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4 Extra Debut. A distinguished theatre director decides to retire to a remote house by the sea, only to find his past catches up with him. Starring Jeremy Irons.

Charles Arrowby, a distinguished theatre-director, decides to retire to a remote house by the sea in order to write his memoirs.

Jeremy Irons stars Iris Murdoch's 1978 Booker prize winning novel, dramatised in two-parts by Robin Brooks.

Cast:
Charles Arrowby................Jeremy Irons
Lizzie Scherer....................Joanna David
Gilbert Opian.....................Anthony Calf
Peregrine Arbelow............Tim McInnerny
Rosina Vamburgh..............Sara Kestelman
Hartley Fitch......................Maggie Steed
Ben Fitch...........................David Horovitch
James Arrowby.................Simon Williams
Arkwright..........................Nick Underwood
Young Charles..................Fred Fergus
Young Hartley...................Eleanor Crosswell

Sound Design: Wilfredo Acosta

Producer: Fiona McAlpine
Director: Bill Alexander
An Allegra production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.

58 minutes

Last on

Tue 5 Feb 2019 03:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Charles Arrowby Jeremy Irons
Lizzie Scherer Joanna David
Gilbert Opian Anthony Calf
Peregrine Arbelow Tim McInnerny
Rosina Vamburgh Sara Kestelman
Hartley Fitch Maggie Steed
Ben Fitch David Horovitch
James Arrowby Simon Williams
Arkwright Nick Underwood
Young Charles Fred Fergus
Young Hartley Eleanor Crosswell
Author Iris Murdoch
Adaptor Robin Brooks
Producer Fiona McAlpine
Director Bill Alexander

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