Ladies Of The House, The

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0120150330

0120150330

On a sweltering July day, three people are found dead in a dilapidated house in London's elegant Primrose Hill. Reading the story in a newspaper as she prepares to leave the country, Marie Gillies has an unshakeable feeling that she is somehow to blame.

How did these three people come to live together, and how did they all die at once? The truth lies in a very different England, in the double life of Marie's father Arthur, and in the secret world of the ladies of the house...

Read by Susan Jameson

Written by Molly McGrann

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron

Theme music:

Track 16, "Patterns"

CD: Human Behaviour

Label: BBC Production Music BBCPM029.

0120150330

On a sweltering July day, three people are found dead in a dilapidated house in London's elegant Primrose Hill. Reading the story in a newspaper as she prepares to leave the country, Marie Gillies has an unshakeable feeling that she is somehow to blame.

How did these three people come to live together, and how did they all die at once? The truth lies in a very different England, in the double life of Marie's father Arthur, and in the secret world of the ladies of the house...

Read by Susan Jameson

Written by Molly McGrann

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron

Theme music:

Track 16, "Patterns"

CD: Human Behaviour

Label: BBC Production Music BBCPM029.

0220150331

Rita's story. Born in a northern town, wild and bold and beautiful Rita didn't care what people thought of her. Her good looks brought men's attention - and trouble. In this episode we discover the twists and turns that led her to a Soho peepshow and, eventually, to the door of Arthur Gillies's high-class brothel in Primrose Hill.

Molly McGrann's new novel centres around the fallout from the discovery of the double life led by the late Arthur Gillies - on the surface a respectable businessman, whose widow and daughter have no idea that he made a fortune running brothels, for several decades, in some of London's most exclusive areas.

Read by Susan Jameson

Written by Molly McGrann

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

0320150401

0320150401

Molly McGrann's new novel centres around the fallout from the discovery of the double life led by the late Arthur Gillies - on the surface a respectable businessman, whose widow and daughter have no idea that he made a fortune running brothels, for several decades, in some of London's most exclusive areas.

Tonight's episode flashes back to the arrival of Rita and Annetta at one of Arthur's 'houses' in the early 1960s. Then moves forward to the present, where a mistake at the bank leads Arthur's daughter, Marie, to discover the true value of her father's estate, which has been held in trust since his death.

Read by Susan Jameson

Written by Molly McGrann

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

0320150401

Molly McGrann's new novel centres around the fallout from the discovery of the double life led by the late Arthur Gillies - on the surface a respectable businessman, whose widow and daughter have no idea that he made a fortune running brothels, for several decades, in some of London's most exclusive areas.

Tonight's episode flashes back to the arrival of Rita and Annetta at one of Arthur's 'houses' in the early 1960s. Then moves forward to the present, where a mistake at the bank leads Arthur's daughter, Marie, to discover the true value of her father's estate, which has been held in trust since his death.

Read by Susan Jameson

Written by Molly McGrann

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

0420150402

Molly McGrann's new novel centres around the fallout from the discovery of the double life led by the late Arthur Gillies - on the surface a respectable businessman, whose widow and daughter have no idea that he made a fortune running brothels, for several decades, in some of London's most exclusive areas.

As Arthur's illegitimate son Joseph fears he'll lose his home, his daughter Marie - oblivious to her half-brother's existence - makes plans for her future. Meanwhile, one of Arthur's former employees, elderly sex worker Rita, prepares for a date with a punter.

Read by Susan Jameson

Written by Molly McGrann

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

0520150403

"Attractive, well-spoken older woman seeks someone to dine with." Elderly sex worker Rita goes on a date, hoping that it might lead to more than just dinner and a room somewhere.

Molly McGrann's frank and atmospheric novel centres around the fallout from the discovery of the double life of the late Arthur Gillies - on the surface a respectable businessman, whose widow and daughter have no idea that he made a fortune running brothels, for several decades, in some of London's most exclusive areas.

Read by Susan Jameson

Written by Molly McGrann

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

0620150406

Molly McGrann's frank and atmospheric novel centres around the fallout from the discovery of the double life of the late Arthur Gillies - on the surface a respectable businessman, whose widow and daughter have no idea that he made a fortune running high-class brothels, for several decades, in some of the most exclusive areas of London.

This episode focuses on Sal's story, Arthur's long-term mistress and the madam of the house in Primrose Hill.

Read by Susan Jameson

Written by Molly McGrann

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

0720150407

Molly McGrann's novel imagines the impact of the discovery of a man's double life.

For decades, Arthur Gillies ran high-class brothels in the most exclusive parts of London. Fifteen years on from his death, after a mix up at the bank, his daughter Marie has discovered that her father's estate contains millions of pounds, but still has no idea where the money has come from. She's secretly quit her job and is planning her first ever foreign holiday. Her elderly mother, Flavia, remains oblivious to it all.

Read by Susan Jameson

Written by Molly McGrann

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

0820150408

For decades, Arthur Gillies lived a double life: running twenty high-class brothels in exclusive parts of London, while maintaining a quiet married life in Kettering. Fifteen years on from his death, his daughter Marie has discovered the truth - and the huge extent of her father's estate. She has mobilised Arthur's solicitor, Mr Wye, to sell the properties from underneath their sitting tenants: consisting of Arthur's former employees (the now elderly madams and prostitutes) and his illegitimate son, Joseph.

Read by Susan Jameson

Written by Molly McGrann

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

0920150409

Molly McGrann's novel about the fallout from the discovery of a man's double life.

For decades, Arthur Gillies ran high-class brothels in London while maintaining a sober married life in Kettering. Fifteen years on from his death, after a mix up at the bank, his daughter Marie has stumbled upon the truth and discovered the extent of her late father's estate: which encompasses millions of pounds and twenty houses in some of the most exclusive areas of London.

Marie has mobilised Arthur's solicitor, Mr Wye, to sell the properties from underneath their sitting tenants: consisting of Arthur's former employees (the now elderly madams and prostitutes) and his illegitimate son, Joseph. As he awaits a visit from Mr Wye, Joseph thinks back on his life growing up in the Primrose Hill brothel.

Read by Susan Jameson

Written by Molly McGrann

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.