East Lynne [Mrs Henry Wood]

Episodes

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01The Broken Cross1987061420190704 (BBC7)
20190705 (BBC7)

The lawyer, Mr Carlyle, meets the beautiful Lady Isabel and buys East Lynne in secret.

The tragic downfall of aristocratic heroine Lady Isabel.

Lord Mount Severn's country seat, East Lynne, would seem to speak most eloquently of its owner's wealth and power, but it is a hollow facade.

The noble lord is penniless and therein lie the seeds of the tragedy that is to be the lot of his only child, the Lady Isabel.

First published in 1861, Mrs Henry Wood’s novel dramatised in seven parts by Michael Bakewell.

Mrs Henry Wood... Rosemary Leach
Lady Isabel... Moir Leslie
Lord Mount Severn... Alan Dudley
Mr Carlyle.... David Collings
Francis Levison... Anthony Edridge
Miss Cornelia.... Maxine Audley
Barbara Hare.... Julie Berry
Richard Hare... Kim Wall
Justice Hare... Brian Hewlett
Mrs Hare... Joan Matheson
Emma Vane... Margaret Ward
Mrs Levison... Sheila Grant
Charles... Stephen Hattersley
Andrew... Andrew Branch
Dill... Tim Reynolds
Wainwright... Paul Gregory

Director: David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1987

02The Keepers Of The Dead1987062120190705 (BBC7)
20190706 (BBC7)

Lady Isabel has been left a pauper. Can anyone rescue her? With Rosemary Leach.

The tragic downfall of aristocratic heroine Lady Isabel.

Lord Mount Severn has died suddenly, leaving his daughter, the Lady Isabel, destitute.

Meanwhile young Richard Hare has risked his life, wanted as he is for the murder of Hallijohn, by returning secretly to West Lynne in a desperate attempt to clear his name.

Novel by Mrs Henry Wood dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Mrs Henry Wood... Rosemary Leach
Lady Isabel... Moir Leslie
Mr Carlyle... David Collings
Francis Levison... Anthony Edridge
Miss Cornelia... Maxine Audley
Barbara Hare... Julie Berry
Lord Vane... Stephen Thorne
Vane's butler... Michael Tudor Barnes
Dill / 2nd Creditor... Tim Reynolds
Marvel / Servant... Susie Brann
Warburton /Lambert... Paul Gregory
Joyce... Jo Kendall
William Vane... Alexander Goodman

Director: David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1987.

03A Chance Encounter In Boulogne1987062820190709 (BBC7)
20190708 (BBC7)

Mr Carlyle has become the proud new owner of East Lynne and has married Lady Isabel, so rescuing her from a life of misery and humiliation

Feeling poorly, she's prescribed sea air, but Mr Carlyle is busy elsewhere.

Mrs Henry Wood's novel dramatised in seven-parts by Michael Bakewell.

Mrs Henry Wood... Rosemary Leach
Lady Isabel... Moir Leslie
Mr Carlyle... David Collings
Francis Levinson... Anthony Edridge
Miss Cornelia... Maxine Audley
Barbara Hare... Julie Berry
Joyce... Jo Kendall
Wilson... Betty Huntley Wright
Mrs Hare... Joan Matheson
Peter... Brian Hewlett
Wainwright... Paul Gregory
The Rev Little... David Garth
Little Isabel... Bernadette Windsor
Little William... Ben Robb

Director: David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1987.

The doctor prescribes a holiday abroad for Isabel - but who will protect her?

The tragic downfall of aristocratic heroine Lady Isabel.

The tragic downfall of aristocratic heroine Lady Isabel.

04Never To Be Redeemed1987070520190710 (BBC7)
20190709 (BBC7)

Try as she might to find happiness in her marriage with Mr Carlyle, Lady Isabel has to battle with two strong emotions - her jealousy of Barbara Hare and her attraction towards the handsome Captain Levison.

Mrs Henry Wood's novel dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Mrs Henry Wood... Rosemary Leach
Lady Isabel... Moir Leslie
Mr Carlyle... David Collings
Francis Levison... Anthony Edridge
Miss Cornelia... Maxine Audley
Barbara Hare... Julie Berry
Emma Mount Severn... Margaret Ward
Mrs Hare... Joan Matheson
Justice Hare... Brian Hewlett
Richard Hare... Kim Wall
Lord Mount Severn... Stephen Thorne
Joyce... Jo Kendall
Dill... Tim Reynolds
Wilson... Betty Huntley Wright
Little Isabel... Bernadette Windsor
Thorn... Paul Gregory
Young Lord Vane/Pierre... Sean Arnold

Director: David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1987.

When Lady Isabel suspects her husband of infidelity, she takes drastic action.

The tragic downfall of aristocratic heroine Lady Isabel.

The tragic downfall of aristocratic heroine Lady Isabel.

05The Yearning Of A Broken Heart1987071220190711 (BBC7)
20190710 (BBC7)

No sooner has Lady Isabel been betrayed by the wicked Francis Levison than she is left unrecognisably disfigured by a terrible train crash. What is to become of her?

Mrs Henry Wood's novel dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Mrs Henry Wood... Rosemary Leach
Lady Isabel... Moir Leslie
Mr Carlyle... David Collings
Miss Cornelia... Maxine Audley
Barbara Hare... Julie Berry
Richard Hare... Kim Wall
Justice Hare... Brian Hewlett
Joyce... Jo Kendall
Afy.... Angela Crow
Little Isabel... Bernadette Windsor
Little William... Ben Robb
Baby Archibald... Alexander Goodman
Wilson... Betty Huntley Wright
The Rev Little... David Garth
Mrs Latimer... Pauline Letts

Director: David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1987.

Lady Isabel's dream of returning to East Lynne comes true but is it more of a nightmare?

The tragic downfall of aristocratic heroine Lady Isabel.

The tragic downfall of aristocratic heroine Lady Isabel.

06An Mp For West Lynne1987071920190711 (BBC7)
20190712 (BBC7)

Mr Carlyle faces opposition as he stands for Parliament, while Lady Isabel’s misery is deepened by her return to East Lynne

Mrs Henry Wood's novel dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Mrs Henry Wood... Rosemary Leach
the Lady Isabel... Moir Leslie
Mr Carlyle.... David Collings
Francis Levison....Anthony Edridge
Miss Cornelia.... Maxine Audley
Barbara Hare.... Julie Berry
Richard.... Kim Wall
Justice Hare.... Brian Hewlett
Lord Mount Severn.... Stephen Thorne
Joyce... Jo Kendall
Dill.... Tim Reynolds
Little Isabel... Bernadette Windsor
Little William.... Ben Robb
Young Lord Vane.... Sean Arnold
Pinner/Dobede... Colin Starkey
Ball... Peter Acre
Bethel.... Stephen Harrold
James... Michael Tudor Barnes
Dr Martin.... Tim Munroe

Director: David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1987.

Carlyle stands for Parliament. His opponent raises the spectres of betrayal and murder.

The tragic downfall of aristocratic heroine Lady Isabel.

07Until Eternity1987072620190712 (BBC7)
20190713 (BBC7)

Sir Francis Levison has been dramatically arrested for the murder of Hallijohn, while at East Lynne a terrible gloom descends as little William grows weaker daily.

Can the two great mysteries that have befallen the Carlyle family be unravelled?

Conclusion of Mrs Henry Wood's novel dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Mrs Henry Wood... Rosemary Leach
the Lady Isabel... Moir Leslie
Mr Carlyle.... David Collings
Francis Levison.... Anthony Edridge
Miss Cornelia... Maxine Audley
Barbara Hare... Julie Berry
Little William... Ben Robb
Afy.... Angela Crow
Richard Hare.... Kim Wall
Mrs Hare... Joan Matheson
Justice Hare.... Brian Hewlett
Lord Mount Severn: Stephen Thorne
Dill: Tim Reynolds
Joyce: Jo Kendall
Ball: Peter Acre
James: Mlchael Tudor Barnes
Dobede.... Colin Starkey
Bethel.... Stephen Harrold
Mr Jiffin.... Sebastian Stride
Usher.... Paul Gregory
Rubiny... Nicholas Goldwyn
Cler...: David Goodland
Judge.... Michael Bilton

Director: David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1987.

The two great mysteries that befell the Carlyle family are unravelled.

The tragic downfall of aristocratic heroine Lady Isabel.