The Sea, The Sea

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Fiona Talkington and Ian Mcmillan host an evening of drama, music, commissioned poetry, features and listener contributions in celebration of the sea that surrounds all our lives.

The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Stranded on a lonely island the exiled Duke of Milan, Prospero, using his magic arts and with the help of the spirit Ariel, raises a great storm.

A shipwreck brings ashore a suitor for his young daughter Miranda, his traitorous brother Antonio and his former Neapolitan enemies.

He has the choice between revenge and forgiveness.

Prospero....Philip Madoc

Ariel....Nina Wadia

Miranda....Catrin Rhys

Caliban....Josh Richards

Gonzalo....Rudolph Walker

Alonso....James Laurenson

Sebastian....Christian Rodska

Antonio....Ioan Meredith

Ferdinand....Andrew Cryer

Trinculo....Ben Crowe

Stefano....Harry Myers

Boatswain....Phillip Joseph

Master/Adrian....Sean Baker

Iris....Janice Acquah

Ceres....Jasmine Hyde

Juno....Clare Corbett

Music by Billy Cowie

Directed by David Hunter

Between each act of the play there are reports from seabird encrusted rocks around Britain, ancient sea poetry made new and listeners' seaside stories.

Plus live music and sea poetry from Ian Mcmillan and accordionist Luke Carver Goss, and guests Coope Boyes and Simpson perform shanties.

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Iris Murdoch 's Booker Prize-winning novel, dramatised in four parts, with John Wood as Charles and Joyce Redman as Hartley.

1: Vanished Pantomimes. Charles Arrowby , celebrated actor, writer and director, has retired from his London world and come to the sea to become a hermit and draft his memoirs. But the past will not let him rest - Cellist Peter Esswood Music: Elizabeth Parker

Dramatised by Richard Crane Director Faynia Williams

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Unknown: Iris Murdoch

Unknown: John Wood

Unknown: Joyce Redman

Unknown: Charles Arrowby

Unknown: Peter Esswood

Music: Elizabeth Parker

Dramatised By: Richard Crane

Director: Faynia Williams

Landlord: Jonathan Adams

Local: John Evitts

Local 2: Steve Hodson

Local: John Baddeley

Rosim: Sian Phillips

Lizzie: Tamara Ustinov

Peregrine: T P McKenna

Gilbert: Peter Kelly

dement: Jill Graham

Young Charks: David Holt

Young James: Sam Crane

James: Terrence Hardiman

Young Harfley: Rachel Atkins

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930625]

Iris Murdoch 's Booker Prize-winning novel, dramatised in four parts, with John Wood as Charles and Joyce Redman as Hartley.

1: Vanished Pantomimes

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930625]

Unknown: Iris Murdoch

Unknown: John Wood

Unknown: Joyce Redman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930627]

Iris Murdoch 's Booker Prize-winning novel, dramatised in four parts, with John Wood as Charles and Joyce Redman as Hartley.

2: The Light and Fire of My Life. By the wildest coincidence, Charles has discovered that Hartley, his "first and only true love", is now living in the village. Forty-five years on, love burns more strongly than ever. Is this to be a doomed brief encounter, or absolute happiness at last?

Cellist Peter Esswood Music: Elizabeth Parker

Dramatised by Richard Crane

Director Faynia Williams

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930627]

Unknown: Iris Murdoch

Unknown: John Wood

Unknown: Joyce Redman

Unknown: Peter Esswood

Music: Elizabeth Parker

Dramatised By: Richard Crane

Director: Faynia Williams

Rosina: Sian Phillips

Lizzie: Tamara Ustinov

Peregrine: T P McKenna

James: Terrence Hardiman

Young Hartley: Rachel Atkins

Young Charles: David Holt

Young james: Sam Crane

Ben: Keith Drinkel

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930702]

Iris Murdoch 's Booker Prize-winning novel, dramatised in four parts, with John Wood as Charles and Joyce Redman as Hartley.

2: Tlw Light and Fire of My Life. By the wildest coincidence, Charles has discovered that Hartley, his "first and only true love", is now living in the village. Forty-five years on, love burns more strongly than ever. Is this to be a doomed brief encounter, or absolute happiness at last?

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930702]
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Iris Murdoch 's Booker Prize-winning novel, dramatised in four parts. With John Wood as Charles and Joyce Redman as Hartley.

3: When People Leave People... they do it suddenly. Charles is determined to prise Hartley out of her bitter marriage and help comes to him, miraculously, from the sea. But he hadn't been counting on a houseful of theatrical visitors, and the arrival of his Buddhist cousin James.

This episode is followed by Dame Iris Murdoch in conversation.

Cellist Peter Esswood ; Music by Elizabeth Parker

Dramatised by Richard Crane ; Director Faynia Williams

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930704]

Unknown: Iris Murdoch

Unknown: John Wood

Unknown: Joyce Redman

Unknown: Dame Iris Murdoch

Unknown: Peter Esswood

Music By: Elizabeth Parker

Dramatised By: Richard Crane

Director: Faynia Williams

Rosina: Sian Phillips

lizzie: Tamara Ustinov

Peregrine: T P McKenna

James: Terrence Hardiman

Ben: Keith Drinkel

Titus: Sean Gascoine

Gilbert: Peter Kelly

Chuffey the Dog: David Holt

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930709]

3: When People Leave People.

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The final part of Iris Murdoch 's Booker Prize-winning novel. With John Wood as Charles and Joyce Redman as Hartley. Into the Monster's Mouth. Hartley has been taken home. Charles nearly drowns. Who pushed him in? Who is pulling him out? Just as Charles is secretly reviving his obsessive plans for Hartley, a real tragedy strikes.

Cellist Peter Esswood Music: Elizabeth Parker

Dramatised by Richard Crane Director Faynia Williams

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930711]

Unknown: Iris Murdoch

Unknown: John Wood

Unknown: Joyce Redman

Unknown: Peter Esswood

Music: Elizabeth Parker

Dramatised By: Richard Crane

Director: Faynia Williams

Rosina: Sian Phillips

lizzie: Tamara Ustinov

Peregrine: Tp McKenna

James: Terrence Hardiman

Ben: Keith Drinkel

Titus: Sean Gascoine

Gilbert: Peter Kelly

Neighbour: Kate Binchy

Indian Doctor: Bhasker

Clement: Jill Graham

Chuffey the Dog: David Holt

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930716]

The final part of Iris Murdoch 's Booker Prize-winning novel.

Into the Monster's Mouth. Just as Charles is secretly reviving his obsessive plans for Hartley, a real tragedy strikes.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930716]

Unknown: Iris Murdoch