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Hearts beat and minds scheme. The dowdy Withers compete with the glittering Springs. Comedy of manners starring Victoria Hamilton.

On either side of Nightingale Wood through one idyllic year in the late 1930s, hearts beat and minds scheme, as the dowdy Wither family tries to compete with the glittering Springs.

Bookish Tina Wither is in love with Saxon, her father's handsome and aloof chauffeur. Her shop girl sister-in-law, Viola, has fallen for Victor Spring, the lord of the manor. And Madge is in love with a dog...

Stella Gibbons’ sparkling comedy of manners dramatised in two-parts by Christopher William Hill.

Starring Victoria Hamilton as Tina, Dinah Stabb as Mother, Francine Chamberlain as Viola, Simon Bubb as Victor, Paul Moriarty as Father, Adjoa Andoh as Edna, Adam Billington as Saxon, Victoria Inez Hardy as Madge, Alex Rivers as Hetty, Joan Walker as Phyllis, Ian Masters as Spurrey and Judith Coke as Miss Cattyman.

Director: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast in the ‘Neglected Classics’ season on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.

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