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Old Friends and New Meetings

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Anne Elliott meets her fiance Fredrick Wentworth again after eight years apart. Stars Juliet Stevenson and Tim Brierley.

It's 1814 in the village of Uppercross in Somersetshire. Sir Walter Elliot of Kellynch Hall has long since given up any hope of his daughter making a favourable marriage.

But Anne did fall in love, eight years ago, with Frederick Wentworth , a young man with no fortune and no family connections. She was persuaded to give him up - and

he's not forgiven her...

First published in 1817, Jane Austen's novel dramatised in three parts by Michelene Wandor.

Starring Juliet Stevenson as Anne Elliot, Tim Brierley as Captain Wentworth, Sorcha Cusack as Jane Austen, Roger Hume as Sir Walter Elliot, Claire Faulconbridge as Elizabeth Elliot, Peter Harlowe as Mr Elliot, Kathryn Hurlbutt as Mary Musgrove, Alister Cameron as Charles Musgrove, John Abell as Little Charles, Alison Dowling as Henrietta Musgrove, Jayne Dowell as Louisa Musgrove, Sheila Grant as Mrs Musgrove, Patricia Gallimore as Lady Russell, Jeffery Dench as Admiral Croft, Tina Gray as Sophia Croft, Hedli Niklaus as Mrs Clay, Carole Boyd as Mrs Smith, Stephen Hancock as Mr Shepherd, Clive Marlowe as Charles Hayter, Paul Alexander as Captain Harville and Tony Turner as Captain Benwick.

Square piano (William Rolfe and Sons c 1810) played by Kenneth Mobbs

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Vanessa Whitburn.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1986.

1 hour

Last on

Tue 31 Jul 2018 03:00

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