Susan Hill - Consider the Lilies
4 Extra Debut. Charles Bowman saw angels when his sister drowned - Blakean visions that have returned decades later. Stars Tony Britton.
Charles Bowman saw angels when his sister drowned. Blakean visions which led to his isolation.
Decades later, as a 53-year old bachelor in charge of botanical gardens, he sees angels once again. They appear to him in a magnolia tree, blazing with the light of God.
Bowman wants to rid himself of these visions. No doctor can provide an answer. But he finds himself drawn to dying girl called Susannah, who likes to visit his gardens. At last someone understands him.
Written by Susan Hill.
Tony Britton .... Charles Bowman
Vernon Joyner .... Lesage
Betty Huntley-Wright .... Lesage’s mother
Helen Worth .... Susannah
Nicholas Delaine .... Young Charles
Julie Hallam .... Lottie
Diana Olson .... Susannah’s nurse
Clive Swift .... Doctor
Music by Geoffrey Burgon.
Producer: Guy Vaesen.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 1973.