New Grub Street

By George Gissing, dramatised by Tony Ramsay.

Harold Pinter narrates the story of a group of struggling writers endeavouring to balance artistic integrity with market forces

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01Drama2016082820160903 (R4)

New Grub Street by George Gissing. Dramatised by Christopher Douglas.

Episode 1

Edwin Reardon is a serious novelist striving for recognition in a literary world that's dumbing rapidly down. His younger, confident friend Jasper Milvain believes the only purpose of writing is to make big bucks. Neither approach has brought them much success. Radio 4's Ed Reardon and Jaz Milvain are loosely based on characters from this Victorian novel. And in this satiric dramatisation George Gissing is played by Christopher Douglas.

Director/Producer Gary Brown

Free schooling, which followed the Education Act of 1807 helped to create a newly literate working class. This created a demand for popular fiction and sensational journalism. Thus a gulf opened up between 'Literature' and the mass market as embodied by writers Edwin Reardon and Jasper Milvain.

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New Grub Street by George Gissing. Dramatised by Christopher Douglas.

Episode 2

Edwin Reardon's struggles as a serious novelist have created a rift between himself and his wife Amy. Meanwhile Jasper Milvain seems drawn to the bookish Marian Yule. Radio 4's Ed Reardon and Jaz Milvain are loosely based on characters from this Victorian novel. And in this satiric dramatisation George Gissing is played by Christopher Douglas.

Director/Producer Gary Brown

Free schooling, which followed the Education Act of 1807 helped to create a newly literate working class. This created a demand for popular fiction and sensational journalism. Thus a gulf opened up between 'Literature' and the mass market as embodied by writers Edwin Reardon and Jasper Milvain.

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By George Gissing, dramatised by Tony Ramsay.

Harold Pinter narrates the story of a group of struggling writers endeavouring to balance artistic integrity with market forces

012002090820020914

By George Gissing, dramatised by Tony Ramsay.

Harold Pinter narrates the story of a group of struggling writers endeavouring to balance artistic integrity with market forces

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012016082820160903 (R4)

New Grub Street by George Gissing. Dramatised by Christopher Douglas.

Episode 1

Edwin Reardon is a serious novelist striving for recognition in a literary world that's dumbing rapidly down. His younger, confident friend Jasper Milvain believes the only purpose of writing is to make big bucks. Neither approach has brought them much success. Radio 4's Ed Reardon and Jaz Milvain are loosely based on characters from this Victorian novel. And in this satiric dramatisation George Gissing is played by Christopher Douglas.

Director/Producer Gary Brown

Free schooling, which followed the Education Act of 1807 helped to create a newly literate working class. This created a demand for popular fiction and sensational journalism. Thus a gulf opened up between 'Literature' and the mass market as embodied by writers Edwin Reardon and Jasper Milvain.

0220160904

New Grub Street by George Gissing. Dramatised by Christopher Douglas.

Episode 2

Edwin Reardon's struggles as a serious novelist have created a rift between himself and his wife Amy. Meanwhile Jasper Milvain seems drawn to the bookish Marian Yule. Radio 4's Ed Reardon and Jaz Milvain are loosely based on characters from this Victorian novel. And in this satiric dramatisation George Gissing is played by Christopher Douglas.

Director/Producer Gary Brown

Free schooling, which followed the Education Act of 1807 helped to create a newly literate working class. This created a demand for popular fiction and sensational journalism. Thus a gulf opened up between 'Literature' and the mass market as embodied by writers Edwin Reardon and Jasper Milvain.