The River

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Rumer Godden's classic autobiographical novel, dramatised by Judy Allen.

At the side of the river in India near the family home, Harriet writes poems to preserve eternally the summer of a blissful childhood.

But when Captain John returns injured from the Great War, Harriet senses that strong forces are taking hold of all their lives.

Narrator....Phyllida Law

Harriet....Gemma Padley

Captain John....Nicholas Rowe

Mother....Suzanne Burden

Bea....Emily Hamilton

Nan....Leena Dhingra

Father....Lyndam Gregory

Valerie....Victoria Shalet

Victoria....Alexandra Thomas-Davies

Bogey....Jordan Theis

Director John Taylor