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John Mortimer - The Summer of a Dormouse

Journalist Henry is visited by his elder self in this comedy of missed opportunities. Stars Paul Scofield, Alex Jennings, Imelda Staunton and Gemma Jones.

Journalist, Henry Troutbeck Pottinger is now an old man.

He stands in the darkening garden of a vicarage by the sea and looks back on a life which seems to have passed as swiftly as Lord Byron's dormouse summer.

John Mortimer's drama stars Paul Scofield as Henry Troutbeck Pottinger as an Old Man, Alex Jennings as Henry Troutbeck Pottinger as a Man and Joe Roberts as Henry Troutbeck Pottinger as a Boy.

With Oliver Ford Davies as the Rev. Henry Pottinger, Gemma Jones as Dawn Pottinger/Lady Fan, Joanna David as Felicity Rewcastle, Imelda Staunton as Mavis Whitney, John Rowe as Mr Rewcastle and David Allister as Editor/Barman.

With the Willie Brown Uni Band and accordionist Kevin Street.

Director: Marilyn Imrie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 10 May 2017 03:00

Broadcasts

  • Tue 21 Apr 2009 10:00
  • Tue 21 Apr 2009 15:00
  • Wed 22 Apr 2009 03:00
  • Fri 12 Jul 2013 10:00
  • Fri 12 Jul 2013 15:00
  • Sat 13 Jul 2013 03:00
  • Thu 18 Dec 2014 10:00
  • Thu 18 Dec 2014 15:00
  • Fri 19 Dec 2014 03:00
  • Tue 9 May 2017 10:00
  • Tue 9 May 2017 15:00
  • Wed 10 May 2017 03:00