The Mayor Of Casterbridge

Helen Edmundson's dramatisation of Thomas Hardy's classic.

Episodes

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01Burying The Past2008051820190626 (BBC7)
20190627 (BBC7)

Thomas Hardy's tragic story of a man who spends his life trying to atone for the terrible action that led to the loss of his wife and child. But his past refuses to be buried no matter how hard he tries to conceal it.

Dramatised in three parts by Helen Edmundson

MICHAEL HENCHARD....John Lynch
ELIZABETH-JANE....Ruth Wilson
DONALD FARFRAE....Paul Higgins
FURMITY WOMAN....Maggie Steed
SUSAN HENCHARD....Olwen May
ABEL WHITTLE....Burn Gorman
JOPP....Conrad Nelson
NEWSON....Jonathan Keeble
SOLOMON LONGWAYS....Russell Dixon
CHRISTOPHER CONEY....David Fielder
MOTHER CUXSOM....Sue Ryding
MARTHA....Vashti Maclachlan

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.

A man spends his life trying to atone his terrible past.

Adaptations of works which have achieved classic status

02Revelations2008052520190627 (BBC7)
20190628 (BBC7)

Henchard attempts to hold his life together despite painful revelations and the unexpected arrival of someone from his past.

Thomas Hardy's tragic story of a man who spends his life trying to atone for the terrible action that led to the loss of his wife and child.

Dramatised in three parts by Helen Edmundson.

MICHAEL HENCHARD....John Lynch
ELIZABETH-JANE....Ruth Wilson
DONALD FARFRAE....Paul Higgins
LUCETTA....Emma Fielding
FURMITY WOMAN....Maggie Steed
SUSAN HENCHARD....Olwen May
ABEL WHITTLE....Burn Gorman
JOPP....Conrad Nelson
SOLOMON LONGWAYS....Russell Dixon
MOTHER CUXSOM....Sue Ryding
PHOEBE....Lorna Lewis

Directed by Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.

Henchard attempts to hold his life together.

Adaptations of works which have achieved classic status

03The Stranger2008060120190628 (BBC7)
20190629 (BBC7)

Henchard sets about rebuilding his life but the appearance of a stranger in Casterbridge threatens to unravel everything.

Conclusion of Thomas Hardy's tragic story of a man who spends his life trying to atone for the terrible action that led to the loss of his wife and child.

Dramatised in three parts by Helen Edmundson.

MICHAEL HENCHARD....John Lynch
ELIZABETH-JANE....Ruth Wilson
DONALD FARFRAE....Paul Higgins
LUCETTA....Emma Fielding
FURMITY WOMAN....Maggie Steed
ABEL WHITTLE....Burn Gorman
JOPP....Conrad Nelson
NEWSON....Jonathan Keeble
SOLOMON LONGWAYS....Russell Dixon
CHRISTOPHER CONEY....David Fielder
MOTHER CUXSOM....Sue Ryding
MARTHA....Vashti Maclachlan
PHOEBE....Lorna Lewis

Directed by Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.

Henchard sets about rebuilding his life.

Adaptations of works which have achieved classic status

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940410]

Nineteenth-century Dorset is brought vividly to life in Thomas Hardy 's magnificent story of a man whose impetuous, vital character is the seed of his own downfall. 1: The Horse-Fair With Zoe Ganjavi , Graham Colclough. Gillian Goodman and Martin Reeve. Music arranged and played by the Mellstock Band. Dramatised by Sally Hedges Director Nigel Bryant SEE THIS WEEK page 7

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940410]

Unknown: Thomas Hardy

Unknown: Zoe Ganjavi

Unknown: Graham Colclough.

Unknown: Gillian Goodman

Unknown: Martin Reeve.

Unknown: Mellstock Band.

Dramatised By: Sally Hedges

Director: Nigel Bryant

Michael Henchard: David Calder

Susan: Janet Dale

Elizabeth-Jane: Andrea Wray

Donald Farfrae: Jason Flemyng

Furmity-seller: Mary Wimbush

Auctioneer: Jonathan Wyatt

Nance: Anna Keene

Solomon Longways: Gerry Hinks

Christopher Coney: Richard Avery

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940417]

A four-part dramatisation of Thomas Hardy 's epic novel. 2: Rivals With Anna Keene. Edward Long. Jonathan Wyatt , Graham Colclough , Susan Jeffrey and Martin Reeve. Music arranged and played by the Mellstock Band: Dave Townsend , Philip Humphries , Tim Hill and Kathryn Locke Dramatised by Sally Hedges Director Nigel Bryant

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940417]

Unknown: Thomas Hardy

Unknown: Anna Keene.

Unknown: Edward Long.

Unknown: Jonathan Wyatt

Unknown: Graham Colclough

Unknown: Susan Jeffrey

Unknown: Martin Reeve.

Unknown: Dave Townsend

Unknown: Philip Humphries

Unknown: Tim Hill

Unknown: Kathryn Locke

Dramatised By: Sally Hedges

Director: Nigel Bryant

Michael Henchard: David Calder

Donald Farfrae: Jason Flemyng

Susan: Jane Dale

Elizabeth-Jane: Andrea Wray

Lucetta: Sandra Berkin

AbelWhittle: David Holt

Solomon Longways: Gerry Hinks

Christopher Coney: Richard Avery

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940424]

Thomas Hardy 's story in four parts.

3: The Conjuror and tlie Choir. "Just one word to this new husband of how you courted me, and your precious happiness is blown to atoms..."

With Anna Keene. Richard Avery and David Holt

Music arranged and played by the Mellstock Band: Dave Townsend. Philip Humphries , Tim Hill and Kathryn Locke Dramatised by Sally Hedges

Director Nigel Bryant

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940424]

Unknown: Thomas Hardy

Unknown: Anna Keene.

Unknown: Richard Avery

Unknown: David Holt

Unknown: Dave Townsend.

Unknown: Philip Humphries

Unknown: Tim Hill

Unknown: Kathryn Locke

Dramatised By: Sally Hedges

Director: Nigel Bryant

Michael Henchard: David Calder

Lucetta: Sandra Berkin

Donald Farfrae: Jason Flemyng

Jopp: Jonathan Wyatt

Fall: Peter Tuddenham

Stubberd: Martin Hyder

Furmity-selkr: Mary Wimbush

Elizabeth-Jane: Andrea Wray

Tubber: Graham Colclough

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940429]

Thomas Hardy 's magnificent story of a man whose impetuous, vital character brings about his own downfall. 3: The Conjuror and the Choir

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940429]

Unknown: Thomas Hardy

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940501]

The Skimmity-Ride. Events reach their dramatic denouement in the final episode of Thomas Hardy 's epic novel.

With Anna Keene , Graham Colclough. Gillian Goodman , Susan Jeffrey , Mary Wimbush , Richard Avery and Gerry Hinks

Music arranged and played by the Mellstock Band Dramatised by Sally Hedges

Director Nigel Bryant

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940501]

Unknown: Thomas Hardy

Unknown: Anna Keene

Unknown: Graham Colclough.

Unknown: Gillian Goodman

Unknown: Susan Jeffrey

Unknown: Mary Wimbush

Unknown: Richard Avery

Unknown: Gerry Hinks

Dramatised By: Sally Hedges

Director: Nigel Bryant

Michael Henchard: David Calder

Elizabeth-Jane: Andrea Wray

Lucetta: Sandra Berkin

Donald Farfrae: Jason Flemyng

Abel Whittle: David Holt

Newson: John Nettles

Jopp: Jonathan Wyatt

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940506]

The final episode of Thomas Hardy 's magnificent story.

The Shmmity-Ride. "Don't let my sins, when you know them all, cause thee to forget that, though I loved thee late, I loved thee well...."

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940506]
012008051820080524

Michael Henchard spends his life trying to atone for the terrible action that led to the loss of his wife and child.

But no matter how hard he tries to conceal it, his past refuses to be buried.

  • abel whittle....Burn Gorman
  • christopher coney....david fielder
  • directed by - Nadia Molinari
  • donald farfrae....Paul Higgins
  • elizabeth-jane....ruth wilson
  • furmity woman....Maggie Steed
  • jopp....Conrad Nelson
  • lucetta....Emma Fielding
  • martha....vashti maclachlan
  • michael henchard....john lynch
  • mother cuxsom....sue ryding
  • newson....Jonathan Keeble
  • phoebe....lorna lewis
  • solomon longways....Russell Dixon
  • susan henchard....Olwen May

  • 022008052520080531

    Michael Henchard tries to hold his life together, despite painful revelations and the unexpected arrival of someone from his past.

    03 LAST2008060120080607

    Michael Henchard sets about rebuilding his life, but the appearance of a stranger in Casterbridge threatens to unravel everything.