By Barbara Comyns.
Dramatised in four episodes by Melissa Murray.
Justly celebrated for her distinctive style, Barbara Comyns' novel is about two sisters who escape from their drunken mother and tryto make their way in the world.
One is beautiful, the other resourceful, but both find life a struggle though with often hilarious consequences.
Groningen....Carolyn Jones Mr.
Having recovered from her terrible experiences abroad, Vicky is reunited with Blanche in London where they continue to try and launch themselves on the world.
Vicky at last meets an interesting though eccentric young man at an Art Gallery and thinks that maybe he is Mr Right.
Blanche....Juliet Aubrey Vicky....Jemima Rooper Gene....Adam Godley Javier....Stephen Critchlow Edward....Tom George Violet....Liza Sadovy Landlady....Carolyn Jones Attendant....Andrew Harrison Director....Cherry Cookson
The comic but poignant ups and down in the lives of Vicky and Blanche continue as Vicky has a baby and Blanche finds a husband.
Both events, however, are to be mixed blessings.
By Barbara Comyns Dramatised by Melissa Murray The two sisters find themselves almost nostalgically remembering their childhood when everything seemed possible.
As their lives continue to lurch between comedy and tragedy, Vicky begins to realise that she will never really settle down and entrusts the care of her child to Blanche.