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Genome: [r4 Bd=19920610]

IGeorgy is a freak.

She was bom ugly and stuffed herself with food until she became fat. Little wonder that, in the era of Twiggy, she feels like the Ugly Duckling.

A new six-part adaptation of Margaret Forster 's 60s novel.

1: There Once Was an Ugly Duckling

Adapted by Joe Dunlop

Music played by David Chilton , Dave Swift and Mike Bradley. Producer Adrian Bean. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920610]

Unknown: Margaret Forster

Adapted By: Joe Dunlop

Played By: David Chilton

Played By: Dave Swift

Played By: Mike Bradley.

Producer: Adrian Bean.

Georgy: Caroline Strong

James: Kenneth Cranham

Jos: Joe McGann

Ted: John Hollis

Doris: Eileen Bell

Meredith: Melanie Hudson

Peg: Theresa Streatfeild

Taxi Driver: Peter Penry-Jones

Samantha: Emily Riley

Tristram: Jack Shute

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920617]

A six-part adaptation of the 60s novel by Margaret Forster.

2: Plaingirl and the Beast Mirror, mirror on the wall - am I the ugliest one of all? Obviously not, as James makes Georgy an offer she can't possibly accept. Or can she?

Adapted by Joe Dunlop Music played by David Chilton and Dave Swift

Director Adrian Bean Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920617]

Novel By: Margaret Forster.

Adapted By: Joe Dunlop

Played By: David Chilton

Played By: Dave Swift

Director: Adrian Bean

Cergy: Caroline Strong

James: Kenneth Cranham

Jos: Joe McGann

Meredith: Melanie Hudson

Ted: John Hollis

Doris: Eileen Bell

Peg: Theresa Streatfeild

Waiter: Peter Penry-Jones

Samantha: Emily Riley

Tristram: Jack Shute

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920624]

A six-part adaptation of the 60s novel by Margaret Forster.

3: Fairy Wedding

Jos and Meredith are getting married, so it will all end happily ever after. There's just one little problem they don't really like each other. But James likes Georgy, and he's still waiting for an answer to his wicked proposal.

Adapted by Joe Dunlop

Music played by David Chilton and Dave Swift.

Director Adrian Bean. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920624]

Novel By: Margaret Forster.

Adapted By: Joe Dunlop

Played By: David Chilton

Played By: Dave Swift.

Director: Adrian Bean.

Georgy: Caroline Strong

James: Kenneth Cranham

Jos: Joe McGann

Meredith: Melanie Hudson

Ted: John Hollis

Doris: Eileen Bell

Peg: Theresa Streatfeild

Nurse: Siriol Jenkins

Tristram: Jack Shute

Samantha: Emily Riley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920708]

by Margaret Forster. 5: Georgy's Girl

Meredith is back from hospital, so how are

Georgy and Jos going to tell her that they are in love? And with the death of Mrs Leamington , James is making plans for the future, and for his Georgy girl...

Music played by David Chilton and Dave Swift.

Adapted by Joe Dunlop Director Adrian Bean

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920708]

Unknown: Margaret Forster.

Unknown: Mrs Leamington

Played By: David Chilton

Played By: Dave Swift.

Adapted By: Joe Dunlop

Director: Adrian Bean

Georgy: Caroline Strong

James: Kenneth Cranham

Jos: Joe McGann

Meredith: Melanie Hudson

Ted: John Hollis

Doris: Eileen Bell

Peg: Theresa Streatfeild

Gerald: Peter Penry Jones

Sam: John Webb

Tristram: Jack Shute

Samantha: Emily Riley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920715]

Last in the series of the adaptation of the 60s novel by Margaret Forster.

6: Fairytales Can Come True

Georgy thought that adopting baby Sara would turn the Plaingirl into the beautiful Princess. But Jos can only see a miserable mess. Is there any hope for Georgy after all? Perhaps a villain might turn into a hero?

Adapted by Joe Dunlop

Music played by David Chilton and Dave Swift.

Director Adrian Bean

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920715]

Novel By: Margaret Forster.

Adapted By: Joe Dunlop

Played By: David Chilton

Played By: Dave Swift.

Director: Adrian Bean

Georgy: Caroline Strong

James: Kenneth Cranham

Jos: Joe McGann

Meredith: Melanie Hudson

Ted: John Hollis

Doris: Eileen Bell

Peg: Theresa Streatfeild

Boatman: Peter Gunn

Tristram: Jack Shlte

Samantha: Emily Riley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921020]

Margaret Forster 's 60s novel adapted in six parts. 1: There Once Was an Ugly Duckling

Georgy is a freak. She was bom ugly and stuffed with food until she became fat. Little wonder in the era of Twiggy that she feels like the Ugly Duckling.

Adapted by Joe Dunlop

Music: David Chilton , Dave Swift and Mike Bradley

Producer Adrian Bean. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921020]

Unknown: Margaret Forster

Adapted By: Joe Dunlop

Music: David Chilton

Music: Dave Swift

Music: Mike Bradley

Producer: Adrian Bean.

Georgy: Carollne Strong

James: Kenneth Cranham

Jos: Joe McGann

Ted: John Hollis

Doris: Eileen Bell

Meredith: Melanie Hudson

Peg: Theresa Streatfeild

Taxi Driver: Peter Penry Jones

Samantha: Emily Riley

Tristram: Jack Shute

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921027]

Margaret Forster 's 60s novel adapted in six parts. 2: Plaingirl and the Beast Mirror, mirror on the wall - am I the ugliest one of all? Obviously not, as James makes Georgy an offer she can't possibly accept. Or can she?

Adapted by Joe Dunlop

Music played by David Chilton and Dave Swift

Director Adrian Bean. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921027]

Unknown: Margaret Forster

Adapted By: Joe Dunlop

Played By: David Chilton

Played By: Dave Swift

Director: Adrian Bean.

Georgy: Caroline Strong

James: Kenneth Cranham

Jos: Joe McGann

Meredith: Melanie Hudson

Ted: John Hollis

Doris: Eileen Bell

Peg: Theresa Streatfeild

Waiter: Peter Penry-Jones

Tristram: Jack Shute

Samantha: Emily Riley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921103]

by Margaret Forster. 3: Fairy Wedding

Jos and Meredith are getting married, so it will all end happpily ever after. There's just one problem - they don't really like each other. But James likes Georgy, and he's still waiting for an answer.

Adapted by Joe Dunlop

Music played by David Chilton and Dave Swift.

Director Adrian Bean. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921103]

Unknown: Margaret Forster.

Adapted By: Joe Dunlop

Played By: David Chilton

Played By: Dave Swift.

Director: Adrian Bean.

Georgy: Caroline Strong

James: Kenneth Cranham

Jos: Joe McGann

Meredith: Melanie Hudson

Ted: John Hollis

Doris: Eileen Bell

Peg: Theresa Streatfeild

Nurse: Siriol Jenkins

Tristram: Jack Shute

Samantha: Emily Riley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921110]

Margaret Forster 's 60s novel, adapted in six parts. 4: Plaingirl and the Huntsman

In an attempt to regain her beauty, Meredith orders the despatch of her baby. Can Georgy and Jos possibly save her?

Adapted by Joe Dunlop

Music played by David Chilton and Dave Swift

Director Adrian Bean. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921110]

Unknown: Margaret Forster

Adapted By: Joe Dunlop

Played By: David Chilton

Played By: Dave Swift

Director: Adrian Bean.

Georgy: Caroline Strong

James: Kenneth Cranham

Jos: Joe McGann

Meredith: Melanie Hudson

Ted: John Hollis

Doris: Eileen Bell

Peg: Theresa Streatfeild

Sister: Joanna Wake

Nurse: Siriol Jenkins

Tristram: Jack Shute

Samantha: Emily Riley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921117]

Margaret Forster 's 60s novel dramatised in six parts 5: Georgy's Girl

Meredith is back from hospital, so how are

Georgy and Jos going to tell her that they are in love? And with the death of Mrs Leamington , James makes plans for the future, and for his Georgy girl - Adapted by Joe Dunlop

Music played by David Chilton and Dave Swift.

Director Adrian Bean. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921117]

Unknown: Margaret Forster

Unknown: Mrs Leamington

Adapted By: Joe Dunlop

Played By: David Chilton

Played By: Dave Swift.

Director: Adrian Bean.

Georgy: Caroline Strong

James: Kenneth Cranham

JOS: Joe McGann

Meredith: Melanie Hudson

Ted: John Hollis

Doris: Eileen Bell

Peg: Theresa Streatfeild

Gerald: Peter Penry Jones

Sam: John Webb

Tristram: Jack Shute

Samantha: Emily Riley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921124]

Margaret Forster 's 60s novel, adapted in six parts. 6: Fairytales Can Come True

Georgy thought that adopting baby Sara would turn the Plaingirl into the beautiful Princess. But Jos can only see a miserable mess. Is there any hope for Georgy after all? Perhaps a villain might turn into a hero....?

Adapted by Joe Dunlop

Music played by David Chilton and Dave Swift

Director Adrian Bean. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921124]

Unknown: Margaret Forster

Adapted By: Joe Dunlop

Played By: David Chilton

Played By: Dave Swift

Director: Adrian Bean.

Georgy: Caroline Strong

James: Kenneth Cranham

Jos: Joe McGann

Meredith: Melanie Hudson

Ted: John Hollis

Doris: Eileen Bell

Peg: Theresa Streatfeild

Boatman: Peter Gunn

Tristram: Jack Shute

Samatttha: Emily Riley

05 LASTBritish New Wave20130906

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.

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Lynn Redgrave begins reading an eight-part adaptation of Margaret Forster's novel of a shy girl who is exposed to the loose morals of her roommate in Swinging 60s London.

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2: James - Georgy's parent's middle-aged employer - makes a clumsy advance at Georgy.

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Lynn Redgrave continues reading an eight-part adaptation of Margaret Forster's novel.

3: Meredith informs Jos that she is pregnant, and Georgy seeks refuge with Peg downstairs.

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Lynn Redgrave continues reading an eight-part adaptation of Margaret Forster's novel.

4: Jos and Meredith are now married, and Georgy has been out with her father's middle-aged boss.

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5: Meredith has given birth to a girl, and in her absence Jos has made love to Georgy for the first time.

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Lynn Redgrave continues reading an eight-part adaptation of Margaret Forster's novel.

6: Meredith has taken an instant dislike to her baby, and James announces that he is to re-marry.

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Lynn Redgrave continues reading an eight-part adaptation of Margaret Forster's novel.

7: Meredith has now left her flat and her baby in George and Jos's care - and Jos becomes increasingly restless at the bank.

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Lynn Redgrave concludes reading an eight-part adaptation of Margaret Forster's novel.

Jos has left his job at the bank and, realising that Georgy no longer loves him, leaves her alone with his baby daughter Sara.