And Other Stories: Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield’s best-loved short stories fully dramatised in two box-sets. This first instalment contains three surprising love stories. Marriage a la Mode, where Isabel’s new friends come between her and husband William. Something Childish and Very Natural, where Henry and Edna meet and fall in love, just as passionately as they always hoped they might. Bliss, where Bertha’s life is dedicated to happiness, and her will for happiness folds around every experience, until this one. Daughters of the Late Colonel, where Jug and Con's fear of their father’s disapproval continues even after he has died. The Garden Party, where Laura learns, briefly, the awful gap between her class and that of a dead neighbour on the day of her mother’s garden party. Life of Ma Parker, where the cleaner for a Literary Gentleman discovers she has absolutely nowhere to grieve when her grandson dies. Her First Ball, where Leila learns that the joy of a ball, and of being young and free, is short-lived and destined to end. Cast Marriage a la Mode: Hattie Morahan ..... Katherine Mansfield Ellie Piercy ..... Isabel Carl Prekopp ..... William Charlotte East ..... Moira Ian Dunnett Jr ..... Bobby Joel MacCormack ..... Dennis Luke Nunn ..... Vendor Eliza Pearce ..... Paddy Orla Pearce ..... Jonny Something Childish but Very Natural: Hattie Morahan ..... Katherine Mansfield Joel MacCormack ..... Henry Cecilia Appiah ..... Edna Eliza Pearce ..... Moth Girl Bliss: Hattie Morahan ..... Katherine Mansfield Charlotte East ..... Bertha Luke Nunn ..... Harry Ellie Piercy ..... Pearl Joel MacCormack ..... Eddie Cecilia Appiah ..... Mary Ian Dunnett Jr ..... Mr Norman Knight Daughters of the Late Colonel: Hattie Morahan ..... Katherine Mansfield Rosie Cavaliero ..... Josephine Clare Corbett ..... Constantia Michael Bertenshaw ..... The Late Colonel Cecilia Appiah ..... Kate Carl Prekopp ..... Mr Farolles Charlotte East ..... Nurse Andrews Luke Nunn ..... Cyril The Garden Party: Hattie Morahan ..... Katherine Mansfield Cecilia Appiah ..... Laura Rosie Cavaliero ..... Mrs Sheridan Michael Bertenshaw ..... Mr Sheridan Luke Nunn ..... Laurie Rose Basista ..... Cook Clare Corbett ..... Sadie Carl Prekopp ..... Man Charlotte East ..... Josie Life of Ma Parker: Hattie Morahan ..... Katherine Mansfield Rosie Cavaliero ..... Ma Parker Michael Bertenshaw ..... Literary Gentleman Carl Prekopp ..... Doctor Orla Pearce ..... Lennie Her First Ball: Hattie Morahan ..... Katherine Mansfield Rose Basista ..... Leila Cecilia Appiah ..... Laura Carl Prekopp ..... Man 1 & 3 Charlotte East ..... Josie Luke Nunn ..... Man 2 Michael Bertenshaw ..... Old Man Dramatised by Katie Hims Sound by Peter Ringrose Directed by Jessica Dromgoole This was originally aired on Radio 4.

Published: Aug. 21, 2020, 5 a.m.

No Place But the Water Episode 1

Linda Marshall Griffiths' drama series set in a flooded future world. There is a hotel on the edge of the water, run by a messy family of dreamers in the middle of nowhere. There is also a pig called Barking. But the food is running out and Birdie thinks they are being watched. When there is no place but the water, where do you go? JESSIE ..... Sade Malone BIRDIE ..... Poppy O’Brien THE ANGEL ..... Vinette Robinson MAURICE ..... Pearce Quigley GIL ..... Rupert Hill LAURIE/SELENE ..... Jenny Platt Directed by Nadia Molinari Programme Consultants: Dr James M Lea and Dr Ian Dawson ‘No Place but the Water’ is a speculative drama series that explores what the world might look like after the Western Antarctic melts and also asks questions about how we offer hospitality to refugees, how we live closer to the planet when we are forced to and what exactly becomes vital when very little remains. It captures a magical-realist world that is also filled with ghosts. There is a sense of danger, not only of the rising water but also that some terrible act has already happened on the island before their arrival. The hotel itself is a character, sometimes offering its secrets but also stalking the family with its sighs and bells, secret places and shadows of what happened in the past. Ultimately the family discover that the hotel and the forest beyond it, hold the hope of a new kind of life. This was originally aired on R4. You can find the next episode on BBC Sounds.

Published: Aug. 14, 2020, 3 p.m.

The Debrief

By Katherine Jakeways The debrief is a common phenomenon – that moment when you leave a social event, climb into the car, or the taxi, or onto the bus and start to gossip with your partner about the evening's events. Hannah and Mark love a debrief, we find them in the aftermath of an event with lots to get their teeth into. Writer Katherine Jakeways has been described by the Radio Times as ‘the next Victoria Wood’. Of her Radio 4 series ‘Where this Service will…’ the Guardian said “Jakeway's writing was sublime. The punchlines, the pacing, the humanity.” Hannah ….. Rebecca Humphries Mark ….. Tom Basden Graham.....Michael Bertenshaw Finn ….. Milo Robinson Poppy …. Juno Robinson Directed by James Robinson A BBC Cymru Wales Production

Published: July 24, 2020, 10:01 a.m.

Goblin Market

Christina Rossetti's iconic Victorian poem of passion and redemption dramatised, and woven with original song, and testimony from sisters whose lives have been caught up in the cycle of addiction. Cast Christina Rossetti ..... Ellie Piercy Laura ..... Kathleen Cranham Lizzie ..... Anjana Vasan Goblins ..... Ed Gaughan, Joel MacCormack & Chris Lew Kum Hoi Children ..... Eliza & Orla Pearce. Singers ..... Stephen Jeffes, Tom Raskin & Edward Price Singing producer ..... Jonathan Manners. Composer ..... James Maloney Sound ..... Peter Ringrose Documentary producer ..... Georgia Catt Adapted & directed ..... Jessica Dromgoole Notes Sometimes mistaken for a children’s poem, Goblin Market is a complex and elusive treatment of addiction, sexual awakening, religious fervour and love. Sharing the music and acoustic of the romantic whirlwind of the poem with testimony stories of modern addiction and protection adds to its power and relevance. The programme reflects on the real pain and trauma often overlooked in the poem, and at the same time, sees the poetry and depth in real experiences of addiction and salvation. Created and recorded in lockdown, with the actors and singers all in separate acoustically protected rooms, and the interviewees all recording themselves, the programme is testament to the skills of the sound engineer, and the enduring truth that anything is possible in audio drama. This was originally aired on Radio 4.

Published: July 17, 2020, 5 a.m.

Tristram Shandy: In Development by Christopher Douglas

We're in the studios of Awesome Sauce , where an audio drama workshop - and podcast - is being recorded to thrash out a way of telling the bawdy, iconoclastic and impossibly digressive eighteenth century novel Tristram Shandy. It's an opportunity, says award winning producer Philippa Lauriston, to discover an entirely new way of doing radio drama. The creative team also includes the actors who will play the novel's main characters. And there is a rumour that a very famous actor will be joining the throng. Everyone has their own theories about how to approach this game-changing venture. What could possibly go wrong? Jason..................................Tim McInnerny Philippa..............................Monica Dolan Chris....................................Christopher Douglas Rosie.................................Mina Anwar Clare..................................Emily Pithon Johnny/Gary...............................Simon Greenall Roberta/Sam.........................Nicola Sanderson Director/Producer Gary Brown. 'Tristram Shandy' is a famous eighteenth century novel by Laurence Sterne. Ostensibly a picaresque about Tristram, its many hilarious digressions and bawdy interludes have made it a classic. It is also a satire on the act of telling a story - and a plea for people to be allowed to tell their stories in their own way. This was originally aired on R4

Published: July 10, 2020, 3 p.m.

Curious Under the Stars: Things of Stone

By Alan Harris The latest series of the magical drama set in Glan Don, a mysterious village perched on the wild Welsh coast. Diane returns to the village to find Gareth and Emlyn are running the pub into the ground. And then disaster strikes. Starring Emma Sidi (Pls Like), Ifan Huw Dafydd (Gavin and Stacey) and Richard Elis (Coronation Street). Diane.... Emma Sidi Emlyn..... Ifan Huw Dafydd Gareth.... Richard Elis Megan.... Aimee Ffion Edwards Matty.... Siw Hughes The Ghost…. Owain Gwynn Anwen.... Juno Robinson Series created by Meic Povey Directed by James Robinson A BBC Cymru Wales Production

Published: April 24, 2020, 10:01 a.m.

The Mill on the Floss - Part 2

George Eliot's story of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, siblings growing up on the River Floss

Published: April 17, 2020, 10 a.m.

The Mill on the Floss - Part 1

George Eliot's story of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, siblings growing up on the River Floss

Published: April 10, 2020, 10 a.m.


Funny and touching rom-com in space. By Adam Usden, starring Laura Aikman & Tom Rosenthal

Published: April 3, 2020, 5 a.m.

The Blackrock Girl Part One

A drama about the arrival of a delightful single woman (Fenella Woolgar) who deceives a village community into believing she has moved there to get her life back on track.

Published: March 27, 2020, 9 a.m.

Edith Sitwell in Scarborough

Dame Edith - Glenda Jackson Miss Edith - Bella Ramsey Lady Ida - Julia Davis Sir George - Jonathan Keeble Moat - Roger Ringrose Written by Mary Cooper from an idea by Lavinia Murray Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

Published: March 20, 2020, 6 a.m.

Home Front: 24-28 September 1918

The first omnibus of Season 15, Onward, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1918, when the Allies launched their final, and decisive campaign on the Western Front. Adam, meanwhile, is on a mission to the harbour.

Published: Sept. 28, 2018, 1 p.m.

POD PLAY 5: BATHROOM | Drama of the Week Special

Let us transport you to a world where flies talk and party-goers escape down drain-pipes. Fly…Sandy Grierson Woman…Karen Bartke Writer…Ben Lewis Director…Kirsty Williams Sound Design…Catherine Robinson

Published: Aug. 3, 2017, 4:15 p.m.

POD PLAY 4: PARK | Drama of the Week Special

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is more MFI than MI5 in the hands of two incompetent and not-so-secret-agents. By Lee Mattinson. Cast AGENT D….. Krissi Bohn AGENT J….. Toby Hadoke Director Sharon Sephton Sound Design …. Catherine Robinson

Published: Aug. 3, 2017, 4:09 p.m.

POD PLAY 3: PUB | Drama of the Week Special

Take a seat at the bar in your local, but look out… one of the regulars is about to get a round in and it could be a painfully long order. A funny and moving original short audio work by award-winning writer Timothy X Atack, starring Alice Lowe (Sightseers, Prevenge) and David Hargreaves (The Crucible, King Lear at Bristol Old Vic), designed to be listened to on headphones on location. Customer …. David Hargreaves Barmaid …. Alice Lowe Show less

Published: Aug. 3, 2017, 4:04 p.m.

POD PLAY 2: BED | Drama of the Week Special

Lie on your bed, put on your headphones, and let Indira Varma and Joe Sims take you on a journey which we promise you’ve never made before. Ed Harris’ darkly inventive writing for audio and stage have won him multiple awards. Woman …. Indira Varma Man …. Joe Sims Director Jonquil Panting Sound Design …. Catherine Robinson

Published: Aug. 3, 2017, 3:55 p.m.

POD PLAY1: LIVING ROOM | Drama of the Week Special

By Charlotte Bogard Macleod. Leah and Milo are best friends but now Leah has been offered a job in Australia. She loves Milo but does he love her back? Leah is forced to get right inside his head to find out. Leah ….. Valene Kane Milo ….. George Mackay Director: David Hunter Sound Design …. Catherine Robinson

Published: Aug. 3, 2017, 3:49 p.m.

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