The Grapes Of Wrath

adapted for the stage from John Steinbeck's novel by Frank Galati. The 19-member cast is led by Shirley Knight, Jeffrey Donovan, and Frances Guinan, with original music performed by The Joel Rafael Band. Driven by the rhythms of country fiddles and campground guitars, this Tony Award-winning adaptation tells the compelling story of the Joad family's trek from the Oklahoma dust bowl to the fertile but futile fields of California. The broadcast includes and interview with director Richard Masur.

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By John Steinbeck. A family heads west in search of work, but thousands are on the move.

By John Steinbeck

Dramatised by Donna Franceschild

A Pulitzer Prize winning novel about economic migration and the endurance of the human spirit.

Set against the backdrop of America's Great Depression and Dust Bowl, a family of farmers from Oklahoma head west in search of work, only to discover thousands like them are also on the move.

CS01Exodus2001123020020105
20120902 (BBC7)
20130227 (BBC7)
20130228 (BBC7)

John Steinbeck's masterpiece, set in 1930s America.

dramatised by Steve Chambers, with John Schwab as Tom JoadReleased from prison, Tom Joad returns to the family farm, but the land is parched and the farmsteads destroyed.

By John Steinbeck

Dramatised by Donna Franceschild

A Pulitzer Prize winning novel about economic migration and the endurance of the human spirit.

Set against the backdrop of America's Great Depression and Dust Bowl, a family of farmers from Oklahoma head west in search of work, only to discover thousands like them are also on the move.

By John Steinbeck. A family heads west in search of work, but thousands are on the move.

CS022012090920120915

By John Steinbeck

Dramatised by Donna Franceschild

A Pulitzer Prize winning novel about economic migration and the endurance of the human spirit set against the backdrop of America's Great Depression and Dust Bowl.

The Joads have travelled from Oklahoma to California in search of work, only to discover thousands like them have also been on the move. Following a violent altercation with some locals, they head back on the road with their dream of a promised land temporarily in tatters.

Director: Kirsty Williams.

By John Steinbeck. The Joad family head back on the road with their dream in tatters.

By John Steinbeck

Dramatised by Donna Franceschild

A Pulitzer Prize winning novel about economic migration and the endurance of the human spirit set against the backdrop of America's Great Depression and Dust Bowl.

The Joads have travelled from Oklahoma to California in search of work, only to discover thousands like them have also been on the move. Following a violent altercation with some locals, they head back on the road with their dream of a promised land temporarily in tatters.

Director: Kirsty Williams.

CS02The Journey West2002010620020112
20120909 (BBC7)
20130228 (BBC7)
20130301 (BBC7)

Shaken by Grampa's death, the Joads continue their journey to California.

By John Steinbeck

Dramatised by Donna Franceschild

A Pulitzer Prize winning novel about economic migration and the endurance of the human spirit set against the backdrop of America's Great Depression and Dust Bowl.

The Joads have travelled from Oklahoma to California in search of work, only to discover thousands like them have also been on the move. Following a violent altercation with some locals, they head back on the road with their dream of a promised land temporarily in tatters.

Director: Kirsty Williams.

By John Steinbeck. The Joad family head back on the road with their dream in tatters.

CS03 LAST2012091620120922
20130301 (BBC7)
20130302 (BBC7)

By John Steinbeck. When Tom and Casy are attacked by a mob of vigilantes, Tom hits back.

By John Steinbeck

Dramatised by Donna Franceschild

A Pulitzer Prize winning novel about economic migration and the endurance of the human spirit set against the backdrop of America's Great Depression and Dust Bowl.

Just as the Joads money and food run out, they find work on a peach farm. But Tom discovers they're breaking a strike led by their old friend Casy the Preacher. Tom and Casy are ambushed by a Deputy Sheriff and a mob of vigilantes and Casy is killed. In his fury, Tom hits back before running for his life.

The Joad family's dream of a promised land is about to end.

Director: Kirsty Williams.

CS03 LASTThe Promised Land2002011320020119
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