Major Barbara

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19800503

MASSEY Anna....Major Barbara

PHILLIPS John....Andrew Undershaft

CLYDE Jeremy....Adolphus Cusins

WATFORD Gwen....Lady Britomart

GUARD Christopher....Stephen

KIDD Josie....Sarah

GOOD Christopher....Charles Lomax

MCSTAY Michael....Morrison / Bilton

PAIGE Peggy....Rummy Mitchens

CARROLL Brian....Snobby Price

HARRIS Judy....Jenny Hill

FENTON Leonard....Peter Shirley

HOLLIS John....Bill Walker

MATHESON Joan....Mrs Baines

Directed by Ronald Mason.

19800503

MASSEY Anna....Major Barbara

PHILLIPS John....Andrew Undershaft

CLYDE Jeremy....Adolphus Cusins

WATFORD Gwen....Lady Britomart

GUARD Christopher....Stephen

KIDD Josie....Sarah

GOOD Christopher....Charles Lomax

MCSTAY Michael....Morrison / Bilton

PAIGE Peggy....Rummy Mitchens

CARROLL Brian....Snobby Price

HARRIS Judy....Jenny Hill

FENTON Leonard....Peter Shirley

HOLLIS John....Bill Walker

MATHESON Joan....Mrs Baines

Directed by Ronald Mason.

01Drama2016060520160611 (R4)

After a long absence George Bernard Shaw returns

to the Radio 4 airwaves in this new 2 part drama.

Starring Eleanor Tomlinson as Barbara and

Rebecca Front as Lady Britomart.

Barbara's mission is to save East End souls in the West Ham

Salvation shelter. A tale of rich privilege and a battle of wills. All

wrapped up in a romance, the return of a long lost father and

a little matter of finding a foundling to carry on the Undershaft

arms and gunpowder empire.

Concertina played by Colin Guthrie and the

Cornet by Peter Ringrose

Produced and Directed by Tracey Neale

Major Barbara, written in 1905, is funny, enjoyable and crafty in dividing opinion and it leaves you pondering whether anything has changed over the years. It cleverly splits into two episodes for this Radio 4 production.

At its heart - a simple and intriguing conflict: the struggle between arms manufacturer Andrew Undershaft and his Salvationist daughter Barbara. Can a father win his daughter's heart and mind?

All the best things about George Bernard Shaw are here - the humour, the teasing paradoxical thinking and the sense of life being both absurd and deadly serious. How should people be ruled and how should they be helped? And who is really pulling the strings in the struggle for power - politicians or money?

01Drama2016060520160611 (R4)

After a long absence George Bernard Shaw returns

to the Radio 4 airwaves in this new 2 part drama.

Starring Eleanor Tomlinson as Barbara and

Rebecca Front as Lady Britomart.

Barbara's mission is to save East End souls in the West Ham

Salvation shelter. A tale of rich privilege and a battle of wills. All

wrapped up in a romance, the return of a long lost father and

a little matter of finding a foundling to carry on the Undershaft

arms and gunpowder empire.

Concertina played by Colin Guthrie and the

Cornet by Peter Ringrose

Produced and Directed by Tracey Neale

Major Barbara, written in 1905, is funny, enjoyable and crafty in dividing opinion and it leaves you pondering whether anything has changed over the years. It cleverly splits into two episodes for this Radio 4 production.

At its heart - a simple and intriguing conflict: the struggle between arms manufacturer Andrew Undershaft and his Salvationist daughter Barbara. Can a father win his daughter's heart and mind?

All the best things about George Bernard Shaw are here - the humour, the teasing paradoxical thinking and the sense of life being both absurd and deadly serious. How should people be ruled and how should they be helped? And who is really pulling the strings in the struggle for power - politicians or money?

02Drama2016061220160618 (R4)

While Barbara is out in the East End trying to

save souls and raise money for the Salvation Army,

Undershaft tells Dolly the two things

necessary for Salvation are money and gunpowder

and once he's got the Army he'll have Barbara too.

Is he, as Dolly suspects, an infernal old rascal?

Concertina played by Colin Guthrie and the

Cornet by Peter Ringrose

Produced and Directed by Tracey Neale.

Undershaft tells Dolly that the two things necessary for salvation are money and gunpowder

SUNP1998111520010128

Peter Hall directs Bernard Shaw's devastatingly witty comedy, featuring the cast from the recent West End production: Anna Carteret, Crispin Bonham Carter, Stephen Noonan, Jemma Redgrave and Peter Bowles.

SUNP1998111520010128

Peter Hall directs Bernard Shaw's devastatingly witty comedy, featuring the cast from the recent West End production: Anna Carteret, Crispin Bonham Carter, Stephen Noonan, Jemma Redgrave and Peter Bowles.