The Forsyte Saga - The Forsytes Concludes

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0120170513

Jessica Raine returns as Fleur in the final episodes of Galsworthy's epic.

based on the novels of John Galsworthy
dramatised by Lin Coghlan

It's 1928 and, after her father's death, Fleur is determined to make a steady life with Michael. But when his young cousin Dinny - lively, determined, and 'not the marrying sort of woman' - struggles to help first a brother accused of war crimes and then a best friend in trouble, can Fleur be of use, as echoes of her own life reverberate?

Original music composed by Neil Brand

Written by John Galsworthy
Dramatised by Lin Coghlan

Director/Producer....Marion Nancarrow

Over the last 2 years, BBC Radio 4 has dramatised all 9 of John Galsworthy's Forsyte novels and this series "The Forsytes Concludes" brings us to the last 3 novels, which he wrote at the end of his life. This first 90' drama is based on "Maid in Waiting" and moves to Oxfordshire to introduce the Cherrell family and, in particular, Dinny Cherrell, who, aged 24 in 1928, is full of excitement for the life ahead of her. She is Michael & Fleur's cousin and, unbeknown to either of them, their lives are to have parallels neither could have predicted.
With her father Soames dead, Fleur has resolved to put her love for Jon behind her and live a good life with husband Michael and son Kit. But Dinny's brother is in trouble and as things escalate, both Fleur and Michael are pushed to try to find ways they can help the besieged brother and sister.
Joining Jessica Raine, Ben Lambert and Brian Protheroe from the original cast are Nina Sosanya, Allan Corduner, Jonathan Aris and Sarah Ridgeway in this episode, with Max Bennett, Chloe Pirrie and John Heffernan arriving later.
This 90' Saturday Drama is followed by 5 x 15' episodes to tell the story of "Flowering Wilderness" (which sees an unexpected return) and a Saturday and Sunday Drama at the end of the week conclude the story and all 9 novels.

0120170513

Jessica Raine returns as Fleur in the final episodes of Galsworthy's epic.

based on the novels of John Galsworthy
dramatised by Lin Coghlan

It's 1928 and, after her father's death, Fleur is determined to make a steady life with Michael. But when his young cousin Dinny - lively, determined, and 'not the marrying sort of woman' - struggles to help first a brother accused of war crimes and then a best friend in trouble, can Fleur be of use, as echoes of her own life reverberate?

Original music composed by Neil Brand

Written by John Galsworthy
Dramatised by Lin Coghlan

Director/Producer....Marion Nancarrow

Over the last 2 years, BBC Radio 4 has dramatised all 9 of John Galsworthy's Forsyte novels and this series "The Forsytes Concludes" brings us to the last 3 novels, which he wrote at the end of his life. This first 90' drama is based on "Maid in Waiting" and moves to Oxfordshire to introduce the Cherrell family and, in particular, Dinny Cherrell, who, aged 24 in 1928, is full of excitement for the life ahead of her. She is Michael and Fleur's cousin and, unbeknown to either of them, their lives are to have parallels neither could have predicted.
With her father Soames dead, Fleur has resolved to put her love for Jon behind her and live a good life with husband Michael and son Kit. But Dinny's brother is in trouble and as things escalate, both Fleur and Michael are pushed to try to find ways they can help the besieged brother and sister.
Joining Jessica Raine, Ben Lambert and Brian Protheroe from the original cast are Nina Sosanya, Allan Corduner, Jonathan Aris and Sarah Ridgeway in this episode, with Max Bennett, Chloe Pirrie and John Heffernan arriving later.
This 90' Saturday Drama is followed by 5 x 15' episodes to tell the story of "Flowering Wilderness" (which sees an unexpected return) and a Saturday and Sunday Drama at the end of the week conclude the story and all 9 novels.

01Episode 120170513

Jessica Raine returns as Fleur in the final episodes of Galsworthy's epic.

0220170515

It is 1930, and Dinny Cherrell is wondering if she is ever going to experience true love.

John Galsworthy's epic family saga of love, money and betrayal.
Dramatised for radio by Lin Coghlan

It's 1930 and two years have passed since Dinny Cherrell saved the day, rescuing her brother's beleaguered reputation. Her best friend, Diana, is in love and travelling the world with her new husband leaving Dinny to wonder if she's ever going to experience true love herself.

Original music composed by Neil Brand

Directors....Marion Nancarrow and Gemma Jenkins

Today's play marks the start of the eighth novel in the series, Flowering Wilderness.

0320170516

Jessica Raine returns as Fleur in Galsworthy's epic. Dinny is falling in love.

John Galsworthy's epic family saga of love, money and betrayal.
Dramatised for radio by Lin Coghlan

The return of poet Wilfrid Desert from the Middle East is the talk of London high society and his declaration of love for Dinny Cherrell ruffles a few feathers closer to home too.

Original music composed by Neil Brand

Directors....Marion Nancarrow and Gemma Jenkins.

0420170517

Jessica Raine returns as Fleur in Galsworthy's epic. A secret threatens Dinny's romance.

John Galsworthy's epic family saga of love, money and betrayal.
Dramatised for radio by Lin Coghlan

Dinny's loyalty is put to the test when the truth about Wilfrid's experiences in the Middle East threatens to come out.

Original music composed by Neil Brand

Directors....Marion Nancarrow and Gemma Jenkins.

0520170518

Jessica Raine returns as Fleur in Galsworthy's epic. Dinny's loyalty is tested.

John Galsworthy's epic family saga of love, money and betrayal.
Dramatised for radio by Lin Coghlan

Against Michael's advice, Wilfrid publishes his poem and waits for society's reaction. Dinny fights to remain loyal to Wilfrid without unduly hurting her family.

Original music composed by Neil Brand

Directors....Marion Nancarrow and Gemma Jenkins.

0620170519

Jessica Raine returns as Fleur in Galsworthy's epic. Dinny tries to stop a fight.

John Galsworthy's epic family saga of love, money and betrayal.
Dramatised for radio by Lin Coghlan

Convinced he's a coward, Wilfrid hurtles towards self-destruction and Dinny tries to save him

Original music composed by Neil Brand

Directors....Marion Nancarrow and Gemma Jenkins

Tomorrow's Saturday drama sees the conclusion of Flowering Wilderness where Michael hopes to persuade Wilfrid to stand by Dinny. It also marks the start of the final book in the series, Over The River, when Dinny's sister Clare (Chloe Pirrie) makes an unexpected return to England declaring her marriage is over.

0720170520

Arrivals and departures for Dinny as she struggles to come to terms with losing Wilfrid.

John Galsworthy's epic family saga of love, money and betrayal
Dramatised for radio by Lin Coghlan & Shaun McKenna

Wilfrid has tried to do the right thing by leaving Dinny, but as Fleur & Michael try to help each of them, unexpected echoes of their own past return.
Then an unexpected arrival changes Dinny's world.

Original music composed by Neil Brand

Director....Marion Nancarrow

from the novels of John Galsworthy
dramatised by Lin Coghlan & Shaun McKenna

Tomorrow you can hear the very final part of the story. As repercussions of Clare's unhappy past begin to hit home, is there a chance of happiness for Dinny herself?

Over the last 2 years, BBC Radio 4 has dramatised all 9 of John Galsworthy's Forsyte novels and this series "The Forsytes Concludes" brings us to the last 3 novels, which he wrote at the end of his life. Across this week, we've had the 90' drama based on "Maid in Waiting" which introduced the Cherrell family and Dinny Cherrell in particular who, aged 24 in 1928, was full of excitement for the life ahead of her. She is Fleur & Michael's cousin and, unbeknown to either of them, their lives are to have parallels neither could have predicted.
Through the week, 5 x 15' episodes tell the story of "Flowering Wilderness" (which sees an unexpected return and a new love for Dinny) and now two 60 minute Dramas - today and tomorrow - end the story.
Joining Jessica Raine, Max Bennett, Ben Lambert and Brian Protheroe from the original cast are Sarah Ridgeway, Nina Sosanya, Allan Corduner, Jonathan Aris, Chloe Pirrie and John Heffernan.

0720170520

Arrivals and departures for Dinny as she struggles to come to terms with losing Wilfrid.

John Galsworthy's epic family saga of love, money and betrayal
Dramatised for radio by Lin Coghlan and Shaun McKenna

Wilfrid has tried to do the right thing by leaving Dinny, but as Fleur and Michael try to help each of them, unexpected echoes of their own past return.
Then an unexpected arrival changes Dinny's world.

Original music composed by Neil Brand

Director....Marion Nancarrow

from the novels of John Galsworthy
dramatised by Lin Coghlan and Shaun McKenna

Tomorrow you can hear the very final part of the story. As repercussions of Clare's unhappy past begin to hit home, is there a chance of happiness for Dinny herself?

Over the last 2 years, BBC Radio 4 has dramatised all 9 of John Galsworthy's Forsyte novels and this series "The Forsytes Concludes" brings us to the last 3 novels, which he wrote at the end of his life. Across this week, we've had the 90' drama based on "Maid in Waiting" which introduced the Cherrell family and Dinny Cherrell in particular who, aged 24 in 1928, was full of excitement for the life ahead of her. She is Fleur and Michael's cousin and, unbeknown to either of them, their lives are to have parallels neither could have predicted.
Through the week, 5 x 15' episodes tell the story of "Flowering Wilderness" (which sees an unexpected return and a new love for Dinny) and now two 60 minute Dramas - today and tomorrow - end the story.
Joining Jessica Raine, Max Bennett, Ben Lambert and Brian Protheroe from the original cast are Sarah Ridgeway, Nina Sosanya, Allan Corduner, Jonathan Aris, Chloe Pirrie and John Heffernan.

0820170521

Ignoring her own heartache, Dinny pours all her energy into protecting her sister.