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Shirley Gee - Moonshine

London, 1937: Harriet must battle Ada, the new nanny, for the love of her young daughter. Stars Rosemary Leach and Carole Boyd.

London, 1937: Harriet Carmichael must battle new nanny Ada Molesbridge for the love of her young daughter:

ADA: When it comes to whose child, Flora might decide. Who she cleaves to. Whose bed she chooses in the middle of the night. Who she loves.

HARRIET: Don't be ludicrous. She's my daughter, my flesh and blood. She belongs to me.

ADA: Flesh and blood is one thing. But belongs. Slippers, candlesticks, necklaces, they belong. Ask her who she chooses. Go on, wake her. Ask her. We're all people, aren't we. All human beings... Not mistress and servant, you said. Let her choose.

Ada Molesbridge ...... Rosemary Leach
Harriet Carmichael ...... Carole Boyd
David Carmichael ...... John Rowe
Flora ...... Katherine Hughes
Jessie ...... Anne Rosenfeld
Cook ...... Kathleen Helme
Mrs Molesbridge ...... Betty Hardy

For her performance as Ada Molesbridge , Rosemary Leach won the 1977 Imperial Tobacco Award for the Best Actress.

Special music by Roger Limb, BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Director: David Spenser

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1977.

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1 hour, 30 minutes

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