W. Somerset Maugham's The Colonel's Lady was first published in 1946. Ralph Richardson plays Colonel George Peregrine who lives in Warwickshire with his wife Evie, played by Mariel Forbes, Richardson's own wife. Little does he suspect that she is a successful author when the post brings a book of poems.
"Theatre Royal" is a series of radio dramas owned and restored by Heritage Media, part of the Divine Art Recordings Group. First broadcast in 1953-4, it was the only radio series in which Laurence Olivier played dramatic roles. Other leading actors included John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Orson Welles, Margaret Lockwood, Alec Guinness, Robet Donat and Trevor Howard.