Four more shows from the groundbreaking BBC Radio series. Described by Barry Took as 'A kaleidoscope of funny voices, catch phrase and innuendo revolving at breakneck speed and with a complete disregard for logic', I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again pre-dated I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue and showcased the comic talents of Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall, and Bill Oddie.
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Madeleine Ingleton has just come home from the Swiss finishing school where she has spent the last two years. She returns to a whirl of social engagements and parties...and to Hamilton Bramwell, the young man her parents are determined she marry. Hamilton is wealthy and agreeable, but he isn’t the man of Madeleine’s dreams, and she longs to choose her own husband rather than bow to her parents’ wishes. Innocent Madeleine’s eye is caught by a young milkman, and she succumbs to new and overwhelming feelings - feelings which lead to disaster.
Nineteen twenty-nine. On receipt of an unexpected inheritance, small-time crook Horace Butterfield buys a large house in rural Essex. Buying an enormous antique chandelier in order to enhance his brand-new ballroom, he is intrigued by the dealer's story behind its provenance: a young woman who was forsaken by her lover is said to have hanged herself from it. But tragedy is set to strike. Horace's marriage collapses when he embarks on an ill-advised affair with a pretty young fortune hunter.
Moira and Jack Taylor own a thriving rag-and-bone business, and have six children. Their contented family life is upset when their eldest daughter, Nora, steals 18-year-old Maggie’s fiancé, Robert, a widower with a young son. Maggie, heartbroken, swears that she will never forgive her sister’s betrayal. The First World War and the Spanish flu epidemic of 1919 bring further tragedy, and the younger generation of the Taylor family embark on their own adventures.
London, 1921. Julia Longfield lives on the fringes of the East End, in prosperous Victoria Park. With her brother and two younger sisters, she has known a happy childhood, and looks forward to the announcement of her engagement to Chester Morrison, son of a business acquaintance of her father. Any doubts Julia may have are overruled by her family's assurances that this will be an excellent match. But their fortunes are altered forever when Mr Longfield dies, leaving them in poverty.