Dead Girls Tell No Tales
A drama by Joanna Toye exploring the death of soap opera heroine Grace Archer on 22 September 1955. Starring Simon Russell Beale, Eleanor Tomlinson and Ysanne Churchman.
Starring Simon Russell Beale, Eleanor Tomlinson and Ysanne Churchman.
Joanna Toye's drama explores the backstage story to a watershed moment in the history of broadcasting which became one of the defining cultural events of the 1950s.
It is media folklore that the death of soap opera heroine Grace Archer was a ploy to thwart the launch night of ITV on 22 September 1955. But for the first time, this new drama delves deep into
The Archers' archives to reveal what really inspired 20 million people to tune in and left tens of thousands of listeners distraught.
Writer ..... Joanna Toye
Director ..... Sean O'Connor.
|Dan Archer/Harry Oakes||Jon Culshaw|
|Doris Archer/Gwen Berryman||Pam Ferris|
|Phil Archer/Norman Painting||Lex Shrapnel|
|Grace Archer/Ysanne Churchman||Eleanor Tomlinson|
|Christine Archer/Lesley Saweard||Georgie Fuller|
|John Tregorran /Basil Jones||Geoffrey Streatfield|
|Carol Grey/Anne Cullen||Sally Bretton|
|Godfrey Baseley||Simon Russell Beale|
|Tony Shryane||John Hopkins|
|Valerie Hodgetts||Claudie Blakley|
|Geoffrey Webb||David Reed|
|Edward J Mason||Miles Jupp|
|BBC Announcer||Zebedee Soanes|
|TV Interviewer||Paddy O'Connell|
|Ysanne Churchman||Ysanne Churchman|