Radio 3 Drama, 1989


Compiled by Stephen Shaw

2nd January 1989:
19.05 :
Hang Up by Anthony Minghella
Written specially as a ballet score for the London Contemporary Dance Theatre, this short play of a late-night phone call between two lovers is a study of lost innocence, reception and treachery.
Directed by Robert Cooper
BBC Manchester
with Anton Lesser and Juliet Stevenson.
First broadcast 19th November 1987.

3rd January 1989:
20.30-22.35 :
La Peste by Albert Camus dramatised by Guy Meredith
La Peste is about the outbreak of plague in a French port on the Algerian coast in the late 1940s. The devastating effect on the population is seen through the eyes of three characters: the local doctor, a young Parisian journalist, and a man of mystery in search of peace.
Director: Cherry Cookson.
Rieux: Ronald Pickup
Tarrou: John Shrapnel
Rambert: Clive Merrison
Grand: Maurice Denham
Fr Panaloux: Alfred Burke
Cottard: Brian Glover
Dr Richard: Stuart Organ
Marie-Helene: Susie Brann
Mme Rieux: Joan Matheson
Dr Castel: John Bott
Radio announcer: George Parsons
Prefect: David Garth
M. Michel: Douglas Blackwell
M. Othon: John Church
Mme Michel: Sheila Grant
Claire: Natasha Pyne
Hotel manager: Brian Hewlett
Doctor: Andrew Branch
Porter: Garard Green
First broadcast 28th October 1986, repeated 14th July 1987
(Also broadcast on BBC World Service in two one hour programmes in July 1988).

6th January 1989:
21.30 :
The Friday Play: A Trick to Catch the Old One
by Thomas Middleton adapted by Peter Barnes.
The theme of this comedy is avarice, the power of money and the gullibility and greed of those who pursue it.
Music: Jeremy Barlow
Played by: The Broadside Band
Directed by: Ian Cotterell
Witgood: Alan Rickman
Flavia: Dillys Laye
Pecunius Lucre: Maurice Denham
Walkadine Hoard: Peter Bayliss
Harry Dampit: Timothy Bateson
Onesiphorus Hoard: David Garth
Umber/Sir Lancelot: Colin Starkey
Host: William Eedle
Lamprey: John Webb
Spitchcock: Brian Smith
Sam Freedom/George: Mark Straker
Moneylove/Young Gulf: Peter Acre
Jinny: Anne Jameson
First creditor: Trevor Nichols
Second creditor/Notary: Brian Sanders
Third creditor/Tavern-keeper: Arnold Diamond
Joyce: Melinda Walker
Audrey: Tina Marian
First broadcast 25th September 1985.

7th January 1989:
21.15 :
Studio 3: A Kind of Arden by Martin Crimp
Mrs Tighe suns herself beside the pool on an island paradise, and a young honeymoon couple splash in the water. But is everything as perfect as it seems?
Directed by Matthew Walters
Mrs Tighe: Patricia Routledge
Max: Rob Edwards
Poppy: Amanda Royle
Repeated 28th April 1990

10th January 1989:
19.30 :
The Devil and God Almighty (Le Diable et le bon Dieu) by Jean-Paul Sartre , translated by Frank Hauser.
[The play is also known as "The Devil and the Good Lord" also "Lucifer and the Lord"]
Gerard Murphy re-creates his much-acclaimed performance as Goetz (given in 1984 at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith) in this radio production of Sartre's epic drama. Set against the background of the Peasants' Revolt in Germany, the play is an explosive study of the darker side of man's nature. It also seeks to explore the central enigma of man's relationship to God and the Devil.
Music by John Bull and David Timson
Directed by Martin Jenkins
Goetz: Gerard Murphy
Heinrich: Ronald Pickup
Catherine: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Hilda: Frances Barber
Wolfgang: John Hollis
Cardinal: John Moffatt
Frantz/Peasant: Lan Targett
Col Linehart/Peasant: Philip Sully
Schidt/Schoene/Man: Christopher Scott

Heinz/Officer: Ken Cumberlidge
Gerlach/Peasant soldier: Peter Craze
Banker/Schulheim: Michael Deacon
Burgher/Leper: Richard Tate
Bishop/Nossak/Old man: Norman Bird
Hermann/Giant: Michael Graham Cox
Karl: David Timson
Officer/Soldier: John Bull
Tetzel: Nigel Anthony
Young girl: Katie Jenkins
Instructor: Alice Arnold
Peasant women.: Cara Kelly
Peasant women.: Marcia King
Peasant women.: Eva Stuart
[Originally a four hour stage play with a cast of 90...]

13th January 1989:
21.40 :
The Friday Play: The American Dream by Edward Albee
The family as 'icon' is destroyed as Mommy and Daddy flaunt their complacency, their artificiality and their cruelty. When not satisfied with their child they tear him apart, and await the American dream: a handsome, upright, physically Perfect young man - drained of all humanity.
Directed by Peter King
Mommy: Madi Hedd
Daddy: Bruce Boa
Grandma: Tucker McGuire
Mrs Barker: Madge Ryan
Young man: Colin Stinton
Repeated from 7th April 1987

14th January 1989:
21.50 :
Studio 3: The Annunciation by Graham Chalney.
'The world must hear the truth - that I am a murderer, an adulterer, a necrophiliac, a liar and, above all, a coward. I demand to suffer the proper penalty.'
An earthquake devastates a town and a man performs heroic deeds - but what really happened?
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Performed by Daniel Massey.
(Postponed from 17 December 1988)
[Note: annotate 17/12/88 listing]

17th January 1989:
Broken Woman. A monologue by Simone de Beauvoir , translated and performed by Diana Quick.
A woman alone on New Year's Eve looks at her life and her loves and seeks to justify herself.
Producer Jane Morgan

20th January 1989:
19.30 :
The Friday Play: Wild Honey by Michael Frayn
from the play without a name by Anton Chekhov.
Platonov seems content with his life as a village schoolmaster, spending the long hot summers drinking at the Voynitzevs' country house. That is until Sofya arrives and rekindles his ambitions.
Directed by Peter King
Platonov: Ian McKellen
Anna Petrovna: Elizabeth Bell
Sofya: Elizabeth Garvie
Sasha: Anna Calder-Marshall
Dr Triletzky: Paul Jesson
Porfiry Semyonovich: Norman Bird
Sergey Voynitzev: Peter Craze
Col Triletzky: Garard Green
Marko: John Baddeley
Mary Yerfimovna Grekova: Joan Walker
Petrin: Norman Jones
Osip: Steve Hodson
Repeated on 15th December 1989

24th January 1989:
21.30 :
Drama Now: Cara by Ronald Frame.
The story of a woman's troubled search for her missing daughter Cara, 'the loved one'.
Directed By: Patrick Rayner
BBC Scotland, Glasgow.
Anna: Harriet Walter
Stephen: Dermot Crowley
Also with: Zelah Clarke, Joe Dunlop, Cara Kelly, John Samson, Tessa Worsley.
[The 93 page typescript of this play is held by the University of Glasgow]

27th January 1989:
19.30 :
The Friday Play: Chekhov in Siberia
Devised and performed by Michael Pennington.
Chekhov regarded literature as his mistress, and medicine as his legal wife. In 1889 he decided to be faithful to his wife and journeyed to the penal colony of Sakhalin, so that he could observe the conditions there. Chekhov's story is told in his own words,taken from conversations, letters and articles.
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Repeated from 22nd August 1986.

29th January 1989:
22.05-22.30 :
The Dreaming of the Bones by W.B. Yeats.
In this play, taken from the Japanese Noh tradition, a young revolutionary is faced with a dilemma when he meets two spectres from a bygone age. Will his credo allow him to forgive their ancient betrayal of Ireland?
[a young rebel who has just been fighting in the 1916 Rising is hiding from the police on the West coast of Ireland, where he encounters the ghosts of Diarmuid and Dervorgilla, whose betrayal, he says, " brought the Norman in " and thus started the colonisation of Ireland. (core.ac.uk) ]
Music by Henry Dagg
Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan
BBC Northern Ireland
First musician: Denys Hawthorne
Second musician: Jane Cassidy
Diarmuid: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Dervorgilla: Stella McCusker
Youngman: Ian McElhinney

31st January 1989:
21.50 :
Drama Now: Bobbity's Journey by Robert Carver.
Contemplating the modern world sightlessly, the distinguished English poet, Bobbity Reiver , muses on his Past from the walled garden of his Mediterranean villa. But a Mysterious visitor infiltrates the Casa Selena and launches him on a reckless personal Odyssey in search of absolution for his guilty past.
Directed By: Stuart Kerr
Edmund 'Bobbity' Reiver: Norman Rodway
On the Mediterranean island: Lucinda 'Luce' Grant-Hobbs, his mistress: Margaret Robertson
Imelda 'Immy' Gianottini, his daughter: Caroline Gruber
Priscilla 'Patty' Reiver, his Wife: Barbara Atkinson
Dr Frank Felton: Ron Berglas
Direttore: Frank Coda
Assistant: Gino Principato
Priest: Michael Deacon
Waiter: David Goodland
Nurse: Loraln Bertorelli
At Eton College, 1909 and Switzerland, 1913: Young Bobbity: Richard Stirling
At Eton College, 1909 and Switzerland, 1913: 'Blacky' Hargreaves: Richard Pearce
At Eton College, 1909 and Switzerland, 1913: Reardon: Graham Seed
At Eton College, 1909 and Switzerland, 1913: Clough-Jones: Ian Targett
On Flanders Field, 1916: Sergeant: Richard Tate
On Flanders Field, 1916: Cpl Strickland: Dominic Rickhards
On Flanders Field, 1916: Stretcher bearers: Ian M1chie
On Flanders Field, 1916: Stretcher bearers: Philip Sully
Other parts played by John Samson, William Simons, Simon Cuff, Christopher Scott and Geoffrey Whitehead
Repeated 7th May 1991

3rd February 1989:
21.20-23.05 :
The Friday Play: Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf dramatised by Manny Draycott
It is 1923. Clarissa Dalloway , a successful hostess and wife of a Politician, is giving a party. Life and death, sanity and insanity, memories of friendship, love and loss - all combine to fill the hours of this beautiful June day.
Piano: Mary Nash
Directed By: David Spenser
Clarissa Dalloway: Dorothy Tutin
Peter Walsh: Peter Jeffrey
Septimus Warren Smith: Jonathan Tafler
Rezla Warren Smith: Sheila Grant
Richard Dalloway: John Church
Elizabeth Dalloway: Karen Ascoe
Sally Seton: Rosalind Shanks
Lady Bruton: Rachel Gurney
Hugh Whitbread: George Parsons
Dr Holmes: Brian Hewlett
Sir William Bradshaw: Roger Hammond
Miss Killman/Singer: Pauline Letts
Ellie Henderson: Jennifer Piercey
Evans: Steven Harrold
Children: Abbie Shilling
Children: Kyle Abingdon
Children: John Pickard
Repeated from 9th December 1986.

7th February 1989
19.30 :
Drama Now: Kepler by Robert Forrest
But I, have proved, proved, Parson Hitzler , that not only is the earth round, and of a most insignificant smallness, but that it positively hurtles among the stars.'
Ratisbon, 1630: in a cheap inn, a great astronomer lies dying, dreaming of the 'harmony of the world'. Outside are plague and witchery, war and ruination.
Directed By: Patrick Rayner.
BBC Scotland
Johannes Kepler: Russell Hunter
Heinrich: Martin Black
Susanna: Barbara Rafferty
Tycho de Brahe: Peter Howell
Parson Hitzler: Tom Watson
Katherine: Anne Kristen
Jacob: Benny Young
Frau Speidel: Mary Riggans
Whore: Donalda Samuel
Rebstock: William Blair
Seiffer: Ian Briggs
Dauber: Robin Barbour
Repeated from 19th June 1987

10th February 1989:
21.25-23.05 :
The Friday Play: Count Omega by Lord Berners, dramatised by Mike Steer
Music by Lord Berners.
'Forgive me, Madame Gloria , if I seem presumptuous, but your performance on the trombone tonight is the most uplifting experience of my life. I am in the middle of my first symphony. It is so important to a young composer that his first magnum opus is well received. Will you consent to perform the trombone solo in it? My musical career depends on your agreement. I implore you.'
Lord Berners "L'Uomo dai baffi" (The Man with Moustaches) performed by the Aquarius Ensemble conducted by Nicholas Cleobury..
Mike Steer (piano), Special sound by Malcolm Clarkeof the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Directed By: John Theocharis
Emmanuel Smith: Rupert Graves
Mme d'Arc: Jane Wenham
Gloria: Annette Badland
Social secretary: Anthony Newlands
Professor Grumbelius: Timothy Bateson
Evangeline: Susie Brann
James: Paul Gregory
The Rev Brown: Manning Wilson
Mrs Brown: Rachel Gurney
Mr Macaw: Brian Hewlett
Queen Mother: Irene Prador
With Stephen Hattersley, Jennifer Piercey, Natasha Pyne, Eric Stovell, and Jonathan Tafler
Repeated from 10th March 1967.
[Lord Berners = Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners (18 September 1883 – 19 April 1950) ]

14th February 1989:
21.25 :
Drama Now: To Die in Africa by David Mowat
As he waits alone through the last tense, terrible hours of the siege of Khartoum, General Gordon struggles with an enemy - but is that enemy the Mahdi ... or himself?
Directed by David Johnston
General Gordon: Paul Daneman
Mahdi: Brian Blessed
Faragh Pasha: Marc Zuber
Abd El Keder: Nicholas Courtney
Hansal: Richard Tate
Mrs Hansal: Madi Hedd
Sayeed: Ian Michie
Deserter: Amerjit Deu
Repeated 28th April 1991

17th February 1989:
19.30 :
The Friday Play
The Old Law [ or A New Way to Please You ] by Thomas Middleton, William Rowley, and Philip Massinger [published 1656] adapted by Peter Barnes.
The ruler of a small Greek state resurrects an old law which decrees that all men, on reaching the age of 80, and all women, on reaching the age of 60, are to be put to death because they are no longer of any use.
Directed by Ian Cotterell
Simonides: Christopher Ettridge
First lawyer: Brian Sanders
Second lawyer: George Parsons
Cleanthes: Michael Maloney
Creon: Ernard Brown
Antigona: June Tobin
Hippolita: Tessa Worsley
Leonides: Godfrey Kenton
Prince Evander: Gerard Murphy
Lord Diocles: Ian Jentle
Lord Prodicus: James MacPherson
Cratilus: John Church
Butler: Alan Thompson
Cook: Ronald Herdman
Eugenia: Tina Marian
Gnotho: Peter Woodthorpe
Church clerk: David Learner
Agatha: Dilys Laye
Lysander: David Garth
Dancing master: Adrian Egan
Tavern keeper: Shaun Prendergast
Cleo: Jane Leonard
Court assistant: Brian Smith
Captain of the Guard: Jamie Roberts
Repeated from 13th May 1986.

21st February 1989:
19.30 :
Drama Now: Discobulus (s/b Discobolus) by John Spurling
'You're German', the young painter Helene reminds herself. No one else has that to bear. The horror story of the 20th century ... the dragons and dwarfs ... I was a dwarf's daughter and I didn't know it. Of course I had to destroy.'
But taken on a journey through time by Goethe and Winckelmann, Helene begins to understand her artistic heritage
Directed by Richard Wortley
Goethe: Norman Rodway
Helene: Imelda Staunton
Winckelmann: Struan Rodger
Marco /Hans: Ken Cumberlidge
Duke of York: David Timson
Lennox/Berendis: Philip Sully
Cardinal Albani: William Simons
Cavaceppi/Director of Glyptothek: George Parsons
Hitler: Simon Cuff
Lamprecht: Richard Pearce
Archinto: Anthony Jackson
Arcangeli: Richard Tate
Terezia: Cara Kelly
[ Discobolus = Discus Thrower.]

24th February 1989:
21.30 :
The Friday Play: The Maple Tree Game by Pavel Kohout translated by Hugh Rorrison , based on the novel
The Old Man and the Bureaucrats [Pe strada Mantuleasa, 1967] by Mircea Eliade [1907-1986, Romanian].
Somewhere on the Danube, not so long ago, an old school teacher calls into the Ministry of the Interior to visit a former pupil now a Major in the Secret
Service. But a courtesy call leads to an interview, which leads to an investigation, and the investigation reveals a story - a fabulous story - and a plot.
Music Trevor Allan sung by pupils of St Gildas' Junior School,
Directed by A.J. Quinn
Professor Farama: Frank Middlemass
Tatarescu: Malcolm Storry
Slawejko: David Burke
Mme Vogel: Jacqueline Pearce
Borza: Michael Graham Cox
Marriassi: Robin Summers
Vargha: Nick Dunning
Horia: Ronald Herdman
Sonia: Elaine Claxton
NCO: Eric Stovell
Ilona: Susie Brann
Adjutant: Tim Reynolds
Repeated from 20th January 1987

25th February 1989:
22.05-22.50 :
Ashiepaddle by Peter Redgrove. Based upon Grimm's Fairy Tales.
Why won't Ashiepaddle, the wild half-sister of the silly Dowsabell and the priggish Clare, conform? And what is it about her that drives the Prince of the Realm himself distracted?
Music arranged and realised by Stephen Rollings
Directed by Brian Miller
BBC Bristol
Ashiepaddle: Andrea Kealy
Daddy: David March
Dowsabell: Susie Brann
Clare: Deborah Makepeace
Stepmother: Jennifer Piercey
Curate/HRH: Michael Tudor Barnes
Subaltern: Andrew Branch
Repeated from 11th August 1987.

28th February 1989:
19.55 :
Drama Now: Chopin's Piano by David Zane Mairowitz
Professor Wyatt is very worried about a certain university colleague. Professor Newman has been discovered, naked and in a coma, on a track in Majorca.
Mary Nash (piano)
Technical presentation by David Greenwood. Anne Bunting and David Blount
Directed by Richard Wortley
Wyatt: Bernard Hepton
the woman: Shelley Thompson
Newman: John Rowe
Mrs Newman: Avril Clark
Carrar: Bernard Brown
Commandante: Michael Deacon
Civil guard: Steven Harrold
Chief surgeon: Simon Cuff
Nurse/Secretary: Eva Stuart
Padre: John Baddeley
Morgan: William Simons
Khan: Steve Hodson
Driver: Stephen Tompkinson
Operator/student: Zelah Clarke
Student: Paul Gregory
Repeated from 24th May 1988

3rd March 1989:
19.30 :
The Friday Play. R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) by Karel Capek, translated from the Czech by P. Selver, and adapted by Nigel Playfair.
It was this play which, in tne 1920s, introduced 'robot' into the English language. The setting is Rossum's Universal Robot factory: the time - the future.
Directed by Glyn Dearman
Harry: Simon Ward
Helena: Tessa Peake-Jones
Alquist: Harry Towb
Dr Gall: Nigel Anthony
Jacob Berman: John Rye
Dr Helman: Sean Barrett
Fabry: Peter Craze
Emma, the maid: Joan Walker
Robots: Radius: Ken Cumberlidge
Robots: Marius: John Bull
Robots: Sulla: Joanna MacKie
Robots: Primus: Ian Michie
Robots: Helena: Marcia King
Robots: Servant: Joe Dunlop
Robots: Servant: Terence Allbright
[ Many earlier productions have been broadcast - earliest 1927. This production seems not to have been repeated and there have been no new radio productions since.]

4th March 1989:
22.20 :
The Juniper Tree by Peter Redgrove
Inspired by Grimm 's Fairy Tales.
Under the juniper tree, a mother-to-be dreams of her child and of her own death to come. Then a stepmother arrives, bringing violence and a terrible revenge in her wake....
Music composed and realised by Stephen Rollings
Directed by Brian Miller
BBC Bristol
Mother: Jennifer Piercey
Norman: Michael McStay
Eve: Deborah Makepeace
Anne-Marie: Abigail Docherty
Metalsmith: Stephen Hattersley
Cobbler: David Goodland
Victor, the bird: Anthony Coupe
Repeated from 18th August 1987.

7th March 1989:
20.25 :
Drama Now: God's Scapegoat by Jonathan Myerson.
In his 84th year the Emperor Franz Josef suffered the third major tragedy of his life. Years before. his son Rudolf had been found dead at Mayerling and his wife Elisabeth struck down by an assassin's knife in Geneva. Now the Requiem Mass is called for his nephew, killed at Sarajevo.
Directed by Jeremy Mortimer
Franz Josef: Robert Lang
Luigi Lucheni: Michael Feast
Elisabeth: Penelope Wilton
Rudolf: Dominic Rickhards
ADC: David Goudge

10th March 1989:
19.30 :
The Friday Play: The Numbered by Elias Canetti, translated by Carol Stewart.
'In our enlightened society, each one of us knows exactly when he will die. It's a profound, personal secret, but we can be sure of our allotted years. We can apportion our lifetime. We can plan without fear.'
Music by Elizabeth Parker ot the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Directed by John Theocharis
Unknown: Elias Canetti
Translated By: Carol Stewart.
Fifty: Peter Barkworth
the Friend: Nigel Anthony
the Keeper: Robert Eddison
ALSO with Alice Arnold, Zelah Clarke, Simon Cuff, Cara Kelly, Jill Lidstone, Diana Olsson, Richard Pearce, Natasha Pyne, Christopher Scott, Eva Stuart, Philip Sully, Joan Walker, Melinda Walker
[Original title Die Befristeten]

11th March 1989:
22.15 :
The One Who Set Out to Study Fear by Peter Redgrove. Inspired by Grimm's Fairy Tales.
Sonny cannot feel fear, and is immune to all forms of shuddering except one....
Music arranged and realised by Stephen Rollings.
Directed by Brian Miller
BBC Bristol
Sonny: Paul Lockwood
Mother: Jennifer Piercey
Greg: Andrew Branch
Mark: Jonathan Tafler
Uncle: Paul Gregory
Student: Deborah Makepeace
Princess: Susie Brann
Cat: Sheila Grant
Old man: Alan Dudley
Princess's father: Scott Peters
Repeated from 21st August 1987.

14th March 1989:
21.30 :
Drama Now: The Magic Bathroom by James Saunders.
Stan, from Biggleswade, Beds, has a surreal experience in his bathroom. Pursued there by his psychoanalyst, his wife, Eric his hassling childhood protector, and Lily, first love of his life, he timidly unravels the meaning of the universe.
Directed by Richard Wortley
Stan: Michael Tudor Barnes
Derek: Benjamin Whitrow
Lily: Carolyn Pickles
Sheila: Maggie McCarthy
Eric: Rod Beacham
Repeated from 8th September 1987.

17th March 1989:
21.30 :
The Friday Play: Pelleas and Melisande by Maurice Maeterlinck.. translated by Timberlake Wertenbaker.
First produced in Paris in 1893.
Destiny brings Prince Golaud and the mysterious young Melisande together by a fountain in the forest, and fate decrees that she and his half-brother, Pelleas are inexorably drawn together in a relationship which can only end in tragedy.
Music composed by Colin Matthews
Flautists Sebastian Bell, Christine Messiter, Richard Taylor and Helen Keen.
Harpist Skaila Kanga.
Directed by David Johnston
Pelleas: Gary Cady
Melisande: Janet Maw
Arkel: Maurice Denham
Genevieve: Petra Davies
Yniold: Orlando Wells
Doctor: Ken Cumberlidge
Porter: Norman Bird
Servants: Barbara Atkinson
Servants: Jane Campion
Servants: Jean Reeve
Servants: Sally Lawrence
Servants: Cela Drummond
Servants: Julia Shaw
Repeated from 7th August 1988.

18th March 1989:
22.45 :
The Three Feathers by Peter Redgrove..
Inspired by Grimm's Fairy Tales.
Two brothers, Grimald and Rudolf, struggle for succession to the throne. But a third brother, Dominic - the puny one - knows something they don't know ...
Music composed and realised by Stephen Rollings
Directed by Brian Miller
BBC Bristol
Dominic (Dummling): Andrew Branch
Grimald: Terrence Hardiman
Rudolf: Pavel Douglas
King: Michael Tudor Barnes
Mother Toad: Sheila Grant
Gretchen: Jennifer Piercey
Matilda: Susie Brann
Repeated from 14th August 1987

21st March 1989
Drama Now: The Bridge at Orbigo by David Pownall.
Orbigo in northern Spain is on the ancient pilgrim route to the shrine at Santiago de Compostella. The old bridge there has been at the centre of many historic events, but it also provides a challenge, to the modern traveller.
Music composed by Peter Howell of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Directed by Richard Imison
Stan: Colin Jeavons
Cyril: Neville Smith
Dom Laslo: Edward de Souza
Joachim: Shaun Prendergast
Sentry: Francis Middleditch
Captain: George Parsons
Quinones: John Church
Repeated from 17th April 1987

24th March 1989:
19.45 :
The Friday Play: The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare..
Music composed by Mia Sotenou and performed by Tom Finucane.. Liz Stanbridge and Mia Sotenou
Technical presentation by Richard Beadsmoore, Rosamund Mason and Keith Graham
Adapted for radio and directed by Jeremy Mortimer
Petruchio: Bob Peck
Katharina: Cheryl Campbell
Baptista Minola, Katharina's father: Laurence Payne
Bianca, her sister: Moir Leslie
Suitors to Bianca: Hortensio: Douglas Hodge
Suitors to Bianca: Gremio: Michael Deacon
Lucentio: Stephen Tompkinson
Tranio, Lucentio's servant: Robert Glenister
Biondello, Lucentio's boy: Paul Copley
Grumio, Petruchio's servant: Christopher Fairbank
Pedant: John Baddeley
Tailor: Simon Cuff
Vincentio/Lord: Anthony Jackson
Christopher Sly/Curtis: William Simons
Page: Richard Pearce
Hostess/Widow: Linda Polan
With Stephen Rashbrook
Repeated from 20th May 1988
Repeated on Radio 4 on 25th December 1993

25th March 1989
22.15 :
The Master-Thief by Peter Redgrove.
Inspired by Grimm's Fairy Tales.
The stranger returns to the land of his origins all the richer for having spent a lifetime existing on his nimble wits. Now, to crown his self-made achievements, he seeks to awaken his long-sleeping sister princess....
Music composed and realised by Stephen Rollings
Directed by Brian Miller
BBC Bristol
the Master Thief: James Kerry
Old Man/Archbishop: Alan Dudley
Old Woman: Jennifer Piercey
Innkeeper/Colonel: Eric Lander
Mere Cointreau: Christine Pollon
Eclair/Chaplain: Andrew Branch
Saute: Jonathan Tafler
Fromage: Mark Buffery
Omelette/Lord Bast: Paul Gregory
Lady Bast: Sheila Grant
Sister: Maryon Ellor
Repeated from 25th August 1987.

[That makes seven successive drama programs which are repeats of previous years]

28th March 1989:
19.30 :
Drama Now: Goodnight to Flamboro by Martyn Wade.
The composer William Baines died in 1922 at the age of 23, leaving behind him a wealth of beautiful music. His pantheistic nature and love of his native Yorkshire countryside are reflected in his compositions, and his strength of character carried him through years of illness and lack of recognition. This play traces the most prolific period of his life when, against all odds and already ill with consumption, he lived and worked to the full, loved by his friends and supported by his devoted family.
Singer: Gordon Pullin
Piano: Eric Parkin
Directed by Cherry Cookson
William Baines: Douglas Hodge
Mrs Baines: Anne Stallybrass
Mr Baines: David Calder
Mrs Dawson: Ann Bell
Karl Wood: Philip Sully
Dr Eaglefield Hull: James Grout
Teddy: Richard Pearce
Miss Milner: Joan Matheson
Miss Gribbon: Zelah Clarke
Mr Elkin: Nicholas Courtney
Dr Armitage: Norman Bird
Army officer: John Moffatt
Army doctor: Christopher Scott
Young William: Charles Cookson
Repeated on Radio 4 on 7th October 1989 and 17th April 1995. Has also been repeated on BBC7 (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013)

31st March 1989
21.10 :
The Friday Play: The Symposium by PLATO. Translated by Tom Griffith.
Friends of the tragic poet Agathon celebrate his success at the drama festival. After the carousals, a few exhausted intimates dine together and decide to entertain themselves with talk. The subject is Eros, and the lively evening develops into a series of brilliant speeches in praise of the God of Love.
Music composed and conducted by Christos Pittas and performed by Julian Coward (flute)
Roland Gallery (guitar) and Anne Collis (percussion)
Singer Jay Ge Adapted .
Directed by John Theocharis
Socrates: Leo McKern
Aristophanes: Martin Jarvis
Alcibiades: Paul Shelley
Agathon: Robert Daws
Pausanias: John Rye
Eryximachus: Michael Deacon
Phaedrus: Steve Hodson
Aristodemus: Michael Tudor Barnes
Servant: Richard Tate
Revellers: David Goodland
Revellers: Paul Gregory
Revellers: Steven Harrold,
Revellers: Peter Craze
Revellers: Richard Pearce
Revellers: John Samson
Revellers: William Simons
Repeated 8th August 1993

1st April 1989:
22.05 :
The Flounder by Peter Redgrove inspired by Grimm's Fairy Tales.
A flounder pleads for his life on the grounds that he is an enchanted prince ... When the fisherman's wife realises that the flounder may grant any wish, the fun really begins....
Directed by Brian Miller
BBC Bristol
the Fisherman: Geoffrey Matthews
his wife: Judy Cornwell
Flounder: Chris Harris
With the voices of Robin Ardra and Phillip Manikum
Repeated from 28th August 1987

2nd April 1989:
21.35 :
The Wise Woman - an Old Norse poem translated and adapted for radio by Maureen Thomas.
A dramatised setting about the creation of the world
Percussionist Ann Collis
Producer: Piers Plowright
the Wise Woman: Diana Quick
the women: Alice Arnold
the women: Eva Stuart
the women: Cara Kelly
the Viking voices: Philip Sully
the Viking voices: Agust Gudmundsson
Repeated 21st February 1990

4th April 1989:
22.00 :
Drama Now: Piglaw by Stephen Wyatt.
Who would be foolish enough to put a pig on trial? Yet the lawyer Lebrun suggests this is the right thing to do when a crime is committed in a small market town in medieval France. His proposal leads him and the parish priest,
Fr Bernard , into deeper waters than either of them could have foreseen.
Directed by Peter Fozzard
Fr Bernard: Christian Rodska
Pierre Lebrun: Tony Robinson
Master Bailly: Hugh Dickson
Jehan Delalande: Peter Craze
Marie, his wife: Zelah Clarke
Filliol, a pig-keeper: Michael Graham Cox
Mayor: Geoffrey Matthews
Man: Kenneth Shanley
Anne Lebrun: Melinda Walker
Confessor: Simon Cuff
Jailer: Joe Hall
Woman: Jane Gambier
Repeated on BBC7 2005 and 2006.

7th April 1989
21.25 :
The Friday Play: The Bedbug by Vladimir Mayakovsky [1893-1930] Translated By: Max Hayward.
Only two lives were saved after the wild wedding party in Tambov in 1929: Skripkin, and a bedbug.... They were alive, but frozen, for nearly 50 years. The crowds that flocked to see them after their
'defrigeration' were shocked and revolted, not so much by the bedbug, but by the man
Music by Trevor Allan
Adapted for radio and directed by Jeremy Mortimer.
Skripkin: Tom Wilkinson
Zoya Beryozkina: Brenda Blethyn
Elzevir Renaissance: Susie Brann
Rosalie Renaissance: Eva Stuart
Oleg Bard: George Parsons
Klop: Roy Kinnear
Orator: Eric Stovell
Professor: Peter Woodthorpe
Corrspondent: Natasha Pyne
Director of the zoo: Stephen Thorne
Chairman of the City Soviet: Gordon Reid
Also with Elaine Claxton, Steven Harrold, Stephen Hattersley, Peterhowell Stuart, Shaun Prendergast, Tim Reynolds, Jonathan Tafler, Tom Wilkinson
[Original title: Klop; Name of lead character Pierre Skripkin, also known as Ivan Prisypkin]
Repeated from 21st November 1986.

14th April 1989:
19.30-22.55, interval 2050-2055:
The Friday Play: Hamlet by William Shakespeare.
Directed By: John Richmond
Bernardo: Richard Williams
Francisco: Stanley Groome
Horatio: Sebastian Shaw
Marcellus: Anthony Jacobs
Claudius: Andrew Cruickshank
Voltimand: Hugh Manning
Laertes: Hugh Burden
Polonius: Baliol Holloway
Hamlet: John Gielgud
Gertrude: Marian Spencer
Ophelia: Celia Johnson
Ghost: Leon Quartermaine
Reynaldo: Frank Atkinson
Rosencrantz: Bryan Coleman
Guildenstern: John Chandos
First player: Hugh Griffith
Player Queen: Denise Bryer
Fortinbras,: Andrew Faulds
Captain: Denis McCarthy
Gravediggers: Charles Leno
Gravediggers: Preston Lockwood
Priest: Arthur Ridley
Osric: Esme Percy
Gentleman: Alastair Duncan
Ambassador: Victor Lucas
First broadcast: 26/12/1948
Other broadcasts: 28/6/1949, 15/7/1951, 19/4/1959, 23/3/1975
[John Gielgud was also in a short 80 min version produced by Barbara Burnham for the Home Service on 6/10/1940]

18th April 1989
21.05 :
Drama Now: Maker of Angels by David Zane Mamowitz.
The ironic title of this play concerns the true story of Marie-France Morelle, a French woman from Cherbourg who was savagely persecuted for back-street abortions in 1943.
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Marie-France: Paola Dionisotti
Lux: Nigel Anthony
Christine: Alice Arnold
Claude: Christopher Scott
Yvette/Warder: Joan Walker
Albertine: Jane Knowles
Maitre Daumier: Geoffrey Whitehead
Police commissioner: Michael Graham Cox
Dufour/Akmed: Geoffrey Matthews
Brechet: Richard Tate
Laffont: Brett Usher
Lucie: Cara Kelly
Mueller: Wolf Kahler
Clerk/Radio announcer: Ken Cumberlidge
President of the court: John Moffat
Priest: Norman Bird
Prisoner 262: Jo Kendall

21st April 1989:
Faith Healer by Brian Friel..
With Norman Rodway as Frank June Tobin as Gracie and Warren MitcheU as Teddy.
'And the people who came, what is there to say about them? ... They knew in their hearts they had not come to be cured, but for the confirmation that they were incurable; not in hope. but for the elimination of hope.'
Directed By: Robert Cooper
BBC Northern Ireland
Frank: Norman Rodway
Gracie: June Tobin
Teddy: Warren Mitche11
First broadcast 13th March 1980,
Repeated 18th May 1980
[The 1989 broadcast was part of a "Brian Friel Season" which was split between Radio 3 and Radio 4]

25th April 1989:
20.30 :
Translations by Brian Friel
1833: The British Army Ordnance Survey arrives in the small village of Ballybeg in Donegal to map the country and translate Irish place names into English equivalents.
First directed for stage and adapted for radio by Donald McWillnnie
Producer: Robert Cooper
BBC Northern Ireland
Manus: Gabriel Byrne
Sarah: Marie Ni Ghrainne
Jimmy Jack: Sebastian Shaw
Maire: Bernadette Shortt
Donalty: Ron Flanagan
Bridget: Anna Keaveney
Hugh: Ian Bannen
Owen: Tony Doyle
Capt Lancey: Peter Barnes
Lt Yolland: Shaun Scott
First broadcast 31st January 1982.
Repeated 10th February 1983

28th April 1989:
21.15 :
Making History by Brian Friel, Adapted by Denys Hawthorne
Archbishop Lombard is chronicling the history of the great O'Neill: the story of a magnificent prince who led the Irish rebels to noble victories against Queen Elizabeth I. and to nobler defeats.
O'Neill himself wants a truer story told, but for the Archbishop history has many truths ...
Directed by Jeremy Howe
BBC Northern Ireland
Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone: Stephen Rea
Archbishop Peter: Tony Doyle
Harry Hoveden: Stanley Townsend
Hugh O'Donnell, Earl of Tyrconnell: Adrian Dunbar
Mabel Bagenal: Julia Ford
Mary Bagenal: Emma Dewhurst

29th pril 1989
19.10 :
Unintentionally Tragic by Anton Chekhov.. Translated by Ariadne Nicolaeff
'Give me a revolver, I implore you. I can't stand it any more. Don't ask anything, don't go into details, just give me a revolver!'
Directed byMatthew Walters
Ivan Ivanych: Richard Briers
Murashkin: Manning Wilson
Repeated from 20th November 1986

30th April 1989:
18.15 :
Tales for Louis by Karen Whiteson.
A fictional account of the childhood of Louis XIV
Directed by Shaun MacLoughun
the Nurse: Barbara Kellerman
the Crone: Harriet Walter
the Valet: Hugh Dickson
Charles Perrault: Edward de Souza
Boy Louis: Dmitri Lavallee
Cinderella: Deborah Makepeace
Ugly sisters/Fairies: Joanna MacKie
Ugly sisters/Fairies: Melinda Walker
Tailor/Cronies: Peter Craze
Tailor/Cronies: Simon Cuff

2nd May 1989:
19.30 :
Drama Now: Roots in Water by Richard Nelson.
Twelve scenes from an American generation.
In Bangkok, an American pilot visits a brothel. In Europe, three Americans meet at cross purposes in a youth hostel. Across the United States, from Minnesota to Manhattan, a generation of Americans try to make sense of their lives after the years of protest during the Vietnam War.
Directed By: Ned Chaillet
Buster/Jack/Frank: Alfred Molina
Thai/Barbara/Judith: Mary Cornford
Johnstone/Jim: Peter Craze
Verne/Tom: Sean Baker
Ellen/Mary: Emily Richard
Robert/George/Bill: Edward Herrmann
Peter/George/Bob: Kerry Shale
Laura/Cheryl/Willa: Jane Bertish
Dianne/Phyllis/Alice: Judy Kuhn
June/Lynn: Zoe Wanamaker
April/Libby: Shelley Thompson
Pete/Fred: Michael James-Reed
Repeated 30th May 1989

5th May 1989:
19.30 - 21.50 :
The Friday Play: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde,
A trivial comedy for serious people in the original four-act version edited by Owen Dudley-Edwards.
Music composed and played by Terence Allbright
Directed by Ian Cotterell
John Worthing: Richard Pasco
Algernon Moncrieff: Jeremy Clyde
The Hon Gwendolen Fairfax: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Cecily Cardew: Prunella Scales
The Rev Canon Chasuble: Maurice Denham
Miss Prism: Sylvia Coleridge
Lady Bracknell: Fabia Drake
Mr Gribsby: Gerald Cross
Lane: Richard Burnett
Merriman: Jonathan Scott
First broadcast 25th December 1977
Repeated 19th November 1978, and on Radio 4 on 18th August 1983.

8th May 1989:
22.30 :
The Two High Officials by Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin (1826-89), dramatised by Jack Winter.
An allegorical tale which savagely attacks the hypocrisy, greed and brutality of Tsarist Russia.
Directed by Matthew Walters
Saltykov: Edward de Souza
First official: John Church
Second official: Manning Wilson
First broadcast 15th November 1986
Repeated 5th March 1988

9th May 1989:
20.10 :
Drama Now
The Sea Voyage Part 1: Voyamaluco!
A play in three parts by Carey Harrison.
Music by Stephen Warbeck played by Ian Davies, Michael Gregory, and Keith Thompson
Directed by Jane Morgan
Juan Hurtado de la Vega: Philip Voss
Simon Perez: John McAndrew
Manilius: Norman Rodway
Bernaldez: Trevor Peacock
Santiago de Morga: Norman Jones
Melchior Alemain: Struan Rodger
Fray Alejandro de la Cueva: David Sinclair
Alonso Nino: Joe Dunlop
Tomas de Galvez: Donald Gee
Peralonso Mendez: Christopher Good
Irish Steve: Ken Cumberlidge
Pepper Pod/Don Felipe/ Suleiman: Sam Dale
Charles V: Francis Middleditch
Recruiting officer: William Simons
Whores/Ladies of the court: Alice Arnold
Whores/Ladies of the court: Jo Kendall
Whores/Ladies of the court: Marcia King
Whores/Ladies of the court: Joan Walker
Schoolboys/Orphan boys: Oliver Basiley
Schoolboys/Orphan boys: Nicholas Biskins
Schoolboys/Orphan boys: Stephen Evans
Schoolboys/Orphan boys: Alan Forster
Schoolboys/Orphan boys: Simon Mead
Schoolboys/Orphan boys: Alexis Roxborough
Schoolboys/Orphan boys: Clive Samways
Schoolboys/Orphan boys: James Thomas
Sand clock boy: Clive Samways
(pupils of Dulwich College)
[Part 2: 16/5/89, Part 3: 23/5/89]
Part 1 was repeated on 7th April 1990

12th May 1989
21.25 :
The Friday Play: Alcestis by Euripides, translated by William Arrowsmith
When the gods demand Admetos' death, his wife Alcestis offers herself in his place and goes to the grave in his stead.
Music by Harvey Brough and Jeremy Taylor
Directed by Penny Gold
Admetos: Roger Allam
Alcestis: Alison Fiske
Apollo: Michael Tudor Barnes
Death: Philip Sully
Maid: Caroline Gruber
Herakles: Struan Rodger
Pheres: Peter Howell
Old servant: Michael Graham Cox
Chorus: Christopher Scott
Chorus: Maggie McCarthy
Chorus: Jane Knowles
Chorus: Zelah Clarke
Repeated from 20th September 1988.

14th May 1989
20.35 :
Mr Trill by Iain Crichton Smith.
A conversation piece. And then later you said to me, "What is he going on about Dido and Aeneas for, when Tobruk is falling?"
Directed by Stewart Conn
Joyce: Maria Aitken
Dave: Stephen MacDonald
Repeated from 26th August 1988

16th May 1989:
20.15 :
Drama Now
The Sea Voyage: Part 2 of 3: The Knights of Seth. by Carey Harrison.
Two hundred and fifty men. In five ships 13 paces long. For three years.
Music by Stephen Warbeck played by Ian Davies, Michael Gregory, and Keith Thompson
Technical presentation by David Greenwood assisted by Rosamund Mason and Michael Etherden
Directed by Jane Morgan
Juan Hurtado de la Vega: Philip Voss
Simon Perez: John McAndrew
Bernaldez: Trevor Peacock
Santiago de Morga: Norman Jones
Melchior Alema¡n: Struan Rodger
Don Felipe: Sam Dale
Fray Alejandro de la Cueva: David Sinclair
Alonso Nino: Joe Dunlop
Tomas de Galvez: Donald Gee
Peralonso Mendez: Christopher Good
Irish Steve: Ken Cumberlidge
Ysquierdo: David Goudge
Pacheco: Christopher Scott
Tristan: Ian Targett
Chamberlain: Philip Sully
Madre Pacifica: Jo Kendall
Whores/Native girls: Alice Arnold
Whores/Native girls: Marcia King
Whores/ Native girls: Joan Walker
Sand-clock boy: Clive Samways
St Jerome: Michael Graham-Cox
Sultan: Richard Tate
Repeated on 10th April 1990.

19th May 1989:
21.20 :
The Friday Play: An Giall (The Hostage) by Brendan Behan translated from the Irish by Lorcan Otreasaigh and adapted by Jeremy Howe.
1958: the IRA are preparing a safe house in which to hold hostage a British soldier.
Narrator Michael Baguley
Bagpipes: Brian Kidd
Directed by Jeremy Howe
BBC Northern Ireland
Leslie, a soldier: Kieron Smith
Trassa: Ann Callanan
Patrick: John Hewitt
Kate: Anne Kent
Monsoor: Anthony Finigan
IRA officer: Stephen Ryan
IRA volunteer: Sean Kearns
Bray Harrier, a detective: Tom Jordan
Repeated from 12th August 1988

23rd May 1989:
19.30-20.40 :
The Sea Voyage part 3: Candigar
A play in three parts by Carey Harrison.
Now of five proud ships that set forth from the Dock of Mules but one remained; of 250 men but 30 living, and of these barely ten were whole. or had strength enough to hoist a sail.
Music by Stephen Warbeck played by Ian Davies, Michael Gregory, and Keith Thompson
Technical presentation by David Greenwood assisted by Rosamund Mason and Michael Etherden
Directed by Jane Morgan
Juan Hurtado de la Vega: Philip Voss
Simon Perez: John McAndrew
Bernaldez: Trevor Peacock
Santiago de Morga: Norman Jones
Melchior Aleman: Struan Rodger
Don Felipe: Sam Dale
Alonso Nino: Joe Dunlop
Tomas de Galvez: Donald Gee
Peralonso Mendez: Christopher Good
Saint Jerome: Michael Graham Cox
Sultan: Richard Tate
Leviathan: Christopher Scott
Cooper: Ian Targett
Caulker: Philip Sully
Carpenter: David Goudge
Madre Pacifica: Jo Kendall
Sirens: Alice Arnold
Sirens: Marica King
Sirens: Joan Walker
Sand clock boy: Clive Samways
Repeated 13th April 1990

26th May 1989:
19.30 :
The Friday Play: Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare, Adapted for radio by John Theocharis.
In this 'unfinished' but powerful play, Shakespeare presents an acquisitive society in which greed and profit are rated above decency and humanity.
Music composed and conducted by Christos Pittas and performed by The Conchord Ensemble, with Nicole Tibbels <strong>(soprano)</strong>
Directed By: John Theocharis
Unknown: David Gillard
Timon: Robert Stephens
Apemantus: Norman Rodway
Alcibiades: John Rowe
Flavius: John Church
Lucullus: David March
Sempronius: John Rye
Lucius: Aubrey Woods
Poet: Christopher Good
Painter: Brian Miller
Merchant: Michael Deacon
Jeweller: John Bull
Old Athenian: John Warner
Ventidius: Philip Sully
Senators: John Moffatt.
Senators: David King
Senators: Geoffrey Whitehead
Senators: Michael Kilgarriff
Servants: Vincent Brimble,
Servants: Ken Cumberlidge.
Servants: Paul Downing
Servants: Joe Dunlop
Servants: David Goudge,
Servants: Ian Targett
Servants: David Ashford
Ladies/whores: Susan Sheridan.
Ladies/whores: Alice Arnold
Ladies/whores: Marcia King
Ladies/whores: Joan Walker

30th May 1989:
21.10 :
Drama Now: Roots in Water
Repeated from 6th May 1989- please see above.

2nd June 1989
21.30 :
The Friday Play: Exchange by Yuri Trifonov (1925-81) translated by Michael Frayn.
The antipathy between his wife, Lena, and his mother has been the bane of Victor's life. All the more surprising then that when his mother falls ill, Lena suggests she should live with them.
Directed by Matthew Walters
Viktor: Michael Jayston
Lena: Patricia Garwood
Viktor's mother: Margot Boyd
Lora: Deborah Norton
Tanya: Avril Clark
Viktor's father: Edward de Souza
Viktor's grandfather: Lockwood West
Lena's mother: Barbara Atkinson
Lena's father: Manning Wilson
Housing agent: Peter Woodthorpe
Natashka/Innochka: Deborah Makepeace
Zherekhov/Felix: John Church
Kalugin/Dog-owner: Ronald Herdman
Cousin Marina: Sheua Grant
Bubrik: Gordon Reid
Aunt Zhenya: Ysanne Churchman
Repeated from 7th November 1986.

3rd June 1989:
The Idealistic Carp by Mikhail Yevgrafovich Saltykov-Shchedrin (1826-89), dramatised by Jack Winter
By nature the carp is a peace-loving, idealistic creature. No one suspects it of being politically unreliable.
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Saltykov: Edward De Souza
Carp: George Parsons
Gremille: John Church
Pike: Manning Wilson
Chub: Susie Brann
First broadcast 18th November 1986
Repeated 11th March 1988

9th June 1989:
22.30 :
The Friday Play: Landscape by Harold Pinter.
Directed By: Guy Vaeson
Beth: Peggy Ashcroft
Duff: Eric Porter
First broadcast 25th April 1968, repeated 12th May 1968, 12th December 1972.
[Pinter himself played Duff in a 2008 Radio 4 production directed by Peter Kavanagh]

16th June 1989:
21.25 :
The Friday Play: The False Servant by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux (1688-1763) translated by Michael Sadler.
Dressed as a man, a Parisienne accompanies her unwitting fiance to the country to keep an eye on him. Her suspicions prove well founded ...
Directed By: Peter Kavanagh
Chevalier: Janet McTeer
Lelio: Tim McLnnemy
the Countess: Imogen Stubbs
Trivelin: Christopher Godwin
Harlequin: Tom Watt
Frontin/Valet: Ken Cumberlidge
Repeated 16th February 1990
[Original 1724 title was "La Fausse Suivante ou Le Fourbe puni "]

20th June 1989:
21.50 :
Drama Now: A Sad Pavan for These Distracted Times by Robert Ferguson.
A tale told by a captain, a soldier's tale, confused in the telling both in terms of incident and time. It touches upon some minor themes such as life, love, death, obsession, inspiration, beauty and, possibly, truth. Important is the need to smoke the ritual cigar.
Directed by John Tydeman
The Captain: Robin Bailey
Lady Baxter: June Tobin
Tomkins: Timothy Bateson
General Philby: Anthony Newlands
Young officers.: Simon Cuff
Young officers: Paul Sirr
Young officers: Stephen Tompkinson
Repeated from 18th January 1988
[The title is a musical work for the virginal by Tomkins, and is indeed spelled without the usual final E in Pavane]

23rd June 1989:
21.05 :
The Friday Play: The Magnetic Lady by Ben Jonson (1572-1637) adapted by Peter Barnes.
The magnetic Lady Loadstone, a bountiful housekeeper and virtuous widow, has a young niece ripe for marriage. What follows is a mad whirligig of a comedy in which various suitors pursue the niece, who turns out to be penniless and pregnant.
Music improvised and played by Stephen Deutsch.
Directed by Ian Cotterell
John Trygust: Andrew Branch
Probee: Peter Howell
Damplay: Edward de Souza
Compass: Dinsdale Landen
Capt Ironside: Richard Durden
Lady Loadstone: Rachel Gurney
Parson Palate: Timothy Bateson
Dr Rut: Peter Woodthorpe
Mistress Polish: Dilys Laye
Sir Diaphanous Silkworm: John Moffatt
Practice: Peter Eyre
Sir Moth Interest: Peter Bayliss
Bias: Tim Reynolds
Pleasance: Tina Marian
Placentia: Karen Ascoe
Keep: Elizabeth Spriggs
Needle: Steven Harrold
Timothy Item: Jonathan Tafler
Chair: Sheila Grant
Repeated from 18th September 1987

27th June 1989:
21.20 :
Drama Now: Marina Bray by Ronald Frame.
The successful novelist Marina Bray dies in a car crash. Was her death accidental, or do the events and the people in her life provide significant clues to the motive behind a kind of death wish?
Directed By: Marilyn Imrie
Piano: Mary Nash
Peter Kemp: himself
Marina Bray: Deborah Findlay
Marina as a child: Camilla Jackson
Mother: Avril Elgar
Father: Philip Sully
Oliver: Christopher Scott
Patrice: Alice Arnold
David: Tony McEwan
Jane: Melinda Walker
Matthew: David Goudge
Male critic: Christopher Good
Female critic: Joan Walker
Interviewer: Jo Kendall
Newsreader: Piers Burton Page

30th June 1989
19.30 :
The Friday Play: Secret Places of the Heart by Tennessee Williams.
Olaf has remained married to Janet, despite her years of confinement in a mental home. Suddenly, their relationship is threatened.
Dialect coaching by Charmian Hoare
Directed by Keith Hack
Janet: Sheila Gish
Olaf: Ian Hogg
Alicia: Miranda Richardson
Dr Cash: Harold Innocent
Sister Grace: Barbara Ewing
Sister Grim: Celia Imrie
Samantha/Gloria: Maggie Jones
Sugar: Alibe Parsons
Night nurse: Emily Richard
Day nurse: Joan Walker
Stuart/Orderly: Stephen Rashbrook
Hickey/Stores clerk/ Trainer: William Simons
Fr O'Donnell: Alan Dudley
Madge: Diana Olsson
Tiny: Polly James
Emily: Eva Stuart
First patient: Barbara Atkinson
Second patient: Caroline Gruber
Repeated from 4th November 1988

4th July 1989:
19.30-22.35, with intervals 20.45-20.50 and 21.25-21.30:
Drama of the Revolution: One Mad Day or The Marriage of Figaro (1778) by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, translated by John Wells.
Music composed and conducted by Carl Davis
Figaro is engaged to be married to Suzanne. The Count has already grown bored with his marriage and is taking notice of Suzanne. The Count looks to re-engage the act of primae noctis, in which he would consummate the marriage with the bride-to-be prior to Figaro's honeymoon.
[The play was the basis of the 1786 opera The Marriage of Figaro].
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
the Countess: Dorothy Tutin
Count Almaviva: Gary Bond
Figaro: Nickolas Grace
Suzannah: Alison Steadman
Bartholo: Michael Aldridge
Marcellina: Jean Boht
The Cherub, the count's page: John McAndrew
Basil, music master at Aguas Frescas: Peter Pratt
Little Fanny, Antonio's daughter: Moir Leslie
Antonio, gardener at the castle, uncle of Suzannah: Michael Bilton
Don Guzman Bridlegoose. a local magistrate: John Wells
Grab, Clerk of the Court and Bridlegoose's secretary: Peter Acre
Ebenezer Sunshine a young shepherd: Michael Jenner
Bridesmaids: Helena Breck
Bridesmaids: Narissa Knights
Repeated from 5th June 1985.
Repeated 1st January 1986
[Original title: "La Folle Journée, ou Le Mariage de Figaro". First written set in France, the setting was moved to Spain to obtain consent to stage it in France. A sequel to the writers "The Barber of Seville", the concluding work was "The Guilty Mother"]

7th July 1989
19.30-21.30 :
Drama of the Revolution: Danton's Death by George Buchner, translated by Howard Brenton
Paris: March and April 1794. Danton finds himself looking towards a moderate period for the Revolution; but to Robespierre, Danton is standing in the way of the inexorable terror that must sweep all counter-revolutionaries aside.
The play is based on authentic documents and some of the speeches are taken verbatim from the records.
Musical Director: Christopher Reason
Solo voice: John Warnaby
Director: Clive Brill
Danton: Gerard Murphy
Desmoulins: Tim McInnerney
Robespierre: Nickolas Grace
Lacroix: Anthony Jackson
Herault Sechelles: Philip Sully
St Just: John Warnaby
Philippeau: Eric Stovell
Julie: Sophie Thompson
Lucille: Elizabeth Mansfield
Collot d'Herbois: Donald Gee
Fouquier-Tinville: Geoffrey Whitehead
Legendre: Michael Kilgarriff
Herman: John Baddeley
Mercier/Dumas: Stephen Hattersley
Lyonnais/Vouland: Stephen Rashbrook
Barere: Michael Deacon
Billaud: Gordon Reid
Laflotte: John Skitt
Paine: Clive Swift
Chaumette: Ian Targett
Simon: Richard Tate
Paris: Scott Cherry
Club President/Fabre: Paul McCleary
First citizen: Peter Rumney
Dillon: Stephen Thorne
Adelaide/Eugenie: Rachel Wright
Simon's wife: Maggie McCarthy
Marion: Alice Arnold
Madame: Jo Kendall
Rosalie: Felicity Finch
[Written in 1835 the original play was first produced in 1913]
[There was an earlier production of this play by Martin Esslin in 1969 from a translation by Victor Price.]

11th July 1989:
19.30 :
Drama of the Revolution: Poor Bitos by Jean Anouilh (1910-1987) translated by Lucienne Hill.
France, in the 1950s: Andre Bitos was not popular at school with his wealthy classmates. He was a scholarship boy and a prig, and he always came top. Now, they are all grown up and he is the Deputy Public Prosecutor - a veritable Robespierre. And that gives Maxime an idea for a party.
Directed by Richard Imison
Bitos/Robespierre: Clive Merrison
Maxime/St Just: Jeremy Clyde
Vulturne/Mirabeau: Roger Hammond
Victoire/Lucille Desmoulins.: Alexandra Mathie
Philippe/Jesuit Father: Hugh Dickson
Julien/Danton: Michael Cochrane
Brassac/Tallien: Peter Pacey
Deschamps/Camille Desmoulins: Christopher Good
Amanda/Mme Tallien: Madeline Smith
Lila/Marie Antoinette: Melinda Walker
Charles/Maxime's butler: Vincent Brimble
Joseph/Maxime's cook: Michael Kilgarriff
Delanoue: Ken Cumberlidge
Repeated 20th January 1991
[Original title: Pauvre Bitos, ou Le dîner de têtes]

14th July 1989:
20.50-23.00 (Interval 22.00-22.05):
Drama of the Revolution: The Marat/Sade by Peter Weiss, from an English translation by Geoffrey Skelton.
The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the direction of the Marquis de Sade.
The Royal Shakespeare Company in Peter Brook's 1964 production
Music: Richard Peaslee
Verse adaptation: Adrian Mitchell
Stage production: Peter Brook
de Sade: Patrick Magee
Marat: Ian Richardson
Charlotte Corday: Glenda Jackson
M Coulmier: Clifford Rose
Mme Coulmier: Brenda Kempner
Mile Coulmier: Ruth Baker
Herald: Michael Williams
Cucurucu: Freddie Jones
Kokol: Hugh Sullivan
Polpoch: Jonathan Burn
Rossignol: Jeanette Landis
Jacques Roux: Robert Lloyd
Simonne Evrard: Susan Williamson
Duperret: John Steiner
Abbot: Mark Jones
Voltaire: John Harwood
Lavoisier: Leon Lissek
Also with Mary Allen, Heather Canning, Michael Farnsworth, Maroussia Frank, Tamara Fuerst, Guy Gordon, Sheila Grant, Timothy Hardy, Ian Hogg, John Hussey, James Mellor, Michael Percival, Lyn Pinkney, Carol Raymont, Morgan Sheppard, Stanford Trowell, Jennifer Tudor, and Henry Woolf.
[The 1964 theatre production (Aldwych Theatre) was possibly the first major role for Glenda Jackson who went on to appear on Broadway(1965) and in the 1967 film.]
[Original title: "Die Verfolgung und Ermordung Jean Paul Marats dargestellt durch die Schauspielgruppe des Hospizes zu Charenton unter Anleitung des Herrn de Sade"]

18th July 1989:
19.30 :
Drama Now: The Hat by Marcella Evaristi.
Paris, 1920: Dada is in the air, so it is no surprise when Marianne's hat becomes her confidante after her lover kicks them out. But the revenge is Marianne's, and she becomes the toast of Dada.
Directed by Ned Chaillet
Marianne: Phyllis Logan
Mirror: Margaret Robertson
Crispin: Stephen Boxer
Hat: Nick Dunning
Compact mirror: Polly James
Bertrand Bertrand: Barry McGovern
Katya: Marcella Evaristi
Andre: Peter Kelly
Simon: Harold Innocent
Stranger: Steve Hodson
Waiter: Richard Pearce
Auctioneer: Simon Cuff
Repeated from 14th June 1988

21st July 1989:
21.30 :
The Friday Play: Orpheus: A film script by Jean Cocteau. translated and adapted for radio by Michael Bakewell.
The setting is post-war Europe; the theme, the encounter be tween poet and death.
Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Producer Michael Bakewell.
Orpheus: Hugh Burden
Eurydice: Muriel Pavlow
the Princess: Catherine Dolan
Heurtebise: Robert Rietty
Aglaonice: Sheila Brennan
Cegeste: Christopher Guinee
Neanthus: Anthony Jacobs
Chief of Police: Derek Blomfield
Reporter: Donald McKillop
First judge: Derek Birch
Second judge: Lewis Stringer
Third judge: Michael Burrell
Also with Adrian Brine, Elizabeth Proud, Fiona Nicholson, Jeanne le Bars, Gillian Webb and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company.
First broadcast 7th February 1962, repeated 27th February 1962, 21st September 1962.

22nd July 1898:
21.30 :
One Friday Not a Million Miles Past by Richard Hayton.
From Radio 4's 1988 Young Playwrights' Festival.
It is another Friday in the life of Oldtown. But to Mazeguy it is his first without Laura, lost to a new lover, and his last as a clerk in the DHSS. Without a job and without a girl, Mazeguy tries to lose himself in the abandon of a provincial city's Friday night.
Directed by Jeremy Mortimer
Narrator: John Duttine
Mazeguy: Ian Targett
Laura: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Mr Shankly: Simon Cuff
Mother: Polly James
Father: Michael Tudor Barnes
Mr Evans: Michael Bilton
With Lolly Cockerell, Zelah Clarke,
Ken Cumberudge, Caroline Gruber, Philippa Howell, Anthony Jackson, Ian Michie and Richard Pearce.
Repeated from 22nd October 1988

25th July 1989:
21.45 :
Drama Now: Scuttling Off by Daniel Mornin. Hugh is a mature student who leaves Northern
Ireland in search of inner peace. He hitch-hikes across Europe through Iran and eventually arrives in Nepal.
Years later, living in London, he decides to write his first novel. Like all first novels it is an attempt to write the past out of his life ...
Directed by Jeremy Howe
BBC Northern Ireland
Hugh: Adrian Dunbar
Sarah: Sarah Woodward
Kit: Scott Cherry
Ma: Carole Nimmons
Joe: Des McAleer
Pat: Fabian Cartwright
Kerry: Alice Arnold
London gent: Mark Lambert
German driver: Andrew Branch
French driver: Melinda Walker
Ali: Bahman Forsi
Andy: Allen McKelvey

28th July 1989:
21.35 :
The Friday Play: Anatol by Arthur Schnitzler translated by Michael Robinson.
Parts 1 to 3 of 7. 1: Fate Questioned. 2: Christmas Shopping 3. Jewels and Memories.
Between 1889-92 Viennese playwright Schnitzler wrote seven one-act comedies about the romantic adventures of Anatol. Music composed by Colin Guthrie, played by Colin Guthrie, Perry Montague-Mason, and Chris Laurence.
Directed by Glyn Dearman
Emilie: Julia Swift
Anatol: Malcolm Sinclair
Max: Simon Shepherd
Cora: Victoria Carling
Gabriele: Pauline Moran
Repeated from 22nd December 1987.

29th July 1989:
21.45 - 22.40 :
The Colours of the King's Rose by Anthony Neilson.
From Radio 4's 1988 Young Playwrights' Festival.
Through the telephone static on the Confidantes Helpline comes the anxious voice of a young woman. Nothing unusual in that, perhaps; but for Chris it is the shock of his life.
Music arranged and played by Bob Stephenson, with Brian Shields and Colin McRae..
Directed By: Patrick Rayner
BBC Scotland
Chris: John McGlynn
Sally: Hilary MacLean
Andi: Rose McBain
Sean: Jim Twaddale
Repeated from 24th October 1988

1st August 1989:
21.45-23.00 :
Drama Now: The Stalin Sonata by David Zane Mairowitz.
'Secretary Stalin' gives the Moscow radio station 24 hours to make a Mozart recording of his favourite pianist. She is in prison with her fingers smashed.
Piano: Mary Nash
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Pavel Ilytch: Ian Targett
Maria Lvovna: Barbara Jefford
Semyon Pavlovitch: Clive Merrison
Mikhail Karlovitch: Philip Voss
Doctor: Jane Leonard
Jailer: Brian Miller
State prosecutor: Donald Gee
Repeated 24th July 1990.
Also broadcast on the BBC World Service, November 1990.

4th August 1989:
21.05 :
The Friday Play: Anatol by Arthur Schnitzler translated by Michael Robinson.
Parts 4 and 5 of 7. 4: "Episode" 5: "Farewell Supper."
Music composed by/Musician: Colin Guthrie
Musicians: Perry Montague-Mason, Chris Laurence,
Director: Glyn Dearman
Anatol: Malcolm Sinclair
Max: Simon Shepherd
Bianca (Episode): Helena Breck
Annie (Farewell Supper): Jane Bertish
Jean (Farewell Supper): Richard Pearce
First broadcast 23rd December 1987

6th August 1989:
16.00 : The Rational Rabbit
by Saltykov Shchedrin (1826-89) dramatised by Jack Winter
'Take us rabbits. Everyone eats us Not that I'm complaining, I realise that's a rabbit s lot in life.'
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Saltykov: Edward de Souza
Rabbit: David Learner
Wolf: Pauline Letts
Ms Rabbit: Suzie Brann
First broadcast 21st November 1986.
Repeated 12th March 1988.
[Suzie Brann was in few radio programs, and had a variable name. listed as Susie and Suzy and as Bran - she was Poppy in "You rang m'Lord"]

8th August 1989:
Drama Now: Shadowing the Conqueror by Peter Jukes.
Through deserts and jungles, young photographer, Ellis, follows Alexander the Great on his last campaign.
Original music by David Chilton and Nick Russell-Pavier .
Directed By: A. J. Quinn
Ellis: Penny Downie
Alexander: Ian Hogg
the Camera: Bruce Myers
Repeated on 8th May 1990
[David Chilton was a BBC Sound Engineer, trained at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. He wrote the music for "Maid Marion and her merry men".]

11th August 1989
21.45 :
The Friday Play
Anatol by Arthur Schnitzler translated by Michael Robinson.
Parts 6 and 7 of 7. 6: "Agony" 7: "Anatol's Wedding Morning."
Music composed by/Musician: Colin Guthrie
Musicians: Perry Montague-Mason, Chris Laurence,
Director: Glyn Dearman
Anatol: Malcolm Sinclair
Max: Simon Shepherd
Else: Emily Richard
Ilona: Melinda Walker
Franz: Roy Miles
Repeated from 24th December 1987

15th August 1989
21.25 :
Drama Now: Death Duties a comedy by Frederick Bradnum
Jeremiah is approaching his century harried by his bizarre family - all of them intent on wrenching his worldly goods away from his housekeeper/ mistress and their daughter.
Directed by Glyn Dearman
Jeremiah: Maurice Denham
Broome: Martin Jarvis
Agatha: Jill Balcon
Millicent: Margaret Courtenay
Ogg: Peter Marinker
Joanna: Carole Boyd
Susan: Deborah Makepeace
Ambrose: Alan Dudley
Gambututo: Cyril Nri
Herbert: Michael Deacon
Pierre: Michael Tudor Barnes
Shaw: Jonathan Tafler
Repeated from 20th October 1987

18th August 1989:
21.40 :
The Friday Play: First Love by Ivan Turgenev translated and dramatised by Joan O'Connor
Vladimir was only 16 when he first fell in love, but the memory of that love stayed with him all his life. He was teased, he was encouraged, and he was used with a ruthlessness that he couldn't begin to understand.
Music for guitar arranged and played by Eric Hill with John Fraser on piano.
Technical presentation by David Greenwood
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Vladimir Voldemar: Simon Cadell
Zinaida: Rosalind Ayres
Dr Lushin: John Carson
Piotr Voldemar: Hugh Dickson
Maria Voldemar: Penelope Lee
Fyodor: Alan Mason
Vonifaty: John Bott
Princess Zasyekina: Antonia Pemberton
Bielvzorov: Brian Carroll
Philipp: William [Bill] Nighy
Count Malievsky: Michael Cochrane
Capt Nirmatsky: Michael McStay
Maidanov: Philip Sully
First broadcast on Radio 4 on 15th February 1980, repeated on 18th Feb 80.

22nd August 1989:
21.30 :
Drama Now: Lame Ducks by Nigel Moffatt.
Sam, observing the life of the streets below his flat, feels he is a knowing observer, but his wife Genieve suspects he might be no more than a frightened prisoner.
Producer Philip Martin
BBC Pebble Mill
Sam: Norman Beaton
Genieve: Mona Hammond
Arthur: Brian Bovell
Repeated 21st August 1990

25th August 1989
21.35 :
The Friday Play: Woman of Paris by Henry Becque adapted by Peter Barnes from Kate Horn's translation of La Parisienne and its sequel, Veuve.
In a Paris household of the 1890s, lovers, husbands and wives indulge in elegant acrobatics in order to maintain a precarious social equilibrium.
This black comedy is a study of sexual intrigue, festering beneath the cloak of middle-class respectability.
Music by Jonathan Gibbs of the Radiophonic Workshop.
Directed by Ian Cotterell
Clotilde: Judi Dench
Lafont: Dinsdale Landen
Adolphe: Edward De Souza
M Simpson: Nicholas Farrell
Adele: Elaine Claxton
First broadcast 27th February 1987

26th August 1989:
21.40 :
Studio 3 : No End to dreaming by Peter Barnes.
A monologue. 'I've come to tell of this dream of mine. Just one dream, one man, one dream but it's a famous dream in its way. Dreams, we are told, are prophets of our future fortunes.'
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Nathan Tavok: Laurence Olivier (1907-1989)
First broadcast 22/5/1987, repeated 25/12/1987

1st September 1989:
21.40 :
The Friday Play
YERMA by Frank McGuiness, based upon an original work by Federico Garcia Lorca
An Irish adaptation of a passionate Spanish fable of infertility. I want to know ... Why have I no child? I'm ready, I'm waiting. Am I to be left looking after birds, skirting the curtains on my windows? Well I won't. Tell me what I've to do.
Have I to stick needles into my eyes? What you say I'll do it. Tell me.
Music and songs composed by Henry Dagg
Directed by Katharyn Baird
BBC Northern Ireland
Yerma: Brid Brennan
Juan: Gerard McSorley
Pagan woman: Doreen Hepburn
Victor: Peter Holmes
Delores: Trudy Kelly
Maria: Julia Deardon
Good girl: Anne Hasson
Wild girl: Aingeal Grehan
Washerwoman: Aine McCartney
First broadcast 18th November 1988.
[Yerma was also adapted to a West Indian setting in 1959 ("The Barren One"), into a Punjabi setting in 1996 ("A Yearning", Radio 4), and adapted into an opera in 1961. A Spanish setting was broadcast in 1950.]

2nd September 1989
21.55 :
The Man Who Thought of Nenuphar. Compiled by Francis Watson
About Robert Harborough Sherard.
The brief story of a strange friendship.
'Or did huge Apis from his car
Leap down and lay before your feet
Big blossoms of the honey-sweet
And honey-coloured Nenuphar?'
Producer Piers Plowright
Robert Harborough: Robert Eddison
Oscar Wilde: Christopher Good
With Joanna Mackie and Danny Schiller.
[Script and correspondence held by UCLA - Clark (William Andrews) Memorial Library]
[Nenuphar = Water Lily, the word was suggested to Wilde by Sherard for the poem, as a rhyme with car]

5th September 1989:
21.45 :
Drama Now: From the Lion Rock by Carey Harrison.
Virabahu, King of fifth-century Sri Lanka, demands to know if he will survive the onslaught of the armies of his dispossessed brother Mahinda. Hormazdyar, court astrologer, knows the outcome but refuses to reveal it. Second sight is a sacred trust, not to be betrayed lightly.
Music specially composed and performed by Max Early
Directed by Gordon House
A BBC World Service production
Hormazdyar: Joss Ackland
King Virabahu: John Shrapnel
Fa Hsien: Sam Dastor
Kalyanavati: Karen Archer
Councillor Subha: David March
Tissa: Stephen Rashbrook
Ox-cart driver: John Hollis
Anula: Mary Wimbush
Blind girl: Annabelle Lanyon
First broadcast on BBC World Service March 1988.

8th September 1989
21.30 :
The Friday Play: The Disagreeable Oyster
by Giles Cooper
As comic as a cartoon, as sober as Chekhov.
Special sound by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
Directed by Charles Lefeaux and Desmond Briscoe
Bundy: William Eedle
Bundy minor: John Graham
Also with Timothy Bateson, Diana Bishop, Malcolm Hayes, Kathleen Helme, Vernon Joyner, Elizabeth Morgan, Hilda Schroder, William Sleigh,
First broadcast on Radio 4 on 5th December 1973.
Repeated on Radio 4 on 6th December 1973 and also 13th June 1984
[There was an earlier production by Donald McWhinnie in 1957, repeated 1962 and 1967]

12th September 1989:
21.20 :
Drama Now: Guernica by Elisabeth Bond and Peter Warde.
Picasso has unenthusiastically agreed to paint a picture in aid of the Spanish Republican cause. Unable to decide on a subject, he becomes increasingly haunted by voices that are linked to the devastation of the Spanish town of Guernica.
Directed by Philip Martin
BBC Pebble Mill
Pablo Picasso: Terry Molloy
Pierre: Roger Rowland
Marcel: Andy Hockley
Dora: Patricia Gallimore
Marie-Therese: Claire Faulconbridge
Maya: Melissa Katsoulis
Official: Roger Hume
Workman: Alton Douglas
Franko: Stephen Tomlin
Woman: Susan Sheridan
Voices: Joanna MacKie
Voices: Christopher Good
Voices: Edwin Richfield
Repeated on 21st September 1990

15th September 1989:
21.35 :
The Friday Play: A Sleep of Prisoners
by Christopher Fry.
Dreams haunt the sleep of the four men imprisoned in a church and bring them no rest.
Location sound by Cedric Johnson and Nigel Edwards
Director: Jane Morgan
Pte David King: Alun Lewis
Pte Peter Able: Christopher Bidmead
Pte Tim Meadows: Freddie Jones
Cpl Joe Adams: Michael Graham Cox
First broadcast on Radio 4 19th December 1977.
First Radio 3 transmission 16th April 1978
[There was an earlier production by Michael MacOwan in 1952, repeated 1961]

16th September 1989:
Such Rotten Luck: First Hump: The Little Grey Man. First of six humps by Ronald Hayman.
The ups and downs of a second-class writer.
Music: Elizabeth Parker, BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Director: Piers Plowright
Woodhouse: Tim Pigott-Smith
Gila: Zoe Wanamaker
Seamus: Stephen Rea
Wilhelmina: Susie Brann
Henrietta Masterson: Miriam Karlin
Hamish McVomitory/Professor Trinklekopf/Blind man: Bill Wallis
Gila's parents: Benjamin Whitrow
Gila's parents: Joan Matheson
also with Eva Stuart, Susan Sheridan
and Shaun Prendergast. Uncredited: Geoffrey Whitehead, John Moffatt
Repeated 13th August 1990. There was also a second series in 1991 by a different producer, Paul Schlesinger.
[This show was recorded 16/3/1989]
[Radio 3 had very few sit com series]

17th September 1989:
22.00 : Such Rotten Luck by Ronald Hayman.
Second Hump of six: Keats, Baby, You Done It Wrong
Director Piers Plowright
Repeated 13th August 1990

18th September 1989:
21.45 :
Such Rotten Luck by Ronald Hayman
Third Hump of six : In an Unreal City
Director: Piers Plowright
Repeated 27th August 1990

19th September 1989:
20.25 :
Drama Now: Body Cell by Melissa Murray.
A woman prisoner facing a long sentence for a serious politically motivated offence is locked up in solitary confinement. Her intellect is both her saviour and nearly her destruction.
Directed by Cherry Cookson
Jane: Carolyn Pickles
Chief: Anna Cropper
Marianne: Karen Archer
Lucy: Elizabeth Mansfield
Doctor: Geoffrey Whitehead

19th September 1989:
21.45 :
Such Rotten Luck by Ronald Hayman
Fourth Hump of six: Stories Before Bed
Director: Piers Plowright
Repeated 3rd September 1990

20th September 1989:
21.50 :
Such Rotten Luck Ronald Hayman
Fifth Hump of six: Red Whales in the Funhouse
Director: Piers Plowright
Repeated 10th September 1990

21st September 1989:
21.00 :
Such Rotten Luck by Ronald Hayman
Last Hump: A Touch of the Whatsits
Director: Piers Plowright
Repeated 17th September 1990

22nd September 1989:
21.05 :
The Friday Play: Kathie and the Hippopotamus by Mario VArgas Llosa. Translated by Evelyn Fishburn and Bernard Krichefski adapted by Bernard Krichefski.
Kathie takes advantage of her ghost writer's purple prose and joins him on fantasy journeys.
Directed By: Ned Chaillet
Kathie: Morag Hood
Santiago: Edward de Souza
Juan: Oliver Cotton
Ana: Meg Davies
Kathie's son: Shaun Prendergast
Kathie's daughter: Susie Brann
First broadcast 10th October 1986

26th September 1989:
20.15 :
Drama Now: Discobolus by John Spurling
Directed by Richard Wortley
Repeated from 21st February 1989- when listed as Discobulus- please see above.

29th September 1989:
21.20 :
The Friday Play: The Bass Saxophone by Josef Skvorecky dramatised by Nigel Baldwin.
Set in wartime Czechoslovakia, the apple was a German band's bass saxophone and the temptation was to play it for a German audience.
Original music by Graham Collier
Musicians Mike Page, Mike Mower,Howard Turner , Ian Iood , Graham Clark , K M Burton, Trevor Tompkins and Gary Howe. Art Themen (saxophone)
Musical direction by Graham Collier
Directed by Ned Chaillet
old Joseph: John Woodvine
young Joe: Jonathan Cullen
Saxophone player: Joe Dunlop
Swan: Elizabeth Mansfield
Lothar Kinze: Danny Schiller
Horst Hermann Kuhl: Michael Kilgarriff
Old man: Michael Graham Cox
Soldier: Ken Cumberlidge
Officer: David King
Clown woman: Jo Kendall
Cut-down Caesar: John Bull
Repeated 31st December 1989 and 19th June 1990.
[1990 Sony Award Winner- Best Drama Production]
[Art Themen is a genuine name, a consultant surgeon who plays jazz as well]

30th September 1989:
22.35 :
Studio 3: Prairie du Chien by David Mamet.
Set in 1910 in a railroad parlour car heading West through Wisconsin at the dead of night, a game of cards suddenly flares into violence. Gradually, a haunting story of love and the paranormal unfolds....
Directed By: Andy Jordan
the Storyteller: Lee Montague
Card dealer: Michael Feast
Gin player: William Hootkins
Porter: Joseph Mydell
Listener: John Higgins
Listener's son: Christopher L Martin
Repeated 30th December 1989 and 16th June 1992.

3rd October 1989:
20.55-21.50 :
Drama Now: A Moment of Exuberance. A comedy by Michael Sadler.
Harry is very close to contentment. He and his wife have two children and peacocks in the garden. Then out of his past Bruno appears. Bruno the television celebrity. Bruno the traitor....
Directed by Peter Kavanagh
Harry: Nicky Henson
Bruno: Nickolas Grace
Tessa: Diana Quick
Mrs Page: Jo Kendall
Dolby: Donald Gee
Waiter: Charles Simpson
Sandra: Jane Slavin
Schoolboys: Simon Harbrow
Schoolboys: Peter James Holloway
Schoolboys: Ian Targett
Repeated 8th January 1991

6th October 1989:
19.30 :
The Friday Play: The Holy Terror by Simon Gray
Mark Melon: His Life and Times (as presented to the Women's Institute of Cheltenham)
Directed by Jane Morgan
('The Holy Terror'was instigated by Stuart Sutherland's work 'Breakdown' (1976)- Sutherland was a psychologist)
Mark Melon: James Laurenson
Gladstone: Robin Bailey
Samantha: Susie Brann
Michael: Sylvester Morand
Jacob: Brian Miller
Rupert: Struan Rodger
Graeme: Joe Dunlop
Josh: Samuel West
Gladys Powers: Joan Walker
Kate: Marcia King
The Shrink: Geoffrey Whitehead
Repeated 9th December 1990

10th October 1989:
19.30 :
Drama Now: Schecter by Lee Gallaher.
Esther and Mr Filch , survivors from the Second World War, find their tranquillity shattered by Schecter, a young man who is both a memory from the past and the embodiment of their worst fears for the future.
Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan
BBC Northern Ireland
Schecter: Barry McGovern
Esther: Joan Matheson
Filch: Maurice Denham

13th October 1989
21.15 :
The Friday Play: Antigone by Jean Anouilh translated and adapted by Barbara Bray.
Written in 1942, when Vichy was the capital of a German-occupied France torn between collaboration under Petain and resistance led by de Gaulle, Anouilh's play turned Sophocles' tragedy of absolutes into a tragedy of the absurd, where individuals possess neither faith nor hope.
Directed by Ronald Mason
Antigone: Jane Asher
Creon: Peter Vaughan
the Chorus: Norman Rodway
Jonas: Nigel Anthony
Haemon: Gary Cady
Ismene: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Nurse: Margot Boyd
Messenger: Michael N. Harbour
Page: Jill Lidstone
Binns: Robin Summers
Snout: Christopher Douglas
Repeated from 23rd June 1985

14th October 1989:
22.45 :
Mr Vee by Gabriel Josipovici.
'Mr Vee, who is a famous painter, has kindly consented to paint Daddy's portrait and mine. But he has asked that all of you be here as well. He feels that this will help us to be ourselves and give him the sense of us as parents.'
Harpsichord improvisations Mike Steer
Directed by John Theocharis
Rachel Mayor: Maureen O'Brien
Peter Mayor: Geoffrey Whitehead
Michael Esterly: Peter Pacey
Mr Vee: Clive Merrison
Susan: Jo Kendall
Andrew: Simon Cuff
Naomi: Joanna MacKie
Sarah: Cara Kelly
Ruth: Zelah Clarke
Rebeka: Melinda Walker
Esther: Joan Walker
Repeated from 26th November 1988

17th October 1989:
21.20 :
Drama Now: The Device by Robert Forrest. A young artist neglects his work to puzzle out the dangerous mystery behind a miniature portrait in the style of Hilliard.
Directed by Patrick Rayner
BBC Scotland
William: Paul Young
Anne: Sarah Collier
Alan: Vincent Friell
Repeated from 13th September 1988

20th October 1989:
19.30 :
The Friday Play: Pratt's Fall by Stewart Parker.
If you were a strong-minded female academic, and an Irish ex-monk offered you a map proving that the Irish discovered America in the ninth century, would you fall for it?
Directed by Marilyn Imrie
Victoria Pratt: Isla Blair
George Mahoney: Maurice Roeves
Godfrey Dudley: Michael Williams
Serena Pratt: Susan Wooldridge
Professor of Celtic Studies/ Malachy: Dermot Crowley
Abbot: James Greene
Dr Bridges: John Moffatt
Harvey Small/ Brendan: Robert McIntosh
Mrs Small: Diana Payan
Proctor/Eriksson: Karl James
Cortez/ Pornographic editor: John Bull
Mr Rhys/Gamble: David King
Repeated on 17th March 1991

24th October 1989:
21.55 :
Drama Now: From a Second Home in Picardy by David Cregan.
Instead of completing his commissioned novel while alone in his cottage in France, Mat writes letters to his daughters: about his all-consuming problems with his car and about his relationship with his foreign neighbours.
Directed By: John Tydeman
Announcer: Malcolm Ruthven
Mat, a writer,: Daniel Massey
Harriet, his wife: Lynn Farleigh
Rob, his son: Richard Pearce
Jenni: Susan Sheridan
Alice: Jane Slavin
Carol, his mistress: Holly de Jong
Also with Phillipe Gireaudeau, Jo Kendall,
Michael Cox and (uncredited) Geoffrey Whitehead
Repeated 11th September 1990
[The drama was recorded 4 Sept 1989]

27th October 1989:
21.25 :
The Friday Play: Mrs Bodnar by Laszlo Nemeth translated from the Hungarian by Mia Nadasi. Adapted and dramatised by Martyn Read
In Hungary in 1931, a small village community witnesses a family torn apart by jealousy, ambition and finally murder.
Directed by Sue Wilson
Mrs Bodnar: Bridget Turner
Janos: Barrie Rutter
Peter: David Learner
Karoly Bodnar: Leslie Schofield
Cica: Jane Slavin
Inspector: Joe Dunlop
Godmother Aunt Sara: Jill Graham
Orzsi: Alice Arnold
Halsaz: John Webb
Matyas/Dodo: Jamie Ripman
Dr Losonci: Martyn Read
Lali/Katona: Ken Cumberlidge

3rd November 1989:
20.55 :
The Friday Play: A Family Affair by Alexander Ostrovsky. A new version for radio by Nick Dear .
Set in Moscow in 1850, this vigorously cynical comedy looks at the business ethics, social climbing and family loyalties of the rising Russian middle classes. Bolshov the merchant is facing bankruptcy, and in an attempt to evade his creditors he gives his house, his business and his daughter's hand in marriage to his young clerk.
Directed By: Richard Buckham
Bolshov: Stratford Jones
Lazar: Michael Maloney
Lipochka: Amanda Root
Agrafena: Maggie Steed
Fominishna: Jo Kendall
Ustinya: Pauline Letts
Rispolozhensky: Julian Curry
Repeated 16th June 1991

4th November 1989:
23.10 :
Studio 3: Rabbit Man by Mel Calman.
As if driving a taxi in London traffic wasn't enough, when Ron wakes up having grown rabbit ears he learns more than he wants to about his neighbours' prejudices.
Directed by Ned Chaillet
Ron: Jim Broadbent
Gentleman in taxi: John Moffatt
Myrtle: Maggie McCarthy
Doctor: David Goudge
Jennie: Carolyn Backhouse
Harry: Ken Campbell
Angela: Melinda Walker
Audrey: Susan Sheridan
Repeated 26th May 1990

10th November 1989
21.30 :
The Friday Play: Jenkin's Ear by Dusty Hughes.
First performed at the Royal Court in 1987, this contemporary political thriller is set in Central America, where the violent 'disappearance' of an Englishwoman presents newspaperman Bill Jenkin with the most difficult decision of his distinguished career.
BBC Scotland
Directed By: Patrick Rayner
Jenkin: Joss Ackland
Rigoberto: Nigel Anthony
Foster: Peter Blythe
Ruiz: John Bull
Zwimmer: Phyllida Law
Fleur: Lizzie McInnerny
Grace: Kate Harper
Buchanan: John Gabriel
Nora: Gloria Romo
Repeated 2nd December 1990

11th November 1989:
22.10-22.35 :
Studio 3: Fine Day for a Hunt by Tom MacIntyre.
Eighteenth-century Ireland: beagles and hunters are ready for the dash across an Irish landscape. In a ditch a twig cracks, birds take fright, and the hunted one catches breath
Pipes played by John Murphy
Producer: Peter Kavanagh
Narrator T. P McKenna.
the Major: John Moffatt
the Peasant: Sean Barrett
Also with: Kate Binchy, Nicholas Courtney, Michael Graham Cox, Simon Cuff, Rachel Gurney, Peter Howell, Cara Kelly, Taylor McAuley, Breffni McKenna, Ian Michie, Hilary Reynolds, John Samson, Ian Targett, and Geoffrey Whitehead.
Repeated from 5th November 1988

14th November 1989:
21.35 :
Drama Now: The Governor A True Story by Steve May.
It is 1832. The remote Pacific island of Pitcairn has a tiny mixed-race population, half British. An Englishman. Joshua Hill , descends upon these innocent people and claims to be their governor.
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Joshua Hill: Geoffrey Whitehead
English captain: John Moffatt
Nobbs: Brian Miller
Evans: Charles Simpson [aka Charlie Simpson]
Buffet: Michael Graham Cox
Fletcher Christian: Stephen Garlick
Edward Quintel: Richard Tate
William Young: Ken Cumberlidge
Rachel Evans: Elizabeth Mansfield
Dinah Quintel: Tara Dominick
Capt Sandylands: Joe Dunlop
Charles Christian: Danny Schiller
Capt Freemantle: Colin Starkey
Lord Russell: Simon Treves
Dorothy Buffett: Susan Sheridan
Children: Emma Bunton Gary
Also with Nicholas Gatt and Gary Briggs
Repeated 22nd January 1991
[This drama was performed and recorded on 2nd October 1989]

17th November 1989: There was no Friday night drama tonight. The programmes on the evening were pre recorded performances of The Ring and the BBC SO.

18th November 1989:
23.20- 00.00 :
Studio 3: Fanta Film written by Pietro Formentini
King Kong bursts into a supermarket!
King Kong breaks into a girl's flat!.
Directed by Pietro Formentini
(RAI production [Radiotelevisione italiana ])
King Kong: Alberto Rossatti
Mary: Anna Radici
["Fantafilm" is conceived and written in many languages, thus giving the opportunity to be enjoyed in different Countries from Norway to Greece, and from South Africa to Mexico without any need for translation and with the original direction.]

21st November 1989:
21.30 :
Drama Now: Satellites Are Out Tonight by Antoine O'Flatharta.
'Look at anyone in a photograph, even if they're not dead - they will be. Barthes said that every photograph is this catastrophe.'
The tragedy of Sean's death during a photography summer school in Ireland is brought home by the pictures he leaves behind.
Directed by Jeremy Howe
BBC Northern Ireland
Terry: Eamon Kelly
Sean: Joe Savino
Des: Colm Hefferon
Mark: Conor Mullen
Christina: Jill Doyle
Old man: Michael Duffy
Conor: Tom Jordan
Repeated from 5th August 1988

24th November 1989:
19.30 :
The Friday Play: Andromache by Jean Racine. A new translation by Douglas Dunn.
Racine's tragedy of passion, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War.
Music by Malcolm Clarke, BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Directed By: Stewart Conn
BBC Scotland
Andromache: Suzanne Bertish
Hermione: Sarah Collier
Orestes: Alec Heggie
Pyrrhus: David Rintoul
Pylades: Paul Young
Cleone: Beth Robens
Cephisa: Diana Olsson
Phoenix: James Cairncross
Repeated 27th April 1990

25th November 1989:
22.20 :
Studio 3: Selling Out by Nigel Moffatt.
A writer, faced with a deadline, is thwarted by the emergence of two disturbing characters.
BBC Pebble Mill
Producer: Philip Martin
Writer: Paul Barber
Woman/Jenny: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Man: John Dixon

28th November 1989:
21.20 :
Drama Now: Bedsprings by David Halliwell.
Gilbert believes himself dead and other people alive because they know the secret of life.
Gilbert constructs a theory about this secret. One night the family hear the twanging of bedsprings from his room.
Pianist Harold Rich
Directed by Philip Martin
BBC Pebble Mill
Gilbert: David Learner
Ellen: Tina Gray
Ken: Terry Molloy
Narrator/Specialist: Roger Hume
Joanna: Kimberley Hope
Joanna (as a child): Hilary Martin
Heila Shome: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Dr Coates: Susan Mansell
Huntley Napier/Presenter: Simon Carter
Tough: David Halliwell
Quizmaster/Singing voices: Steve Nallon

1st December 1989:
21.45 :
The Friday Play: Hadrian VII by Peter Luke.
[No credit given, but based upon Frederick Rolfe's novel "Hadrian VII" of 1904]
'Why, 0 God, have you made me strange, uncommon, such a mystery to my fellow creatures? ... You have made me denuded of the power of love - to love anybody or be loved.'
Directed by Martin Jenkins
Fr William Rolfe: Alec McCowen
Mrs Crowe: Eva Stuart
First bailiff/Dr Talacryn, Bishop of Caerleon: Eric Allan
Second bailiff/Dr Courtleigh, Cardinal Archbishop of Pimlico: Cyril Luckham
Agnes: Margot Boyd
Jeremiah Sant: Patrick MacAlinney
Fr St Albans: Gerald Cross
Cardinal Berstein: John Gabriel
Cardinal Ragna: Harold Kasket
Rector of St Andrew's College ...: Manning Wilson
George Arthur Rose: Henry Knowles
Repeated from Radio 4, 2nd July 1979
[Peter Luke's sequel was broadcast 5th December- see below]
[There was an earlier production of this name produced by Douglas Cleverdon in 1959, repeated 1960]
[Frederick William Rolfe, the mysterious figure who wrote under the pseudonym of Baron Corvo, had once studied for the priesthood in Rome. His Hadrian VII (1904) is the fantasy of a spoiled priest imagining rehabilitation and then election as Pope at a time of crisis in Europe.]

5th December 1989:
20.55 :
Drama Now: The Last of Baron Corvo by Peter Luke.
A sequel to Hadrian VII , this play is partially based on the novel "The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole", a fictionalised account by Frederick Rolfe (Baron Corvo) of his last days in Venice at the beginning of this century.
Religious adviser Cormac Rigby
Directed by Glyn Dearman
Rolfe/Nicholas Crabbe: Alec McCowen
Harry Pirie-Gordon/ Harricus Peary-Buthlaw: Christopher Good
Zilda / Zildo: Richard Pearce
Mrs Pirie-Gordon/ Mrs Peary-Buthlaw: June Tobin
Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson: John Moffatt
The Rev Warden: Geoffrey Whitehead
Mrs Warden: Anna Cropper
Barbieri: Danny Schiller
American lady: Bonnie Hurren
Shipyard owner: Vincenzo Nicoli
Man from Cooks: David Goudge
Memi: Peter-James Holloway
Beltramio: Simon Harbrow
Arturo: Michael Chance
Singer: Elizabeth Mansfield
Repeated 25th September 1990

8th December 1989
21.25 :
The Friday Play: Good by C.P. Taylor.
'The bands came in 1933. So you can't say they came with the rise of the Nazis, exactly. The Nazis were on the rise long before that....'
Directed by Stewart Conn
BBC Scotland
Halder: Tom Watson
Maurice: Gary Waldhorn
Mother: Joan Matheson
Helen: Madelaine Newton
Anne: Siobha¡n Redmond
Major: David Goudge
Doctor/Bok: Simon Wright
Bouler/Eichmann: David Bedard
Elizabeth: Marcia King
Repeated on 17th February 1991

9th December 1989:
22.25 :
Studio 3: Something Like the Truth, A fable by Dave Dick.
A grandmother remembers her grandmother who remembers the tales her grandmother told her.
French horn music improvised and played by: Graham Rickson
Director: Sue Wilson
Second grandmother: Patricia Routledge
Grandmother: Bridget Turner

12th December 2018
21.25 :
Drama Now: By Where the Old Shed Used to Be by Craig Warner.
Goaded and tortured by her step-sisters, kept prisoner and starved by her stepmother, Sarah's dream is to escape and build a new life of joy with William by where the old shed used to be. But in this, the real Cinderella story, revenge comes first.
Music composed by Simon Jeffes and played by members Of the Penguin Cafe
Technical presentation by Mike Burgess.
Martyn Harries and Chris Domaille
Directed by Andy Jordan
BBC Bristol
Claire: Judy Parfitt
Adelaide: Miranda Richardson
Louise: Tilly Vosburgh
William: Anton Lesser
Frank: Peter-Hugo Daly
Sarah: Siobhan Redmond
the Creator: Mary Wimbush
Deborah: June Barrie
Police chief: Christopher Ettridge
Minister: David King
Police sgt: Eric Allen
Constable: David Goudge
Other parts played by Hubert Tucker
Anthony Donovan, Wendy Brierley and Simon Treves.
Repeated 17th July 1990
[Giles Cooper Award- Best Radio Plays of 1989]

15th December 1989:
19.30 :
The Friday Play: Wild Honey by Michael Frayn from the play without a name by Anton Chekhov.
Repeated from 20th January 1989- please see above.

19th December 1989:
20.45 :
Drama Now: Paradise by Barrie Keeffe
Paris: 1794. The Revolution of 1789 has become the Terror. Robespierre, 'the Incorruptible', has become the most powerful man in France, but the Terror has turned on its creators.
Directed by Ned Chaillet
Robespierre: Karl Johnson
Saint Just: James Aubrey
Danton: Oliver Cotton
Simon: Nicholas Gilbrook
Executioner: Danny Schiller
Barere: Christopher Good
D'Herbois: Jack Chissick
Varenne: Michael Kilgarriff
Eleonore: Jane Slavin
David: Timothy Morand
Augustin: Stephen Tiller
Charlotte: Elizabeth Mansfield
Couthon: Struan Rodger
Mother Theot: Jo Kendall
First soldier: Stephen Garlick
Second soldier: Paul Downing
Vadier: John Church
Fouche: David Goudge
Cecile: Sue Broomfield
Repeated 23rd January 1990

22nd December 1989:
21.00 :
The Friday Play
The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov translated from the Russian by Richard Cottrell.
The action takes place on the estate of Madame Ranyevskaya between May and October around the turn of the century.
Producer John Tydeman
Madame: Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
Varya: Anna Massey
Lopachin: Kenneth Haigh
Gaev: Robert Harris
Charolotta: Patricia Routledge
Anya: Sinead Cusack
Trofimov: Terry Scully
Simeonov-Pishchik, a landowner: Timothy Bateson
Yepixodov, a clerk: Andrew Sachs
Doonyasha, a maid: Elizabeth Revill
Firs, an old manservant: Rolf Lefebvre
Yasha, a young manservant: Hugh Ross
First broadcast on Radio 4 on 29th April 1974
Repeated on Radio 3 on 1st February 1979
Further repeated 1st March 1992

25th December 1989:
19.30 - 22.30 :
Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen.. Translated by Norman Ginsbury.
A repeat of the original 1943 broadcast
[Query- probably the 1943 version broadcast, but the credits listed in Radio Times were for the 1949 version]
Walter Goehr specially arranged and conducted Grieg's music for the London Symphony Orchestra and a chorus of men's and women's voices.
The original transmission was live.
Producer Tyrone Guthrie
Peer Gynt: Ralph Richardson
Aase: Gladys Young
Solveig: Marjorie Westbury
Ingrid: Frances Clare
Anitra: Belle Chrystall
Dovre King's daughter: Lucille Lisle
Dovre Klng: Powell Lloyd
Ballon: Rudolph Offenbach
Button moulder: Alexander Sarner
Begriffenfeldt: Bernard Rebel
Solvelg's father: Arthur Ridley
Aslak: Arthur Bush
Cook: Bryan Herbert
Cotton/Strange passenger: Sydney Tafler
Ship's captain: Bryan Powley
Eberkopf: Leo Beiber
Apis: Frank Cochrane
Youth: Peter Mullins
First storyteller: Lewis Stringer
Second storyteller: Evelyn Allen
First old woman: Sybil Arundale
Second old woman: Gladys Spencer
[In the various radio productions, most of the cast were the same but the part of Aase varied.]
[In the original Home Service 1943 broadcast the part of Aase was credited to Ivy St Helier, story tellers as Gladys Young and Cecil Ramage].
[A radio production of 1944 had Sybil Thorndyke as Aase]
[No credits for a radio production in 1946]
[1949 Third Programme broadcast listed Gladys Young as Aase and story tellers Lewis Stringer and Evelyn Allen]
[Different production in 1959, produced by McWhinnie]
[1986 rebroadcast- Ivy St Helier listed as Aase, as in 1943, with Gladys Young as storyteller]

30th December 1989:
22.25 :
Studio 3: Prairie du chien by David Mamet.. Repeated from 30th September 1989- please see above.

Thanks to Stephen Shaw for compiling the entries, and to Alison for doing the coding.

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