sara
Richard Carey: Gavin Muir
Coieman: David Jarvis
Emmett: Peter Whitman
Carl Reiter: Tom Bevan
Ep2:27/12/94 Ep3:28/12/94 Ep4:29/12/94 Ep5:30/12/94
Also broadcast on BBC World Service in 1996 and also on BBC7 in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009



26th December 1994
14.00-16.00:
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame dramatised by Alan Bennett
Repeated from 27th August 1994 - please see above.


26th December 1994
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Distant Music by Christopher Fitz-Simon, based on the short story The Dead by James Joyce
Dublin 1903: Gabriel and Gretta travel to the Yuletide party.
Party piano played by Mary Nash and songs sung by Mark Redway, David Antrobus and Marcella Riordan
Director Peter Kavanagh
Gabriel: Dermot Crowley
Gretta: Catherine Byrne
Aunt Kate: Kate Binchy
Aunt Julia: Maggie Whiting
Mary Jane: Use-Ann McLaughlin
Lily: Hilary Reynolds
Mr Browne: Nigel Anthony
Freddy Malins: Mark Lambert
Mrs Malins: Pauline Delaney
Mr Bartell D'Arcy: Ian Masters
Also With Marcella Riordan, Annabel Mullion and David Antrobus.


27th December 1994
14.00 :
Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi dramatised by Tina Pepler
Adventures of a wooden puppet who learns goodness and is transformed into a real boy.
Music by Peter Howell.
Director Michael Earley
Pinocchio: Mark Burrows
Geppetto the toymaker: Stephen Moore
Grillo: Christian Rodska
Mr Cherry/Bravaccio/ Innkeeper/Grasso/Whale/Farmer: Bill Walus
Volpino/Trapezio: Phil Daniels
Felina: Tilly Vosburgh
Celestina: Charlotte Attenborough
Alidoro/Drummer/Tunny Fish: David Holt
Marcello: David Cooper
Pulcinella/Eugenia: Deborah Berlin
Harlequin/Giorgio: Joshua Towb
Repeated 16th December 1995


27th December 1994:
18.30 :
Gush
6 of 6. See 22nd November 1994 above


28th December 1994
12.25 :
The Oldest Member: The Clicking of Cuthbert by P G WOdehouse. Dramatised by Edward Taylor and Michael Pointon
Producer Edward Taylor
With Jonathan Cecil, Betty Marsden, John Graham, John Kane and Sue Holderness.
Repeated 26th March 1998


28th December 1994
14.00 :
Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne. Dramatised by Steve Walker
Lidenbrok, a Hamburg geologist, decodes the runes of Arne Saknussemm, revealing a passage to the centre of the earth. Entering at the icy Snaefells Peak, Lidenbrok's expedition delves not only into the earth's core, but into the terrifying world of their own inner beings.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan
Axel: Nathaniel Parker
Professor Lidenbrok: Nicholas Le Prevost
Rosemarie McNab: Kristin Milward
Hans/Student: Oliver Senton
Grauben: Deborah Berlin
Martha: Eva Stuart
Saknussemm: Peter Yapp
Headmaster/Giant: Michael Tudor-Barnes
Von Klimstein/Student/Pepe: Joshua Towb
Repeated 9th December 1995


28th December 1994
19.20-21.20:
Night of the Hunter by David Grubb, Dramatised by John Fletcher.
Two children are chased across rural America by a terrifying killer.
Original music by Thomas Johnson and Stuart Gordon.
Director Andy Jordan
Preacher: Struan Rodger
John Harper Jnr: Tom Lawrence
Pearl Harper: Angela Shaftoe
Ma Cooper: Betsy Blair
John Harper Snr: Peter Marinker
Willa Harper: Catherine Nix
Ben Harper: John Guerrasio
Icy Spoon: June Barrie
Wait Spoon: John Baddeley
Uncle Birdie: Brian Greene
Ruby: Pippa Hinchley
Miz Cunningham: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Grocer: John Telfer
Mary: Jessie Brammer
Clary: Abigail MacVean
Repeated from 3rd July 1993
[1994 Radio Academy Gold Award- Society of Authors award: best dramatisation- the award is often named after the sponsor, as a Sony Award]


29th December 1994
14.00 :
Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog)(1889) by Jerome K Jerome (1859-1927), dramatised by Tom Stoppard.
"J", George and Harris are bored and listless - "What we need is a rest. Rest and a complete change." George suggests a river trip.
Music by Matthew Scott.
Director Hilary Norrish
A BBC World Service/Radio 4 co-production
J: Alex Jennings
George: Julian Wadham
Harris: Nicholas Le Prevost
Montmorency: Ron Cook
Also with David Antrobus, Don McCorkindale, Michael Tudor Barnes, Peter Yapp, Joshua Towb, Jilly Bond, Kristin Milward and Annabel Mullion.
Repeated on 26th August 1996
[There have been many different productions as a play, a reading and a musical, plus films and tv]


29th December 1994
23.00 :
Salem's Lot by Stephen King. Dramatised by Gregory Evans
3 of 7: Since an encounter with Barlow after Danny Glick 's funeral, Ryerson has been looking odd and acting strangely.
Please see 5th December 1994 above.
Cast not in the first episode:
Barlow: Doug Bradley
Matt Burke: Gavin Muir
Father Callahan: Nigel Anthony
Jimmy Cody: Kerry Shale
Also with Neville Jason
Ep4:5/1/95 Ep5:12/1/95 Ep6:19/1/95 Ep7:26/1/95


30th December 1994
11.30 :
Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie Dramatised by Michael Bakewell
5 of 5: Hercule Poirot is ready to reveal the identity of the murderer.
Please see 26th December 1994 above.


30th December 1994
14.00 :
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken Dramatised by Eric Pringle
An England overrun by wolves. At the grand house of Willoughby Chase, Sylvia and Bonnie struggle to escape the clutches of their evil governess, Miss Slighcarp.
Director Cherry Cookson
Miss Slighcarp: Jane Lapotaire
Bonnie: Emily Watson
Sylvia: Abigail Docherty
Narrator: John Rowe
Grimshaw: John Turner
Sir Willoughby: Gavin Muir
Lady Green/Mrs Brisket: Kristin Milward
Simon: Tom Bevan
Pattern: Jilly Bond
Aunt Jane: Eva Stuart
James: David Antrobus
Field: Ian Masters
Gripe: Derek Waring
Dr Mome/Cardigan: George Parsons
Diana: Elaine Claxton
Emma: Natasha Pyne
Lucy/Cook: Becky Hindley
Repeated 2nd December 1995


31st December 1994
14.30-15.45 :
Losing Contact by Nick Fisher
Richard regrets the day he noticed E A P Opticals in a little Soho street.
Director Celia De Wolff
Richard: Bill Nighy
Madeline: Caroline Harker
Caroline: Helena Breck
Optician: Michael Tudor Barnes
James: Gavin Muir
Pat: Federay Holmes
Jeremy: Jonathan Keeble
Sharon, the Shop Assistant: Deborah Berlin
Roger: Don McCorkindale
Susie: Tessa Worsley
Stan: Joshua Towb


31st December 1994:
19.50-21.20 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Whisky Galore by Compton Mackenzie. Dramatised by Hector MacMillan
In the middle of the last war a ship loaded with whisky ran aground on a Hebridean island....
Director Hamish Wilson
Fred: Bernard Holley
Peggy: Dolina MacLennan
Interviewer: Donalda Samuel
Macroon: Michael Elder
Macrurie: Bill Riddoch
Drooby: John Shedden
Biffer: Paul Young
Mrs Biffer: Eliza Langland
Norman: Finlay McLean
Catriona: Alyxis Daly
Mrs Waggett: Stella Forge
HG Captain Waggett: Raymond Ross
Father MacAlister: John Buick
George Campbell: Tony Kearney
Mrs Campbell: Mairead Ross
Dr Mack: Charles Kearney
Jocky: Allan Sharpe
Hugh: John Ramage
Repeated 2nd March 1996
Also broadcast on BBC 4X in 2011


Many thanks to Stephen Shaw for compiling this list, sorting out corrections and other supplementary information. Note that all of this has been done by hand - Ed.

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