Jemmy returns from school for the holidays just in time to join Mrs Lirriper and the Major on a trip to France in search of a mysterious benefactor. When they eventually track him down, he turns out to be the last person anyone could have expected.
Charles Dickens's neglected classic dramatised and produced by Ellen Dryden.
Starring Julia McKenzie as Mrs Lirriper, John Fortune as the Major, Jordan Clarke as Jemmy, Alison Skilbeck as Miss Wozenham and Gus Brown as Mr Buffle/Consul.
Made by First Writes Radio for BBC Radio 4. First broadcast in 2007.