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Saturday Night and Sunday Morning - Episode 1

Robert Rigby's dramatisation of Alan Sillitoe's seething novel set in 1958 Nottingham - part of Radio 4's celebration of British New Wave film and cinema,.

'Angry young man' Arthur Seaton rages against the boredom of his factory machinist job and home life with 'dead from the neck up' parents.

Determined to avoid a similar slide into domestic drudgery, Arthur is a risk-taking womaniser, enduring each tedious week in the knowledge that the weekend's thrills are to come. But Arthur takes a risk too far, inflicting life-shattering consequences on those around him.

Sound Design: David Chilton
Spot Effects: Alison McKenzie
Production Manager: Sarah Tombling
Director: Carl Prekopp

Producer: Lucinda Mason Brown
A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4.

Release date:

58 minutes

Last on

Sat 7 Sep 2013 21:00


Role Contributor
Arthur SeatonJoe Dempsie
Aunt AdaShirley Anne Field
BrendaNatalie Grady
WinnieSarah Smart
Harold SeatonPhilip Fox
Vera SeatonJulia Hills
Fred SeatonAshley Cook
BarmanAshley Cook
Margaret SeatonVictoria Brazier
SoldierVictoria Brazier
Mrs BullRachel Atkins
RobboeStephen Critchlow
LoudmouthStephen Critchlow
JackGraeme Hawley
PolicemanGraeme Hawley
Em’lerLorna Jones
Undertaker ManSean Baker
Bus ConductorPaul Stonehouse
BillyFelix Lailey
DirectorCarl Prekopp
ProducerLucinda Mason Brown
AdaptorRobert Rigby
AuthorAlan Sillitoe

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