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Edwin Reardon's struggles as a serious novelist have created a rift between himself and his wife Amy. Meanwhile Jasper Milvain seems drawn to the bookish Marian Yule.

New Grub Street by George Gissing. Dramatised by Christopher Douglas.
Episode 2
Edwin Reardon's struggles as a serious novelist have created a rift between himself and his wife Amy. Meanwhile Jasper Milvain seems drawn to the bookish Marian Yule. Radio 4's Ed Reardon and Jaz Milvain are loosely based on characters from this Victorian novel. And in this satiric dramatisation George Gissing is played by Christopher Douglas.

Director/Producer Gary Brown

Free schooling, which followed the Education Act of 1807 helped to create a newly literate working class. This created a demand for popular fiction and sensational journalism. Thus a gulf opened up between 'Literature' and the mass market as embodied by writers Edwin Reardon and Jasper Milvain.

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Sat 10 Sep 2016 21:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
George Gissing Christopher Douglas
Jasper Milvain Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Edwin Reardon Sam Alexander
Marian Yule Olivia Hallinan
Alfred Yule Jonathan Keeble
Quarmby Jonathan Keeble
Amy Emily Pithon
Edith Emily Pithon
Dora Milvain Victoria Brazier
Maid Victoria Brazier
Director Gary Brown
Producer Gary Brown
Author George Gissing
Adaptor Christopher Douglas

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