Mrs Lirriper

Ellen Dryden's dramatisation of Charles Dickens' neglected classic.

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01How Mrs Lirriper Carried On The Business2007100720071013
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Mrs Lirriper has an eccentric collection of lodgers, one of whom leaves behind more than anyone could have expected.

Mrs Lirriper....Julia McKenzie

Major....John Fortune

Jemmy....Jordan Clarke

Miss Wozenham....Alison Skilbeck

Mr Edson....Jonathan Dryden Taylor

Mrs Edson....Helen Jenkinson

Caroline....Victoria Woodward

Postman....Anthony Glennon

Dickens's often overlooked tale of a huge-hearted landlady and her eccentric lodgers.

Dickens's often overlooked tale of a huge-hearted landlady and her eccentric lodgers. Stars Julia McKenzie and John Fortune.

Dickens' often overlooked tale of a huge-hearted landlady and her eccentric lodgers.

Dickens' often overlooked tale of a huge-hearted landlady and her eccentric lodgers. Stars Julia McKenzie and John Fortune.

02How The Parlours Added A Few Words2007101420071020
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with tales told by Edmund Yates, Amelia Edwards and Elizabeth Gaskell.

With Jemmy away at school, the lodgers join forces to send him their favourite stories.

Major....John Fortune

Victorine....Alison Skilbeck

Madam Hawtry/ Elizabeth Gaskell....Caroline John

Morgan/Old Gentleman/Sir Mark....Michael N Harbour

Yates/Duke/Lawford....Matthew Lloyd Davies

Mortiboy/Jacob....Gus Brown

Sandham/James Murray....Jonathan Dryden Taylor

Calthorp/Doctor/Vicar....Anthony Glennon

Kate/Bessy/Maid....Helen Jenkinson

Ellen/Theresa....Victoria Woodward

Directed by Ellen Dryden

The Major collates lodgers' stories for godson Jemmy. Dickens tale about a kindly landlady

The Major collates lodgers' stories for godson Jemmy. Dickens's little known tale about a kindly landlady stars John Fortune.

The Major collates lodgers' stories for godson Jemmy, including tales of a heroic dog.

The Major collates lodgers' stories for godson Jemmy, including tales of a heroic dog and a phantom coach. With John Fortune.

03 LASTMrs Lirriper's Legacy2007102120071027
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Jemmy returns from school for the holidays just in time to join Mrs Lirriper and the Major on a trip to France in search of a mysterious benefactor.

When they eventually track him down, he turns out to be the last person anyone could have expected.

Mrs Lirriper....Julia Mckenzie

Major....John Fortune

Jemmy....Jordan Clarke

Miss Wozenham/Mrs Buffle....Alison Skilbeck

Mr Buffle/Consul....Gus Brown

Mr Edson....Jonathan Dryden Taylor

Joshua Lirriper/Young Man/Waiter....Matthew Lloyd Davies

Miss Buffle/Sally/Winifred....Helen Jenkinson

Directed by Ellen Dryden

A mysterious benefactor wants to bequeath everything to the kindly landlady.

A mysterious benefactor wants to bequeath everything to the kindly landlady. Dickens's little known tale stars Julia McKenzie and John Fortune.

A mysterious benefactor wants to bequeath everything to the kindly landlady. Stars Julia McKenzie and John Fortune.