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Jessica Raine stars in Galsworthy's epic saga. Arrivals and departures for Dinny as she struggles to come to terms with losing Wilfrid.

John Galsworthy's epic family saga of love, money and betrayal
Dramatised for radio by Lin Coghlan & Shaun McKenna

Wilfrid has tried to do the right thing by leaving Dinny, but as Fleur & Michael try to help each of them, unexpected echoes of their own past return.
Then an unexpected arrival changes Dinny's world.

Original music composed by Neil Brand

Director ..... Marion Nancarrow

from the novels of John Galsworthy
dramatised by Lin Coghlan & Shaun McKenna

Tomorrow you can hear the very final part of the story. As repercussions of Clare's unhappy past begin to hit home, is there a chance of happiness for Dinny herself?

Over the last 2 years, BBC Radio 4 has dramatised all 9 of John Galsworthy's Forsyte novels and this series "The Forsytes Concludes" brings us to the last 3 novels, which he wrote at the end of his life. Across this week, we've had the 90' drama based on "Maid in Waiting" which introduced the Cherrell family and Dinny Cherrell in particular who, aged 24 in 1928, was full of excitement for the life ahead of her. She is Fleur & Michael's cousin and, unbeknown to either of them, their lives are to have parallels neither could have predicted.
Through the week, 5 x 15' episodes tell the story of "Flowering Wilderness" (which sees an unexpected return and a new love for Dinny) and now two 60 minute Dramas - today and tomorrow - end the story.
Joining Jessica Raine, Max Bennett, Ben Lambert and Brian Protheroe from the original cast are Sarah Ridgeway, Nina Sosanya, Allan Corduner, Jonathan Aris, Chloe Pirrie and John Heffernan.

1 hour


Role Contributor
Fleur Mont Jessica Raine
Michael Mont Ben Lambert
Dinny Cherrell Sarah Ridgeway
Wilfrid Desert Max Bennett
Sir Lawrence Mont Brian Protheroe
Lady Mont Georgie Glen
Lady Clare Corven Chloe Pirrie
Eustace Durnford John Heffernan
Tony Tom Forrister
Gerald Corven John Dougall
Young Man David Sturzaker
Doctor Finlay Robertson
George John Bowler
Author John Galsworthy
Adaptor Lin Coghlan
Adaptor Shaun McKenna
Director Marion Nancarrow


The rather nifty twenties slang quiz

The rather nifty twenties slang quiz

So ‘wise head’, think you 'know your onions'?