The Far Cry

By Emma Smith

First published in 1949, this prize-winning first novel tells the story of the thirteen-year-old Teresa Digby who is whisked off to a barely known sister in India by her excitable, elderly father.

Read by Claudie Blakley

Episodes

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 September 199019900924

Producer: R.

WORTLEY

Next in series: 01/10

Description

Olivier, a young mentally retarded Creole, is mistakenly drafted into the French Army.

He escapes to Berlin pursued by his faithful brother Willie.

Written by David Zane MAIROWITZ and produced by Richard WORTLEY.

Subject Categories

drama programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

24 Sep 1990 19:45-21:15 (RADIO 4)

03 Feb 1991 14:30-16:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Mark Monero (Actor)

James Greene (Actor)

David King (Actor)

Danny Schiller (Actor)

Michael Kilgarriff (Actor)

William Hope (Actor)

Nigel Carrington (Actor)

Simon Treves (Actor)

Stephen Garlick (Actor)

Vincent Brimble (Actor)

Jenny Howe (Actor)

Sue Broomfield (Actor)

Tony Armatrading (Actor)

James Aubrey (Actor)

Carmen Munroe (Actor)

Nicholas Gilbrook (Actor)

Stefan Kalipha (Actor)

David Mairowitz (Author)

Richard Wortley (Producer)

Recorded on 1990-07-11.

01Leaving Aunt May20040524

By Emma Smith

First published in 1949, this prize-winning first novel tells the story of the thirteen-year-old Teresa Digby who is whisked off to a barely known sister in India by her excitable, elderly father.

Read by Claudie BlakleyTeresa's uncomplicated life with her Aunt May is shattered when her father discovers that his second wife is returning from America to renew her acquaintance with her estranged daughter.

02The Boat To Bombay20040525

Teresa discovers an unexpected affinity with the sea, as the coast of England retreats and the boat makes way towards the Mediterranean and then Africa.

03From The Suez To Bombay20040526

Teresa avoids unwanted alliances and makes an unexpected friend on her voyage to Bombay.

04Arriving In India20040527

Teresa discovers that for her, the thrill of travel is far preferable to the confusion of arrival on a strange continent.

05The Train To Calcutta20040528

Teresa and her father face a two-day journey in a stifling compartment as they travel through India.

But what for her father is a test of endurance, for Teresa is a feast of new experiences.

06Arriving In Assam20040531

Teresa and her father arrive in Assam where they are greeted by Teresa's brother in law, and finally meet her sister, Ruth.

Read by Claudie Blakley

07Life On A Tea-garden20040601

Teresa absorbs the sights and sounds of her new life at her sister's bungalow in Assam.

08Picnic In The Naga Hills20040602

Teresa is taken on a picnic and suddenly finds herself popular.

09Up In The Naga Hills20040603

Teresa fleetingly finds her utopia before returning to the bungalow and some unwelcome news.

10 LASTAn End And A Beginning20040604

Ruth and Edwin quarrel over Teresa's future, and their own.