Radio 3 Drama, 1994


2nd January 1994:
Sunday Play: Romeo and Juliet:
The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.
Another chance to hear this star-studded co-production from Radio 3 and the Renaissance Theatre Company, using the full text of the play.
Music by Patrick Doyle realised by the composer and John Powell
Textual adviser Russell Jackson
Directors Kenneth Branagh and Glyn Dearman
Chorus: Ian Holm
Samson: Mark Hadfield
Gregory: Andy Hockley
Abraham/Balthasar: Richard Clifford
Benvolio: Simon Callow
Tybalt: Iain Glen
Capulet: Richard Briers
Capulet's wife: Shelia Hancock
Montague: Bernard Hepton
Montague's wife: Dilys Laye
Prince: Norman Rodway
Romeo: Kenneth Branagh
Paris: Nicholas Farrrell
Peter: Jimmy Yuill
Nurse: Judi Dench
Juliet: Samantha Bond
Mercutio: Derek Jacobi
Capulet's cousin/Apothecary: Maurice Denham
Page: Richard Pearce
Friar Laurence: John Gielgud
Friar John: Richard Vernon
Also with Sean Barrett, Patti Holloway, Alex Lowe and Shaun Prendergast
Repeated from 25th April 1993.

9th January 1994:
Sunday Play: Luther by John Osborne
A study of a rebel, first performed by the English Stage Company at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham. In this production by John Tydeman, first broadcast in 1983, Clive Merrison won a Sony Award for Best Performance in the title role.
Luther, outspoken critic of the High Church, attacks the abuse of indulgences.
Production By: John Tydeman
Martin Luther: Clive Merrison
Pnor: James Kerry
Hans: Geoffrey Matthews
Lucas: John Hollis
Brother Weinand: Eric Allan
John Tetzel: Peter Bull
Johann von Staupitz: Cyril Luckham
Cajetan: Timothy Bateson
Pope Leo X: Scott Cherry
Karl von Militz: John Rye
Johann von Eck: James Bryce
Knight: Kerry Francis
Katherine von Bora: Eileen Tully
Repeated from 6th November 1983
Repeated also on 27th January 1985

16th January 1994:
Sunday Play: A Patriot for Me by John Osborne
Afactually based play is set in Austria, Hungary and Poland between 1890 and 1913. Alfred Redl , a brilliant army officer, is faced with his indiscretions and forced to commit others of a different kind.
Directors Anton Gill and John Tydeman
Alfred Redl: Gary Bond
Siczynski/Capt Stanitsin/Lady Godiva: Haydn Wood
Steinbauer/von Taussig: Sean Arnold
Young man/Marie-Antoinette: John McAndrew
Lt Col Ludwig Von Mohl: Norman Rodway
Albrecht: Martyn Read
Hilde: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Col Oblensky: Robert Lang
General von Hotzendorf: Patrick Barr
Countess Sophia Delyanoff: Jill Bennett
Judge Advocate Jaroslav Kunz: John Church
Baron von Epp: John Moffatt
Ferdy: Philip Fox
Tsarina/Mischa/ Victor: Richard Gibson
Lt Stefan Kovacs/Dr Schoepfer: Gordon Reid
Ludwig Max von Kupfer: Anthony Hyde
Narrator: Alexander John
First broadcast 15th March 1981
Also repeated 28th January 1982

23rd January 1994:
Sunday Play: Epitaph for George Dillon by John Osborne and Anthony Creighton.
Co-written before Osborne's Look Back in Anger, but only produced after the latter's success.
It explores the effect a young would-be writer has on the very suburban Elliot family - and the effect they have on him. It is spring, 1958.
Director Glyn Dearman
George Dillon: Michael Maloney
Ruth Gray: Frances de la Tour
Mrs Elliot: Sarah Badel
Mr Elliot: Timothy Bateson
Josie Elliot: Amanda Root
Norah Elliot: Path Holloway
Geoffrey: Gareth Armstrong
Mr Webb: Michael Onslow
Barney Evans: John Baddeley
(There was a different 1969 production of this play produced by Betty Davies)

30th January 1994:
Sunday Play: My House in Umbria by (and adapted by) William Trevor.
Mrs Delahunty - she's never actually been married, but "Mrs" suits her better than "Miss" - has been a Madame in Africa and is now a successful romantic novelist. When a young American girl, an elderly British general and a German traveller survive a terrorist attack on an Italian train, Mrs Delahunty finds a new purpose in life caring for this unlikely group.
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Mrs Delahunty: Prunella Scales
Aimee: Vanessa Mean
General: Peter Jeffrey
Otmar: Richard Pearce
Quinty: Sean Barrett
Prof Riversmith: Peter Whitman
Dr Innocenti: Gianpiero Porcaro
Signora Bardini: Gillian Goodman
Rosa Crevelli: Patricia Martinelli
Mr Trice: Joe Dunlop
Richard: Michael McDermot
Repeated 7th May 1995
Also repeated on BBC7 in 2008 and 2009.

6th February 1994:
Sunday Play: The White, the Gold and the Gangrene by Terry Eagleton.
James Connolly, a participant of the 1916 Easter Rising, lies in his cell awaiting execution. His gaolers ransack 20th-century history to taunt him with the failures of nationalism and socialism. Will Connolly find a way of reasserting his faith?
Director: Pam Brighton
McDaid: Dan Gordon
Connolly: Jim Twaddale
Mather: David Gorry
Repeated 13th August 1995

13th February 1994:
Sunday Play: Soliman by Ludwig Fels.
Translated and adapted for radio by Anthony Vivis
Vienna , 1796. The court painter has a commission from the Emperor to paint Angelo Soliman and - dead or alive - to capture his very essence. The fact that Angelo is black and that he has married a beautiful widow fuels the animosity of the court.
Although set in the 18th century, this startling play attacks the current issue of racism in Europe.
Music by Mia Soteriou
Director Jeremy Mortimer
Angelo Soliman: Thomas Baptiste
Court painter: Hugh Ross
Emperor: Michael Gough
Magdalena: Rachel Atkins
Count Von Lakomy: John Shrapnel
Baron Schippani: Colin MacFarlane
Leo: Burt Caesar
Coachman/Singer: Trevor Allan Davies
Also with James Telfer, Philip Anthony, Alastair Bird, Rebecca Weeks, Anatole Pang and George Bradley.

20th February 1994:
Sunday Play: The Pond by Thomas Strittmatter.
Translated and adapted for radio by Anthony Vivis.
A play of mystery, detection and black comedy.
Why was the body of Polish Anna found in the pond with a flitch of bacon? Magistrate Willy leads the murder hunt as Hitler's armies sweep across Europe.
Music by Mia Soteriou
Director Jeremy Mortimer
Joachim Rot: Christian Rodska
Erwin Hungerbuhler: Anthony Jackson
Antonia Hungerbuhler: June Barrie
Magistrate: Peter Copley
Doctor: John Webb
Landlord: William Eedle
Shepherd boy: Michael Ford
Also with Paul Cresswell, Craig Edwards, Andrew Frances and Mia Soteriou
Repeated from 17th March 1992.

27th February 1994:
19.30 :
Sunday Play: The Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock - A film for radio by David Rudkin.
1957: Alfred Hitchcock is busy crystallising images and ideas that will eventually become Vertigo and Psycho ... Thoughts, memories and obsessions haunt the film director and lead towards a frightening realisation about the meaning of his life's work.
Director Philip Martin says the play is both a celebration of Hitchcock's art and an exploration of the dark loneliness of a fat man who used leading men like James Stewart and Cary Grant to enact his fantasies with stars like Grace Kelly, Kim Novak and - the only actress to whom Hitchcock is known to have made a physical advance - Tippi Hedren.
Director: Philip Martin
Alfred Hitchcock: Richard Griffiths
Camera: Michael Fitzgerald
Alma: Gillian Goodman
Screenwriter: Clark Peters
Jesuit: Frank Grimes
Mrs Hitchcock: Kate Binchy
Voices: Judy Bennett
With Dominic Taylor and Steve Nallon.
Repeated from 14th March 1993

6th March 1994:
Sunday Play: Elgar's Third by David Pownall
Specially written to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the composer's death.
Elgar's unfinished Third Symphony has always aroused considerable curiosity. This is the story of that work, from its commission by the BBC at the instigation of George Bernard Shaw , to the struggle by Elgar to overcome his increasing doubts and concerns.
The play includes some of the surviving musical fragments, played on violia, violin or piano.
Music performed by Michael Schofield and Tony Sellors
Director Martin Jenkins
Elgar: Bernard Hepton
Alice: Anna Massey
Carice: Frances Jeater
Bernard Shaw: Denys Hawthorne
John Reith: Crawford Logan
Mase: Gareth Armstrong
Stanley Baldwin: John Rowe
Mountford: Malcolm Ward
Delius: John Evitts
Jelka: Margaret John
Bill Reed: David Timson
Landon Ronald/Father Gibb: James Taylor
Thomas/Gaisberg: Colln Pinney
Stenographer/Vera: Teresa Gallagher
Nurse: Niki Jenkins
Doctor/Engineer: Nicholas Boulton
Repeated 9th July 1995
The production won two 1995 Sony Awards - Best Play for writer David Pownall and Best Actor for Bernard Hepton
[Elgar/Payne Symphony No 3 (as Elgar Op 88) was completed in 1997]

13th March 1994:
Sunday Play: Waiting for Lefty by Clifford Odets.
The feel of a New York union meeting in the depth of the Depression in 1935 with this ground-breaking drama.
This production was recorded in front of a live audience at the Paris Studio in London.
Producer Ned Chaillet
Harry Fatt: William Hootkins
First voice: Bob Sherman
Joe: Bradley Lavelle
Edna: Teresa Gallagher
Fayette: Ron Berglas
Miller: Malcolm Ward
Irv: Paul Panting
Florence: Melanie Hudson
Sid: Marcus D'Amico
Benjamin: Jonathan Tafler
Dr Barnes: Ed Bishop
Clayton: Michael Fitzpatrick
Keller: John Sharian
Second voice: Breffni McKenna
Third voice: Lyndam Gregory
Fourth voice: Adam Henderson
Man at end: Peter Whitman

20th March 1994:
Sunday Play: The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman.
Martha and Karen run a boarding school for girls in a small town on America's East Coast. After eight years hard work, success is within their grasp.
A malicious child tells a lie and the lie grows until the community is threatened by it. Has she, by chance, hit on the one story which contains a germ of truth? The moral judgment at the heart of this play is as relevant today as it was when it was first produced in 1935. Director Claire Grove
Karen Wright: Clare Holman
Martha Dobie: Buffy Davis
[My Mortar: Miriam Margolyes
Mrs Tilford: Margaret Robertson
Joe Cardin: Peter Whitman
Mary Tilford: Barbara Barnes
Rosaline Wells: Joanne MacInnes
Peggy Rogers: Anne-Marie Zola
Evelyn Munn: Cathy Sara
Agatha: Frances Jeater
Repeated on Radio 4 (Monday Play) on 29th August 1994

27th March 1994:
Sunday Play: The Ascent of F6 by W H Auden and Christopher Isherwood
A tragedy in verse and prose.
Choruses spoken by Victoria Carling, Andrew Downer, Richard Pearce, Eva Stuart, Joan Walker and members of the cast.
Choruses sung by BBC singers.
Music played by Catherine Edwards, Andrew Ball (pianos), Gregory Knowles (percussion) and Judd Proctor (ukulele) Musical director: Simon Joly
This famous collaboration, part Boys' Own story, part mystical experience, was written and is set in 1936.
F6, an imaginary mountain, is attacked by a climbing party led by Michael Ransom, and the play is concerned chiefly with the experiences of the party as they go higher and higher towards their goal, and finally with the revelation to Ransom in the nature of the goal itself.
Music by Benjamin Britten
Directors Glyn Dearman and John Evans
Michael Ransom: Mick Ford
Mrs Ransom: Patricia Routledge
Sir James Ransom: Jeremy Child
Mr A: Bernard Hepton
Mrs A: Polly James
Lord Stagmantle: Peter Jeffrey
Abbot: Robert Eddison
Lady Isabel Welwyn: Emily Richard
David Gunn: Stephen Rashbrook
Ian Shawcross: Julian Firth
General Dellaby-Couch: Garard Green
Dr Williams: William Simons
Edward Lamp: David Learner
Announcer: Michael Tudor Barnes
This production repeated from 17th June 1988
This production repeated on 6th July 1990

2nd April 1994:
The Fall of the City by Archibald MacLeish.
An experimental verse play for radio, originally broadcast in the United States by CBS in April 1937
It is an allegory about the rise of fascism and the surrender of freedom as the people await the arrival of a new leader.
Directed for CBS by Irving Reis
Producer Michael Earley
Studio director: House Jamison
Announcer: Orson Welles
Dead woman: Adelaide Klein
First messenger: Carlton Young
Orator: Burgess Meredith
Second messenger: Dwight Weist
Priest: Edgar Stehli
General: William Pringle
The Chorus: Guy Repp, Dan Davies, Brandon Peters, Karl Swenson and Kenneth Delmar
(There were also other BBC productions- in October 1937 produced by Peter Creswell, and in 1947 produced by Peter Watts)

3rd April 1994:
Sunday Play: Arcadia by Tom Stoppard.
First performed at the Royal National Theatre in April last year. This radio production, first broadcast last Christmas, was described by the Financial Times as "the radio drama event of the decade".
In a room of a country house in Derbyshire in April 1809, sits Lady Thomasina Coverly and her tutor, Septimus Hodge. In the same room 180 years later an academic investigation is under way.
Original music by Jeremy Sams
Director David Benedictus
Thomasina Coverly: Emma Fielding
Septimus Hodge: Rufus Sewell
Jellaby: Allan Mitchell
Ezra Chater: Derek Hutchinson
Richard Noakes: Sidney Livingstone
Lady Croom: Harriet Walter
Captain Edward Brice: Graham Sinclair
Hannah Jarvis: Felicity Kendal
Chloe Coverly: Harriet Harrison
Bernard Nightingale: Bill Nighy
Augustus/Gus Coverly: Timothy Matthews
Valentine Coverly: Samuel West
Repeated from 26th December 1993
(There was also a Saturday Play production of this in 2007 directed by Jessica Dromgoole)

10th April 1994:
Sunday Play: The Tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare.
In celebration of Sir John Gielgud's 90th birthday, a co-production between BBC Radio 3 and the Renaissance Theatre Company, using the full folio text of the play.
Incidental music by Patrick Doyle
Producers Kenneth Branagh and Glyn Dearman.
Director Glyn Dearman
Earl of Kent: Keith Michell
Earl of Gloucester: Richard Briers
Edmond: Kenneth Branagh
King Lear: John Gielgud
Goneril: Judi Dench
Cordelia: Emma Thompson
Regan: Eileen Atkins
Duke of Albany: John Shrapnel
Duke of Cornwall: Robert Stephens
Duke of Burgundy: Denis Quilley
King of France: Derek Jacobi
Edgar: Iain Glen
Oswald: Bob Hoskins
Kntghl: Simon Russell Beale
Fool: Michael Williams
First gentleman: Nickolas Grace
Curan/Captain: Sam Dastor
Servant: Harry Towb
Old man: Maurice Denham
First messenger: Bernard Cribbins
Second gentleman: Matthew Morgan
Second messenger: Nicholas Boulton
Herald: Peter Hall
Repeated 20th November 1994
(There were earlier productions, produced by John Richmond and another produced by Charles Lefeaux)

17th April 1994:
19.00 :
Sunday Play: John Dollar by (and adapted by) Marianne Wiggins.
A strange, passionate tale of the end of era, an end of hope, innocence and reason. John Dollar is a sea captain shipwrecked off the Burmese coast during the Raj, who finds himself on a deserted island with a group of English schoolgirls. Charlotte, their teacher, will never forget her ordeal, living out her days with the child Monkey.
Original music Stephen Warbeck Director Kate Rowland
Adult Monkey: Leena Dhingra
Charlotte: Alex Kingston
Monkey: Jhumma Ghosh
Oopi: Flora Plumstead Coleman
Sybil: Amelia Ward
Sloan: Kate Ward
Jane: Sandeep Mann
Gaby: Henrietta Roussoullis
Amanda: Carla MacKinnon
Nolly: Alicia Page
Fitzgibbon/Steward: Sam McKenzie
Ogilvy/Conductor: Dominic Letts
Vicar/Mr Frazer: James Taylor
Sutcliffe: Michael Onslow
Lord Eatwell: Colln Pinney
Kitty Ogilvy: Lesley Nightingale
Mrs Fraser: Jane Maud
Tim/Mrs Sutcliffe: Elaine Caxton
Repeated 10th March 1996

24th April 1994:
19.30 :
Sunday Play: Ice in Wonderland by Robin Lloyd-Jones.
(1992 Radio Times Drama Script Award) Aboard the good ship Argo, skippered by Captain Jeremiah Jones Moses Smith, is a former actor and gambling addict called Wall. His destination is the far northern town of Ophir, where darkness is perpetual and the sound of blasting from the gold mines punctuates the daily lives of the inhabitants.
Director Hamish Wilson
Wall: Robin Thomson
Lamentations: Wendy Seager
Captain Smith: Bob Docherty
Dingo: Bill Riddoch
Kabloona: Raymond Ross
Three Fingers: Paul Morrow
Mother Folly: Irene MacDougall
Saloon girl: Amanda Whitehead
Sailors, miners and gamblers: Simon Christie, Tony Curran, Cathal Quinn,
Tony Cownie
Repeated 16th July 1995
(This was an adaption of the writer's novel "The Dreamhouse")

1st May 1994:
Sunday Play: The Hammer by Jonathan Holloway.
A Gothic thriller, the play follows the destinies of a clerk to Henry VIII, a Jacobean architect and a modern interior designer. Their paths converge and intertwine through hidden passages, maps, murder, love and obsession in the supernatural atmosphere of an old house.
Music by Adrian Johnston
An Essential production
Producers David Chilton and Nicholas Russell-Pavier
Director: Jonathan Holloway
Frederick: Martin Jarvis
Matthew: Tim McInnerny
Simon Skinner: Bill Nighy
Colin Stockbridge: Trevor Nichols
Gregory Linton: Joseph Bennett
Michelle Robinson: Saira Todd
Elizabeth Chynworth: Deborah Findlay
Sara Carter: Melinda Walker
Lord Chynworth/William Cecil: Crawford Logan
Repeated from 23rd March 1993

8th May 1994:
Sunday Play: Blue by Derek Jarman.
"You say to the boy open your eyes When he opens his eyes and sees the light You make him cry out. Saying, O Blue come forth ..."
A collaboration between Channel 4 and Radio 3, nominated for Best Production at last month's Sony Awards.
Blue is Jarman's moving account of his experiences confronting HIV and Aids.
Music by Simon Fisher Turner
Sound design by Marvin Black
A Basilisk production
With the voices of John Quentin, Nigel Terry, Derek Jarman and Tilda Swinton.
Repeated from 19th September 1993 when it was simulcast by Radio 3 and Channel 4.

15th May 1994:
19.30 :
Sunday Play: Mr Wroe's Virgins by Jane Rogers, adapted by Mike Harris.
"The Lord has instructed me to take of your number, seven virgins for comfort and succour."
Set in Ashton-under-Lyne in 1830. The seven women tell their story as the Prophet prepares for the end of the world.
The William Byrd Singers, conductor Stephen Wilkinson with Alan Morrison (cornet), Steven Magee (bassoon), James Goodwin (percussion) Composer Paddy Cunneen
Director Michael Fox
Mr Wroe: Alun Armstrong
Joanna: Melanie Thaw
Hannah: Barbara Marten
Leah: Victoria Finney
Martha: Jane Hazlegrove
Dinah: Diane Whitley
Rebeccah: Rebecca Callard
Rachel: Claire Quigley
Moses: John Branwell
Tobias: Stuart Richman
Repeated from 24th January 1993.
[ Cornet player Alan Morrison retired in 2017 from playing cornet for Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band after 14 years with them. Alan was one of the NCB employees from Grimethorpe Colliery (see film Brassed Off) at which time he played for Grimethorpe and played at the prize winning Albert Hall contest depicted on film. He left Grimethorpe in 1994.]

21st May 1994:
21.55 :
Hands by Ilja Hurnik.
A pianist's hands struggle on in relative harmony until another set of fingers comes on the scene. Comedy duo Miles and Milner play the bickering pair.
Translated by Norah Hronkova
Left hand: Tom Miles
Right hand: Rob Milner
Pink hand: Frances Jeater

22nd May 1994:
14.45 :
Micky Won't Eat by Daniela Fischerova , translated by Norah Hronkova.
Coming back from a night out with her new boyfriend, Anna doesn't need trouble from her daughter over the pet dog.
Anna: Tessa Peake-Jones
Rob: Paul Panting
Madeleine: Susannah Corbett
Vet: Gavin Muir

22nd May 1994:
21.10 :
Audience by Vaclav Havel.
The Head Maltster tries to get the writer who works in a brewery to write his own report for the authorities who have sent him there.
Translated and adapted by Vera Blackwell
Directed by Bernard Krichefski
Ferdinand Vanek: Harold Pinter
Head Maltster: Peter Vaughan
First broadcast on Radio 3 on 3rd April 1977, and repeated 2nd October 1977.
Further repeated on Radio 4 on 25th June 1980 (when Havel was in prison as a dissident, until 1983).
[In 1994 Havel was the President of the Czech Republic, having served as President of Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992]

29th May 1994:
19.30 :
Sunday Play: Speak Low by Bruce Stewart.
After his successful collaboration with Bertolt Brecht in pre-Nazi Germany, Kurt Weill enjoyed a second career as a writer of musicals in wartime New York. He loved America. "I was American before I arrived there," he said. But he has to re-define his relationship with Brecht - now an exile in Hollywood - and remarry his first wife, the singer Lotte Lenya.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
Weill: Andrew Sachs
Brecht: Bill Wallis
Lotte Lenya: Melinda Walker
Ogden Nash/Otto Klemperer/Mr Merryman: Christian Rodska
Carmelita /Helene Weigel: Joanna Myers
Father/Pianist: Bruce Stewart
Repeated on Radio 4 on 6th May 1996.
[ Speak Low was a piece by Weill, available on CD performed by him ]

5th June 1994:
19.30 :
Sunday Play: Le Cid by Pierre Comeille, translated by Jeffrey Wainwright.
Rodrigo - son of veteran warrior Don Diego - and Ximene, the Count's daughter, seem set for a life of happiness together. But when the Count insults old Diego in a fit of jealousy,
Rodrigo challenges him to a duel, with terrible results. Rodrigo's family honour is satisfied, but can Ximene ever accept his hand?
Music by Mia Soteriou
Director Peter Kavanagh
Rodrigo: Nicholas Farrel
Ximenel: Imogen Stubbs
Infanta: Kate Buffery
Count Gormas: Barry Foster
King: T P McKenna
Don Sanchez: Pip Torrens
Don Diego: Harry Towb
Elvira: Ingrid Craigie
Don Arias: Gareth Armstrong
Don Alonso: Don McCorkindale
Leonora: Serena Gordon
Page: Tom Bevan
Repeated 9th June 1996
[BBC Genome lists the title without a space LeCid but Jeffrey Wainwright used a space Le Cid]

12th June 1994:
19.30 :
The Sunday Play: Inugami: the Dog-God by Shuji Terayama, translated by Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei.
In a remote village in Japan, a woman is attacked by a dog. Nine months later, she gives birth to a son, Tsukio, and the village treats him with apprehension.
Composer Mia Soteriou.
Chorus created from the acting company.
Music played by William Lyons (reed flute), Mia Soteriou (piano)
Directed By: Ned Chaillet
Woman poet: Pauline Letts
Young Tsukio: Susan Sheridan
Tsukio: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Mother-in-law: Auriol Smith
Midwife: Ann Windsor
Husband: Charles Millham
Teacher/Whitey: David Bannerman
Judge: James Taylor
Neighbour woman: Joanna Myers
Bride: Siriol Jenkins
Bride's mother: Margaret John
Kuroko 3: Rachel Atkins
[Japanese legends and stories about Inugami are extensive and very varied. Inheritable spirit possession and a family disposition to emotional instability are common themes].

19th June 1994:
Sunday Play: Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare.
Vincentio realises that the moral climate of his dukedom has suffered through his laxity as a ruler. Rather than mend the problem himself, he leaves the scrupulous Angelo to close the brothels and prosecute fornicators. But Angelo soon shows his own frailty and directs his lust at the beautiful Isabella.
Music Stephen Warbeck
Adapted for radio and directed by Peter Kavanagh
The Duke: Ronald Pickup
Isabella: Saskia Reeves
Angelo: John Shrapnel
Escalus: Norman Rodway
Claudio: James Frain
Lucio: Simon Russell Beale
Provost: Bill Nighy
Mariana: Linda Marlowe
Elbow: John Baddeley
Pompey: Adrian Edmondson
Friar Peter: Gavin Muir
Barnardine: Don McCorkindale
Juliet: Alison Reid
Mistress Overdone: Tina Gray
Francisco: Frances Jeater
Froth: Ian Kelly
Gentleman: Peter Kenny
Repeated 7th April 1996

26th June 2017
19.30 :
Sunday Play: The Ghost Sonata by August Strindberg. Translator: Michael Meyer.
A poor student chances on a rich old invalid and is invited to a ghost supper where adultery, murder, deceit and betrayal are stripped bare in the house of the living dead.
Original Music: Andy Price
Director: Andy Jordan
Old Man: Frank Finlay
Student: Alan Cox
Colonel: Frederick Treves
Mummy: Dorothy Tutin
Daughter: Saskia Wickham
Johansson: Trevor Peacock
Bengtsson: Brett Usher
Cook: Jill Graham
Repeated on Radio 4 on 13th May 1996

3rd July 1994:
19.30 :
Sunday Play: Little Malcolm and His Struggle against the Eunuchs by David Halliwell.
Written in 1965, this play won Halliwell the Evening Standard Award for most promising playwright.
It tells of Malcolm - a would-be Hitler from Huddersfield - an art student dismissed by a long-suffering principal who can no longer tolerate his sneering laziness. Alone in his freezing studio Malcolm plots the downfall of his enemies and persuades his fellow art students to take up arms against eunuchry by forming the Party of Dynamic Erection.
The play is a comedy that shows how a hunger for power and the ability to manipulate followers can lead to personal disaster.
Director: Philip Martin
Malcolm: David Streames
Wick: Richard Pearce
Ingham: Mark Kilmurry
Nipple: Adrian Lochhead
Ann: Annette Badland
Repeated from 1st November 1992.

10th July 1994:
19.30 :
Sunday Play: Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel.
A new production, made in association with Radio Telefis Eireann. In the Irish town of Ballybeg in 1936, on the eve of the pagan Feast of Lughnasa, a young man recalls growing up with his mother, his four aunts and an uncle who was sent home from the missions under a cloud.
His recollection of the innocence and sorrow of the period is filled with that mesmeric 30s music to which everyone danced -
"eyes half closed, because to open them would break the spell".
This production features the original cast from the 1991 West End production at the Phoenix Theatre.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan
Michael: Gerard McSorley
Chris: Catherine Byrne
Maggie: Anita Reeves
Agnes: Brid Brennan
Rose: Brid Ni Neachtain
Kate: Rosaleen Linehan
Father Jack: Alec McCowen
Gerry: Robert Gwilym
Repeated 15th December 1996
(A film of the play was released in 1998)

16th July 1994:
22.30 :
Studio 3: Split Roots by Ian Taylor.
A semi-autobiographical play about Ernie, a widower and self-styled saint who has his visions of God in the pub.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
Unknown: Ian Taylor
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Ernie: Freddie Jones
Danny: Christian Rodska
Dinah: Elizabeth Spriggs
Joanne/Barmaid/Mary: Susan Broomfield
Lost Soul: Simon Carter
God/Eavesdropper: Robert Hume
Toumie: Cornelius Garrett
Father: William Eedle
Dannyboy: Andrew Whyment

17th July 1994:
21.40 :
Sunday Play: The Butcher of Baghdad by John Spurling.
The mother of all battles has begun. In a bunker under Baghdad, the president's beautiful mistress soothes him with stories of a legendary Arabian Nights caliph and the poet who denounced his regime. The story seems to reflect glory on the ruthless president, but will he survive this latest threat?
Director: Richard Wortley
President: Brian Glover
Caliph: Edward de Souza
Shahrazad: Jenny Funnell
Ishak: David Thorpe
Jafar: John Church
Masrur: Colin McFarlane
President's wife: Jill Graham
Queen Zobeidah: Kate Binchy
Ai-Zalamah: Steve Hodson
Al-Hadi: David Holt
Hairvili: Gordon Reid
Mizr Wadi Hathi: John Baddeley
Hassan: Keith Drinkel
Pervaneh: Federay Holmes
Rafi: James Telfer
Repeated from 28th February 1993

23rd July 1994:
21.40 :
Studio 3: Dead Perfect by John Fletcher
A mythic history of the tragically flawed Somerset batsman and hero Harold Gimblett.
Music By: Barrington Pheloung
Director: Jane Morgan
Gimblett: Tom Wilkinson
Narrator: Christopher Benjamin
Mr Penny: David King
Young Harold: Matthew Rudge
Dennis: Tom Laurenson
Spectators: Terence Edmond
Spectators: George Parsons
Repeated on Radio 4 on 17th August 1995.

24th July 1994:
22.00 :
Sunday Play: Vlad the Impaler by Marin Sorescu (stage play: The Third Stake) adapted for radio by Richard Crane.
The Turkish army has reached the Danube. The "enemy within" is destroying the fabric of the state. Will Prince Vlad's domestic policy pull the country together? Two impaled victims, a Christian and a Muslim, assess his chances.
Traditional Romanian music played by Gheorghe Zamfir
Director Faynia Williams
Vlad: John Hurt
Romanian: Stephen McGann
Turk: Andrew Sachs
Papuc: Roy Hanlon
Dan the Pretender: Anthony Head
Tenea: Philip Anthony
Painter: Victor Spinetti
Time traveller: Paul Copley
Domnica: Siriol Jenkins
Whore: Annette Badland
Turkish envoys: Bhasker Dhirendra
Dragavei: Peter Gunn
Beggars: Steve Hodson , Keith Dnnkel, Annette Badland and Peter Gunn
Policemen: Philip Anthony, Jonathan Tafler and Steve Hodson
Repeated from 15th November 1992

30th July 1994:
21.40 :
Studio 3: Victoria by Kaj Nissen.
Translated from the Danish by Hans Christian Andersen*.
Victoria is a ten-day-old baby in an incubator fighting for her life, but she already has a past.
Director Janet Whitaker
Seven-year-old Ciara Janson plays Victoria.
*Note that HCA was another one who worked as translater 1980-2016; now retired.
Ciara Janson was later in Hollyoaks (2004-2007).

31st July 1994:
22.00 :
Sunday Play: Dictator Gal by David Zane Mairowitz.
A musical satire featuring a deathbed concert by a shoe-collecting dictator's wife which is dedicated to bringing him back to life.
Music composed and arranged by Trevor Allan
Director Ned Chaillet
Dictator: Joe Melia
The Gal: Josette Simon
Doctor: Gordon Reid
Nurse: Melinda Walker
Woman: Siriol Jenkins
Man: David Learner
Repeated from 23rd June 1992

6th August 1994:
21.35 :
Studio 3: What Is Life to Me Without Thee? by Brian McCabe
About an opposite-of-deaf cellist whose ex-wife, a highly-strung violinist, has ostensibly left him for a philosopher.
Violin played by Jenny Gardner
Music Ron Shaw
Director Patrick Rayner
Cellist: Stuart McQuarrie
Violinist: Wendy Seager

7th August 1994:
22.00 :
Sunday Play: The Lyme Regis Food and Fertility Festival by John Fletcher.
A surrealist comedy. Fred and Deidre, decide to discover new, life-enhancing art in the provinces.
Music by Peter Howell
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
Fred: Steve Hodson
Deidre: Maureen O'Brien
Pink Fairy: Christian Rodska
Cerne Abbas Giant: Andrew Hilton
New Man: David Learner
Percy: John Telfer
Death: Bill Wallis
Actress 1: Melinda Walker
Actress 2: Carole Jahme
Repeated from 23rd August 1992

13th August 1994:
21.15 :
Studio 3: Frank Pig Says Hello by Patrick McCabe.
Dramatised from the novel The Butcher Boy.
A psychological thriller charting the fragmentation of young Frank Brady's mind. In the abbatoir where he works, Frank discovers that his life is completely at odds with those around him.
Music John Eacott
Director Eoin O'Callaghan
Frank Brady/Piglet: Adrian Dunbar
Joe/Joe's Da: Robert Patterson
Phillip Nugent: Priest: Peter Kenny
Mrs Nugent: Frances Tomelty
Joe's Ma: Marcella Riordan
Frank's Ma: Maggie Shelvin
Frank's Da: Dermot Crowley
Sergeant/Man with black bike: Denys Hawthorne
Alo/Leddy: Jim Norton

14th August 1994:
21.40 :
Sunday Play: The Gigli Concert by Tom Murphy.
The despairing Irish millionaire meets the hapless English dilettante and together they explore the infinite possibilities of the human soul.
J P W King: Peter McEnery
Irish Man: Tony Doyle
Mona: Noelle Brown
Repeated from 12th December 1993.

20th August 1994:
21.35 :
Studio 3: Pianoman by Emily Woof.
A woman with memories of love lost in the world of silent movies.
Music Neil Brand
Director Ned Chaillet
Mary Whalley: Dora Bryan
Mary (aged 16): Lisa Howard
Catherine Savage: Natasha Pyne
Cathy (aged 8): Jessica Hodson
Billy: Richard Oldham
Tim Buddle: Derek Waring
John: Crispin Letts
Pooly: Peter Yapp
Nurse: Nina Wadia
Mr Freed: Malcolm Ward
Mother: Susannah Corbett
Piano movers: Gavin Muir,
Piano movers: Paul Panting

21st August 1994:
21.35 :
Sunday Play: The Hole in the Top of the World by Fay Weldon.
Matt, an ageing scientist, is walled up in a concrete igloo in Antartica with his nubile young research assistant Nina. His wife Simone is on the warpath. With vegan toy-boy Andrew in tow, she is crossing continents to wreak her revenge. But Matt's only concern is that all the most noble ideas of the 20-th century are being sucked out through a hole in the ozone layer.
An LA Theatre Works/KCWR BBC co-production
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
Matt Piercey: Walter Matthau
Nina: Valerie Landsbergh
Simone: Barbara Bain
Andrew: Zhelko Ivanic
Repeated from 21st February 1993.

27th August 1994:
21.35 :
Studio 3: Pèlerinage chez Beethoven
story by Richard Wagner, dramatised for radio by Bernard Da Costa.
This French-language production takes as its starting point a story by Richard Wagner. Anxious to meet his idol, Wagner makes a "pilgrimage to Beethoven" in Vienna, only to be thwarted along the way by an amateur English composer.
Producer Christine Bemard-Sugy
(Onginally broadcast on Radio France)
Beethoven: Francois Perrier
Wagner: Bernard Brieux
Englishman: Jean-Gabriel Nordmann
Innkeeper: Jean-Claude Leguay
Doorkeeper: Frederic Antoine

28th August 1994:
22.05 :
Sunday Play: The Apple Orchard by John Fletcher based upon Chekov.
"If there's one truly extraordinary feature about this insignificant little valley, it's this garage."
Director Nigel Bryant
Sam: Tamsin Greig
Harold: Stephen Tomlin
Isabelle: Ann Firbank
Jonathan: Brett Usher
Rev Walker: Geoffrey Banks
Radio contact: Joanna Myers
Repeated from 3rd March 1992

3rd September 1994:
21.55 :
En Attendant Godot by Samuel Beckett.
French-language recording of Waiting for Godot, featuring the original cast recorded at the Theatre de Babylone shortly after the play received its Paris premiere on 5 January, 1953.
Director Roger Blin
Vladimir: Lucien Raimbourg
Estragon: Pierre Latour
Pozzo: Roger Bun
Lucky: Jean Martin
Boy: Serge Lecointe

4th September 1994:
21.50 :
Sunday Play: Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett.
Two characters waiting for Godot, who never arrives, opened in Paris in 1953 and then in London in 1955. In this new radio version, all of Beckett's final revisions to his text have been incorporated in order to present listeners with the complete drama.
Director Peter Wood
A Catherine Bailey production
Producers Catherine Bailey and Michael Farley
Vladimir: Alan Howard
Estragon: Michael Maloney
Pozzo: Stratford Johns
Lucky: Simon Russell-Beale
Boy: Tristan Moriarty
Narrator: Geraldine McEwan
Repeated on 30th July 1995
Also repeated 5th September 1999

11th September 1994:
19.30 :
Drama Now: Sailing with Homer by Bernard Kops.
A brilliant young poet is threatening to ruin his life through drug addiction. An older poet and academic comes to his rescue, or does he ...?
Director Cherry Cookson
Mervyn: Leo McKern
Jonathan: Michael Sheen
Adriana: Sheila Allen
Chloe: Rachel Joyce
Annabel: Elaine Claxton
Ben: Neville Jason
Sally: Eva Haddon
Sir Peter: John Evitts
Voices: David Jarvis
Repeated 12th November 1995

18th September 1994:
19.30 :
An Inspector Called Horse by Peter Redgrove.
The ancient university of St Epona is turned into a school for modern, marketable circus skills. It is run by Dr Hyde, a man obsessed with horses and a local legend about a wild huntsman. The result: hauntings, murders and a thrilling investigation for the opera loving Inspector Cheval.
Music Sandy Loewenthal
Director Nigel Bryant
Inspector Cheval: Okon Jones
Sergeant Colt: Kim Wall
Doctor Hyde: Brett Usher
Jo: Dominic Rickhards
Pansy: Kathryn Hunt
De Mendez: Bill Wallis
Mrs Palfrey: Judy Bridgland
Zoe: Susan Jeffrey
Also with Andy Hockley, Sandra Berkin, David Vann, Simon Carter, Tamsin Greig and Susan Mann

25th September 1994:
Drama Now: Parrots and Owls by John Purser.
Set in Oxford in 1850. When the University commissions a science museum, Oxford takes unkindly to a temple to the Theory of Evolution, the revolutionary design is dangerous, and the Irish craftsmen turn rebellious
... yet out of adversity a thing of beauty is born.
Director Jeremy Howe
John Ruskin: Michael Pennington
James O'Shea: Sean McGinley
Danny O'Shea: Dermot Crowley
Woodward: Mark Lambert
Nuala: Brid Brennan
Whellan: Meredith Davies
Effie Ruskin: Cara Kelly
John Everett Millais: Lyndam Gregory
Thomas Huxley: Neville Jason
Bishop Wilberforce: Colin Pinney
Vice Admiral Fitzroy: Don McCorkindale
Gypsy: Tina Gray

2nd October 1994:
Drama Now: Fuschia Splendens written by Les Smith.
What drives a man to face war, revolutions and bandits in order to fill English gardens with flowers? Inspired by the Victorian botanist, Theodore Hartweg , the man who gave England the fuschia.
Music: Dominique Legendre
Director Kay Patrick
Hartley: Russell Dixon
Sancho: Eliud Poras
Wakeman: Sean Barrett
Consul: Michael Cashman
Traveller/French Consul/Sailor: Don McCorkindale
Lieutenant/Hay: Paul Panting
Commission: Timothy Bateson
Santa Anna: Arturo Venegas
Officer: Stafan Boje
Officer: Vincent Boluda
Storyteller: Leda Casares
King: Francisco Morales
Messenger: Felix Medina
General: Luis Pinilla

9th October 1994:
20.00 :
Drama Now: A Suburban Suicide by John
Arden and Margaretta D'Arcy.
Karl Marx 's youngest daughter Eleanor took her own life in 1898. Why?
Director Ronald Mason
Eleanor Marx: Miriam Margolyes
Edward Aveling: John Shrapnel
Freddy: Ron Cook
Frederick Engels: Clive Merrison
Karl Marx: Michael Wolf
Lenchen: Angela Pleasence
Mrs Marx: Elizabeth Proud
Thome: Michael Tudor-Barnes
Olive/Gertrude: Susannah Corbett
Louisa: Natasha Pyne
Prefect of Police: Neville Jason
Librarian: George Parsons
Violinist: Alexander Balanescu
Boron player: Elaine Claxton

16th October 1994:
19.30 :
Drama Now: The Haunting of Mahler
by David Rudkin.
Gustav Mahler is dying. Nursed by his wife Alma and taunted by Death he travels home from New York to Vienna. Even during this last journey Mahler still struggles to resolve problems that prevent the completion of his final symphony.
Director Philip Martin
Gustav Mahler: Ian Hogg
Alma: Cheryl Campbell
Death: Derek Newark
Director: Philip Martin
Kafka: Michael Fitzgerald
Sigmund Freud: Roger Hume
Derek Cooke: Paul Webster
Friend Unknown: Gillian Goodman
Recording Angel: Graham Padden
Announcer: Jackie Smith-Wood
Crew of Light: Judy Bennett

23rd October 1994:
19.30 :
Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Part One
Adapted by Anthony Vivis from the abridged translation by Louis MacNiece and E L Stahl.
The medieval folk legend of a magus who makes a pact with the devil forms the basis of Goethe's famous work. Disenchanted with the limitations of his academic knowledge, Dr Faust decides to study the arts of magic and to master the supernatural.
Music by Christos Pittas
Directed By: David Spenser
Faust: Simon Callow
Mephistopheles: Ronald Pickup
Gretchen: Angharad Rees
Martha: Pauline Letts
Wagner: John Livesey
The Lord: Nicholas Courtney
Raphael: Michael Tudor Barnes
Gabriel: Crawford Logan
Michael: George Parsons
Earth Spirit: Stephen Thorne
Valentine: Spencer Banks
Witch in the Kitchen: Diana Bishop
Evil spirit': Christopher Scott
Will o'the Wisp: Danny Schiller
Monkey: David Gooderson
Coster witch: Jean Trend
Lieschen: Patience Tomlinson
Dread/Galatea:Frances Jeater
Posh Girl: Wendy Murray
Student: Andrew Secombe
Part 2 next Sunday
Part 1 Repeated from 21st March 1982.
Also repeated on 14th October 1982

24th October 1994:
21.10 to 21.30 :
The Road to Volokolamsk by Heiner Muller
Translated and narrated by Hugh Rorrison
Exploring the contradictions of socialism before the collapse of the Berlin Wall through a series of vivid encounters between opposites.
Translated and narrated by Hugh Rorrison.
Play 1: Russian Overture :- A Second World War Russian commander faces the onslaught of German tanks with a company demoralised by deserters.
Director Michael Fox
Commander: Ian McDiarmid
Sergeant: Martin Oldfield
Soldier 1: Peter Kerry
Soldier 2: Ian Mercer
Lieutenant: John Griffin

25th October 1994:
21.35 to 22.05:
The Road to Volokolamsk by Heiner Muller.
Play 2: A Wood near Moscow:- The commander is forced to take Soviet law into his own hands when faced with cowardice by a brother officer.
Commander: Ian McDiarmid
Doctor: David Fleeshman
Soldier: Martin Oldfield

26th October 1994:
21.10 to 21.30:
The Road to Volokolamsk by Heiner Muller.
Play 3: The Duel:- In 1953 the manager of an East German factory faces a strike led by his own junior manager. The first public uprising against the party - will Russian tanks preserve the new state against anarchy?
Manager: Ian McDiarmid
Under-manger: Martin Oldfield
Professor: David Fleeshman

27th October 1994:
21.30 to 21.45:
The Road to Volokolamsk by Heiner Muller.
Play 4: Centaurs:- As the perfect society dawns and all crime is eliminated from the system, a secret policeman turns into his own desk.
Superior officer: Ian McDiarmid
Junior officer: Paul Broughton

28th October 1994:
21.05 to 21.25:
The Road to Volokolamsk by Heiner Muller.
Play 5: The Foundling:- An old-guard socialist confronts his adopted son, who has rebelled against the system and intends to escape across the wall.
Director Michael Fox
Father: Ian McDiarmid
Son: Mick Ford

30th October 1994:
19.00 :
Faust by Johann von Goethe. Part Two
Adapted by Anthony Vivis from the abridged translation by Louis MacNeice and E L Stahl.
Faust continues his striving and restless activity as new adventures fuel his romantic longings.
Music Christos Pittas
Directed By: David Spenser
Faust: Simon Callow
Mephistopheles: Ronald Pickup
Helen: Maureen O'Brien
Homunculus: Jane Knowles
Emperor: David March
Gretchen: Angharad Rees
Wagner: John Livesey
Euphorion/Ariel: Andrew Branch
Nereus: Richard Hurndall
Porteus/Chief: John Westbrook
Chancellor: Lockwood West
Treasurer/Thales/Hoarder: Hugh Dickson
Lynceus/Steward: David McAlister
Anaxagoras/Philemon: Ronald Herdman
Famulus / Fool: John Bull
Galatea/ Dread: Frances Jeater
Chorus-leader / Manto: Jean Trend
Erichtho/Want: Pauline Letts
Thumper/Page: Spencer Banks
Snatcher/Herald: Michael Tudor Barnes
Baucis: Katherine Parr
Wanderer: Crawford Logan
Need ,: Wendy Murray
Debt: Theresa Streatfeild
Quickloot: Sarah Finch
Trojan lady: Heather Emmanuel
Part 1 was on 23rd October 1994.
Part 2 was previously broadcast on 28th March 1982 and on 21st October 1982.

6th November 1994:
19.30 :
Sunday Play: The Spanish Tragedy by Thomas Kyd.
Revenge, blood and murder.
This production marks the 400th anniversary of Kyd's death.
Director Alan Drury
Hieronimo: Oliver Cotton
King of Spain: Derek Waring
Lorenzo: Jonathan Cullen
Bel-Imperia: Hilary Lyon
Balthazar: Andrew Wincott
Isabella: Kristin Milward
Horation/Boy/Viceroy of Portugal: Nicholas Boulton
Pedhngano/Painter: Ian Masters
Revenge/Castile/Hangman: Don McCorkindale
Andrea: David Bannerman
Ambassador/Serberine: David Bannerman
Repeated 28th April 1996.

13th November 1994:
19.30 :
The Sunday Play: Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon.
A semi-autobiographical comedy, set in Brighton Beach, New York, in 1937. Fifteen year old Eugene spends two days in the company of the Jerome family, where problems pile up, each one threatening to wreck young Eugene's dream of becoming a professional baseball player.
Director Gordon House
A Radio Gordon Service production in assocation with LA Theatre Works
Eugene: Max Casella
Stanley: Jonathan Silverman
Kate: Valerie Harper
Blanche: Joyce van Patten
Jack: Peter Michael Goetz
Nora: Anna Sophie Loewenberg
Laurie: Alexana Lambros
Also broadcast on the BBC World Service on 6th October 1994.

16th November 1994:
20.10 to 20.30 :
Poisoner and Art Critic or how Thomas Griffiths Wainewright went from High Society to Down Under between 1794 and 1852 via Chiswick, the Royal Academy, Marriage and Very Sudden Death. Written from life by Nigel Andrew.
Performed by Alex Jennings and John Moffat.
[Remarkably little available on this biographic program with two top actors. Nigel Andrew was a radio critic for The Listener and the Daily Mail.]

18th November 1994:
22.50 :
Prince Lear by Perry Pontac.
Prince Lear is a prequel to King Lear. It is also a comedy in blank verse which provides information essential to a full understanding of Shakespeare's play.
Director: Richard Wortley
Lear: John Moffatt
Kent: John Shrapnel
Goneril: Claire Skinner
Eudoxia: Rosalind Shanks

20th November 1994:
19.00 :
The Sunday Play: The Tragedy of King Lear
A coproduction between BBC Radio 3 and the Renaissance Theatre Company
Repeated from 10th April 1994- refer to that date.

27th November 1994:
19.30 :
The Sunday Play: Night after Night.
A joyful, tearful and tuneful radio adaptation of the acclaimed stage musical in which Neil Bartlett portrays his own father, Trevor, in a West End theatre on a night in 1958. The Gloria company recreate the hidden gay culture that nurtured the English theatre while musically exploring 30 years of stage tradition.
Words by Neil Bartlett.
Music composed and directed by Nicolas Bloomfield.
Musicians: Richard Astom, Nicolas Bloomfield, Nick Cooper, Andrew Cruickshank, Anna Hemery, Bryn Lewis and Shaun Thompson
Producer Ned Chaillet
Neil/Trevor: Neil Bartlett
Nick: Nicolas Bloomfield
Reg: Reginald Bundy
Craig: Craig Deegan
Bev: Beverley Klein
Paul: Paul Shaw
Stephen: Stephen Speed
Francois: Francois Testory

28th November 1994:
21.30 - 21.45:
Are You Still Awake? by Russell Davies
Episode 1, with Prunella Scales and Timothy West. A wartime civil servant and his wife fall asleep in their Morrison shelter.
This episode repeated on 10th June 1996.
(There was an earlier series by Russel Davies with the same name but different episodes in 1984)

29th November 1994:
21.35 - 21.50:
Are You Still Awake?
Episode 2 features Natasha Pyne and Paul Copley suffering a cold night under canvas on Snowdon.
This episode repeated 11th June 1996.

30th November 1994:
21.00 - 21.15 :
Are You Still Awake?
Episode 3, with Imelda Staunton and Jim Carter. An uncomfortable stay at theatrical digs.
Repeated 12th June 1996

1st December 1994:
21.20 - 21.35:
Are You Still Awake?
Episode 4, with Judi Dench and Michael Williams. Journeying on the sleeper from Edinburgh.
Repeated 13th June 1996

2nd December 1994:
21.35 :
Are You Still Awake?
Episode 5, with Diana Quick and Bill Nighy.
Stealing away from an overnight sitting at the House, an MP just has time to pop back to the flat in Dolphine Square.
Repeated 14th June 1996

4th December 1994:
19.30 :
The Sunday Play: An Informer's Duty by Greg Cullen.
Leningrad 1937:
Shostakovich is under official attack as all around him Stalin's Terror decimates his world. He cannot compose Soviet anthems, his Fourth Symphony is too dangerous to perform - and yet as the Soviet Union's top composer he must respond to his times.
Director Alison Hindell
Shostakovich: Jonathan Cullen
Anna Akhmatova: Fiona Shaw
Stalin: John Shrapnel
Nina: Melanie Walters
Sofia: Christine Pritchard
Zoshchenko: Mark Straker
Tukhachevsky: Ric Jerrom
Tikhon: Simon Ludders
Mandelstam: Ian Rowlands
Nadezhda: Manon Edwards
Interrogator: Chris Rowbury
Soldier: Jeremy Thomas
Repeated on 22nd March 1998

11th December 1994:
19.30 :
The Sunday Play: The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Stephen Mulrine from Nikolai Leskov 's novel.
Dramas that tell the stories behind the songs.
In the provincial Russia of the Tsars, Katerina Izmailova is bored.
The servants run the house and the grain business while her husband is away mending the mill. With no children to care for, she has nothing to do but "trim the icon lamps and listen to the sound of her own footsteps". Meanwhile, in the barn, Sergei - the tall and handsome farm bailiff - directs the weighing and packing of the grain.
Director Hamish Wilson
Katerina: Blythe Duff
Sergei: James MacPherson
Kokoshkin/ Izmailov: John Yule
Postnikov: John Buick
Nikolaev/ Zinovy: David Goodall
Pelageya /Antonova: Mary Ann Reid
Aksinya/Fedya/Sonya: Sheila Donald
Anna Pavlovna/Fima: Maria Miller
Morozova: Suzanne Gregg
Woman: Eilidh Fraser
Gordeyev: Cas Harkins
(The Lady Macbeth of Mtsenskwas was also an opera by Shostakovich first performed in England in 1936)
Repeated on 12th January 1997.

18th December 1994: There was no Sunday drama, almost the whole days programming was from the European Broadcasting Union (0800-2330).

25th December 1994:
19.30: Doctor Johnson's Christmas
The evening broadcast (19.30 to 22.10) comprised an oddity "An evening of plays and other delights devised and written by Mr Snoo Wilson."performed by The Company and members of the Radio Drama Company with Music composed, realised and directed by Mr Lou Glandfield and recorded by Mr David Humpage".
With the Raoul Goby Consort and Mr Martin Nelson (baritone).
Research Miss Lisa Osborne
Director Mr Ned Chaillet
Dr Johnson: Mr Simon Callow
David Garrick/Boswell: Mr John Sessions
Tetty Johnson: Miss Linda Marlowe
Mrs Thrale: Miss Maria Aitken
Irene: Miss Sally Kinghorn
Henry Thrale: Mr Hugh Fraser
MrsVere: Miss Jillie Meers
Doctor Stope: Mr James Taylor
Francis: Mr Ray Fearon
Vendor: Mr Dominic Letts
Hooker: Miss Rachel Atkins
Dr Brocklesbury: Mr Peter Yapp
George III: Mr David King
Queeney: Miss Jane Whittenshaw
(Snoo Wilson (aka Andrew James Wilson) died in 2013: Simon Callow wrote his obituary in the Guardian.)


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

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