When Charles, Tom's drunken master, offers to take another young girl for a 'ride on the elephant, Tom knows that he plans to rape her. To save the girl he encourages Jenny the elephant to stampede. The master is furious and lashes out at Tom with a metal hook, disfiguring him. What happens next, in this fourth episode of our adaptation of Christopher Nicolson's powerful novel, propels Tom on a new and even more wretched path.
Adapted for radio by Elizabeth Burke
Tom ... Stuart McLoughlin
Charles Singleton ... Matthew Gravelle
Ellie ... Rebecca Newman
Alice ... Kate Sobey
Susan ... Grace Williams
Producer: Kate McAll
BBC Cymru Wales.