Gerontius

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19900114]

Unknown: James Hamilton-Paterson

Sir Edward Elgar: Michael Hordern

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900121]

Unknown: James Hamilton-Paterson

Sir Edward Elgar: Michael Hordern

Magdalena von Pussels: Rosalie Crutchley

Molly Air: Rosalind Ayres

The Rev Miles Moss: Maurice Denham

Fortescue: Nigel Lambert

Steward Pyce: Garard Green

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910829]

A Journey

A two-part drama by James Hamilton-Paterson. With Michael Hordem. 1: Unfinished Business November 1923:

RMS Hildebrand set sail from

Liverpool on a 4,000-mile voyage across the Atlantic to Brazil. The passenger in deluxe cabin No 2 had booked for the round trip.

Producer John Powell. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: James Hamilton-Paterson

Unknown: Michael Hordem.

Unknown: Rms Hildebrand

Producer: John Powell.

Sir Edward Elgar: Michael Hordern

Magdalena von Pussels: Rosalie Crutchley

Molly Air: Rosalind Ayres

The Rev Miles Moss: Maurice Denham

Fortescue: Nigel Lambert

Steward Pyce: Garard Green

Ivy Hammond: Marcia King

Capt Maddrell: Christopher Good

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910829]

Unknown: James Hamilton-Paterson

Unknown: Michael Hordem.

Unknown: Rms Hildebrand

Producer: John Powell.

Sir Edward Elgar: Michael Hordern

Magdalena von Pussels: Rosalie Crutchley

Molly Air: Rosalind Ayres

The Rev Miles Moss: Maurice Denham

Fortescue: Nigel Lambert

Steward Pyce: Garard Green

Ivy Hammond: Marcia King

Capt Maddrell: Christopher Good

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910905]

A Journey

The second half of a two-part drama by James Hamilton-Paterson. Lost Voices

'December 7 1923, Manaos. The old Hildebrands, tied up to the muddiest waterfront I've ever seen.

I've not the first idea why I've come...'

With Christopher Good.

Producer John Powell. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: James Hamilton-Paterson

Producer: John Powell.

Sir: Edward Elgar

: Michael Hordern

Magdalena von Pussels: Rosalie Crutchley

Molly Air: Rosalind Ayres

Rev Miles Moss: Maurice Denham

Fortescue: Nigel Lambert

Steward Pyce: Garard Green

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910905]

Unknown: James Hamilton-Paterson

Producer: John Powell.

Sir: Edward Elgar

: Michael Hordern

Magdalena von Pussels: Rosalie Crutchley

Molly Air: Rosalind Ayres

Rev Miles Moss: Maurice Denham

Fortescue: Nigel Lambert

Steward Pyce: Garard Green

Programme Catalogue - Details: Part One, Unfinished Business19900110

Producer: J. POWELL

Next in series: PART TWO, LOST VOICES

Broadcast history

10 Jan 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

14 Jan 1990 16:02-16:47 (RADIO 4)

29 Aug 1991 20:00-20:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1989-11-27

Programme Catalogue - Details: Part One, Unfinished Business19900114

First broadcast on 1990-01-10

Producer: J. POWELL

Next in series: PART TWO, LOST VOICES

Broadcast history

10 Jan 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

14 Jan 1990 16:02-16:47 (RADIO 4)

29 Aug 1991 20:00-20:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1989-11-27

Programme Catalogue - Details: Part Two, Lost Voices19900117

Producer: J. POWELL

Previous in series: PART ONE, UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Broadcast history

17 Jan 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

21 Jan 1990 16:02-16:47 (RADIO 4)

05 Sep 1991 20:00-20:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1989-11-27

Programme Catalogue - Details: Part Two, Lost Voices19900121

First broadcast on 1990-01-17

Producer: J. POWELL

Previous in series: PART ONE, UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Broadcast history

17 Jan 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

21 Jan 1990 16:02-16:47 (RADIO 4)

05 Sep 1991 20:00-20:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1989-11-27

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Destined to be the first English saint for centuries, the great theologian, poet and Catholic convert Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801-90) insisted in his will that he was to be buried in the same grave as fellow convert Fr Ambrose St John whom he had known for over thirty years.

Written by award-winning playwright Stephen Wyatt and starring Derek Jacobi as Newman, this highly-imaginative play explores the relationship between Newman and Ambrose, the concerns aroused at the time and the controversy surrounding the decision to exhume their bodies. The play also draws on some of the themes in Dream of Gerontius (music by Edward Elgar). Others in the cast are Nicholas Boulton, Michael Jayston, Geoffrey Whitehead, Karl Davies, Ben Warwick and Jane Whittenshaw.

Cast:

Cardinal Newman....Derek Jacobi

Fr Ambrose St John....Nicholas Boulton

Fr Faber....Geoffrey Whitehead

Angel....Karl Davies

Demon....Michael Jayston

Reporter....Ben Warwick

Lecturer....Jane Whittenshaw

Directed by Martin Jenkins

A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.

Stephen Wyatt's play explores why Cardinal Newman and another priest were buried together.

Written by award-winning playwright Stephen Wyatt and starring Derek Jacobi as Newman, this highly-imaginative play explores the relationship between Newman and Ambrose, the concerns aroused at the time and the controversy surrounding the recent decision to exhume their bodies.

The play also draws on some of the themes in Dream of Gerontius (music by Edward Elgar).