The Rhythms of the Earth
Audrey educates the new squire into the ways of the Lord of the Manor. Adapted from TV, with Penelope Keith. From January 1997.
Audrey fforbes-Hamilton must educate the new squire into the ways of the Lord of the Manor.
Starring Penelope Keith as Audrey fforbes-Hamilton.
Keith Barron ..... Richard DeVere
Angela Thorne ..... Marjory Frobisher
Nicholas McArdle ..... Brabinger
Margery Withers ..... Mrs Polouvicka
Frank Middlemass ..... Ned
The tale of lady of the manor Audrey fforbes-Hamilton, forced to sell her beloved Grantleigh Estate when her husband's death leaves her financially strapped. With butler Brabinger in tow, they've decamped to the tiny Old Lodge cottage.
From this vantage point, Audrey keeps a close and disapproving eye on the estate's new owner, the nouveau-riche Richard DeVere, a wholesale foods magnate of Czech descendent.
First piloted on radio and then whisked off to TV before it ever appeared, before finally arriving home in 1997.
Adapted for radio by Peter Spence from his TV script.
Producer: Jane Berthoud
First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1997.
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