Pavilion Pieces

Short stories by new writers.

Episodes

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AR01The Prince's Favourite2009081820110410

By Emma Barnes.

In 1820s Brighton an elderly lady, on a tour of the Royal Pavilion with her nieces, has a very particular story to tell.

Read by Claire Skinner.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

In 1820s Brighton an elderly lady has a very particular story to tell.

AR01The Prince's Favourite2009081820110410
20140207 (BBC7)
20140208 (BBC7)

By Emma Barnes.

In 1820s Brighton an elderly lady, on a tour of the Royal Pavilion with her nieces, has a very particular story to tell.

Read by Claire Skinner.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

In 1820s Brighton an elderly lady has a very particular story to tell.

By Emma Barnes. In 1820s Brighton an elderly lady has a very particular story to tell.

Written by Emma Barnes. Not long after the death of George IV, a group of visitors are given a tour of the Brighton Pavilion by a servant of the Royal Household. Mr Hodges takes no particular interest in the group until the oldest of the party, a dowdy spinster, drops some remarks which suggest she is less respectable than she seems. Her sister, she reveals, had a connection with the Prince Regent. As the Prince was a notorious womaniser, Mr Hodges immediately scents the whiff of scandal.

As they proceed through the marvels of the Pavilion, the old lady seems to be searching for something, beyond the many artefacts on display. Mr Hodges is so curious that he allows her access to the private Royal Apartments, in the hope of discovering more about her and her mysterious sister. The revelation, when it comes, takes Mr Hodges completely by surprise.

Producer/Director: Celia de Wolff

AR02The Indian Hospital2009081920110417

Written by Kellie Jackson

It is 1915 and Brighton's Royal Pavilion is transformed into a hospital for Indian Soldiers.

A goodwill visit from the King and Queen has a disturbing impact on two young Gurkha brothers.

Read by Judy Parfitt

Producer/Director: Celia de Wolff

A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.

By Kellie Jackson.

AR02The Indian Hospital2009081920110417
20140210 (BBC7)
20140211 (BBC7)

Written by Kellie Jackson

It is 1915 and Brighton's Royal Pavilion is transformed into a hospital for Indian Soldiers.

A goodwill visit from the King and Queen has a disturbing impact on two young Gurkha brothers.

Read by Judy Parfitt

Producer/Director: Celia de Wolff

A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.

By Kellie Jackson.

By Kellie Jackson. A royal visit has a disturbing impact on two young Gurkha brothers.

It is 1915 and Brighton's Royal Pavilion is transformed into a hospital for Indian Soldiers. A goodwill visit from the King and Queen has a disturbing impact on two young Gurkha brothers.

AR03Youthful Folly

AR03 LASTYouthful Folly2009082020110424

By Sylvestra Le Touzel Teale.

Frances, on tour at the Theatre Royal, in love and about to make her West End debut, is captivated by the glory and romance of Brighton's Pavilion.

Revisiting the baroque palace awakens old ghosts for Frances, who is now on a different journey.

Read by Sophie Thompson

The breaking of a cherished mirror, seems like an omen to Frances Hughes, fifty, and on tour at the Theatre Royal.

Twenty eight years earlier, in Brighton, in love, and about to make her West End debut in a play with a cast three times her age, she had been captivated by her first visit to the Pavilion, which seemed to embody her dreams of glory and romance.

Once again she is drawn to the baroque palace, and finds its fading splendour awakens old ghosts.

Producer/Director: Celia de Wolff

A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.

AR03 LASTYouthful Folly2009082020110424
20090820 (BBC7)
20140211 (BBC7)
20140212 (BBC7)

By Sylvestra Le Touzel Teale.

Frances, on tour at the Theatre Royal, in love and about to make her West End debut, is captivated by the glory and romance of Brighton's Pavilion.

Revisiting the baroque palace awakens old ghosts for Frances, who is now on a different journey.

Read by Sophie Thompson

The breaking of a cherished mirror, seems like an omen to Frances Hughes, fifty, and on tour at the Theatre Royal.

Twenty eight years earlier, in Brighton, in love, and about to make her West End debut in a play with a cast three times her age, she had been captivated by her first visit to the Pavilion, which seemed to embody her dreams of glory and romance.

Once again she is drawn to the baroque palace, and finds its fading splendour awakens old ghosts.

Producer/Director: Celia de Wolff

A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.

By Sylvestra Le Touzel Teale. Frances is captivated by the romance of Brighton Pavilion.

The breaking of a cherished mirror, seems like an omen to Frances Hughes, fifty, and on tour at the Theatre Royal. Twenty eight years earlier, in Brighton, in love, and about to make her West End debut in a play with a cast three times her age, she had been captivated by her first visit to the Pavilion, which seemed to embody her dreams of glory and romance. Once again she is drawn to the baroque palace, and finds its fading splendour awakens old ghosts.