Betjeman's Women

Five plays by Paul Dodgson, inspired by the women who feature in some of John Betjeman's most famous poems.

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20060828

Five plays by Paul Dodgson, inspired by the women who feature in some of John Betjeman's most famous poems.

1/5. In a Bath Teashop

Dolly looks as though she's destined for a life on the shelf, until a smooth talking stranger walks through the door of her corner shop.

Dolly ...... Clare Corbett

Harry ...... Jamie Foreman

Dad ...... John Telfer

Reader ...... Clive Swift

Then News.

20060829

Five plays by Paul Dodgson, inspired by the women who feature in some of John Betjeman's most famous poems.

2/5. Death in Leamington Spa

The poignant story of a life which spans the turn of the century and the Great War - told through letters from Constance to her sister Georgina.

Constance ...... Prunella Scales

Reader ...... Clive Swift

Then News.

20060830

Five plays by Paul Dodgson, inspired by the women who feature in some of John Betjeman's most famous poems.

3/5. A Subaltern's Love Song

Betjeman's most famous heroine recalls what happened on the fateful day of the annual tennis club tournament.

Joan Hunter Dunn ...... Penelope Wilton

Reader ...... Clive Swift

Then News.

20060831

Five plays by Paul Dodgson, inspired by the women who feature in some of John Betjeman's most famous poems.

4/5. Devonshire Street W1

The safe and steady life of Clive and Audrey is threatened by an appointment with a specialist in London's West End.

Audrey ...... Phyllida Nash

Clive ...... Michael Fenton Stevens

Reader ...... Clive Swift

Then News.

20060901

Five plays by Paul Dodgson, inspired by the women who feature in some of John Betjeman's most famous poems.

5/5. Business Girls

Anna came to England as a refugee from Romania in the 1930s and she has a busy life in London - but memories of the past still intrude.

Miss Anna Wiesel ...... Lia Williams

Mr Colin Brooks ...... Ben Crowe

Reader ...... Clive Swift

Then News.

01* In A Bath Teashop20060828

Dolly looks as though she's destined for a life on the shelf, until a smooth talking stranger walks through the door of her corner shop.

01* In A Bath Teashop20060828

Dolly looks as though she's destined for a life on the shelf, until a smooth talking stranger walks through the door of her corner shop.

02* Death In Leamington Spa20060829

The poignant story of a life which spans the turn of the century and the Great War - told through letters from Constance to her sister Georgina.

02* Death In Leamington Spa20060829

The poignant story of a life which spans the turn of the century and the Great War - told through letters from Constance to her sister Georgina.

03* A Subaltern's Love Song20060830

Betjeman's most famous heroine recalls what happened on the fateful day of the annual tennis club tournament.

03* A Subaltern's Love Song20060830

Betjeman's most famous heroine recalls what happened on the fateful day of the annual tennis club tournament.

04* Devonshire Street W120060831

The safe and steady life of Clive and Audrey is threatened by an appointment with a specialist in London's West End.

04* Devonshire Street W120060831

The safe and steady life of Clive and Audrey is threatened by an appointment with a specialist in London's West End.

05 LASTBusiness Girls20060901

Anna came to England as a refugee from Romania in the 1930s and she has a busy life in London - but memories of the past still intrude.

05 LASTBusiness Girls20060901

Anna came to England as a refugee from Romania in the 1930s and she has a busy life in London - but memories of the past still intrude.