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Episode 5

Neil Dudgeon and Tim McInnerny star in an epic tale of money, passion and defiance inspired by Arnold Bennett’s novels. Tellwright discovers life still has the capacity to surprise

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

Love and desire come to the Five Towns. Tellwright discovers life still has the capacity to surprise and Hilda Lessways chooses adventure over security. It’s the 19th Century and the Industrial Revolution is at full throttle. Only the ruthless thrive in this uncompromising world.

Ephraim Tellwright . . . Neil Dudgeon
Darius Clayhanger . . . Tim McInnerny
Edwin . . . Cameron Percival
Hilda Lessways . . . Lucy Doyle
George Cannon . . . Gunnar Cauthery
Sarah Gailey . . . Clare Corbett
Florrie . . . Helen Monks
Ruth . . . Rebekah Staton
Ingpen . . . Don Gilet
Janet . . . Saffron Coomber
Titus Price . . . Michael Bertenshaw
Mr Boutwood . . . Tony Turner
Station Guard . . . Sam Dale

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

Produced and directed by Marion Nancarrow

57 minutes

Last on

Sat 2 Mar 2019 14:30

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