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Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Ruth Wilson, star of Luther, Mrs Wilson and His Dark Materials. This definitive recording includes an introduction by Hermione Lee. To the Lighthouse is at once a vivid impressionistic depiction of a family holiday, and a meditation on marriage, on parenthood and childhood, on grief, tyranny and bitterness. For years now the Ramsays have spent every summer in their holiday home in Scotland, and they expect these summers will go on forever; but as the First World War looms, the integrity of family and society will be fatally challenged. The novel's use of stream of consciousness, reminiscence and shifting perspectives gives it an intimate, poetic essence, and at the time of publication in 1927 it represented an utter rejection of Victorian and Edwardian literary values. (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
A BBC Radio collection bringing together much-loved works by Alexandre Dumas and Alexandre Dumas fils, starring Timothy Spall, Anton Lesser, Iain Glen, Ruth Wilson and Dan Stevens. Alexandre Dumas père and fils are among the most popular and widely read authors in French literature, whose works have been adapted numerous times for stage, screen and radio. This BBC radio collection brings together three of their most famous tales of chivalry, heroism and romance. The Three Musketeers In this immortal tale of intrigue and derring-do, dashing young swordsman D’Artagnan and three members of King Louis XIII’s elite royal guard – Athos, Porthos and Aramis – embark on a series of adventures full of duelling, danger, courage and camaraderie. The Count of Monte Cristo Marseilles, 1815. Nineteen-year-old seaman Edmond Dantès is engaged to the beautiful Mercédès and about to be promoted to Captain. But his luck runs out when three acquaintances betray him, and he is condemned to fourteen years’ solitary confinement in the Chateau D'If. Escaping the notorious prison, Dantès plots his enemies’ destruction. His revenge will prove devastating… The Lady of the Camellias Written by Alexandre Dumas fils, this poignant tale of doomed love tells the story of Marguerite Gautier, a Parisian courtesan who goes on a journey through worldliness, romance, renunciation and atonement, thanks to a passionate affair with young Armand Duval. The Three Musketeers Written by Alexandre Dumas D'Artagnan – Jamie Glover Athos – Robert Glenister Porthos – Timothy Spall Aramis – Anton Lesser D'Artagnan’s father – James Taylor Jussac/Des Essarts – David Jarvis De Treville – Malcolm Ward King – Nicholas Boulton Planchet – Dominic Letts Bonacieux – Norman Bird Musketeer/Rochefort – Michael Onslow Narrator – John Rowe Madame Bonacieux – Helena Breck Duke of Buckingham – Michael Cochrane Queen – Teresa Gallagher Cardinal Richelieu – Julian Glover Magistrate – John Evitts Warder/Grimaud – Tom Bevan Bazin – David Rowan De Wardes – Kim Wall Milady de Winter – Imelda Staunton Lord de Winter – Gareth Armstrong Felton – Lyndam Gregory With Rachel Atkins, Nicholas Murchie, Peter Kenny, Frances Jeater and Stuart Organ Dramatised by James Saunders Produced and directed by Martin Jenkins The Count of Monte Cristo Written by Alexandre Dumas Edmond Dantes – Iain Glen Haydee – Jane Lapotaire Abbe Faria – Richard Johnson Monsieur Morrell/Operator – Robert Blythe Danglars – Toby Jones Fernand de Morcerf – Zubin Varla Caderousse – Ben Crowe Jacopo – Joe Sims Captain Patin – Patrick Brennan Albert de Morcerf/Antoine/Andrea Cavalcanti – Will Howard Claude/Coachman/Bertuccio/Banker – Paul Stonehouse Max Morrell – Adam Nagaitis Mathilde– Liza Sadovy Julie Morrell/Eugenie Danglars – Eleanor Crooks Younger Haydee – Amber Rose Revah Gerard de Villefort – Paul Rhys Mercédès de Morcerf – Josette Simon Heloise de Villefort – Kate Fleetwood General Noirtier – Karl Johnson Hermine Danglars – Stephanie Racine Valentine de Villefort – Lizzy Watts Madame Lascelles/Actor – Sarah Thom Edourd de Villefort – Finn Monteath Adapted for radio by Sebastian Baczkiewicz Produced and directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Sasha Yevtushenko Music by David Tobin and Jeff Meegan The Lady of the Camellias Written by Alexandre Dumas fils Marguerite – Ruth Wilson Duval – Dan Stevens Dumas – Joseph Kloska Marguerite's sister/Prudence/Maid – Manon Edwards Gravedigger/Ernest/Count – Dick Bradnum Gaston/Porter – Keiron Self Duval Senior – Steffan Rhodri Olympe – Lynne Seymour Adapted by Frances Byrnes Produced and directed by Polly ThomasShow more
This BBC Radio 4 'Friday Play' is a heady mix of marriage, class and politics as Gillian and Ray attempt to keep their relationship alive over 25 years of social change. Starring Ruth Wilson and Tom Brooke, 'Like Minded People' was originally broadcast on 4 February 2011. Gillian and Ray meet at University. She's from a privileged background whilst his father works in a hardware shop and his mother's a dinner lady. Despite this disparity they embark on a relationship. A relationship that may well have burnt itself out except for a car accident which binds them together through a mixture of guilt and need. As their lives progress we are given an intimate portrait of the ups and downs of marriage and the political and social changes that help shape our lives. Starring Ruth Wilson as Gillian and Tom Brooke as Ray, 'Like Minded People' was directed by Sally Avens.Show more