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0120161219

Jane Austen's satire on all things Gothic with Miriam Margolyes.

by Jane Austen

Dramatised by Hattie Naylor

Directed by Sally Avens

Catherine Morland is taken to Bath for the season and finds that in her fertile imagination danger lurks round every corner.

Jane Austen's satire pokes fun at the popular sensationalist fiction of the day.

Radio 4 is dramatising both Northanger Abbey and The Mysteries of Udolpho which is the novel that Catherine reads in Northanger Abbey, falling under its spell and imagining her life to have taken on many of the trappings of a Gothic Novel. Udolpho can be heard on New Year's Eve featuring the same cast. Georgia Groome (London to Brighton, Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging, The Cazalets) plays the lead in both with Luke Thompson (shortlisted for Evening Standard Outstanding Newcomer in Midsummer's Night Dream, The Oresteia, In The Club BBC1) as her love interest.

Miriam Margolyes OBE (Harry Potter, Dickens Women) narrates the series.

Hattie Naylor Dramatist: credits include The Diaries Of Samuel Pepys, Ivan And The Dogs, The Night Watch, Going Dark, and Bluebeard. Ivan and the Dogs was nominated in the Olivier Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre and won the Tinniswood Award 2010.

0220161220

Catherine finds the sudden disappearance from Bath of Mr Henry Tilney extremely worrying.

by Jane Austen

Dramatised by Hattie Naylor

Directed by Sally Avens

Catherine Morland finds the sudden disappearance from Bath of Mr Henry Tilney extremely worrying; can some disaster have befallen him?

Jane Austen's satire on the Gothic Novel.

0320161221

Catherine finds her plan to spend more time with Henry Tilney thwarted.

By Jane Austen

Dramatised by Hattie Naylor

Directed by Sally Avens

Catherine finds her plan to spend more time with Henry Tilney thwarted most disagreeably by John Thorpe.

Jane Austen's satire pokes fun at the popular sensationalist fiction of the day.

0420161222

Catherine fears she has offended Henry and Eleanor Tilney.

By Jane Austen

Dramatised by Hattie Naylor

Directed by Sally Avens

Catherine fears she has offended Henry and Eleanor Tilney and that she may never see either of them again; Jane Austen's satire pokes fun at the popular sensationalist fiction of the day.

0520161223

Catherine is the recipient of a most pleasing invitation and a most displeasing engagement

By Jane Austen

Dramatised by Hattie Naylor

Directed by Sally Avens

Catherine finds herself the recipient of a most pleasing invitation and a most displeasing engagement.

Jane Austen's satire pokes fun at the popular sensationalist fiction of the day.

0620161226

Jane Austen

Dramatised by Hattie Naylor

Directed by Sally Avens

Henry Tilney enraptures Catherine with his tall tales of the gothic mysteries of his home Northanger Abbey but it's not long before Catherine begins to suspect there may be an element of truth in them.

Jane Austen's satire pokes fun at the popular sensationalist fiction of the day.

Henry Tilney enraptures Catherine with his tall tales of the mysteries of Northanger Abbey

0720161227

Catherine is determined to discover if Mrs Tilney died at the hands of her husband.

By Jane Austen

Dramatised by Hattie Naylor

Directed by Sally Avens

Catherine is a guest of the Tilney's at Northanger Abbey. But the General's behaviour begins to arouse her suspicions; could he have committed a monstrous act?

Jane Austen's satire pokes fun at the Gothic Novel with comic results.

0820161228

Jane Austen's satire on all things Gothic with Miriam Margolyes.

By Jane Austen

Dramatised by Hattie Naylor

Directed by Sally Avens

Catherine's fears about the terrible deeds that may have taken place at Northanger Abbey are confronted by Henry Tilney.

Jane Austen's satire pokes fun at the popular sensationalist fiction of the day.

0920161229

Catherine finds herself abruptly dismissed from Northanger Abbey.

By Jane Austen

Dramatised by Hattie Naylor

Directed by Sally Avens

Jane Austen's satire pokes fun at the popular sensationalist fiction of the day.

1020161230

Catherine returns to her home after her dismissal. Will she ever see Henry Tilney again?

By Jane Austen

Dramatised by Hattie Naylor

Directed by Sally Avens

Catherine returns to her home after her abrupt dismissal from Northanger Abbey. Will she ever know what she did wrong and more importantly will she ever see Henry Tilney again?

Jane Austen's satire pokes fun at the popular sensationalist fiction of the day.