Flora aims to tidy up the Starkadders, and the apocalyptic ravings of preacher Amos. With Patricia Gallimore and Kate Binchy.
Flora aims to tidy up the Starkadders, and the apocalyptic ravings of preacher Amos.
Flora believes that unless life is tidy, one cannot even begin to enjoy it - and life with her relatives at Cold Comfort Farm promises to be anything but.
First published in 1932, Stella Gibbons' tale of early 20th-century rural England is dramatised in four parts by Elizabeth Proud.
Flora Poste ..... Patricia Gallimore
Stella Gibbons ..... Elizabeth Proud
John Westbrook ..... John Westbrook
Reuben Starkadder ..... Trevor Martin
Adam Lambsbreath ..... Cyril Shaps
Seth Starkadder ..... Sion Probert
Amos Starkadder ..... John Hollis
Aunt Ada Doom ..... Fabia Drake
Meriam ..... Amanda Murray
Mrs Beetle ..... Miriam Margolyes
Mrs Murther ..... Diana Bishop
Mr Mybug ..... Michael Spice
Waitress ..... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Music: Terence Allbright
Director: Ian Cotterell
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1981