Neglected Classics - Nightingale Wood

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0120111002

by Stella Gibbons. Dramatised for radio by Christopher William Hill

1/2

On either side of Nightingale Wood through one idyllic year in the late 1930s, hearts beat and minds scheme, as the dowdy Wither family tries to compete with the glittering Springs. Bookish Tina Wither is in love with Saxon, her father's handsome and aloof chauffeur. Her shopgirl sister-in-law, Viola, has fallen for Victor Spring, the lord of the manor. And Madge is in love with a dog. With Stella Gibbons as an artful fairy godmother, might things just turn out for the best?

Tina....Victoria Hamilton

Mother/Nellie....Dinah Stabb

Father/Falger....Paul Moriarty

Viola....Francine Chamberlain

Victor....Simon Bubb

Saxon....Adam Billington

Edna/Fawcuss....Adjoa Andoh

Hetty....Alex Rivers

Phyllis....Joan Walker

Spurrey/Phillips....Ian Masters

Madge....Victoria Inez Hardy

Miss Cattyman....Judith Coke

Directed by Marion Nancarrow.

The dowdy Wither family tries to compete with the glittering Springs.

0120111008
02 LAST20111009

by Stella Gibbons dramatised for radio by Christopher William Hill

2/2. In this sparkling pre-war comedy of manners, the young, widowed and pretty Viola Wither finally has the chance to escape her stifling in-laws in Essex. Whilst they are spending a month in the Lakes, she and her sister-in-law Tina escape to Stanton on Sea. Viola is still pining for the dashing Victor Spring - who has kissed her - and Tina for the beautiful chauffeur, Saxon - likewise. But is it all hopeless?

Tina....Victoria Hamilton

Mother/Nellie....Dinah Stabb

Father/Falger....Paul Moriarty

Viola....Francine Chamberlain

Victor....Simon Bubb

Saxon....Adam Billington

Edna/Fawcuss....Adjoa Andoh

Hetty....Alex Rivers

Phyllis....Joan Walker

Spurrey....Ian Masters

Madge....Victoria Inez Hardy

Uncle Frank....James Lailey

Miss Cattyman....Judith Coke

Mr Brodhurst/Cotton....Gerard McDermott

Director/producer Marion Nancarrow.

Stella Gibbons' sparkling comedy of manners dramatised by Christopher William Hill.

02 LAST20111015
02 LAST20111015

by Stella Gibbons dramatised for radio by Christopher William Hill

2/2.

In this sparkling pre-war comedy of manners, the young, widowed and pretty Viola Wither finally has the chance to escape her stifling in-laws in Essex.

Whilst they are spending a month in the Lakes, she and her sister-in-law Tina escape to Stanton on Sea.

Viola is still pining for the dashing Victor Spring - who has kissed her - and Tina for the beautiful chauffeur, Saxon - likewise.

But is it all hopeless?

Tina - Victoria Hamilton

Mother/Nellie - Dinah Stabb

Father/Falger - Paul Moriarty

Viola - Francine Chamberlain

Victor - Simon Bubb

Saxon - Adam Billington

Edna/Fawcuss - Adjoa Andoh

Hetty - Alex Rivers

Phyllis - Joan Walker

Spurrey - Ian Masters

Madge - Victoria Inez Hardy

Uncle Frank - James Lailey

Miss Cattyman - Judith Coke

Mr Brodhurst/Cotton - Gerard McDermott

Director/producer Marion Nancarrow.

Stella Gibbons' sparkling comedy of manners dramatised by Christopher William Hill.

02 LAST20111015

by Stella Gibbons dramatised for radio by Christopher William Hill

2/2.

In this sparkling pre-war comedy of manners, the young, widowed and pretty Viola Wither finally has the chance to escape her stifling in-laws in Essex.

Whilst they are spending a month in the Lakes, she and her sister-in-law Tina escape to Stanton on Sea.

Viola is still pining for the dashing Victor Spring - who has kissed her - and Tina for the beautiful chauffeur, Saxon - likewise.

But is it all hopeless?

Tina - Victoria Hamilton

Mother/Nellie - Dinah Stabb

Father/Falger - Paul Moriarty

Viola - Francine Chamberlain

Victor - Simon Bubb

Saxon - Adam Billington

Edna/Fawcuss - Adjoa Andoh

Hetty - Alex Rivers

Phyllis - Joan Walker

Spurrey - Ian Masters

Madge - Victoria Inez Hardy

Uncle Frank - James Lailey

Miss Cattyman - Judith Coke

Mr Brodhurst/Cotton - Gerard McDermott

Director/producer Marion Nancarrow.

Stella Gibbons' sparkling comedy of manners dramatised by Christopher William Hill.