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Nathaniel Hawthorne - Wakefield

A dull middle-aged man plots to temporarily leave home and spy on his wife to observe the effect. Stars David Haig.

A dull middle-aged man whose life has been monotonously ordinary for years, devises a plot to temporarily leave home and observe the effect on his wife from a flat opposite.

But he stays away much longer than expected - and it becomes more and more difficult for him to return...

David Haig stars in Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story dramatised by Martyn Wade.

Wakefield ...... David Haig
Hawthorne ...... John Rowe
Mrs Wakefield ...... Richenda Carey
Mr Lucas Ferris ...... Jonathan Keeble
Mrs Brand ...... Jennie Stoller
Doctor ...... Gordon Reid

Producer: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001

14 days left to listen

1 hour

Last on

Mon 10 Feb 2020 04:00

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