Angel Pavement

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Angel Pavement by J. B. Priestley

Dramatised by Martin Jameson

Twigg and Dersingham, Purveyors of Fine Veneers, has been a successful family firm in the City for three generations. But now, in the depression of 1930, it can no longer cover its costs and the owner, young Mr Dersingham, is looking for cuts.

Then James Golspie arrives with a proposition. He has the sole agency for some excellent Baltic veneers at extraordinary prices and, despite the caution of the company accountant Mr Smeeth, an agreement is reached. But is Smeeth right? Is Golspie everything he seems?

Directed by Chris Wallis

An Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

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The fortunes of Twigg and Dersingham, Purveyors of Fine Veneers, of Angel Pavement London EC1 were foundering , until the mysterious James Golspie walked through their door.

Bearing a swatch of high quality samples from the Baltic at rock bottom prices, he has given the firm his sole agency on a commission only basis.

Overnight the firm's fortunes are transformed. Orders pour in from every quarter, wages are raised and, in this heady atmosphere, love blossoms.

Let us hope Mr Golspie and his veneers are the genuine article, for it's 1930 and it's very cold out there.

Produced and directed by Chris Wallis

An Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.