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Georgy Girl - 220130903

Georgy is worried about facing Jos again and is now thinking about accepting James's offer

By Margaret Forster

Dramatised by Rhiannon Tise

A tearful Georgy is worried about

facing Jos again and is now

thinking about accepting James's

offer.

Directed by Tracey Neale

The Story:

As part of our British New Wave season the Fifteen Minute Drama brings to the Radio 4 airwaves the compelling story of Georgina Parkin. Georgy is twenty-seven. Brought up in Kensington by her parents, Ted and Doris who are live-in servants of rich socialite James. She lives in her own flat in Battersea with the cool and disdainful Meredith who has the male population at her feet. Georgy thinks her flat-mate is beautiful, witty and clever. Georgy, on the other hand, is a physically awkward, large young woman, who lacks self-esteem, never been taken out on a date, let alone kissed. She is desperate to meet someone and fall in love. This is the Swinging Sixties after all.

And then she falls in love with Jos, a charming and directionless young man. But there's a problem -he's Meredith's fella and there are complications when Meredith announces she is pregnant. A tangled living situation emerges. Then James makes Georgy an unconventional and surprising offer which she agrees to think about. Is his offer the key to Georgy's happiness? Or, will she hold out for true love with Jos?

The Writer:

Margaret Forster is the author of many successful novels, including Lady's Maid, Have the Men Had Enough? and The Memory Box and several acclaimed biographies, including Good Wives. Her most recent books have been Diary of an Ordinary Woman and The Unknown Bridesmaid.

The Dramatist:

Rhiannon won the Richard Imison Award for her first radio play The Waltzer. Her most recent radio play, broadcast earlier this year, was Outside In. Rhiannon has written for the BBC series Doctors and her stage plays have been performed at The Royal Court, The Royal National Theatre, The Traverse Theatre, The Tron Theatre Glasgow, Soho Theatre and The Arcola Theatre.

Georgy Girl - 220130903

Georgy is worried about facing Jos again and is now thinking about accepting James's offer

By Margaret Forster

Dramatised by Rhiannon Tise

A tearful Georgy is worried about

facing Jos again and is now

thinking about accepting James's

offer.

Directed by Tracey Neale

The Story:

As part of our British New Wave season the Fifteen Minute Drama brings to the Radio 4 airwaves the compelling story of Georgina Parkin. Georgy is twenty-seven. Brought up in Kensington by her parents, Ted and Doris who are live-in servants of rich socialite James. She lives in her own flat in Battersea with the cool and disdainful Meredith who has the male population at her feet. Georgy thinks her flat-mate is beautiful, witty and clever. Georgy, on the other hand, is a physically awkward, large young woman, who lacks self-esteem, never been taken out on a date, let alone kissed. She is desperate to meet someone and fall in love. This is the Swinging Sixties after all.

And then she falls in love with Jos, a charming and directionless young man. But there's a problem -he's Meredith's fella and there are complications when Meredith announces she is pregnant. A tangled living situation emerges. Then James makes Georgy an unconventional and surprising offer which she agrees to think about. Is his offer the key to Georgy's happiness? Or, will she hold out for true love with Jos?

The Writer:

Margaret Forster is the author of many successful novels, including Lady's Maid, Have the Men Had Enough? and The Memory Box and several acclaimed biographies, including Good Wives. Her most recent books have been Diary of an Ordinary Woman and The Unknown Bridesmaid.

The Dramatist:

Rhiannon won the Richard Imison Award for her first radio play The Waltzer. Her most recent radio play, broadcast earlier this year, was Outside In. Rhiannon has written for the BBC series Doctors and her stage plays have been performed at The Royal Court, The Royal National Theatre, The Traverse Theatre, The Tron Theatre Glasgow, Soho Theatre and The Arcola Theatre.

Georgy Girl - 320130904

Meredith's baby is on the way, and Georgy and Jos now have the long wait for news.

Georgy Girl - 320130904

By Margaret Forster

Dramatised by Rhiannon Tise

Meredith's baby is on the way

and Georgy and Jos, an adulterer

and his mistress, now have the

long wait for news.

Directed by Tracey Neale

The Story:

As part of our British New Wave season the Fifteen Minute Drama brings to the Radio 4 airwaves the compelling story of Georgina Parkin. Georgy is twenty-seven. Brought up in Kensington by her parents, Ted and Doris who are live-in servants of rich socialite James. She lives in her own flat in Battersea with the cool and disdainful Meredith who has the male population at her feet. Georgy thinks her flat-mate is beautiful, witty and clever. Georgy, on the other hand, is a physically awkward, large young woman, who lacks self-esteem, never been taken out on a date, let alone kissed. She is desperate to meet someone and fall in love. This is the Swinging Sixties after all.

And then she falls in love with Jos, a charming and directionless young man. But there's a problem -he's Meredith's fella and there are complications when Meredith announces she is pregnant. A tangled living situation emerges. Then James makes Georgy an unconventional and surprising offer which she agrees to think about. Is his offer the key to Georgy's happiness? Or, will she hold out for true love with Jos?

The Writer:

Margaret Forster is the author of many successful novels, including Lady's Maid, Have the Men Had Enough? and The Memory Box and several acclaimed biographies, including Good Wives. Her most recent books have been Diary of an Ordinary Woman and The Unknown Bridesmaid.

The Dramatist:

Rhiannon won the Richard Imison Award for her first radio play The Waltzer. Her most recent radio play, broadcast earlier this year, was Outside In. Rhiannon has written for the BBC series Doctors and her stage plays have been performed at The Royal Court, The Royal National Theatre, The Traverse Theatre, The Tron Theatre Glasgow, Soho Theatre and The Arcola Theatre.

Georgy Girl - 320130904

Meredith's baby is on the way, and Georgy and Jos now have the long wait for news.

Georgy Girl - 320130904

By Margaret Forster

Dramatised by Rhiannon Tise

Meredith's baby is on the way

and Georgy and Jos, an adulterer

and his mistress, now have the

long wait for news.

Directed by Tracey Neale

The Story:

As part of our British New Wave season the Fifteen Minute Drama brings to the Radio 4 airwaves the compelling story of Georgina Parkin. Georgy is twenty-seven. Brought up in Kensington by her parents, Ted and Doris who are live-in servants of rich socialite James. She lives in her own flat in Battersea with the cool and disdainful Meredith who has the male population at her feet. Georgy thinks her flat-mate is beautiful, witty and clever. Georgy, on the other hand, is a physically awkward, large young woman, who lacks self-esteem, never been taken out on a date, let alone kissed. She is desperate to meet someone and fall in love. This is the Swinging Sixties after all.

And then she falls in love with Jos, a charming and directionless young man. But there's a problem -he's Meredith's fella and there are complications when Meredith announces she is pregnant. A tangled living situation emerges. Then James makes Georgy an unconventional and surprising offer which she agrees to think about. Is his offer the key to Georgy's happiness? Or, will she hold out for true love with Jos?

The Writer:

Margaret Forster is the author of many successful novels, including Lady's Maid, Have the Men Had Enough? and The Memory Box and several acclaimed biographies, including Good Wives. Her most recent books have been Diary of an Ordinary Woman and The Unknown Bridesmaid.

The Dramatist:

Rhiannon won the Richard Imison Award for her first radio play The Waltzer. Her most recent radio play, broadcast earlier this year, was Outside In. Rhiannon has written for the BBC series Doctors and her stage plays have been performed at The Royal Court, The Royal National Theatre, The Traverse Theatre, The Tron Theatre Glasgow, Soho Theatre and The Arcola Theatre.

Georgy Girl - 420130905

Georgy's wish has come true, but what will happen when Meredith comes home with the baby?

By Margaret Forster

Dramatised by Rhiannon Tise

Georgy's wish has come true. She

loves Jos and he loves her but what

will happen when Meredith comes

home with the baby?

Directed by Tracey Neale

The Story:

As part of our British New Wave season the Fifteen Minute Drama brings to the Radio 4 airwaves the compelling story of Georgina Parkin. Georgy is twenty-seven. Brought up in Kensington by her parents, Ted and Doris who are live-in servants of rich socialite James. She lives in her own flat in Battersea with the cool and disdainful Meredith who has the male population at her feet. Georgy thinks her flat-mate is beautiful, witty and clever. Georgy, on the other hand, is a physically awkward, large young woman, who lacks self-esteem, never been taken out on a date, let alone kissed. She is desperate to meet someone and fall in love. This is the Swinging Sixties after all.

And then she falls in love with Jos, a charming and directionless young man. But there's a problem -he's Meredith's fella and there are complications when Meredith announces she is pregnant. A tangled living situation emerges. Then James makes Georgy an unconventional and surprising offer which she agrees to think about. Is his offer the key to Georgy's happiness? Or, will she hold out for true love with Jos?

The Writer:

Margaret Forster is the author of many successful novels, including Lady's Maid, Have the Men Had Enough? and The Memory Box and several acclaimed biographies, including Good Wives. Her most recent books have been Diary of an Ordinary Woman and The Unknown Bridesmaid.

The Dramatist:

Rhiannon won the Richard Imison Award for her first radio play The Waltzer. Her most recent radio play, broadcast earlier this year, was Outside In. Rhiannon has written for the BBC series Doctors and her stage plays have been performed at The Royal Court, The Royal National Theatre, The Traverse Theatre, The Tron Theatre Glasgow, Soho Theatre and The Arcola Theatre.

Georgy Girl - 420130905

Georgy's wish has come true, but what will happen when Meredith comes home with the baby?

By Margaret Forster

Dramatised by Rhiannon Tise

Georgy's wish has come true. She

loves Jos and he loves her but what

will happen when Meredith comes

home with the baby?

Directed by Tracey Neale

The Story:

As part of our British New Wave season the Fifteen Minute Drama brings to the Radio 4 airwaves the compelling story of Georgina Parkin. Georgy is twenty-seven. Brought up in Kensington by her parents, Ted and Doris who are live-in servants of rich socialite James. She lives in her own flat in Battersea with the cool and disdainful Meredith who has the male population at her feet. Georgy thinks her flat-mate is beautiful, witty and clever. Georgy, on the other hand, is a physically awkward, large young woman, who lacks self-esteem, never been taken out on a date, let alone kissed. She is desperate to meet someone and fall in love. This is the Swinging Sixties after all.

And then she falls in love with Jos, a charming and directionless young man. But there's a problem -he's Meredith's fella and there are complications when Meredith announces she is pregnant. A tangled living situation emerges. Then James makes Georgy an unconventional and surprising offer which she agrees to think about. Is his offer the key to Georgy's happiness? Or, will she hold out for true love with Jos?

The Writer:

Margaret Forster is the author of many successful novels, including Lady's Maid, Have the Men Had Enough? and The Memory Box and several acclaimed biographies, including Good Wives. Her most recent books have been Diary of an Ordinary Woman and The Unknown Bridesmaid.

The Dramatist:

Rhiannon won the Richard Imison Award for her first radio play The Waltzer. Her most recent radio play, broadcast earlier this year, was Outside In. Rhiannon has written for the BBC series Doctors and her stage plays have been performed at The Royal Court, The Royal National Theatre, The Traverse Theatre, The Tron Theatre Glasgow, Soho Theatre and The Arcola Theatre.

Georgy Girl - 520130906

Jos has Georgy all to himself once again, but caring for a baby has changed everything.

By Margaret Forster

Dramatised by Rhiannon Tise

Jos has Georgy all to himself once

again but having to care for a baby

has changed everything and a

frustrated Jos takes drastic action.

Directed by Tracey Neale

The Story:

As part of our British New Wave season the Fifteen Minute Drama brings to the Radio 4 airwaves the compelling story of Georgina Parkin. Georgy is twenty-seven. Brought up in Kensington by her parents, Ted and Doris who are live-in servants of rich socialite James. She lives in her own flat in Battersea with the cool and disdainful Meredith who has the male population at her feet. Georgy thinks her flat-mate is beautiful, witty and clever. Georgy, on the other hand, is a physically awkward, large young woman, who lacks self-esteem, never been taken out on a date, let alone kissed. She is desperate to meet someone and fall in love. This is the Swinging Sixties after all.

And then she falls in love with Jos, a charming and directionless young man. But there's a problem -he's Meredith's fella and there are complications when Meredith announces she is pregnant. A tangled living situation emerges. Then James makes Georgy an unconventional and surprising offer which she agrees to think about. Is his offer the key to Georgy's happiness? Or, will she hold out for true love with Jos?

The Writer:

Margaret Forster is the author of many successful novels, including Lady's Maid, Have the Men Had Enough? and The Memory Box and several acclaimed biographies, including Good Wives. Her most recent books have been Diary of an Ordinary Woman and The Unknown Bridesmaid.

The Dramatist:

Rhiannon won the Richard Imison Award for her first radio play The Waltzer. Her most recent radio play, broadcast earlier this year, was Outside In. Rhiannon has written for the BBC series Doctors and her stage plays have been performed at The Royal Court, The Royal National Theatre, The Traverse Theatre, The Tron Theatre Glasgow, Soho Theatre and The Arcola Theatre.

Georgy Girl - 520130906

Jos has Georgy all to himself once again, but caring for a baby has changed everything.

By Margaret Forster

Dramatised by Rhiannon Tise

Jos has Georgy all to himself once

again but having to care for a baby

has changed everything and a

frustrated Jos takes drastic action.

Directed by Tracey Neale

The Story:

As part of our British New Wave season the Fifteen Minute Drama brings to the Radio 4 airwaves the compelling story of Georgina Parkin. Georgy is twenty-seven. Brought up in Kensington by her parents, Ted and Doris who are live-in servants of rich socialite James. She lives in her own flat in Battersea with the cool and disdainful Meredith who has the male population at her feet. Georgy thinks her flat-mate is beautiful, witty and clever. Georgy, on the other hand, is a physically awkward, large young woman, who lacks self-esteem, never been taken out on a date, let alone kissed. She is desperate to meet someone and fall in love. This is the Swinging Sixties after all.

And then she falls in love with Jos, a charming and directionless young man. But there's a problem -he's Meredith's fella and there are complications when Meredith announces she is pregnant. A tangled living situation emerges. Then James makes Georgy an unconventional and surprising offer which she agrees to think about. Is his offer the key to Georgy's happiness? Or, will she hold out for true love with Jos?

The Writer:

Margaret Forster is the author of many successful novels, including Lady's Maid, Have the Men Had Enough? and The Memory Box and several acclaimed biographies, including Good Wives. Her most recent books have been Diary of an Ordinary Woman and The Unknown Bridesmaid.

The Dramatist:

Rhiannon won the Richard Imison Award for her first radio play The Waltzer. Her most recent radio play, broadcast earlier this year, was Outside In. Rhiannon has written for the BBC series Doctors and her stage plays have been performed at The Royal Court, The Royal National Theatre, The Traverse Theatre, The Tron Theatre Glasgow, Soho Theatre and The Arcola Theatre.

Saturday Night And Sunday Morning - 22013090820130914

Robert Rigby's dramatisation of Alan Sillitoe's seething novel set in 1958 Nottingham - part of Radio 4's celebration of British New Wave film and cinema.

In this second and final episode, 'angry young man' Arthur Seaton continues to rage against the boredom of his work and home life, but some of his past soon catches up with him and he has to face the consequences. The appearance of a new woman in his life also presents further challenges.

Sound Design: David Chilton

Spot Effects: Alison McKenzie

Production Manager: Sarah Tombling

Director: Carl Prekopp

Producer: Lucinda Mason Brown

A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4.

Saturday Night And Sunday Morning - 22013090820130914

Robert Rigby's dramatisation of Alan Sillitoe's seething novel set in 1958 Nottingham - part of Radio 4's celebration of British New Wave film and cinema.

In this second and final episode, 'angry young man' Arthur Seaton continues to rage against the boredom of his work and home life, but some of his past soon catches up with him and he has to face the consequences. The appearance of a new woman in his life also presents further challenges.

Sound Design: David Chilton

Spot Effects: Alison McKenzie

Production Manager: Sarah Tombling

Director: Carl Prekopp

Producer: Lucinda Mason Brown

A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4.

01This Sporting Life20130831

As part of Radio 4's celebration of British New Wave film and cinema, Johnny Vegas directs a feature-length radio reversioning of This Sporting Life - marking the 50th anniversary of the classic Lindsay Anderson film which starred the young Richard Harris.

This new version is adapted by Andrew Lynch, directly from David Storey's novel. A surprisingly beautiful, yet repressed, northern drama, it contrasts the deep wants and needs of protagonist Arthur Machin with the stark aggression of the rugby pitch.

The sounds are rich - the rugby scrum, the atmosphere of the match, the changing rooms, the dancehall, struggles in the bedroom, arguments by the kitchen hearth.

James Purefoy plays Arthur Machin and Emily Watson is Mrs Hammond, accompanied on the touchline by an ensemble cast including John Thomson, Julia Davis, Sheridan Smith and Philip Jackson.

Commentary for the Rugby League game-play is provided by commentator Ray French, who witnessed some of the filming of the 1963 film with Richard Harris.

Dramatised from David Storey's original novel by Andrew Lynch

Producer: Sally Harrison

Director: Johnny Vegas

A Woolyback production for BBC Radio 4.

01This Sporting Life2013083120150613 (R4)

As part of Radio 4's celebration of British New Wave film and cinema, Johnny Vegas directs a feature-length radio reversioning of This Sporting Life - marking the 50th anniversary of the classic Lindsay Anderson film which starred the young Richard Harris.

This new version is adapted by Andrew Lynch, directly from David Storey's novel. A surprisingly beautiful, yet repressed, northern drama, it contrasts the deep wants and needs of protagonist Arthur Machin with the stark aggression of the rugby pitch.

The sounds are rich - the rugby scrum, the atmosphere of the match, the changing rooms, the dancehall, struggles in the bedroom, arguments by the kitchen hearth.

James Purefoy plays Arthur Machin and Emily Watson is Mrs Hammond, accompanied on the touchline by an ensemble cast including John Thomson, Julia Davis, Sheridan Smith and Philip Jackson.

Commentary for the Rugby League game-play is provided by commentator Ray French, who witnessed some of the filming of the 1963 film with Richard Harris.

Dramatised from David Storey's original novel by Andrew Lynch

Producer: Sally Harrison

Director: Johnny Vegas

A Woolyback production for BBC Radio 4.

01This Sporting Life20130831

01This Sporting Life20130831

As part of Radio 4's celebration of British New Wave film and cinema, Johnny Vegas directs a feature-length radio reversioning of This Sporting Life - marking the 50th anniversary of the classic Lindsay Anderson film which starred the young Richard Harris.

This new version is adapted by Andrew Lynch, directly from David Storey's novel. A surprisingly beautiful, yet repressed, northern drama, it contrasts the deep wants and needs of protagonist Arthur Machin with the stark aggression of the rugby pitch.

The sounds are rich - the rugby scrum, the atmosphere of the match, the changing rooms, the dancehall, struggles in the bedroom, arguments by the kitchen hearth.

James Purefoy plays Arthur Machin and Emily Watson is Mrs Hammond, accompanied on the touchline by an ensemble cast including John Thomson, Julia Davis, Sheridan Smith and Philip Jackson.

Commentary for the Rugby League game-play is provided by commentator Ray French, who witnessed some of the filming of the 1963 film with Richard Harris.

Dramatised from David Storey's original novel by Andrew Lynch

Producer: Sally Harrison

Director: Johnny Vegas

A Woolyback production for BBC Radio 4.

01This Sporting Life2013083120150613 (R4)

As part of Radio 4's celebration of British New Wave film and cinema, Johnny Vegas directs a feature-length radio reversioning of This Sporting Life - marking the 50th anniversary of the classic Lindsay Anderson film which starred the young Richard Harris.

This new version is adapted by Andrew Lynch, directly from David Storey's novel. A surprisingly beautiful, yet repressed, northern drama, it contrasts the deep wants and needs of protagonist Arthur Machin with the stark aggression of the rugby pitch.

The sounds are rich - the rugby scrum, the atmosphere of the match, the changing rooms, the dancehall, struggles in the bedroom, arguments by the kitchen hearth.

James Purefoy plays Arthur Machin and Emily Watson is Mrs Hammond, accompanied on the touchline by an ensemble cast including John Thomson, Julia Davis, Sheridan Smith and Philip Jackson.

Commentary for the Rugby League game-play is provided by commentator Ray French, who witnessed some of the filming of the 1963 film with Richard Harris.

Dramatised from David Storey's original novel by Andrew Lynch

Producer: Sally Harrison

Director: Johnny Vegas

A Woolyback production for BBC Radio 4.

01This Sporting Life20130831

02Beyond The Kitchen Sink20130831

To complement Radio 4's British New Wave drama season Paul Allen, presents a first-hand account of it, using the archive to illuminate the social changes which allowed it to flourish.

For ten years after the Second World War the battered British public had been soothed, culturally, by urbanity and charm. In the mid-fifties it was as if a huge wave - the New Wave - had crashed over a quiet beach; frightening and exhilarating.

Paul Allen witnessed this. He was a theatre-struck schoolboy when he read Kenneth Tynan's remark that he "couldn't love anyone who didn't want to see 'Look Back in Anger'". He saw the outrage that greeted the early plays of Harold Pinter, heard the East-End Jews taking the stage in the plays of Arnold Wesker, northern working class voices in those of David Storey. He felt the rage of the novels of Alan Sillitoe ('Saturday Night' and 'Sunday Morning') and the challenging sexuality of Nell Dunn's.

Paul Allen, as a regional critic and a national broadcaster (presenting 'Kaleidoscope', Radio 4's daily arts show, for 20 years), interviewed and got to know the leading figures of the New Wave - Osborne, Pinter, Wesker. As a young reporter in the North of England he met Stan Barstow ('A Kind of Loving'), Barry Hines ('Kes'), Alan Plater, whose scripts helped launch the new realism of the police series 'Z Cars' and Lindsay Anderson (who filmed David Storey's 'This Sporting Life', giving Richard Harris his first major role). He worked often with Margaret Forster.

Using the archives (including his own) Paul explores this artistic and social upheaval. He reveals how it was not a single movement, but a series of progressions in literature and theatre, and in popular forms beyond these, and went way beyond 'kitchen sink' dramas.

Producer: Julian May.

02Beyond The Kitchen Sink20130831

To complement Radio 4's British New Wave drama season Paul Allen, presents a first-hand account of it, using the archive to illuminate the social changes which allowed it to flourish.

For ten years after the Second World War the battered British public had been soothed, culturally, by urbanity and charm. In the mid-fifties it was as if a huge wave - the New Wave - had crashed over a quiet beach; frightening and exhilarating.

Paul Allen witnessed this. He was a theatre-struck schoolboy when he read Kenneth Tynan's remark that he "couldn't love anyone who didn't want to see 'Look Back in Anger'". He saw the outrage that greeted the early plays of Harold Pinter, heard the East-End Jews taking the stage in the plays of Arnold Wesker, northern working class voices in those of David Storey. He felt the rage of the novels of Alan Sillitoe ('Saturday Night' and 'Sunday Morning') and the challenging sexuality of Nell Dunn's.

Paul Allen, as a regional critic and a national broadcaster (presenting 'Kaleidoscope', Radio 4's daily arts show, for 20 years), interviewed and got to know the leading figures of the New Wave - Osborne, Pinter, Wesker. As a young reporter in the North of England he met Stan Barstow ('A Kind of Loving'), Barry Hines ('Kes'), Alan Plater, whose scripts helped launch the new realism of the police series 'Z Cars' and Lindsay Anderson (who filmed David Storey's 'This Sporting Life', giving Richard Harris his first major role). He worked often with Margaret Forster.

Using the archives (including his own) Paul explores this artistic and social upheaval. He reveals how it was not a single movement, but a series of progressions in literature and theatre, and in popular forms beyond these, and went way beyond 'kitchen sink' dramas.

Producer: Julian May.

03Saturday Night And Sunday Morning - 12013090120130907

Robert Rigby's dramatisation of Alan Sillitoe's seething novel set in 1958 Nottingham.

Robert Rigby's dramatisation of Alan Sillitoe's seething novel set in 1958 Nottingham - part of Radio 4's celebration of British New Wave film and cinema,.

'Angry young man' Arthur Seaton rages against the boredom of his factory machinist job and home life with 'dead from the neck up' parents.

Determined to avoid a similar slide into domestic drudgery, Arthur is a risk-taking womaniser, enduring each tedious week in the knowledge that the weekend's thrills are to come. But Arthur takes a risk too far, inflicting life-shattering consequences on those around him.

Sound Design: David Chilton

Spot Effects: Alison McKenzie

Production Manager: Sarah Tombling

Director: Carl Prekopp

Producer: Lucinda Mason Brown

A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4.

03Saturday Night And Sunday Morning - 12013090120130907

Robert Rigby's dramatisation of Alan Sillitoe's seething novel set in 1958 Nottingham.

Robert Rigby's dramatisation of Alan Sillitoe's seething novel set in 1958 Nottingham - part of Radio 4's celebration of British New Wave film and cinema,.

'Angry young man' Arthur Seaton rages against the boredom of his factory machinist job and home life with 'dead from the neck up' parents.

Determined to avoid a similar slide into domestic drudgery, Arthur is a risk-taking womaniser, enduring each tedious week in the knowledge that the weekend's thrills are to come. But Arthur takes a risk too far, inflicting life-shattering consequences on those around him.

Sound Design: David Chilton

Spot Effects: Alison McKenzie

Production Manager: Sarah Tombling

Director: Carl Prekopp

Producer: Lucinda Mason Brown

A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4.

04Georgy Girl - 120130902

London, 1965. Georgy is sparky, funny and independent but desperate to fall in love.

By Margaret Forster

Dramatised by Rhiannon Tise

Georgy is wonderfully sparky, funny and

financially independent. She's living in the

swinging London of 1965 but she's twenty-seven

and never been asked out by a fella, let alone

kissed. She's desperate to fall in love.

Directed by Tracey Neale

The Story:

As part of our British New Wave season the Fifteen Minute Drama brings to the Radio 4 airwaves the compelling story of Georgina Parkin. Georgy is twenty-seven. Brought up in Kensington by her parents, Ted and Doris who are live-in servants of rich socialite James. She lives in her own flat in Battersea with the cool and disdainful Meredith who has the male population at her feet. Georgy thinks her flat-mate is beautiful, witty and clever. Georgy, on the other hand, is a physically awkward, large young woman, who lacks self-esteem, never been taken out on a date, let alone kissed. She is desperate to meet someone and fall in love. This is the Swinging Sixties after all.

And then she falls in love with Jos, a charming and directionless young man. But there's a problem - he's Meredith's fella and there are complications when Meredith announces she is pregnant. A tangled living situation emerges. Then James makes Georgy an unconventional and surprising offer which she agrees to think about. Is his offer the key to Georgy's happiness? Or, will she hold out for true love with Jos?

The Writer:

Margaret Forster is the author of many successful novels, including Lady's Maid, Have the Men Had Enough? and The Memory Box and several acclaimed biographies, including Good Wives. Her most recent books have been Diary of an Ordinary Woman and The Unknown Bridesmaid.

The Dramatist:

Rhiannon won the Richard Imison Award for her first radio play The Waltzer. Her most recent radio play, broadcast earlier this year, was Outside In. Rhiannon has written for the BBC series Doctors and her stage plays have been performed at The Royal Court, The Royal National Theatre, The Traverse Theatre, The Tron Theatre Glasgow, Soho Theatre and The Arcola Theatre.

04Georgy Girl - 120130902

London, 1965. Georgy is sparky, funny and independent but desperate to fall in love.

By Margaret Forster

Dramatised by Rhiannon Tise

Georgy is wonderfully sparky, funny and

financially independent. She's living in the

swinging London of 1965 but she's twenty-seven

and never been asked out by a fella, let alone

kissed. She's desperate to fall in love.

Directed by Tracey Neale

The Story:

As part of our British New Wave season the Fifteen Minute Drama brings to the Radio 4 airwaves the compelling story of Georgina Parkin. Georgy is twenty-seven. Brought up in Kensington by her parents, Ted and Doris who are live-in servants of rich socialite James. She lives in her own flat in Battersea with the cool and disdainful Meredith who has the male population at her feet. Georgy thinks her flat-mate is beautiful, witty and clever. Georgy, on the other hand, is a physically awkward, large young woman, who lacks self-esteem, never been taken out on a date, let alone kissed. She is desperate to meet someone and fall in love. This is the Swinging Sixties after all.

And then she falls in love with Jos, a charming and directionless young man. But there's a problem - he's Meredith's fella and there are complications when Meredith announces she is pregnant. A tangled living situation emerges. Then James makes Georgy an unconventional and surprising offer which she agrees to think about. Is his offer the key to Georgy's happiness? Or, will she hold out for true love with Jos?

The Writer:

Margaret Forster is the author of many successful novels, including Lady's Maid, Have the Men Had Enough? and The Memory Box and several acclaimed biographies, including Good Wives. Her most recent books have been Diary of an Ordinary Woman and The Unknown Bridesmaid.

The Dramatist:

Rhiannon won the Richard Imison Award for her first radio play The Waltzer. Her most recent radio play, broadcast earlier this year, was Outside In. Rhiannon has written for the BBC series Doctors and her stage plays have been performed at The Royal Court, The Royal National Theatre, The Traverse Theatre, The Tron Theatre Glasgow, Soho Theatre and The Arcola Theatre.

05John Osborne - The Author Of Himself2013090220150915 (R4)

By Stephen Wakelam. One afternoon in 1955 Theatre Manager George Devine sets out in a rickety rowing boat to inspect an actor, John Osborne, living on a Thames barge who has written a play. Look Back in Anger has been returned by many theatres but Devine has seen something in it. The meeting is a pivotal moment in the course of theatrical history.

Director: David Hunter

Look Back in Anger was premiered at London's Royal Court Theatre on 8th May 1956 by the English Stage Company directed by Tony Richardson with the following cast - Kenneth Haigh, Alan Bates, Mary Ure, Helena Hughes and John Welsh. The press release referred to John Osborne as "an angry young man" - a phrase that came to represent a new movement in British Theatre.

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By Stephen Wakelam. One afternoon in 1955 Theatre Manager George Devine sets out in a rickety rowing boat to inspect an actor, John Osborne, living on a Thames barge who has written a play. Look Back in Anger has been returned by many theatres but Devine has seen something in it. The meeting is a pivotal moment in the course of theatrical history.

Director: David Hunter

Look Back in Anger was premiered at London's Royal Court Theatre on 8th May 1956 by the English Stage Company directed by Tony Richardson with the following cast - Kenneth Haigh, Alan Bates, Mary Ure, Helena Hughes and John Welsh. The press release referred to John Osborne as "an angry young man" - a phrase that came to represent a new movement in British Theatre.

06Up The Junction2013090320160119 (R4)

By Nell Dunn. Dramatised by Georgia Fitch.

In Nell Dunn's Sixties classic, a young writer from Chelsea decides to swap her privileged life for a grittier experience in industrial Battersea. We join Lily as she embarks on life in the working class community, forming strong friendships with sisters Sylvie and Rube and working in the local sweet factory. The girls scrape together enough to get by on, live in each other's pockets and shake off whatever drama life throws at them.

The bold energy of Nell Dunn's writing and characters is still like a breath of fresh air - fifty years on from the book's original publication.

Director/Producer - Lucy Collingwood

Up the Junction was Eastenders' star Lacey Turner's first radio drama.

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By Nell Dunn. Dramatised by Georgia Fitch.

In Nell Dunn's Sixties classic, a young writer from Chelsea decides to swap her privileged life for a grittier experience in industrial Battersea. We join Lily as she embarks on life in the working class community, forming strong friendships with sisters Sylvie and Rube and working in the local sweet factory. The girls scrape together enough to get by on, live in each other's pockets and shake off whatever drama life throws at them.

The bold energy of Nell Dunn's writing and characters is still like a breath of fresh air - fifty years on from the book's original publication.

Director/Producer - Lucy Collingwood

Up the Junction is part of Radio 4's British New Wave season celebrating the fiction that was turned into iconic films of the 1960s.

Up the Junction was Eastenders' star Lacey Turner's first radio drama.

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06Up The Junction2013090320160119 (R4)

By Nell Dunn. Dramatised by Georgia Fitch.

In Nell Dunn's Sixties classic, a young writer from Chelsea decides to swap her privileged life for a grittier experience in industrial Battersea. We join Lily as she embarks on life in the working class community, forming strong friendships with sisters Sylvie and Rube and working in the local sweet factory. The girls scrape together enough to get by on, live in each other's pockets and shake off whatever drama life throws at them.

The bold energy of Nell Dunn's writing and characters is still like a breath of fresh air - fifty years on from the book's original publication.

Director/Producer - Lucy Collingwood

Up the Junction was Eastenders' star Lacey Turner's first radio drama.

06Up The Junction20130903

By Nell Dunn. Dramatised by Georgia Fitch.

In Nell Dunn's Sixties classic, a young writer from Chelsea decides to swap her privileged life for a grittier experience in industrial Battersea. We join Lily as she embarks on life in the working class community, forming strong friendships with sisters Sylvie and Rube and working in the local sweet factory. The girls scrape together enough to get by on, live in each other's pockets and shake off whatever drama life throws at them.

The bold energy of Nell Dunn's writing and characters is still like a breath of fresh air - fifty years on from the book's original publication.

Director/Producer - Lucy Collingwood

Up the Junction is part of Radio 4's British New Wave season celebrating the fiction that was turned into iconic films of the 1960s.

Up the Junction was Eastenders' star Lacey Turner's first radio drama.

06Up the Junction20130903