Cause Celebre

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A series of fourprogrammes.

Jenni Mills reveals the personal stories behind some of the headlines of the last few years.

2: In July 1990, Eric and Marilyn Smith had a knock on their front door from two policemen.

Their teenage daughter, Karyn, had been arrested at Bangkok airport and charged with attempting to smuggle £4million worth of heroin.

Producer Sarah Rowlands

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Unknown: Jenni Mills

Unknown: Marilyn Smith

Producer: Sarah Rowlands

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In a series of four programmes Jenni Mills reveals the stories behind some of the headlines of the last few years. 1: On December 21st 1988 Pan Am flight 103 crashed in the Scottish borders at Lockerbie. Jim and Jane Swire 's eldest child, Flora, was on board. Jim has spent the past few years seeking media attention - finding his own way of making sense of his daughter's death. Producer Sarah Rowlands

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Unknown: Jane Swire

Producer: Sarah Rowlands

Programme Catalogue - Details: Kevin Callen19960208

Producer: S.ROWLANDS

Next in series: MONIKA AND CHRIS O'NEILL

Previous in series: THE LOCKWOODS GULF CRISIS

Description

Jenni MILLS reveals the personal stories behind some of the headlines of the

Subject Categories

one to one discussion programmes (programme format)

legal rulings

sentences (court)

appeal courts (civil)

Broadcast history

08 Feb 1996 09:30-10:00 (RADIO 4)

11 Feb 1996 21:00-21:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Jenni Mills

Sarah Rowlands (Producer)

Kevin Callan (Speaker)

Lesley Allman (Speaker)

Recorded on 1996-01-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Kevin Callen19960211

First broadcast on 1996-02-08

Producer: S.ROWLANDS

Next in series: MONIKA AND CHRIS O'NEILL

Previous in series: THE LOCKWOODS GULF CRISIS

Description

Jenni MILLS reveals the personal stories behind some of the headlines of the

Subject Categories

one to one discussion programmes (programme format)

legal rulings

sentences (court)

appeal courts (civil)

Broadcast history

08 Feb 1996 09:30-10:00 (RADIO 4)

11 Feb 1996 21:00-21:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Jenni Mills

Sarah Rowlands (Producer)

Kevin Callan (Speaker)

Lesley Allman (Speaker)

Recorded on 1996-01-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Monika And Chris O'neill19960215

Producer: ROWLANDS, S

Next in series: PAMELA GREEN

Previous in series: KEVIN CALLEN

Broadcast history

15 Feb 1996 09:30-10:00 (RADIO 4)

18 Feb 1996 21:00-21:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-01-30.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Monika And Chris O'neill19960218

First broadcast on 1996-02-15

Producer: ROWLANDS, S

Next in series: PAMELA GREEN

Previous in series: KEVIN CALLEN

Broadcast history

15 Feb 1996 09:30-10:00 (RADIO 4)

18 Feb 1996 21:00-21:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-01-30.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Pamela Green19960222

Producer: S.

ROWLANDS

Previous in series: MONIKA AND CHRIS O'NEILL

Broadcast history

22 Feb 1996 09:30-10:00 (RADIO 4)

25 Feb 1996 21:00-21:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-01-23.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Pamela Green19960225

First broadcast on 1996-02-22

Producer: S.

ROWLANDS

Previous in series: MONIKA AND CHRIS O'NEILL

Broadcast history

22 Feb 1996 09:30-10:00 (RADIO 4)

25 Feb 1996 21:00-21:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-01-23.

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By: Terence Rattigan

Starring: Diana Dors/Haydn Jones/Peter Whitman/Noel Johnson/Peter Pratt.

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The Old Vic Theatre's recent production of Terence Rattigan's gripping courtroom drama, directed by Thea Sharrock, starring Anne Marie Duff and Niamh Cusack.

2011 marks the centenary of Terence Rattigan's birth.

Cause Celebre was originally a radio play, produced by the BBC in 1975.

Rattigan was fascinated by a sensational murder trial at the Old Bailey in 1935 concerning an elderly architect allegedly killed by his much younger wife Alma and George, their handsome odd-job boy.

The popular press had a field day - tales of sex, drugs, alcohol and gore were plastered across the papers.

The play follows the course of the murder trial and its impact on Edith Davenport, the morally upright forewoman of the jury.

Edith is forced to reconsider her initial condemnation of the life-affirming, morally relaxed Alma.

Terence Rattigan is one of Britain's most popular 20th century dramatists.

Cast:

Joan Webster - Lucy Black

Francis Rattenbury - Timothy Carlton

John Davenport - Simon Chandler

Croom-Johnson - Richard Clifford

Christopher - Oliver Coopersmith

Edith Davenport - Niamh Cusack

Alma Rattenbury - Anne-Marie Duff

Montagu - Rory Fleck-Byrne

Tony Davenport - Freddie Fox

Irene Riggs - Jenny Galloway

Judge - Patrick Godfrey

O'Connor - Nicholas Jones

George Wood....Tommy McDonnell

Stella Morrison - Lucy Robinson

Clerk of the court....Tristan Shepherd

Casswell - Richard Teverson

Wardress - Sarah Waddell

Sergeant Bagwell - Michael Webber

Coroner - Tristram Wymark

The play was directed by Thea Sharrock and produced by Polly Thomas for Sparklab, from the recent production by the Old Vic Theatre

Assistant director: Eleanor While

Original music: Adrian Johnston

Executive producer: Melanie Harris

Producer: Polly Thomas

A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4.

The Old Vic Theatre's recent production of Terence Rattigan's gripping courtroom drama.