Tom has fled to London where he and Jenny the Elephant are working in a seedy Menagerie. A country boy, he is shocked by the poverty and filth of the city. Then one day he thinks he sees his old sweetheart, Lizzie, in the streets and follows her. We soon see what this woman has become but for Tom in his loneliness and isolation, this is love. In this final episode of our adaptation of Christopher Nicolson's novel, Tom begins to hatch a plan to take the elephant back to her former home, the Indies. At last, he has hope of escape - of escaping England, his position in the class system, and all the violence and abuse - thanks to the elephant.
Adapted for radio by Elizabeth Burke
Tom ... Stuart McLoughlin
Lizzie ... Sarah Ovens
Lord Bidborough ... John Rowe
Mrs Harrington ... Claire Cage
Charles Singleton ... Matthew Gravelle
Producer: Kate McAll
BBC Cymru Wales.