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Challis Charm

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In 1943 bomb-hit London, teacher Margaret Steggles falls under the spell of the wealthy Challis family. Stars Juliet Aubrey.

1943: Margaret Steggles moves to bomb-damaged London to take up her new teaching job.

Through a dropped ration book, she meets the Challises, who live at Westwood, an elegant house in Highgate. The Challis family have great charm, and, with the casual selfishness of the privileged, they soon take advantage of Margaret's slavish admiration.

Stella Gibbons' gentle comedy adapted in two parts by Lynne Truss.

Narrator/Lady Challis . . . . . . . . .Rosemary Leach
Margaret Steggles . . . . . . . . . . . Juliet Aubrey
Gerard Challis . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Fenton Stevens
Hilda Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saffron Burrows
Hebe Niland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caroline Harker
Zita Mandelbaum . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mia Soteriou
Seraphina Challis . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phyllida Nash
Dick Fletcher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jonathan Nibbs
Mrs Steggles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Angela Barlow
Mr Hudson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chris Donnelly
Grantey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacqueline Tong
Earl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Martin T Sherman
Mrs Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barbara Kellermann

Producer: Kate McAll

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.

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Last on

Tue 11 Jun 2019 03:00

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