Benson, E F

Last Edited: 09-Mar-2017 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
Broadcast source is BBC Radio Four unless otherwise indicated. Recording quality is considered good unless otherwise indicated.


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Cast
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Publ. 1908
Broadcast R4
R7
23-Oct-2004
The Blotting Book
Geoffrey Whitehead, James D'Arcy, Sarah Badel, Abby Ford,
Tom Bevan, Sam Kelly, Alan Leith, Sidney Sloane, Ian Masters
Dramatised by Stephen Wyatt
Directed by Martin Jenkins
54:35, 53514, S
21-Feb-1988
R7:
30-Mar-2003
Fear on Four – The Face
Rosalind Ayres, Rosalind Thomas, David Goodland, Norman Bird,
Victoria Carling, Edward deSuza
Dramatized by Michael Bakewell
Directed by Jerry Jones
29:07, 27306, S
11-Dec-2008
Complimentary Souls
read by Liz Smith
Director Martin Jenkins
13:48, 12940, S
Publ. 1932
BBC R4X:
19-Sep-2011 to
21-Sep-2011
Secret Lives
Margot Boyd, Ronald Herdman, Rachel Gurney, Pauline Letts,
Peter Howell, Edward deSuza, John Church, Tim Reynolds,
Sheila Grant, Manning Wilson, George Parsons, Jennifer Pearcey,
Gordon Reid, Jonathan Tafler, Andrew Branch, Pauline Collins
Adapted and Narrated by Aubrey Woods
directed by Ian Cottrell
57:14, 53666, S
57:18, 53728, S
56:44, 53203, S

Miss Mapp
Date
Title
Cast
Parameters
Publ. 1920
BBC R4
c.1983
Queen Lucia
Barbara Jefford, Jonathan Cecil, Jane Wenham, Fabia Drake,
June Tobin, Bernard Brown, Margot Boyd, Margaret Robertson,
Anthony Newlands, Badi Uzzaman
Pianist - John Owen Edwards
Adapted and Narrated by Aubrey Woods
Director - John Cardy
46:26, 21770, S
46:11, 21656, S
48:44, 22853, S
50:19, 23589, S
Publ. 1920
BBC R4
14-Apr-2003 to
18-Apr-2003
Queen Lucia
Belinda Lang, Anna Quayle, Guy Henry, Joanna David,
Alan Leith, Gaye Brown, Alan Leitholga, Raad Rawi
narrated by Nickolas Grace
Ned Sherrin's adaptation
Directed by Celia De Wolff
13:48, 19413, S
13:43, 19301, S
13:15, 18651, S
13:40, 19225, S
14:20, 20179, S
Publ. 1922
13-Jun-2005 to
24-Jun-2005
R7
R4X
Miss Mapp
  1. Redcurrant Fool
  2. God Bless the Prince of
    Wales
  3. The Wars of the Roses and
    Poppies
  4. The Duel
  5. Kingfisher Blue
  6. The Cowards
  7. Humble Pie
  8. Crimson Lake
  9. Faradiddleony
  10. Alas, Poor Puffin
Nickolas Grace, Frances Barber, Sylvestra Le Touzel, David Calder,
Patrick Ryecart, Polly Adams, Teresa Gallagher, Rachel Atkins,
Simon Treves, Hazel Ellerby, Ian Masters, Jull Balcon
dramatised by Ned Sherrin
Directed by Celia de Wolff
14:11, 13300, S
13:58, 13109, S
13:41, 12839, S
14:24, 13508, S
13:54, 13034, S
13:44, 12883, S
13:56, 13070, S
13:54, 13041, S
14:23, 13487, S
13:31, 12685, S
Publ. 1931
30-Apr-2007 to
11-May-2007
Mapp and Lucia
Nickolas Grace, Belinda Lang, Nichola McAuliffe, Michael Maloney,
Simon Treves, Joanna David, Lizzie McInerny, Rachel Atkins,
Jenny Funnel, Alan Leith, Gwyneth Powell, Teresa Gallagher,
Patrick Reichart, Ian Masters
dramatised by Ned Sherrin
Directed by Celia de Wolff
14:10, 13287, S
14:23, 13490, S
14:10, 13287, S
14:01, 13153, S
13:55, 13048, S
13:20, 12504, S
13:57, 13084, S
14:31, 13621, S
14:08, 13258, S
13:59, 13111, S

Publ. 1935
07-Apr-2008 to
11-Apr-2008

Lucia’s Progress

Nickolas Grace, Belinda Lang, Nichola Mcauliffe, Guy Henry,
Sylvestra Le Touzel, Patrick Ryecart, Rachel Atkins, Ian Masters,
Simon Treves
dramatised by John Peacock
Director Celia De Wolff

13:53, 13018, S
13:58, 13102, S
13:59, 13117, S
13:57, 13087, S
13:50, 12985, S

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