Loved by two very different men, Laura Montreville must choose between passion and virtue. Romantic drama with Gerda Stevenson.
Laura Montreville is loved by two men - a reckless libertine and a dignified but reserved landowner. In a world where polite society and sexual hypocrisy rub shoulders easily, can she choose wisely between passion and virtue?
Mary Brunton’s romantic tale set in Perthshire and London - dramatised in ten parts by Gerda Stevenson.
In the opening episode, Colonel Hargrave's sexual advances are too much for Laura - and she places her suitor on a two-year probation.
Narrated by Maureen Beattie.
Laura ...... Gerda Stevenson
Hargrave ...... Andrew Wincott
Lady Harriet Montreville ...... Phyllida Law
Jeannie ...... Colette O'Neil
Montreville ...... Bernard Horsfall
Mary Brunton was a Scottish novelist much admired by Jane Austen; and Self Control, first published in 1811, deals with similar themes to Sense and Sensibility.
Producer: Bruce Young
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.
You are at the first episode