The Ladies Of The House



Molly McGrann's new novel centres around the fallout from the discovery of the double life led by the late Arthur Gillies - on the surface a respectable businessman, whose widow and daughter have no idea that he made a fortune running brothels, for several decades, in some of London's most exclusive areas.

Tonight's episode flashes back to the arrival of Rita and Annetta at one of Arthur's 'houses' in the early 1960s. Then moves forward to the present, where a mistake at the bank leads Arthur's daughter, Marie, to discover the true value of her father's estate, which has been held in trust since his death.

Read by Susan Jameson

Written by Molly McGrann

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.