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4 Extra Debut. Two uneasy worlds are about to collide. Epic tale about the nature of good and evil starring Holliday Grainger and David Yip.

Cathy Ames is a young woman who has always filled her parents with a deep sense of unease.

Adam and Charles Trask are brothers whose relationship veers dangerously between love and hate.

Their lives are about to collide in a dark and febrile drama about familial love.

John Steinbeck's epic tale exploring the nature of good and evil, inspired by the story of Cain and Abel.

Starring Holliday Grainger, Robin Laing and David Yip.

Dramatised in three parts by Donna Franceschild.

Cyrus….. Jimmy Chisholm
Charles…..Steven Duffy
Cathy …..Holliday Grainger
Adam ….. Robin Laing
Mr Edwards ….. Gavin Mitchell
Mr Ames…..Nick Underwood
Mrs Ames…..Anita Vettesse
Narrator….. David Yip

Director: Kirsty Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2016.

1 hour

Last on

Tue 14 Jan 2020 03:00

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Role Contributor
Cyrus Jimmy Chisholm
Charles Steven Duffy
Cathy Holliday Grainger
Adam Robin Laing
Mr Edwards Gavin Mitchell
Mr Ames Nick Underwood
Mrs Ames Anita Vettesse
Narrator David Yip
Director Kirsty Williams
Author John Steinbeck
Adaptor Donna Franceschild


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