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My Lady Love, My Dove

Fiercely competitive bridge player, Pamela Beauchamp finds an unusual way to get revenge on young rivals. Stars Penelope Keith.

Charles Dance leads the cast as the urbane Storyteller in dramatisations of five classic tales by Roald Dahl. Bizarre and amusing by turns, these dark comedies are justly famous for their surprise endings, and for their rogues gallery of crooks, cheats and schemers.

The stories show Dahl at the height of his powers as a writer of adult fiction, combining black comedy with sly social satire. They are stylishly plotted, vividly characterised and made unforgettable by their breezy cynicism, presenting a hilariously bleak view of human nature.

In My Lady Love, My Dove, starring Penelope Keith, we meet Arthur and Pamela Beauchamp, a wealthy couple who like to play bridge. However, they are continually being beaten by the Snapes – a younger couple who stay with them as house guests. But Pamela has devised a cunning way of getting her own back.

Storyteller……..Charles Dance
Pamela…………Penelope Keith
Arthur………….Richard O’Callaghan
Henry…………..Nicholas Boulton
Sally……………Jaimi Barbakoff

Written by Roald Dahl
Dramatised by Stephen Sheridan

Director: David Blount
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4

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15 minutes


Role Contributor
Storyteller Charles Dance
Pamela Penelope Keith
Arthur Richard O'Callaghan
Henry Nicholas Boulton
Sally Jaimi Barbakoff
Author Roald Dahl
Adaptor Stephen Sheridan
Director David Blount


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