Maidens' Trip

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19701012]

by EMMA SMITH abridged by MOLLIE REYNOLDS Read by C#cile Chevreau

At the end of three weeks we thought we knew it all. They gave us six days' holiday, and on the seventh we arrived back at the depot: Nanette who was rich. Emma who was bossy, and Charity who was nothing in particular but probably the most agreeable of the three. Our kitbags were stuffed with clean shirts, our hearts were fixed on the peculiar glory of becoming accomplished canal boaters.

Produced by JOHN CARDY

(First of five instalments)

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Abridged By: Mollie Reynolds

Genome: [r4 Bd=19701013]

by EMMA SMITH

Read by CÉCiLE chevreau (2)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19701014]

by EMMA SMITH

Read by CÉCILE CHEVREAU (3)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19701015]

by EMMA SMITH

Read by CÉCILE chevreau (4)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19701016]

by EMMA SMITH

Read by CECILE CHEVREAU (5) (Monday: parti of Man-eaters of Kumaon ' by Jim Corbett , read by Duncan Carse )

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Read By: Cecile Chevreau

Unknown: Jim Corbett

Read By: Duncan Carse

20101008

By Emma Smith.

Dramatised for radio by David Ashton (writer of the popular Radio 4 detective series McLevy).

First published in 1948, this adaptation of Emma Smith's fictionalised memoir opens in 1943 and relates the adventures of three eighteen-year-old girls who'd signed on with the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company to replace workers drafted overseas.

Quite literally thrown in at the deep end Emma, Charity and Nanette embark on their maiden voyage - carrying steel north by canal from London to Birmingham - surmounting the dangerous, back-breaking work thanks largely to an endearing mix of youthful bravado and blissful ignorance.

Steering their way through the 'other world' of the boat people, the girls, often out of their depth, face up to an assortment of challenges with courage and good cheer.

Cast:

Tilly - Greta Scacchi

Emma - Emily Wachter

Charity - Emerald O'Hanrahan

Nanette - Georgia Groome

Wilfred - Rufus Wright

Mr Silver...

Sean Baker

Eli Silver...

Lloyd Thomas

Director - Kirsteen Cameron.

Lively WWII drama.

The adventures of three young women doing their bit for the war effort.