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A BBC radio dramatisation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's much-loved children's story Brought from India to chilly, fog-bound London, Sara Crewe is enrolled as a pupil at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies. Her doting father, Captain Crewe, has provided her with fine clothes and luxuries fit for a princess, and she attracts envious attention. But Sara soon wins friends with her kindness, taking the school's misfits under her wing, and telling them wonderful stories to cheer them up. Yet despite her best efforts, her spiteful classmate Lavinia and mean headmistress Miss Minchin remain determined to dislike her. Then one day, Sara receives some terrible news. Her father has died, and his fortune is lost. Suddenly penniless, Sara is stripped of all her possessions and forced to become a servant. Banished to the attic with only her dreams to sustain her, will her courage, warm heart and imagination see her through? First published in 1905, Frances Hodgson Burnett's timeless tale has captured the hearts of generations, and is frequently ranked among the best children's novels of all time. This enchanting adaptation stars Ellie Beaven as Sara, with Julia McKenzie as Miss Minchin and Nicky Henson as Captain Crewe. Production credits Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett Dramatised by Dave Simpson Directed by Martin Jameson Executive producer: Diane Whitley Music composed by Robert Rigby Cast Miss Minchin - Julia McKenzie Captain Crewe - Nicky Henson Sara- Ellie Beaven Saeed/Ram Dass - Ravin J Gunatra Amelia - Fenella Norman Monsieur Dufarge/Mr Carmichael - Timothy Morand Mr Barrow/Removal man - Anthony Jackson Shop assistant - Jilly Bond Maid/Baker woman - Ali Hames Becky - Emma Copeland Ermengarde - Danielle Nelson Lavinia - Lucy Kent Jessie - Sasha Hannau Lottie - Becky Simpson Mr Carrisford - Robert Glenister Janet - Sara MacDonald Beggar girl - Carla Prosser Donald - Max Wrottesley First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 21 December 1996 ©2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2021 BBC Studios Distribution LtdShow more
Michael Sheen stars as Hamlet, with Kenneth Cranham as Claudius, Juliet Stevenson as Gertrude and Ellie Beaven as Ophelia in the best-known and most powerful tragedy of modern times. BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard. In the acclaimed BBC Radio Shakespeare series, each play is introduced by Richard Eyre, former Director of the Royal National Theatre. Revitalised, original and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the new millennium.Show more