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A Telegram from the Queen

Afternoon Drama, Lost Property Episode 3 of 3

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 17 May 2011

For Alice's 100th birthday present, her granddaughter Ruthie sets out to put her family back together again. The final play in Katie Hims' trilogy of heartbreak and redemption.


Ruthie ..... Rosie Cavaliero
Alice ..... Edna Doré
Ted ..... Gary Beadle
Vincent ..... Daniel Rabin
Marcus ..... Stuart McLoughlin
Ray ..... Sean Baker
Queenie ..... Jane Whittenshaw
Roseanna ..... Alex Tregear
Ella May ..... Joanna Monro
Receptionist ..... Sally Orrock

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

Edna Doré stars in A Telegram from the Queen, the final play in this trilogy by acclaimed radio dramatist Katie Hims charting one family's tragi-comic history of heartbreak and redemption. The trilogy won the 2011 BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Drama, where Rosie Cavaliero also picked up the Best Actress award.

  • Edna Dore (Alice) and Rosie Cavaliero (Ruthie)

    Edna Dore (Alice) and Rosie Cavaliero (Ruthie)

  • Gary Beadle (Ted) and Rosie Cavaliero (Ruthie)

    Gary Beadle (Ted) and Rosie Cavaliero (Ruthie)



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