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Episode 6

Continuing this epic tale of money, passion and defiance, inspired by the novels of Arnold Bennett. Happiness is hard won in the Five Towns but easily snatched away.

Inspired by the novels of Arnold Bennett, an epic tale of money, passion and daring to dream set in the Staffordshire potteries. Dramatised for radio by Shaun McKenna and Lin Coghlan.

Industrial action brings Bursley to a standstill. Against this backdrop of defiance, Edwin declares his love for Hilda but a secret threatens their chance of a life together. Happiness is hard won in the Five Towns but easily snatched away.

Ephraim Tellwright . . . Neil Dudgeon
Darius Clayhanger . . . Tim McInnerny
Edwin . . . Cameron Percival
Hilda . . . Lucy Doyle
Janet . . . Saffron Coomber
Ruth Tellwright . . . Rebekah Staton
Constance . . . Bryony Hannah
Mr Povey . . . Lewis Bray
Ingpen . . . Don Gilet
Aunty Hamps . . . Carolyn Pickles
Big James . . . Ian Conningham
Cassie . . . Jeanette Percival
Titus Price . . . Michael Bertenshaw
Dr Heve . . . Tony Turner
The Striker . . . Christopher Harper

Incidental music arranged by Colin Guthrie and performed by Colin Guthrie, Peter Ringrose and Ian Conningham.

Produced and directed by Gemma Jenkins.

57 minutes

Last on

Sun 3 Mar 2019 15:00

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