|01||Miss Tempy's Watchers||20040823|
By Sarah Orne Jewett
Among American writers, Sarah Orne Jewett was much loved and admired for her delicate observation of the lives of women and men in 19th century New ENGLAND.
Her reputation has risen back to previous heights in recent years, and five of her tales attract some of Britain's finest actors in this new series.Miss Tempy's Watchers sees two estranged friends finding their old bonds of affection as they watch over the body of a beloved friend the night before her funeral.miss jewett....joanna mccallummrs crowe....sheila allensarah ann binson....Susan Jamesondirected by.... - ned chailletdramatised by.... - david james
|02||The Queen's Twin||20040824|
Susannah YORK takes on the role of Mrs Abby Martin, a woman born at exactly the same moment as Queen Victoria, allowing for the time difference between ENGLAND and New ENGLAND.
She has a tale to tell of their parallel lives.albert martin....nathan osgoodmiss jewett....joanna mccallummr simms....brian flahertymrs abby martin....k]mrs abby martin....susannah york[directed by.... - ned chailletdramatised by.... - david james
A sea captain with a memory to share of meeting an ancient Scots mariner who sailed into uncharted waters, and discovered a strange land with no place for the living.captain littlepage....alec mccowenevans....Jon Glovergaffett....tam whitemiss jewett....joanna mccallummrs bruner....barbara barnesdirected by.... - ned chailletdramatised by.... - david james
|04||Miss Esther's Guest||20040826|
Seeing it as a duty to provide a country break for a city-dwelling church member, Miss Esther offers to take in a guest from Boston.
The visitor is not the old lady she expects.miss esther porley....susan engelmiss jewett....joanna mccallummr rill....Jon Glovermrs wayton....nancy cranedirected by.... - ned chaillet
|05 LAST||The Town Poor||20040827|
Having fallen on hard times, the Bray sisters have been placed out of sight on a remote farm where they won't disturb the town's conscience.
A chance visit by two old friends puts their lives in shocking contrast.ann bray....angela pleasencedirector ned chailletmandany bray....carolyn jonesmiss jewett....joanna mccallummrs able janes....Alice Hartmrs trimble....jennifer hilaryrebecca wright....eve pearcedramatised by.... - david james