Self Control

By Mary Brunton.

Dramatised in ten parts by Gerda Stevenson.

Romantic drama set in Perthshire and LONDON.

Brunton was a Scottish novelist much admired by Jane Austen, and Self-Control, first published in 1810, deals with similar scenes to Sense And Sensibility.

Laura Montreville is loved by two men, a reckless libertine and a dignified but reserved landowner.

In a world where polite society and sexual hypocrisy rub shoulders easily, can she choose wisely between passion and virtue?

Episodes

EpisodeFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
02 LAST20110612 (BBC7)

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she tries to choose between the love of two men.

Stars Gerda Stevenson.

012003033120110530 (BBC7)
20110605 (BBC7)
20131202 (BBC7)

By Mary Brunton.

Dramatised in ten parts by Gerda Stevenson.

Romantic drama set in Perthshire and LONDON.

Brunton was a Scottish novelist much admired by Jane Austen, and Self-Control, first published in 1810, deals with similar scenes to Sense And Sensibility.

Laura Montreville is loved by two men, a reckless libertine and a dignified but reserved landowner.

In a world where polite society and sexual hypocrisy rub shoulders easily, can she choose wisely between passion and virtue?Colonel Hargrave's sexual advances are too much for Laura, and she places her suitor on a two year probation.

Narrator....Maureen Beattie Laura....Gerda Stevenson Montreville....Bernard Horsfall Mrs Douglas....Phyllida Law Hargrave....Andrew Wincott De Courcy....Tom Goodman-hill Lady Pelham....Barbara Leigh-Hunt Harriet....Tracy-ann Oberman Jeannie....Colette O'neil Warren....Thomas Arnold Wilkins....David Timson Robert....Stuart Mcgugan Mary....Emma Woolliams Other parts played by members of the cast.

Directed by Bruce Young

  • narrator....maureen beattie laura....gerda stevenson montreville....bernard horsfall mrs douglas....Phyllida Law hargrave....andrew wincott de courcy....Tom Goodman-hill lady pelham....barbara leigh-hunt harriet....Tracy-ann Oberman jeannie....Colette O'neil warren....thomas arnold wilkins....david timson robert....stuart mcgugan mary....Emma Woolliams other parts played by members of the cast.

    directed by Bruce Young

    loved by two very different men, laura montreville must choose between passion and virtue.

    loved by two very different men, laura montreville must choose between passion and virtue. romantic drama with maureen beattie and gerda stevenson.

    romantic drama with Maureen Beattie

  • 022003040120110531 (BBC7)
    20131203 (BBC7)

    Laura's skills as a painter are praised by a LONDON artist, but her father receives terrible news about her investments.

    Painter Laura's skills are praised by a London artist, but her father hears bad news of his investments. Stars Gerda Stevenson.

    Painter Laura's skills are praised by a London artist - but her father hears bad news of his investments.

    Stars Gerda Stevenson.

    Painter Laura's skills are praised by a London artist - but her father hears bad news.

    032003040220110601 (BBC7)
    20131204 (BBC7)

    Laura and her father travel to LONDON in search of their lost annuity, and meet a man who talks like a parrot, dresses like a monkey, and smells like a civet-cat.

    Laura and her father's search takes them to London, where they meet a man who dresses like a monkey. Stars Gerda Stevenson.

    Laura and her father's search takes them to London, where they meet a man who dresses like a monkey.

    Stars Gerda Stevenson.

    Laura and her father travel to London, where they meet a man who dresses like a monkey.

    042003040320110602 (BBC7)
    20131205 (BBC7)

    "Gerda Stevenson's dramatisation of Mary Brunton's novel, first published in 1810.

    Hargrave pursues Laura from Perthshire to LONDON where she meets a new admirer.

    Colonel Hargrave pursues Laura Montreville from Perthshire to London, where she meets a new admirer. Stars Gerda Stevenson.

    Colonel Hargrave pursues Laura Montreville from Perthshire to London, where she meets a new admirer.

    Stars Gerda Stevenson.

    Colonel Hargrave pursues Laura Montreville to London, where she meets a new admirer.

    052003040420110603 (BBC7)
    20131206 (BBC7)

    By Mary Brunton.

    Laura's father is ill, their money is running out and Hargrave is growing desperate.

    Laura's father is ill, their money is running out and Hargrave is growing desperate. With Gerda Stevenson and Andrew Wincott.

    With Gerda Stevenson and Andrew Wincott.

    062003040720110606 (BBC7)
    20131209 (BBC7)

    Self-Control: Dramatised in ten parts by Gerda Stevenson.

    Romantic drama set in Perthshire and LONDON.

    Brunton was a Scottish novelist much admired by Jane Austen, and Self-Control, first published in 1810, deals with similar scenes to Sense And Sensibility.

    Laura Montreville is loved by two men, a reckless libertine and a dignified but reserved landowner.

    In a world where polite society and sexual hypocrisy rub shoulders easily, can she choose wisely between passion and virtue? Part Six: After her father's death, Laura, now penniless, is taken in by her aunt, Lady Pelham.

    Narrator....Maureen Beattie Laura....Gerda Stevenson Montreville....Bernard Horsfall Mrs Douglas....Phyllida Law Hargrave....Andrew Wincott De Courcy....Tom Goodman-hill Lady Pelham....Barbara Leigh-Hunt Harriet....Tracy-ann Oberman Jeannie....Colette O'neil Warren....Thomas Arnold Wilkins....David Timson Robert....Stuart Mcgugan Mary....Emma Woolliams Other parts played by members of the cast.

    Directed by Bruce Young

    With her father dead, Laura must ask her aunt for help and discovers some disturbing news. Stars Gerda Stevenson.

    With her father dead, Laura must ask her aunt for help and discovers some disturbing news.

    Stars Gerda Stevenson.

    072003040820110607 (BBC7)
    20131210 (BBC7)

    Self-Control: Part Seven: De Courcy has fallen completely for Laura but fears that she still loves Hargrave.

    Narrator....Maureen Beattie Laura....Gerda Stevenson Montreville....Bernard Horsfall Mrs Douglas....Phyllida Law Hargrave....Andrew Wincott De Courcy....Tom Goodman-hill Lady Pelham....Barbara Leigh-Hunt Harriet....Tracy-ann Oberman Jeannie....Colette O'neil Warren....Thomas Arnold Wilkins....David Timson Robert....Stuart Mcgugan Mary....Emma Woolliams Other parts played by members of the cast.

    Directed by Bruce Young.

  • narrator....maureen beattie laura....gerda stevenson montreville....bernard horsfall mrs douglas....Phyllida Law hargrave....andrew wincott de courcy....Tom Goodman-hill lady pelham....barbara leigh-hunt harriet....Tracy-ann Oberman jeannie....Colette O'neil warren....thomas arnold wilkins....david timson robert....stuart mcgugan mary....Emma Woolliams other parts played by members of the cast

    de courcy has fallen completely for laura, but is she free from the affections of colonel hargrave? stars Gerda Stevenson.

    de courcy has fallen for laura, but is she free from the affections of colonel hargrave?

  • 082003040920110608 (BBC7)

    Could the polite DeCourcy have seduced one of his servants?

    Laura learns more about Hargrave's conduct and receives a request from De Courcy - but will she accept? Stars Gerda Stevenson.

    Laura learns more about Hargrave's conduct and receives a request from De Courcy.

    092003041020110609 (BBC7)

    Laura's marriage plans are violently overturned.

    Laura has agreed to marry De Courcy but will Hargrave let her - could danger be very near? Stars Gerda Stevenson.

    Laura has agreed to marry De Courcy but will Hargrave let her - could danger be very near?

    10 LAST2003041120110610 (BBC7)

    Laura stands to inherit a fortune if she agrees to marry Hargrave.

    Narrator....Maureen Beattie Laura....Gerda Stevenson Montreville....Bernard Horsfall Mrs Douglas....Phyllida Law Hargrave....Andrew Wincott De Courcy....Tom Goodman-hill Lady Pelham....Barbara Leigh-Hunt Harriet....Tracy-ann Oberman Jeannie....Colette O'neil Warren....Thomas Arnold Wilkins....David Timson Robert....Stuart Mcgugan Mary....Emma Woolliams Other parts played by members of the cast.

    Directed by Bruce Young

  • narrator....maureen beattie laura....gerda stevenson montreville....bernard horsfall mrs douglas....Phyllida Law hargrave....andrew wincott de courcy....Tom Goodman-hill lady pelham....barbara leigh-hunt harriet....Tracy-ann Oberman jeannie....Colette O'neil warren....thomas arnold wilkins....david timson robert....stuart mcgugan mary....Emma Woolliams other parts played by members of the cast.

    directed by Bruce Young

    laura has been kidnapped by the love-crazed hargrave - how will she make her escape? stars gerda stevenson.

    laura has been kidnapped by the love-crazed hargrave - how will she make her escape?