Sinéad Cusack, Anna Massey, Patricia Routledge, Andrew Sachs and Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies star in this 1974 BBC Radio full-cast production of Chekhov’s classic play.Madame Ranyevskaya and her daughter Anya have returned home from Paris to discover that their family estate - which includes their beloved cherry orchard - has to be sold to cover the family’s debts.
"Stellar production of Chekhov's masterpiece"
Five years ago, Helena Rowe was rescued by a handsome soldier during the Napoleonic Wars. With only a small parting gift and a kiss to remember each other by, it was unsure that they would ever meet again. However, Helena never gave up on his promise to return for her.
Ex-Navy SEAL CPO Grant Nilsson has spent enough of his life in the line of fire. There were only three ways you left that level of service - you were forced out, you burned out, or you died. He was right on the cusp of burning out when his superiors had nudged him towards retirement and he'd taken the honorable discharge for what it was. As fresh a start as he'd ever get, damaged as he was.
William Stanley is called back from the military when his elder brother and the future Marquess of Devonshire perishes in a fatal carriage accident. Now he is expected to accept the title and the duties that come along with it. Katherine is being forced to marry an ageing Duke by her own father who views the match as an end to secure a valuable political ally. Katherine absolutely loathes the idea of marriage, having seen first-hand how torturous it could be for some women, especially docile ones like her mother.
After the chaos of the war crimes case that very nearly ended both their lives, CPO Grant Nilsson and prosecutor Carly Jackson are taking things slow. Things are peaceful and easy until Carly is assigned a murder case with the accused being a prominent local gang member. Carly tries to keep her worlds as separate as they can be but after a series of threatening letters, the final straw is a drive-by shooting of her laundromat while she's in there. Her superiors reach out to a private security firm.