Sussex Scandals

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Written by John Peacock.

At Uppark, Amy Lyons caused a scandal by dancing naked on Sir Harry Featherstonehaugh's dining table. As Lady Hamilton, 32 years later, the repercussions come back to haunt her.

These are three short stories narrated by characters involved in notorious scandals that originated in Sussex: Uppark (Lady Hamilton), Crawley (John George Haigh's girl friend) and Brighton (Katie O' Shea's son, Gerard), ranging from 1815 to 1953. The fall of a woman who revelled in her scandals, another who was forced to face the truth that her lover was a murderer, and the son of Katie O' Shea defending his father during his mother's notorious affair with Charles Stewart Parnell.

Director: Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

The repercussions of a naked dance come back to haunt Lady Hamilton 32 years later.

Documentary.

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A young woman falls in love with her parent's lodger, the charming John George Haigh.

Written by John Peacock.

A young woman falls in love with her parent's lodger, the charming John George Haigh, twenty years older than herself. Eventually she will have to find a way of dealing with his appalling crimes.

These are three short stories narrated by characters involved in notorious scandals that originated in Sussex: Uppark (Lady Hamilton), Crawley (John George Haigh's girl friend) and Brighton (Katie O' Shea's son, Gerard), ranging from 1815 to 1953. The fall of a woman who revelled in her scandals; another who was forced to face the truth that her lover was a murderer; and the son of Katie O' Shea, defending his father during his mother's notorious affair with Charles Stewart Parnell.

Read by Anna Madeley.

Director: Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

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The son of Katie O' Shea tries to understand her affair with Charles Stewart Parnell.

Written by John Peacock.

In his teens, Gerard O' Shea, lived innocently, through the tempestuous affair of his mother, Katie O' Shea and Parnell 'the uncrowned King of Ireland'. 50 years later Myrna Loy and Clark Gable, unwittingly, help him to reach an understanding of those days.

These are three short stories narrated by characters involved in notorious scandals that originated in Sussex: Uppark (Lady Hamilton), Crawley (John George Haigh's girl friend) and Brighton (Katie O' Shea's son, Gerard), ranging from 1815 to 1953. The fall of a woman who revelled in her scandals; another who was forced to face the truth that her lover was a murderer; and the son of Katie O' Shea, defending his father during his mother's notorious affair with Charles Stewart Parnell.

Director: Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

Read by Niall Buggy.