Secret Lives [E F Benson]

Episodes

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01A Most Desirable Address1987010420160502 (BBC7)
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A Most Desirable Address is how Durham Square is unerringly described by its inhabitants; but is this treasured status soon to be eroded by the arrival of Miss Susan Leg?

First published in 1932, EF Benson’s novel dramatised in three parts and narrated by Aubrey Woods.

Pauline Collins stars as Miss Susan Leg.

With Margot Boyd as Margaret Mantrip, Ronald Herdman as Jimmie Mason, Rachel Gurney as Elizabeth Conklin, Pauline Letts as Lady Eva Lowndes, Peter Howell as Mr Cartwright, Edward de Souza as Arthur Armstrong, John Church as Bosanquet, Tim Reynolds as the Vicar, Sheila Grant as Miss Ascham, Manning Wilson as Mr Woodstock, George Parsons as Figus, Jennifer Piercey as Ellen, Gordon Reid as the Foreman, Jonathan Tafler as the Receptionist and Andrew Branch as the Dealer,

Assorted dogs played by the cast.

Music by John Owen Edwards.

Producer: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1987

Mrs Mantrip hopes that a new neighbour won't lower the tone of her beloved Durham Square.

First published in 1932, EF Benson's novel dramatised in three parts and narrated by Aubrey Woods.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1987.

02A Most Salubrious Seaside Resort1987011120160503 (BBC7)
20160504 (BBC7)
20181101 (BBC7)
20181102 (BBC7)
20200825 (BBC7)
20200826 (BBC7)
'A most salubrious seaside resort' is an apt description of Brighton.

But will the arrival of Mr Arthur Armstrong - critic, poet, novelist and Labour Member of Parliament - make it even more attractive to Miss Susan Leg?

First published in 1932, EF Benson’s novel dramatised in three parts and narrated by Aubrey Woods.

Pauline Collins stars as Miss Susan Leg.

With Margot Boyd as Margaret Mantrip, Rachel Gurney as Elizabeth Conklin, Pauline Letts as Lady Eva Lowndes, Ronald Herdman as Jimmie Mason, Tim Reynolds as the Vicar, Peter Howell as Mr Cartwright, Edward de Souza as Arthur Armstrong, John Church as Bosanquet, Andrew Branch as Augustus, Sheila Grant as Minnie Mimps, George Parsons as Mr Puffy, Jonathan Tafler as the Receptionist, Manning Wilson as the Headwaiter and Gordon Reid as the Doctor.

Music by John Owen Edwards.

Producer: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1987

Susan Leg wants to keep her neighbours guessing about 'Rudolf da Vinci'.

Mrs Mantrip hopes that a new neighbour won't lower the tone of her beloved Durham Square.

First published in 1932, EF Benson's novel dramatised in three parts and narrated by Aubrey Woods.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1987.

03A Most Treasured Home1987011820160504 (BBC7)
20160505 (BBC7)
20181102 (BBC7)
20181103 (BBC7)
20200826 (BBC7)
20200827 (BBC7)
A most treasured home is exactly what 25 Durham Square has become for Miss Susan Leg.

But will its treasure turn to dross with the threatened unravelling of the mystery surrounding her secret life?

Conclusion of EF Benson’s 1932 novel dramatised in three parts and narrated by Aubrey Woods.

Pauline Collins stars as Miss Susan Leg.

With Margot Boyd as Margaret Mantrip, Rachel Gurney as Elizabeth Conklin, Pauline Letts as Lady Eva Lowndes, Ronald Herdman as Jimmie Mason, Tim Reynolds as the Vicar, Peter Howell as Mr Cartwright, John Church as Bosanquet, Andrew Branch as Augustus, Sheila Grant as Minnie Mimps, George Parsons as Mr Gandish, Jonathan Tafler as Mr Salt, Manning Wilson as the Headwaiter, Gordon Reid as the Doctor and Jennifer Piercey as Ellen.

Music by John Owen Edwards.

Producer: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1987

Susan's neighbours think she's a gossip columnist, until they learn the whole truth.

Mrs Mantrip hopes that a new neighbour won't lower the tone of her beloved Durham Square.

A most treasured home is exactly what 25 Durham Square has become for Miss Susan Leg.

But will its treasure turn to dross with the threatened unravelling of the mystery surrounding her secret life?

Conclusion of EF Benson's 1932 novel dramatised in three parts and narrated by Aubrey Woods.

Pauline Collins stars as Miss Susan Leg.

With Margot Boyd as Margaret Mantrip, Rachel Gurney as Elizabeth Conklin, Pauline Letts as Lady Eva Lowndes, Ronald Herdman as Jimmie Mason, Tim Reynolds as the Vicar, Peter Howell as Mr Cartwright, John Church as Bosanquet, Andrew Branch as Augustus, Sheila Grant as Minnie Mimps, George Parsons as Mr Gandish, Jonathan Tafler as Mr Salt, Manning Wilson as the Headwaiter, Gordon Reid as the Doctor and Jennifer Piercey as Ellen.

Music by John Owen Edwards.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1987.