Dear Octopus [Dodie Smith]


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1938: Charles and Dora Randolph are celebrating their Golden Wedding. A chance for four generations of the same family to be together – sparking all the problems and surprises that such a gathering inevitably causes.

Stars Michael Denison as Charles Randolph, Dulcie Gray as Dora Randolph, Mary Wimbush as Belle, Annette Badland as Margery, Frances Jeater as Edna and Dora Bryan as Nanny.

Dodie Smith's play enjoyed a hugely successful run in the theatre before and during the early years of the Second World War.

Producer: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995

Family tensions as four generations gather to celebrate a golden wedding anniversary.