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Radio Drama

Dependent Relatives

"I'm sorry Mother. It's just that that's the fourth time you've said you're not feeling at all well in the last hour. The first time I said I was sorry. The second time I asked if there was anything I could do to help. The third time I asked if you wanted me to call the doctor. The fourth time, I'm afraid the only thing I could think of to say was 'Ah'"

Series
After Henry
Broadcast details
Radio 4, 17 January 1989, 18.30pm
Medium
Radio
Genre
Radio comedy series
Director
Peter Atkin
Credits
Simon Brett
Cast
Scales, Prunella as Sarah; Sanderson, Joan as Eleanor; Whitrow, Benjamin as Russell; Cowper, Gerry as Clare;

First Thing Last

Alexandra was an actress but now that she is dying she is not prepared to put on a performance for the benefit of the hospital staff-nor for her daughter. She is too old and too tired for farce but she is not prepared to play tragedy either.

Series
First Thing Last
Broadcast details
Radio 4, 13 February 1989, 20.15pm (75 minutes)
Production company
BBC
Medium
Radio
Genre
Radio drama
Producer
Jane Morgan
Credits
Aileen La Tourette
Cast
Letts, Pauline as Alexandra; Lapotaire, Jane as Simone; Mackie, Joanna as Sister; Kelly, Cara as Nurse; Cumberlidge, Ken as Dr Pope; Travers-Deacon, Clare as Sissy; Kendall, Jo as Cleaner;

Margie

Mrs Harris is 82 and she is finding looking after her mentally-handicapped daughter an increasing struggle. She doesn't think some of the activities at the Day Centre help either. And what's going to happen to Margie when her mother dies?

Broadcast details
BBC Radio 4, 15 February 1989, 15.00pm (57 minutes)
Production company
BBC Manchester Stereo
Medium
Radio
Genre
Radio Drama
Producer
Tony Cliff
Credits
Madeleine Fullerton
Cast
Tilbrook, Paula as Mrs Harris; Kershaw, Noreen as Margie; Lowe, Jane as Pat; Codman, Paul as Mr Purdie;

Serial: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Series
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
Broadcast details
BBC, 28 April 1989 15.00pm (60 minutes)
Production company
Radio 4
Medium
Radio
Genre
Drama serial
Producer
Michael Bakewell
Credits
Gregory evans
Cast
Barrett, Sean as Robert Tressell; Glover, Brian as Bob Crass; Pringle, Bryan as Hunter; Straker, Mark as Frank Owen; Vaughan, Peter as Adam Sweater
Notes
Dramatised in six 60 minute parts from the novel by Robert Tressell written in 1906

Names

Annie Stephen. Elderly, a widow. Stan Stephen, the husband. Feet. Annie wants them done. That's why she's in hospital...

Series
Thirty-Minute Theatre
Broadcast details
BBC Radio 4, 23 May 1989, 15:00pm (32 minutes)
Production company
BBC Bristol
Medium
Radio
Genre
Drama series
Producer
Andy Jordan
Credits
Rosalind Corfe
Cast
June Barrie as Annie

Resurrection Day

Christine Curry deserted her husband and daughter 20 years ago. when they hear a radio message that she is in intensive care in hospital, they find it hard to know how to respond.

Broadcast details
BBC Radio 4, 18 June 1989, 14.30pm (60 minutes)
Production company
BBC Bristol
Medium
Radio
Genre
Radio Drama
Producer
Shaun MacLoughlin
Credits
Anita Bronson
Cast
Denham, Maurice as Frank; Adshead, Kay as Pamela; Piercey, Jennifer as May; Rodska, Christian as Jeff; Grant, Sheila as Mrs Dawlish; Hewlett, Brian as Announcer; Berry, Julie as Sister; Coveney, Alan as Policeman; Hilton, Andrew as Policeman; Bartlett, David as Boy; Carding, Michael as Boy;

A Small Union

Stanley, once leader of a small cotton workers' union, now spends his days musing on a deserted canal bank.

Series
Thirty-Minute Theatre
Broadcast details
Radio 4, 6 June 1989, 15.00 (32 minutes)
Production company
BBC Bristol
Medium
Radio
Genre
Drama series
Producer
Peter Kavanagh
Credits
Peter Tinniswood
Cast
Bernard Hill as Stanley; Liz Goulding as Lorna