The Doll Factory (omnibus)

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Set in London 1850 -1851 at the time of The Great Exhibition, The Doll Factory follows the story of a young woman called Iris who we first meet painting the faces of tiny porcelain dolls.

Iris burns to become an artist but her modest upbringing and strict working class parents have always meant this seems to be little more than a dream. She lives with her twin sister, Rose, in a room above a doll shop in Regent Street. When a chance encounter offers the glimpse of a new life she is ready to embrace it.

Five-part omnibus.

Written by Elizabeth MacNeal
Read by Louise Brealey
Abridged by Isobel Creed and Lizzie Davies
Produced by Lizzie Davies
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2019.

November 1850 and we meet the ambitious owner of a shop of curiosities, antique and new.

Artists across London are preparing their works for The Great Exhibition.

022019052620190527 (BBC7)

Iris burns to become an artist but her modest upbringing and strict working class parents have always meant this seem to be little more than a dream. She lives with her twin sister, Rose, in a room above a doll shop in Regent Street. When a chance encounter offers the glimpse of a new life she is ready to embrace it.

Set in London 1850 -1851 at the time of The Great Exhibition, The Doll Factory follows the story of a young woman called Iris who we first meet painting the faces of tiny porcelain dolls.

Omnibus of the last five of ten parts.

Written by Elizabeth MacNeal
Read by Louise Brealey
Abridged by Isobel Creed and Lizzie Davies
Produced by Lizzie Davies

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2019.

Louis Frost must apologise to Iris for his pet's behaviour.

Artists across London are preparing their works for The Great Exhibition.