Doris Lessing - The Grass Is Singing

Episodes

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0120110922 (BBC7)

. Racial politics in 1940s Rhodesia. The Nobel Prize winning author's first novel.

0120110923 (BBC7)

. Racial politics in 1940s Rhodesia. The Nobel Prize winning author's first novel.

0120110922 (BBC7)

Racial politics in 1940s Rhodesia. The Nobel Prize winning author's first novel. Stars Alison Pettit and Tracy-Ann Oberman.

. Racial politics in 1940s Rhodesia. The Nobel Prize winning author's first novel.

0120110922 (BBC7)
20121008 (BBC7)

Racial politics in 1940s Rhodesia. The Nobel Prize-winning author's first novel. Stars Alison Pettit and Tracy-Ann Oberman.

0120110922 (BBC7)
20121008 (BBC7)

Racial politics in 1940s Rhodesia. The Nobel Prize-winning author's first novel.

0120110922 (BBC7)
20121009 (BBC7)

Racial politics in 1940s Rhodesia. The Nobel Prize-winning author's first novel.

0120171010 (BBC7)

Racial politics in 1940s Rhodesia. The Nobel Prize-winning author's first novel.

Mary Turner is found murdered on the veranda of her farmstead, her houseboy having confessed to the crime. But he seems to have no motive...

A powerful exploration of racial politics in 1940s Rhodesia.

Nobel Prize winning author, Doris Lessing's first novel dramatised in two-parts by Tina Pepler.

Stars Alison Pettit as Mary Turner 1, Tracy-Ann Oberman as Mary Turner 2, Miles Anderson as Charlie Slatter, Estelle Kohler as Pheobe Slatter, Andrew Wincott as Dick Turner, Tom George as Tony Marston, Don McCorkindale as Denham, Nicholas Beveney as Moses, Kennedy Makambira as Joseph, Jess Philogene as Samson, Janine Esser as Susan and Suzanna Hamilton as Monica.

Director: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.

01A Murder20140414 (BBC7)

In 1940s Rhodesia, Mary Turner, the wife of a failed white farmer, is trapped by increasing poverty and tragedy. Read by Janet Suzman.

0220171011 (BBC7)

Mary's troubled relationship with houseboy Moses comes to a violent end.

02Back To The Past20140415 (BBC7)

Mary Turner likes her single life in 1940s Rhodesia, but cutting remarks make her reconsider her future. Read by Janet Suzman.

02 LAST20110923 (BBC7)

. Mary's troubled relationship with houseboy Moses comes to a violent end.

02 LAST20110924 (BBC7)

. Mary's troubled relationship with houseboy Moses comes to a violent end.

02 LAST20110923 (BBC7)

Mary's troubled relationship with houseboy Moses comes to a violent end. Stars Alison Petit and Tracy-Ann Oberman.

. Mary's troubled relationship with houseboy Moses comes to a violent end.

02 LAST20110923 (BBC7)
20121009 (BBC7)

Mary's troubled relationship with houseboy Moses comes to a violent end. Stars Alison Petit and Tracy-Ann Oberman.

02 LAST20110923 (BBC7)
20121009 (BBC7)

Mary's troubled relationship with houseboy Moses comes to a violent end.

02 LAST20110923 (BBC7)
20121010 (BBC7)

Mary's troubled relationship with houseboy Moses comes to a violent end.

03Marriage And The Homestead20140416 (BBC7)

Mary Turner no longer wants to be single, but can she find a husband who she can live with? Read by Janet Suzman.

04Mary's Problems With Houseboys20140417 (BBC7)

Mary Turner struggles to come to terms with her new marriage under the hot African sun of 1940s Rhodesia. Read by Janet Suzman.

05Trying To Build A Future20140418 (BBC7)

Mary Turner struggles with her husband's ever more desperate plans for the farm in 1940s Rhodesia. Read by Janet Suzman.

06Face To Face With Resentment20140421 (BBC7)

With Mary Turner's husband ill, she must face managing the 1940s Rhodesia farm and its workers alone. Read by Janet Suzman.

07Moses Becomes Houseboy20140422 (BBC7)

Mary's plans for the farm in 1940s Rhodesia face the harsh reality of the African climate. Read by Janet Suzman.

08Moses The Protector20140423 (BBC7)

Mary's servant Moses assumes an unsettling role as her husband's health worsens. Read by Janet Suzman.

09Breakdown20140424 (BBC7)

Dick considers selling the 1940s Rhodesia farm, but can Mary live without her servant Moses? Read by Janet Suzman.

10 LASTThe Inevitable20140425 (BBC7)

As Mary and Dick prepare to leave the 1940s Rhodesia farm forever, threat and revenge lead to tragedy. Read by Janet Suzman.