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The Failure

Chip Lambert arrives at La Guardia airport, New York, to meet his parents, Alfred and Enid, and take them back to his Manhattan apartment for lunch.

First ever dramatisation of Jonathan Franzen's exuberant novel about the tribulations of a dysfunctional Midwestern family, starring Richard Schiff (The West Wing), Maggie Steed, Colin Stinton and Julian Rhind-Tutt. Dramatised by Marcy Kahan.

Episode 1: The Failure - Chip Lambert arrives at La Guardia airport, New York, to meet his parents, Alfred and Enid, and take them back to his Manhattan apartment for lunch. But Alfred appears to be in a bad way, and Chip has his own troubles - his academic career has ended in disgrace, his girlfriend appears to be dumping him and his semi-autobiographical screenplay is in need of urgent corrections.

Directed by Emma Harding.

15 minutes

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Mon 5 Jan 2015 19:45

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Role Contributor
Narrator Richard Schiff
Enid Lambert Maggie Steed
Alfred Lambert Colin Stinton
Gary Lambert Richard Laing
Chip Lambert Julian Rhind-Tutt
Denise Lambert Roslyn Hill
Julia Vrais Kelly Burke
Eden Procuro Elaine Claxton
Gitanas Misevicius Sam Dale
Melissa Paquette Bettrys Jones
Caroline Lambert Jane Slavin
Caleb Lambert Adam Thomas Wright
Jonah Lambert Sean McCrystal
Author Jonathan Franzen
Adaptor Marcy Kahan
Director Emma Harding

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