A Month Of June

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01Spray The Grass Green2012060620120606 (R4)

A Month of June: Spray the Grass Green

by Andy Merriman and Peter Morfoot

The first of four comedies written for the many voices of legendary actor June Whitfield.

It's 1939 and when fading Hollywood star Lana Garfield hears that studio boss Al Seltzer wants to end her contract English ghost writer George Creighton is spurred to organise an appropriate revenge.

Lana Garfield - June Whitfield

George Creighton - David Haig

Al Seltzer - Patrick Brennan

Betty Stevens - Tracy Wiles

Harry Harcourt-Jones - Robert Blythe

Edna Harper - Amaka Okafor

Boris Karloff - Peter Morfoot

Director: David Hunter

The first of four comedies written for the many voices of legendary actor June Whitfield that will transmit during the month of June.

It is 1939 and June plays the slightly fading Hollywood star Lana Garfield contracted to Tantamount Pictures run by the notoriously difficult and womanising studio head, Al Seltzer. Miss Garfield is writing her autobiography with the assistance of British ghost writer George Creighton (David Haig) but is shocked when she hears on a radio gossip programme that Al intends to end her contract. George and his ex-pat cronies take time off from their cocktails and cricket matches to collude with Al's ambitious and glamorous assistant Betty Stevens in exacting an appropriate revenge.

Other plays in the series A Month of June are -

Lost and Found (written by Andy Merriman and Alison Joseph. Tx:June 13th) in which June plays retired, eccentric, no-nonsense politician Kate Whittington, who, missing the Westminster limelight has now agreed to appear on TV reality show Lolly in the Loft. Kate forms a bond with researcher Sam (Ella Smith) whose attempts to adopt a child draw painful memories from the past for Kate. Old schoolfriend Virginia (Marcia Warren) attempts to keep Kate under control.

Now You See Me, Now You Don't (written by Andy Merriman and Peter Morfoot. Tx:June 20th) in which June and Barbara Windsor play fellow inmates in a "safe house" for showbiz refugees who have offended the Sorcerer's Circle.

Shangri-La (written by Andy Merriman and Alison Joseph. Tx:June 27th) in which June and Richard Briers star in an unlikely love story set within the rather cramped confines of a Suffolk beach-hut.

Andy Merriman has written the Afternoon drama Tull, the series Mr Finchley Takes the Road (starring Richard Griffiths) and Minor Adjustment (Peter Davidson and Samantha Bond). His Afternoon Drama A Monstrous Vitality features June Whitfield as the indomitable Margaret Rutherford.

Peter Morfoot credits include Coronation Street, Change at Oglethorpe (Peter Davidson and Michael Williams on Radio 4) and TV to Go (Hugh Dennis, Mackenzie Crook, Pauline McLynn - BBC TV).

02Lost And Found2012061320120613 (R4)

A Month of June: Lost and Found

by Andy Merriman and Alison Joseph

The second of four comedies written for the many voices of legendary actor June Whitfield. Retired politician Kate Whittington has agreed to take part in TV reality show Lolly in the Loft.

Kate - June Whitfield

Virginia - Marcia Warren

Sam - Ella Smith

Danny - Joe Sims

Joel - Don Gilet

Terence - Robert Blythe

Director: David Hunter.

03Now You See Me, Now You Don't20120620

A Month of June: Now You See Me, Now You Don't

by Andy Merriman and Peter Morfoot

The third of four comedies written for the many voices of legendary actor June Whitfield. There's skulduggery afoot in Mrs. Ramsbottom's safe house for refugees from the Sorcerers' Circle.

Debra Cadabra - June Whitfield

Kitty French - Barbara Windsor

Harry Halliday - Robert Blythe

Billy.... Joe Sims

Fred - Patrick Brennan

Mrs Ramsbottom - Christine Absalom

Director: David Hunter

04 LASTShangri-la20120627

A Month of June: Shangri-La

by Andy Merriman and Alison Joseph

The last of four comedies written for the many voices of legendary actor June Whitfield. Romance in a council beach hut is alive and well but perhaps a little cramped for our elderly couple.

Annie Hopkins - June Whitfield

Digby Pickering - Richard Briers

Jim Kett - Patrick Brennan

Martha Denny - Susie Riddell

Brian Boggis - Don Gilet

Jason Denny - Sam Alexander

Director: David Hunter.