No Name [Wilkie Collins]

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A mystery letter - but what is the secret of Magdalen and Norah Vanstone's parents?

A mystery letter - but what is the secret of Magdalen and Norah Vanstone's parents?

A mysterious letter from New Orleans arrives to disturb the untroubled existence of Combe Raven House in West Somersetshire.

What is the secret being kept by Mr and Mrs Vanstone from their devoted daughters, Magdalen and Norah?

Wilkie Collins novel dramatised in six parts by Elizabteth Bradbury.

Directed at BBC Birmingham by Anthony Cornish.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.

A mystery letter from New Orleans. But what is the secret of Magdalen and Norah Vanstone's parents? Stars Sophie Thompson.

Historical drama about two sisters, set in 19th-century Victorian England

Published in 1862, Wilkie Collins novel dramatised in six parts by Ray Jenkins.

Magdalen Vanstone.... Sophie Thompson
Captain Wragge.... Jack May
Norah Vanstone.... Elizabeth Mansfield
Miss Garth.... Kathleen Helme
Mrs Vanstone.... Jo Kendall
Mr Vanstone.... Michael Graham Cox
Mr Clare.... Peter Woodthorpe
Frank Clare.... Paul Downing
Manager.... Christopher Good
Miss Marable.... Susan Sheridan
Mrs Marable.... Joanna Mackie
Mr Pendril.... John Moffatt
Narrator.... Philip Sully

Music by Peter Brewis and played by Maurice Cambridge.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1989.

The battles of two sisters in 19th-century Victorian England.

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What next for Magdalen and Norah, suddenly orphaned with no name and no inheritance?

What next for Magdalen and Norah, suddenly orphaned with no name and no inheritance?

What next for Magdalen and Norah, suddenly orphaned with no name and no inheritance? Stars Sophie Thompson and Jack May.

Historical drama about two sisters, set in 19th-century Victorian England

Suddenly orphaned with no name and no inheritance - what next for Magdalen and Norah Vanstone?

Wilkie Collins' novel dramatised by Ray Jenkins.

Magdalen Vanstone.... Sophie Thompson
Captain Wragge.... Jack May
Norah Vanstone.... Elizabeth Mansfield
Miss Garth.... Kathleen Helme
Mr Clare.... Peter Woodthorpe
Frank Clare.... Paul Downing
Mr Pendril.... John Moffatt
Mrs Wragge.... Vivian Pickles
Bulmer.... John Bull
Narrator.... Philip Sully

Music by Peter Brewis and played by Maurice Cambridge.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1989.

The battles of two sisters in 19th-century Victorian England.

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Aided by the swindler Captain Wragge, Magdalen is determined to retrieve her inheritance.

Aided by the swindler Captain Wragge, Magdalen is determined to retrieve her inheritance from cousin Noel, but has to deal with the devious Mrs Lecount. Stars Eleanor Bron.

Historical drama about two sisters, set in 19th-century Victorian England

Magdalen, with the aid of the swindler Captain Wragge, is determined to get back her inheritance from her cousin Noel.

Wilkie Collins’ novel dramatised by Ray Jenkins.

Magdalen Vanstone.... Sophie Thompson
Captain Wragge.... Jack May
Norah Vanstone.... Elizabeth Mansfield
Frank Clare.... Paul Downing
Mrs Wragge.... Vivian Pickles
Landlady.... Susan Sheridan
Vicar.... Joe Dunlop
Lizzie.... Alice Arnold
Mrs Lecount.... Eleanor Bron
Noel Vanstone.... Nigel Anthony
Captain Kirke.... Robin Ellis
Narrator.... Philip Sully

Music by Peter Brewis and played by Maurice Cambridge.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1989.

The battles of two sisters in 19th-century Victorian England.

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Disguised as Susan Bygrave, Magdalen begins to suffer at the prospect of marrying Noel.

Disguised as Susan Bygrave, Magdalen begins to suffer at the prospect of marrying Noel. But Mrs Lecount suspects her true identity. Stars Jack May and Sophie Thompson.

Historical drama about two sisters, set in 19th-century Victorian England

In her attempt to regain her inheritance from her cousin Noel, Magdalen has disguised herself as Susan Bygrave and gone to stay near Noel in Aldeburgh.

But Mrs Lecount suspects her true identity...

Wilkie Collins’ novel dramatised by Ray Jenkins.

Magdalen Vanstone.... Sophie Thompson
Captain Wragge.... Jack May
Miss Garth.... Kathleen Helme
Noel Vanstone.... Nigel Anthony
Mrs Wragge.... Vivian Pickles
Little Boy.... Susan Sheridan
Mrs Lecount.... Eleanor Bron
Chemist.... Christopher Good
Postmaster.... Simon Bullock
Servant.... Jo Kendall
Narrator.... Philip Sully

Music by Peter Brewis and played by Maurice Cambridge.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1989.

The battles of two sisters in 19th-century Victorian England.

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Will Magdalen wed her cousin Noel and regain her inheritance? Can Mrs Lecount outwit her?

Will Magdalen wed her cousin Noel and regain her inheritance? Can Mrs Lecount outwit her?

Will Magdalen marry her loathed cousin Noel and regain her inheritance? When Mme Lecount attempts to outwit her, she comes across something she hadn't counted on.

The battles of two sisters in 19th-century Victorian England.

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Magdalen attempts to find the evidence that will enable her to acquire her inheritance.

Magdalen attempts to find the evidence that will enable her to acquire her inheritance. Stars Sophie Thompson.

Magdalen attempts to find the evidence that will enable her to acquire her inheritance.

The battles of two sisters in 19th-century Victorian England.