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David Pownall - Barbara Allen

The tragic tale of Jemmy Grove's unrequited love is inspired by the folk song. Stars Keith Barron and Honeysuckle Weeks.

The mystery of love's compelling power, explored in a drama based on one of the best-loved folk songs of all time. The story of high-born Jemmy Grove's unrequited obsession with beautiful artisan girl, Barbara Allen.

Stars Keith Barron as John, Benedict Sandiford as Jemmy, Honeysuckle Weeks as Barbara Allen, Adam Godley as Silas and Natasha Pyne as Mrs Allen.

Written by David Pownall.

Director: Peter Kavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

45 minutes

Last on

Mon 27 Mar 2017 21:15