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Farmer John Ridd always hated the Doones - until he met Lorna. 17th-century romance set on Exmoor in Devon. Stars David Schofield and Alison Pettit.

17th-century Exmoor in Devon: John Ridd meets Lorna Doone (and they fall in love) and we meet the murderer Carver Doone, the highwayman Tom Faggus and the miser Uncle Benn.

RD Blackmore’s popular and enduring romance dramatised by Barry Letts.

Starring David Schofield as John Ridd, Alison Pettit as Lorna Doone, Janet Dale as Mother, Cornelius Garrett as Tom Faggus, James Warrior as Uncle Ben, Kim Durham as Carver Doone, Charlotte Grattidge as Young Lorna, Graham Padden as Jeremy Stickles, Sunny Ormonde as Lizzie Ridd, Laura Berry as Young Lizzie, Katherine Mount as Annie Ridd, Samantha Dowling as Young Annie, Susan Jeffrey as Gwenny, Ian Brooker as John Fry, Graham Colclough as Counsellor Doone and David Perks as Charlie Doon.

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Brian Lighthill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 20 Mar 2019 15:00

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