A baby is born: Titus Groan, heir to crumbling stone and ancient ritual, only son of Sepulchrave, the 76th Earl of Gormenghast.
By Mervyn Peake, dramatised by Brian Sibley
Episode One 'Titus Arrives'
A baby is born: Titus Groan, heir to crumbling stone and ancient ritual, only son of Sepulchrave, the 76th Earl of Gormenghast. Whilst the castle flies into state of high excitement, change may at last come creeping through its empty halls, on the heels of a sly but ambitious kitchen boy named Steerpike.
Sepulchrave, Earl Of Groan...Paul Rhys
Gertrude, Countess Of Groan...Miranda Richardson
Dr Prunesquallor ...James Fleet
Irma Prunesquallor...Tamsin Greig
Clarice ...Fenella Woolgar
Cora ...Claudie Blakley
Fuchsia ...Olivia Hallinan
Flay ...Adrian Scarborough
Abiatha Swelter ...Mark Benton
Nannie Slagg ...Jane Whittenshaw
With Simon Bubb, Jonathan Forbes, Peter Polycarpou, Alun Raglan, Alex Tregear
Music by Roger Goula
Directed by Gemma Jenkins
Produced by Jeremy Mortimer.
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