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Episode 9

Neil Dudgeon stars in this epic tale of money, passion and defiance inspired by the novels of Arnold Bennett. Tellwright’s pursuit of business has tragic consequences.

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

Ephraim Tellwright’s single-minded pursuit of business has tragic consequences for those who get in his way. 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
Anna . . . Kate O’Flynn
Henry Mynors . . . Joseph Kloska
Beatrice . . . Isabella Inchbald
Will Price . . . Joseph Ayre
Agnes . . . Amy-Jayne Leigh
Edwin . . . Cameron Percival
Hilda . . . Lucy Doyle
George . . . Oliver Zetterstrom
Aunty Hamps . . . Carolyn Pickles
Dr Heve . . . Tony Turner
Reverend Banks . . . Michael Bertenshaw
The Bank Teller . . . Sam Dale

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

Produced and directed by Gemma Jenkins.

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