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Episode 10

This epic tale of money, passion and defiance set in the Staffordshire potteries continues. Unhappily married, Hilda is tempted by a figure from her past.

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.

Unhappily married and bored of being a Councillor’s wife, Hilda decides to play with fire.

Ephraim Tellwright . . . Neil Dudgeon
Edwin . . . Cameron Percival
Hilda . . . Lucy Doyle
Anna . . . Kate O’Flynn
Constance . . . Bryony Hannah
Sophia . . . Alexandra Constantinidi
Amy . . . Jane Slavin
Janet . . . Saffron Coomber
George Cannon . . . Gunnar Cauthery
Ingpen . . . Don Gilet
Gervais . . . Michael Bertenshaw
The Porter . . . Christopher Harper

Produced and directed by Gemma Jenkins.

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57 minutes

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