The Marches, Fearless Librarian Saves The Day


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by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

This is the story of no ordinary librarian. Sitting behind the wheel of a clapped-out mobile library, Harry Hayman is the easy rider of Herefordshire's remote country lanes. Whether it's as a knight in shining armour, a getaway driver or an unlikely Casanova - Harry repeatedly finds himself having to save the day. But when his cherished job is jeopardised, can he pull out all the stops? A road trip that weaves together stories inspired by life in the Herefordshire countryside.


Harry Hayman... Morgan George

Lavinia Jackson... Fenella Woolgar

Glyn... Stuart McLoughlin

Vivian... Christine Pritchard

Leslie... William Thomas

Ethel... Manon Edwards

Cavendish... Sean Baker

Cassie... Sally Orrock

Director/Producer - Sasha Yevtushenko

Fearless Librarian Saves The Day is the second of two plays that form the community project The Marches. (Man In A Wheelbarrow, inspired by the Herefordshire market town of Kington, is broadcast on Wednesday 7th September, the previous day.) This unique collaboration brought the community of the Herefordshire village of Ewyas Harold right into the centre of the creative process behind this original Afternoon Play. A film accompanying the radio play can be watched via the Radio 4 website or red button.

When mobile librarian Harry Hayman's job is jeopardised, can he pull out all the stops?