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Episode 1

Dramatisation by Robin Brooks of the 1866 mystery novel by Wilkie Collins. The machinations of the flame-haired temptress Lydia Gwilt are derailed by the workings of fate and her own lusts and longings.

By unexpectedly inheriting a substantial estate in Norfolk, callow Allan Armadale comes to the attention of the beautiful and dangerous fortune hunter Lydia Gwilt. She plans to seduce and marry him, but there are obstacles in her way in the shape of Allan's pretty young neighbour and his mysterious friend Midwinter.

Lydia ...... Lucy Robinson
Allan Armadale ...... Alex Robertson
Midwinter ...... Ray Fearon
Neelie ...... Perdita Avery
Maria ...... Carol Macready
Susan ...... Rebecca Saire
Major ...... Sean Baker
Bashwood ...... Richard Durden
Pedgift Jnr ...... Grant Gillespie

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 12 Sep 2013 03:00

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