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John Ridd always hated the Doones – until he met Lorna. Romance set on Exmoor. 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.

David Schofield and Alison Pettit star in RD Blackmore’s popular and enduring romantic tale.

Dramatised in three-parts by Barry Letts.

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

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Brian Lighthill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1997.

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