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Baptised at the age of ten, lonely Edmund is torn between his father and a terrible secret. Stars Derek Jacobi and Roger Allam.

Baptised aged ten and now growing up, lonely Edmund is torn between his father and the terrible secret in his heart.

Derek Jacobi stars as Edmund Gosse.

Conclusion of Edmund Gosse's uniquely frank memoir of a Victorian childhood. Tender, comic and lyrical, this is his account of the spiritual struggle between a lonely boy and his charismatic father.

Dramatised by Nick Warburton.

Edmund Gosse ...... Derek Jacobi
Phlip Henry Gosse ...... Roger Allam
Young Edmund ...... Steven Williams
Eliza Brightwen ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Ella Smith ...... Mrs Brown
Brother Fawkes ...... Gerard McDermott
Preacher ...... Wayne FoskettJ
Teacher ...... John Cummins
Brethren/Villagers ...... Delroy Brown
Brethren/Villagers ...... Nick Sayce
Brethren/Villagers ...... Sophie Roberts
Brethren/Villagers ...... Ayesha Antoine

Producer: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2005.

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