A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Elizabeth Gaskell's classic novel of everyday provincial life in the 1820s, ‘Wives and Daughters’, first broadcast in the ‘Woman’s Hour Drama’ slots from 29 November 2010 - 10 December 2010.‘Wives and Daughters’ was written in the 1860s and serialised in the Cornhill Magazine. It is set in the 1820s and deals to a large extent with the position of women in society.
Sitwell's Fanfare for Elizabeth is a striking account of love, betrayal, and religion as it unfolds in the court of King Henry VIII. Sitwell navigates elegantly through the capricious nature both of Henry's court, and his love life. The youthful hardships of little Elizabeth are played out against the backdrop of the great drama of Henry's struggles with the Pope, and his six wives. Charming in style, Fanfare for Elizabeth ends on a vignette of Elizabeth in her early teens, still oblivious to the grandeur she will ultimately inherit.
Blazing a trail to the top of the romance best-seller lists, Anne Ashley’s scintillating novels set her devoted fans’ hearts aflame. The Viscount’s Scandalous Return stars Viscount Blackwood, a man who spent nine years in exile after being accused of killing his father and brother. He was saved from the gallows thanks only to the testimony of a young woman he’d never met. Now that he’s back, he’s on the hunt for the real killer and he’s aided by this same young lady - Miss Isabel Mortimer, who’s grown into a stunning vision of beauty....
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Max is set to inherit a small fortune when he turns 25, but standing between him and the money is his sister Katrin. And then there's the grandmother. It's dog-eat-dog on the mean streets of Weston-super-Mare. Starring William Beck as Max, Emerald O'Hanrahan as Katrin and Anna Massey as Maria. Also featured amongst the cast are Rachel Spence, Piers Wehner, Rhys Jennings, Isadora Dooley Hunter and Joshua Swinney. Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.
Guernsey, 1985. Catherine Rozier is fifteen years old and a murderer. Scribbling frantically in her journal, she recounts the events that led to Nicolette's death, only to discover that history has been repeating itself. Charlie Rozier, a teenager during the German Occupation of the island, is frustrated by the lack of resistance to the occupying forces. Determined to fight back, Charlie sets on a path that will change the Rozier family's life forever.
Blaze of scandal... unfinished business! Viscount Blackwood left home amidst a blaze of scandal. Accused of killing his father and brother, he was saved from the gallows by the testimony of a girl he'd never met... Nine years later Sebastian can return, but the notorious viscount has unfinished business. It's lucky that Miss Isabel Mortimer is now both heart-stoppingly beautiful and has a penchant for sleuthing... Not only must Sebastian find the real culprit - it looks as if he'll find the perfect wife, too...