Dear Little Burney

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200C01A Most Important Event20000731

The journals and letters of Fanny Burney, adapted by Jennifer Howarth in 15 parts.

1: `A Most Important Event'.

In 1778, Fanny Burney is 26 and her novel `Evelina' is published anonymously to instant acclaim.

With Juliet Aubrey, Timothy West and Eleanor Bron.

Director: Sara Davies

WH0120000731

With Martha Kearney and guests.

Drama: `Dear Little Burney' by Fanny Burney, adapted by Jennifer Howarth (1/15).

WH02The Author Revealed20000801

Martha Kearney is joined by guests for lively and topical interviews and conversation presented from a woman's point of view.

Drama: `Dear Little Burney' by Fanny Burney, adapted by Jennifer Howarth (2/15).

/ By Fanny Burney, adapted in 15 parts by Jennifer Howarth.

2: `The Author Revealed'.

Fanny is revealed as the author of `Evelina' and becomes the toast of literary LONDON.

With Juliet Aubrey, Timothy West and Eleanor Bron.

Director: Sara Davies

WH03Unlucky In Love20000802

Jenni Murray hosts topical interviews and discussions presented from a woman's point of view.

Drama: `Dear Little Burney' by Fanny Burney, adapted by Jennifer Howarth (3/15).

/ By Fanny Burney, adapted in 15 parts by Jennifer Howarth.

3: `Unlucky in Love'.

Fanny writes another bestseller, but has less success with her new admirer.

With Juliet Aubrey, Timothy West and Eleanor Bron.

Director: Sara Davies

WH04Meetings With Royalty20000803

by Fanny Burney, adapted by Jennifer Howarth (4/15).

/ By Fanny Burney, adapted in 15 parts by Jennifer Howarth.

4: `Meetings with Royalty'.

Fanny has an encounter with King George and Queen Charlotte which changes the course of her life.

With Juliet Aubrey, Timothy West and Eleanor Bron.

Director: Sara Davies

WH05At Court20000804

Jenni Murray hosts topical interviews and discussions presented from a woman's point of view.

Drama: `Dear Little Burney' by Fanny Burney, adapted by Jennifer Howarth (5/15).

/ By Fanny Burney, adapted in 15 parts by Jennifer Howarth.

5: `At Court'.

Fanny learns the rigid rules of life as second mistress of the wardrobe under the bullying Mrs Schwellenberg.

With Juliet Aubrey, Timothy West and Eleanor Bron.

Director: Sara Davies

WH06The King Is Ill20000807

With Martha Kearney and guests.

Drama: `Dear Little Burney' by Fanny Burney, adapted by Jennifer Howarth (6/15).

/ The journals and letters of Fanny Burney, adapted by Jennifer Howarth in 15 parts.

6: `The King Is Ill'.

Fanny witnesses the onset of the madness of King George III from her position at Court as second keeper of the robes to the Queen.

With Juliet Aubrey, Timothy West and Eleanor Bron.

Director: Sara Davies

WH07A Prison Full Of Whispers20000808

Martha Kearney is joined by guests for lively and topical interviews and features presented from a woman's point of view.

Drama: `Dear Little Burney' by Fanny Burney, adapted by Jennifer Howarth (7/15).

/ By Fanny Burney, adapted in 15 parts by Jennifer Howarth.

7: `A Prison Full of Whispers'.

Fanny has an alarming encounter with the King, whose condition has worsened.

With Juliet Aubrey, Timothy West and Eleanor Bron.

Director: Sara Davies

WH08Leaving Court20000809

Jenni Murray hosts topical interviews and discussions presented from a woman's point of view.

Drama: `Dear Little Burney' by Fanny Burney, adapted by Jennifer Howarth (8/15).

/ By Fanny Burney, adapted in 15 parts by Jennifer Howarth.

8: `Leaving Court'.

Fanny's friendship with Mr Fairly is frowned upon, and her health becomes such a cause for concern that she is persuaded to resign her position at Court.

With Juliet Aubrey, Timothy West and Eleanor Bron.

Director: Sara Davies

WH09Mon Cher Maitre20000810

With Jenni Murray and guests.

Drama: `Dear Little Burney' by Fanny Burney, adapted by Jennifer Howarth (9/15).

/ By Fanny Burney, adapted in 15 parts by Jennifer Howarth.

9: `Mon cher maitre'.

Fanny falls in love with an aristocratic exile from the French Revolution.

With Juliet Aubrey, Timothy West and Eleanor Bron.

Director: Sara Davies

WH10Brickbats And Bouquets20000811

Jenni Murray hosts topical interviews and discussions presented from a woman's point of view.

Drama: `Dear Little Burney' by Fanny Burney, adapted by Jennifer Howarth (10/15).

/ By Fanny Burney, adapted in 15 parts by Jennifer Howarth.

10: `Brickbats and Bouquets'.

Fanny's play is a disaster, and in order to support her family she must publish another novel.

With Juliet Aubrey, Timothy West and Eleanor Bron.

Director: Sara Davies

WH11A Death In The Family20000814

Fanny's sister Susan falls ill in IRELAND.

Despite the family's desperate efforts to bring her safely back to ENGLAND, their help comes too late.

With Juliet Aubrey, Kate Seaward and Robert Whelan.

Director: Sara Davies

WH12Mastectomy.20000815

With Martha Kearney and guests.

Drama: `Dear Little Burney' by Fanny Burney, adapted by Jennifer Howarth (12/15).

/ By Fanny Burney, adapted in 15 parts by Jennifer Howarth.

12: `Mastectomy.' Fanny, living in PARIS, develops breast cancer and undergoes a gruelling mastectomy without the aid of anaesthetic.

With Juliet Aubrey.

Director: Sara Davies

WH13Flight From Paris.20000816

With Jenni Murray and guests.

Drama: `Dear Little Burney' by Fanny Burney, adapted by Jennifer Howarth (13/15).

/ By Fanny Burney, adapted in 15 parts by Jennifer Howarth.

13: `Flight from PARIS.' As Napoleon advances on PARIS, Fanny flees, disguised as a servant.

With Juliet Aubrey.

Director: Sara Davies

WH14Waterloo20000817

With Jenni Murray and guests.

Drama: `Dear Little Burney' by Fanny Burney, adapted by Jennifer Howarth (14/15).

/ By Fanny Burney, adapted in 15 parts by Jennifer Howarth.

14: `Waterloo'.

As preparations for war intensify, Fanny joins her husband for a brief respite in Brussels.

With Juliet Aubrey.

Director: Sara Davies

WH15Reunion20000818

By Fanny Burney, adapted in 15 parts by Jennifer Howarth.

15: `Reunion.' The British have defeated Napoleon, and Fanny makes a desperate journey across war-torn Belgium to reach her wounded husband.

With Juliet Aubrey.

Director: Sara Davies