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Noel Coward - This Happy Breed

The Gibbons family's inter-war life in a new suburban home from 1919 to 1939, when they move away. Stars John Moffatt.

The inter-war life of the Gibbons family in their new suburban home.

Starring John Moffatt, Rosemary Leach and Doris Hare.

Noel Coward's play covers a 20-year period from June 1919, when the Gibbons family move in to their new home near London’s Clapham Common, to when they moved out in June 1939.

Frank Gibbons …. John Moffatt
Ethel …. Rosemary Leach
Mrs Flint …. Doris Hare
Queenie …. Alice Arnold
Bob …. Robert Lang
Sylvia …. Anna Cropper
Billy …. Michael Maloney
Vi …. Julia Swift
Phyllis …. Elizabeth Mansfield
Reg …. John McAndrew
Sam …. Simon Treves

Written in 1939, This Happy Breed was not staged until 1942. It was adapted as a film in 1944 directed by David Lean and starring Robert Newton, Celia Johnson and John Mills.

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1989.

18 days left to listen

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 22 Nov 2020 04:00

Broadcasts

  • Sun 21 Oct 2007 10:00
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  • Sat 22 Sep 2012 16:00
  • Sun 23 Sep 2012 04:00
  • Sat 11 Jan 2014 06:00
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  • Sat 13 May 2017 06:00
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  • Sun 22 Nov 2020 04:00