You Never Can Tell

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20130929

2013092920150201 (R3)

A starry cast in George Bernard Shaw's dazzling romantic comedy from 1897, in a production directed by Martin Jarvis. The play follows a battle of the sexes beside the seaside, with marital mayhem and social strategy.

Mrs Clandon (Rosalind Ayres) celebrated New Woman, returns to England from Madeira, with her three grown children. In Torbay they meet Valentine (Jamie Bamber), an impecunious dentist. The offspring know nothing of their father, but they'll need one in British polite society. Valentine introduces the Clandons to his landlord, Mr Crampton (Christopher Neame.) Guess who he turns out to be?

Valentine is besotted by gorgeous Gloria Clandon (Sophie Winkleman). But in accepting him it's clear who'll be wearing the Shavian trousers. Matters are resolved by old William-the-waiter (Ian Ogilvy), his QC son (Julian Holloway) and cynical solicitor (Adam Godley.) Gloria's feisty twin siblings (Moira Quirk and Matthew Wolf) satirise everybody and it's barrister Bohun whom Gloria allows to have the first dance. As the waiter remarks: 'You never can tell, sir.' Richard Sisson's piano arrangements reflect the sea-breezy emotions of these engaging characters.

Piano music arranged and performed by Richard Sisson

Sound design, Wesley Dewberry

A Jarvis and Ayres Production

First broadcast 29/09/2013.

2013092920150201 (R3)

A starry cast in George Bernard Shaw's dazzling romantic comedy from 1897, in a production directed by Martin Jarvis. The play follows a battle of the sexes beside the seaside, with marital mayhem and social strategy.

Mrs Clandon (Rosalind Ayres) celebrated New Woman, returns to England from Madeira, with her three grown children. In Torbay they meet Valentine (Jamie Bamber), an impecunious dentist. The offspring know nothing of their father, but they'll need one in British polite society. Valentine introduces the Clandons to his landlord, Mr Crampton (Christopher Neame.) Guess who he turns out to be?

Valentine is besotted by gorgeous Gloria Clandon (Sophie Winkleman). But in accepting him it's clear who'll be wearing the Shavian trousers. Matters are resolved by old William-the-waiter (Ian Ogilvy), his QC son (Julian Holloway) and cynical solicitor (Adam Godley.) Gloria's feisty twin siblings (Moira Quirk and Matthew Wolf) satirise everybody and it's barrister Bohun whom Gloria allows to have the first dance. As the waiter remarks: 'You never can tell, sir.' Richard Sisson's piano arrangements reflect the sea-breezy emotions of these engaging characters.

Piano music arranged and performed by Richard Sisson

Sound design, Wesley Dewberry

A Jarvis and Ayres Production

First broadcast 29/09/2013.

20130929

2013092920150201 (R3)

A starry cast in George Bernard Shaw's dazzling romantic comedy from 1897, in a production directed by Martin Jarvis. The play follows a battle of the sexes beside the seaside, with marital mayhem and social strategy.

Mrs Clandon (Rosalind Ayres) celebrated New Woman, returns to England from Madeira, with her three grown children. In Torbay they meet Valentine (Jamie Bamber), an impecunious dentist. The offspring know nothing of their father, but they'll need one in British polite society. Valentine introduces the Clandons to his landlord, Mr Crampton (Christopher Neame.) Guess who he turns out to be?

Valentine is besotted by gorgeous Gloria Clandon (Sophie Winkleman). But in accepting him it's clear who'll be wearing the Shavian trousers. Matters are resolved by old William-the-waiter (Ian Ogilvy), his QC son (Julian Holloway) and cynical solicitor (Adam Godley.) Gloria's feisty twin siblings (Moira Quirk and Matthew Wolf) satirise everybody and it's barrister Bohun whom Gloria allows to have the first dance. As the waiter remarks: 'You never can tell, sir.' Richard Sisson's piano arrangements reflect the sea-breezy emotions of these engaging characters.

Piano music arranged and performed by Richard Sisson

Sound design, Wesley Dewberry

A Jarvis and Ayres Production

First broadcast 29/09/2013.

DO320130929

A starry cast in George Bernard Shaw's dazzling romantic comedy from 1897, in a new production directed by Martin Jarvis. The play follows a battle of the sexes beside the seaside, with marital mayhem and social strategy. The last in three classic plays in Drama on 3 that explore the changing role of women at the end of the nineteenth century. Shaw pokes fun at many of the progressive ideas he truly advocated.

Mrs Clandon (Rosalind Ayres) celebrated New Woman, returns to England from Madeira, with her three grown children. In Torbay they meet Valentine (Jamie Bamber), an impecunious dentist. The offspring know nothing of their father, but they'll need one in British polite society. Valentine introduces the Clandons to his landlord, Mr Crampton (Christopher Neame.) Guess who he turns out to be?

Valentine is besotted by gorgeous Gloria Clandon (Sophie Winkleman). But in accepting him it's clear who'll be wearing the Shavian trousers. Matters are resolved by old William-the-waiter (Ian Ogilvy), his QC son (Julian Holloway) and cynical solicitor (Adam Godley.) Gloria's feisty twin siblings (Moira Quirk and Matthew Wolf) satirise everybody and it's barrister Bohun whom Gloria allows to have the first dance. As the waiter remarks: 'You never can tell, sir.' Richard Sisson's piano arrangements reflect the sea-breezy emotions of these engaging characters.

Valentine - Jamie Bamber

William - Ian Ogilvy

Fergus Crampton - Christopher Neame

Finch McComas - Adam Godley

Mrs Clandon - Rosalind Ayres

Gloria Clandon - Sophie Winkleman

Dolly Clandon - Moira Quirk

Phillip Clandon.... Matthew Wolf

Boon QC - Julian Holloway

Jessie - Paula Jane Newman

Jo - Darren Richardson

Piano music arranged and performed by Richard Sisson

Sound design, Wesley Dewberry

Director, Martin Jarvis

A Jarvis and Ayres Production.

SNT19611007

By: George Bernard Shaw

Starring: Bobby Howes/Fabia Drake/Howard Marion-Crawford.

SNT19710731

By: George Bernard Shaw

Starring: Prunella Scales/Denys Hawthrone/Freddie Jones.