Lady Susan

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0120130923

A little known, very early Jane Austen work, performed on the radio for the first time.

A beautiful and scheming widow seeks a husband for both herself and her shy and awkward daughter, while engaged in an affair with a married man.

Who will win the heart of the rich and handsome Reginald De Courcy? And will the truth about Lady Susan ever come out? These are the questions a teenaged Jane Austen posed in this early epistolary novella, published long after her death - the first of her many wise and witty studies of love and marriage, and the games people play.

Read by Emilia Fox, Lucy Robinson and Theo Fraser Steele

Abridged by Eileen Horne

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

0220130924
0320130925

Long A little known, very early Jane Austen work, performed on the radio for the first time.

A beautiful and scheming widow seeks a husband for both herself and her shy and awkward daughter, while engaged in an affair with a married man.

Who will win the heart of the rich and handsome Reginald De Courcy? And will the truth about Lady Susan ever come out? These are the questions a teenaged Jane Austen posed in this early epistolary novella, published long after her death - the first of her many wise and witty studies of love and marriage, and the games people play.

Read by Emilia Fox, Lucy Robinson and Theo Fraser Steele

Abridged by Eileen Horne

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

0420130926

An opportunity to hear a little known, very early Austen work, performed on the radio for the first time.

A beautiful and scheming widow, seeking a husband for both herself and her shy and awkward daughter, while engaged in an affair with a married man. Who will win the heart of the rich and handsome Reginald De Courcy? And will the truth about Lady Susan ever come out?

These are the questions a teenaged Jane Austen posed in this early epistolary novella, published long after her death - the first of her many wise and witty studies of love and marriage, and the games people play.

Read by Emilia Fox, Lucy Robinson and Theo Fraser Steele

Abridged by Eileen Horne

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

05 LAST20130927
19990111

By Jane Austen, adapted by Lavinia Murray.

Lady Susan Vernon, a beautiful society widow, decides to visit her brother-in-law.

Will she be a welcome guest? Her friend Alicia Johnson narrates her story.

With Harriet Walter and Maggie Steed.

Director Jocelyn Boxall (1/10).

19990112

Drama: `Lady Susan' by Jane Austen.

Adapted by Lavinia Murray.

With Harriet Walter and Maggie Steed.

Director Jocelyn Boxall (2/10).

Lady Susan19990113

Drama: `Lady Susan' by Jane Austen.

Adapted by Lavinia Murray.

With Harriet Walter and Maggie Steed (3/10).

/ With Jenni Murray and guests.

With Harriet Walter and Maggie Steed.

Director Jocelyn Boxall (3/10).

Lady Susan19990114

With Jenni Murray and guests.

Drama: `Lady Susan' by Jane Austen.

Adapted by Lavinia Murray.

With Harriet Walter and Maggie Steed.

Director Jocelyn Boxall (4/10).

With Harriet Walter and Maggie Steed (4/10).

Lady Susan19990115

With Jenni Murray and guests.

Drama: `Lady Susan' by Jane Austen.

Adapted by Lavinia Murray.

With Harriet Walter and Maggie Steed (5/10).

Lady Susan19990118

By Jane Austen, adapted in ten parts by Lavinia Murray.

Lady Susan plans to marry her daughter of a wealthy bachelor.

But Frederica is determined to ask for Mrs Vernon's help to resist the match.

With Harriet Walter and Maggie Steed.

Director Jocelyn Boxall (6/10).

/ With Martha Kearney and guests.

Drama: `Lady Susan' by Jane Austen, adapted by Lavinia Murray

Lady Susan19990119

Drama: `Lady Susan' by Jane Austen.

Adapted by Lavinia Murray.

With Harriet Walter and Maggie Steed.

Director Jocelyn Boxall (7/10).

/ With Martha Kearney and guests.

Lady Susan19990120

Drama: `Lady Susan' by Jane Austen, adapted by Lavinia Murray.

With Harriet Walter and Maggie Steed (8/10).

/ With Jenni Murray and guests.

Drama: `Lady Susan' by Jane Austen.

Adapted by Lavinia Murray.

With Harriet Walter and Maggie Steed.

Director Jocelyn Boxall (8/10).

Lady Susan19990121

With Jenni Murray and guests.

Drama: `Lady Susan' by Jane Austen, adapted by Lavinia Murray.

With Harriet Walter and Maggie Steed (9/10).

Lady Susan19990122

With Jenni Murray and guests.

Drama: `Lady Susan' by Jane Austen.

Adapted by Lavinia Murray.

With Harriet Walter and Maggie Steed (10/10).