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Captivating BBC radio adaptations of three of Anne Tyler's bestselling novels Award-winning author Anne Tyler is loved worldwide for her fiction exploring the intricacies of marriage and domesticity. These three acclaimed books, each set in Baltimore, describe the small triumphs and tragedies of everyday American family life, as relationships are made and broken, and families come together, drift apart, hurt and heal each other. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (Tracks 1 and 2) Abandoned by her salesman husband, Pearl Tull attempts to keep her family together - but her anger and fierce maternal energy has damaging effects on her three children. Ladder of Years (Tracks 3 and 4) An unexpected romantic encounter in the grocery aisle is the beginning of a new adventure for homely Delia Grinstead, leading her to make a sudden, impulsive change in her life. The Amateur Marriage (Tracks 5 and 6) We follow the turbulent relationship of Michael and Pauline Anton over sixty years, from their whirlwind romance in 1941, to marriage, parenthood and beyond. Multi-layered and universal, with details that ring sharply true and characters that are both recognisable and entertaining, these three dramatisations feature a distinguished cast including Barbara Barnes, Lorelei King and Nathan Osgood. Dramatised by Rebecca Lenkiewicz Produced and directed by David Hunter Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant Pearl...Barbara Barnes Narrator...Lorelei King Beck...Nathan Osgood Young Cody...Max Baldry Young Ezra...Richard Linnell Young Jenny/Jane...Eloise Webb Cody...Ben Crowe Ezra...Simon Lee Phillips Jenny...Fenella Woolgar Josiah...Matthew Watson Harley...David Seddon Mrs Payson/Mrs Scarlatti...Joanna Brookes Ruth...Amaka Okafor Slevin...Will Howard Joe/Driver...David Seddon Priest/Driver/Dr Vincent...Paul Stonehouse Teacher/Driver...Philippa Stanton Mr Murphy...Sean Murray The Ladder of Years Delia...Nancy Crane Adrian...Ian Conningham Sam...Nathan Osgood Eliza...Jessica Turner Narrator/Woman...Barbara Barnes Rosemary/Debbie/Mother/Binky...Rhiannon Neads Skipper...David Acton Carroll/Clerk...Sam Valentine Driscoll/Ramsay/Vernon/Assistant...Mark Edel-Hunt Susie...Roslyn Hill Mr Maxwell/Nat...David Hounslow Linda/Belle...Jane Slavin Eliza...Jessica Turner Eleanor...Carol MacReady Mr Pomfret....Stephen Critchlow Noah...Sean McCrystal Joel...Sam Dale Rick Rack/Telephone Voice...Jude Akuwudike The Amateur Marriage Pauline/Young Pauline...Julianna Jennings Michael/George/Pagan...Tom Forrister Narrator...Barbara Barnes Mrs Anton...Pandora Colin Wanda/Lindy/Gina...Sarah Ridgeway Mrs Brunek/Mrs Serge/Mrs Barclay/Donna/Marilyn...Sanchia McCormack Katie/Karen...Maeve Bluebell Wells Mrs Golka/Destiny/Karen...Chetna Pandya Mrs Kowalski/Anna/Katie...Georgie Glen Officer/Policeman...John Bowler John Piazy/Alex/Policeman/Becoming....Finlay Robertson Eustace/Dun...David Sterne Lindy...Kayla Gal George/Pagan...Finn Monteath Michael...Ian Porter Cabbie...Nicholas Murchie Pauline...Sara Stewart Pagan...Noel Brooke George...David Sturzaker Lindy...Jane Slavin Pauline...Sara StewartShow more
Anne-Marie Duff stars as Blanche DuBois in BBC Radio 3's landmark production of Tennessee Williams' masterpiece Tennessee Williams's iconic play tells the story of a catastrophic confrontation between fantasy and reality, embodied in the characters of Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski. Blanche DuBois arrives unexpectedly on the doorstep of her sister Stella and her explosive brother-in-law Stanley. Over the course of one hot and steamy New Orleans summer, Blanche's fragile façade slowly crumbles, wreaking havoc on Stella and Stanley's already turbulent relationship... Embodying the turmoil and drama of a changing nation, A Streetcar Named Desire strips Williams's tortured characters of their illusions, leaving a wake of destruction in their path. Tennessee Williams's 1947 drama is one of the most loved and well-known stage plays of the 20th century. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award in 1948, and the 1951 film adaptation picked up four Oscars. In this compelling radio dramatisation, Blanche is played by Olivier Award-winning actress Anne-Marie Duff, with a stellar cast including Matthew Needham as Stanley and Pippa Bennett-Warner as Stella. Cast: Blanche: Anne-Marie Duff Stella: Pippa Bennett-Warner Stanley: Matthew Needham Mitch: John Heffernan Steve: David Sturzaker Eunice: Sarah Ridgeway Pablo: John Dougal Mexican Woman: Leila Arias Collector: Tom Forrister Nurse: Georgie Glen Dramatised by Sarah Churchwell Produced and directed by Sasha YevtushenkoShow more