Forester, C S (Cecil Smith) (August 1889 – April 1966)

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Horatio Hornblower

The stories are listed in logical order of the tales and not by publication date. All titles in the book series are listed.
Date
Title
Cast
Parameters
CBS Radio
07-Jul-1952 to
17-Jul-1953
The Adventures of Horatio Hornblower Michael Redgrave
produced by Harry Towers
52 episodes
18:54:32, 259MB, M
Published 1950
Broadcasts: ??
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower
  1. The Even Chance
  2. The Cargo of Rice
  3. The Man Who Saw God
  4. The Examination for Lieutenant
  5. The Duchess and the Devil
Nigel Anthony, Hornblower as a Man
Nicholas Fry, Hornblower as a Youth
  1. Anthony Windgate, Ralph Lawford, Charles Foster,
    Paul Herzberg, Ian Flintov, Keith Ladd
  2. Ronald Herdman, David Miller, Ron Davies, Peter
    Bell, Joe Cooke
  3. Ronald Herdman, Geoffrey Banks, Colin Bean,
    Lawrence Mullin, James Simmonds, Robin Birch,
    Brian Southwood
  4. Ronald Herdman, James Tomlinson, Ian Flintov,
    George Hayden, Joan Anstey, Rosalind Knight,
    Ralph Lawford, Randall Hurley
  5. George Hayden, Rosalind Knight, James Simms,
    Brian Southwood, Ron Davies, Graham Tenant,
    Russell Dixon
Music by Johnny Pearson
Adapted by Val Gielgud
1-4 Directed by Trevor Hill,
5 directed by Christopher Hayden Webb,
Assisted by Christopher Hayden Webb,
David Fleming Williams
27:36, 6441, M
29:51, 6966, M
28:03, 6545, M
29:21, 6848, M
29:15, 6824, M
Published 1952
Broadcasts: ??
Lieutenant Hornblower
  1. The Peculiar Captain
  2. Sealed Orders
  3. The Landing
  4. Court of Inquiry
  5. Home and Beauty
Nigel Anthony, Hornblower as a Man
Terence Skelton as William Bush
  1. John Pickles, Colin Bean, Mark Hodson, Gordon
    Astley, David Pearce,  Paul Herzberg, John Jardin,
    John Baldwin
  2. David Pearce, Paul Herzberg, Mark Hodson,
    John Jardin
  3. David Pearce, Mark Hodson, Keith Ladd, Herbert
    Smith, Randall Hurley, Graham Tenant
  4. David Pearce, Mark Hodson, James Tomlinson,
    John Blaine, Ron Davies, Gordon Astley
  5. Geoffrey Banks, Delia Corey, Nina Holloway,
    Martin Scott, Herbert Smith, Ron Davies
Music by Johnny Pearson
Adapted by Val Gielgud
Directed by Trevor Hill,
Assisted by Christopher Hayden Webb,
David Fleming Williams
28:05, 6555, M
27:46, 6481, M
29:28, 6877, M
29:25, 6864, M
29:29, 6881, M
Published 1962
Broadcasts: 1980
Hornblower and the Hotspur
Nigel Anthony, Hornblower as a Man
Terence Skelton as William Bush
  1. Nina Holloway, John Frankyn Robbins, Brian
    Southwood, David Miller, Ian Flintov,
    Michael Poole
  2. David Miller, Ian Flintov, James Simmonds
  3. John Frankyn Robbins, Ronald Herdman, Ian
    Flintov, Terry Wood, Keith Ladd, Robert
    Warner, Geoffrey Wheeler,Kenneth Allen
    Taylor, Robin Birch
  4. John Frankyn Robbins, David Miller, Ian Flintov,
    James Simmonds, Robin Birch, James Tomlinson
  5. John Frankyn Robbins, Nina Holloway,  James
    Simmonds, Robin Birch, Delia Corey, Charles
    Foster, Bill Ward
Music by Johnny Pearson
Adapted by Val Gielgud
2345 Directed by Trevor Hill,
1 Directed by Christopher Hayden Webb,
2345 Assisted by Christopher Hayden Webb,
David Fleming Williams,
Roger Lucas, Mark Syler
29:01, 6772, M
28:54, 6743, M
29:28, 6852, M
28:16, 6596, M
29:09, 6803, M
Published 1953
Hornblower and the Atropos
 
 
Published 1937
The Happy Return
(Beat to Quarters in the US)
 
 
Published 1938
Ship of the Line
 
 
Published 1945
The Commodore
(Commodore Hornblower in the US)
 
 
1946
Lord Hornblower
Nigel Anthony, Hornblower as a Man
  1. James Maxwell, Kate Vinci, Robert Lindsay,
    George Hagen, Malcolm Tierney, Brian
    Southwood, Robert Warner, Michael Morrissey
  2. Terence Skelton, Peter Vaughn, Robert
    Lindsay, Joe Cooke, Terry Wood, Malcolm
    Tierney, Peter Bell
  3. Terence Skelton, Kate Vinci, Robert Lindsay,
    Terry Wood, Randall Hurley, Tom Harrison,
    Martin Scott, Ian Flintov, Hilda Schroder
  4. Kate Vinci, Suricot Kusac, Robert Lindsay,
    Michael Poole, Randall Hurley, Wilfred Harrison
  5. Suricot Kusac, Robert Lindsay, Michael Poole,
    Peter Vaughan, Hilda Schroder, Malcolm
    Tierney, Brian Truman
Music by Johnny Pearson
Adapted by Val Gielgud
Directed by Trevor Hill,
Asst. Directed by Christopher Hayden Webb,
Assisted by David Fleming Williams, Roger Lucas,
Mark Syler
29:08, 6797, M
29:31, 6889, M
29:39, 6920, M
28:47, 6715, M
28:34, 6667, M
1958
Hornblower in the West Indies
(Admiral Hornblower in the West
Indies in the US)
 
 
1966
BBC R4
22-Aug-1970
Hornblower and the Crisis
(Hornblower during the Crisis
in the US)
John Westbrook, John Bennett, Norman Shelley,
John McGregor, Wilfrid Harrison, Roy Barraclough,
Joseph Holmes, John Harvey, Graham Tennant,
Vita Pedersen, John Blaine, Ronald Harvey,
David Marlowe, Colin Edwin
adapted by Val Gielgud
produced by Trevor Hill
87:10, 81733, M 

Other Works
Date
Title
Cast
Parameters
12-Mar-2011
The Gun
Scott Arthur, Matthew Gravelle, Keiron Self, Don Gilet,
Kevin Doyle, Sule Rimmi, Richard Nicholls
adapted by Mike Walker
Producer Polly Thomas
56:54, 53349, S
05-Apr-2014
Payment Deferred
Greg Wise, Sam Dale, Rebecca Lacey, Teresa Gallagher,
Nick Underwood, David Thorpe, Sam Cummings, Emily Dolbear
dramatised by Paul Mendelson
Music composed by Gary C. Newman
Clarinet: Samantha Baldwin
Producer/director: David Ian Neville
56:27, 53048, S
12-Apr-2014
Plain Murder
Greg Wise, Bryan Dick, Susie Riddell, Crawford Logan,
David Seddon, Christopher Webster, David Holt,
Cassie Layton, Imogen Barnes
dramatised by Paul Mendelson
Music composed by Gary C. Newman
Clarinet: Samantha Baldwin
Producer/director: David Ian Neville

55:49, 52218, S
19-Apr-2014
The Pursued
Greg Wise, Sophie Thompson, Ben Crowe, Tessa Peake-Jones,
Richard Lumsden, Carl Prekopp, Charlie Abbit, Cassie Layton
dramatised by Paul Mendelson
Music composed by Gary C. Newman
Clarinet: Samantha Baldwin
Producer/director: David Ian Neville

56:41, 53037, S
BBC R2
06-Sep-2002 to
11-Oct-2002
The African Queen
  1. Opportunity Arrives
  2. Under Fire
  3. The Rapids
  4. Insects And Leeches
  5. Das Kanonenboot Louisa
  6. The Lake
Josie Lawrence
abridged by Katrin Williams
produced by Clive Stamp
14:57, 8763, S
14:46, 8658, S
14:49, 8687, S
14:59, 8788, S
14:56, 8753, S
14:53, 6989, S

The African Queen Michael Kitchen
73:34, 34490, M
44:49, 21016, M
52:57, 24831, M
65:13, 30580, M
71:27, 33502, M
77:33, 26358, M
BBC Home Service
24-Nov-1956
The African Queen Celia Johnson, Deryck Guyler, Dennis Goscher
adapted by John Keir Cross
Produced by Charles Lefeaux
80:08, 75138, M
10-Mar-2001
The African Queen Tara Fitzgerald, Jamie Foreman, Paul Humpoletz
Adapted by Mike Walker
Music by Stuart Gordon
Directed by Kate McAll
56:53, 53026, S
LUX Radio Theater
15-Dec-1952
The African Queen Humphrey Bogart, Greer Garson
produced by John Huston
produced by Irving Cummings
57:46, 13544, M
21-Feb-2015
The African Queen Samantha Bond, Toby Jones, Stephen Critchlow, Mark Edel-Hunt,
David Acton
dramatised for radio by Paul Mendelson
Music composed and played by Gary C. Newman
Producer/director: David Ian Neville
56:38, 52995, S

Documentaries and Collateral Material
Date
Title
Cast
Parameters
Broadcast 2002?
Radio Adventurers: Captain Horatio Hornblower
No credits
28:00, 13134, m