Self Control [Mary Brunton]

Episodes

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01Omnibus, Part One2003033120190701 (BBC7)
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Laura Montreville is loved by two men - a reckless libertine and a dignified but reserved landowner. In a world where polite society and sexual hypocrisy rub shoulders easily, can she choose wisely between passion and virtue?

Mary Brunton’s romantic tale set in Perthshire and London narrated by Maureen Beattie.

Colonel Hargrave's sexual advances are too much for Laura - and she places her suitor on a two-year probation.

Omnibus of the first five of ten parts dramatised by Gerda Stevenson.

Laura.... Gerda Stevenson
Hargrave.... Andrew Wincott
Lady Harriet Montreville.... Phyllida Law
Jeannie.... Colette O'Neil
Montreville.... Bernard Horsfall

Mary Brunton was a Scottish novelist much admired by Jane Austen; and Self Control, first published in 1811, deals with similar themes to Sense and Sensibility.

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.

Loved by two very different men, Laura Montreville must choose between passion and virtue.

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.

01Two Suitors2003033120190625 (BBC7)
20190624 (BBC7)

Laura Montreville is loved by two men - a reckless libertine and a dignified but reserved landowner. In a world where polite society and sexual hypocrisy rub shoulders easily, can she choose wisely between passion and virtue?

Mary Brunton’s romantic tale set in Perthshire and London - dramatised in ten parts by Gerda Stevenson.
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In the opening episode, Colonel Hargrave's sexual advances are too much for Laura - and she places her suitor on a two-year probation.

Narrated by Maureen Beattie.

Laura.... Gerda Stevenson
Hargrave.... Andrew Wincott
Lady Harriet Montreville.... Phyllida Law
Jeannie.... Colette O'Neil
Montreville.... Bernard Horsfall

Mary Brunton was a Scottish novelist much admired by Jane Austen; and Self Control, first published in 1811, deals with similar themes to Sense and Sensibility.

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.

Loved by two very different men, Laura Montreville must choose between passion and virtue.

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.

Laura Montreville is loved by two men - a reckless libertine and a dignified but reserved landowner. In a world where polite society and sexual hypocrisy rub shoulders easily, can she choose wisely between passion and virtue?

Mary Brunton’s romantic tale set in Perthshire and London - dramatised in ten parts by Gerda Stevenson.
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In the opening episode, Colonel Hargrave's sexual advances are too much for Laura - and she places her suitor on a two-year probation.

Narrated by Maureen Beattie.

Laura.... Gerda Stevenson
Hargrave.... Andrew Wincott
Lady Harriet Montreville.... Phyllida Law
Jeannie.... Colette O'Neil
Montreville.... Bernard Horsfall

Mary Brunton was a Scottish novelist much admired by Jane Austen; and Self Control, first published in 1811, deals with similar themes to Sense and Sensibility.

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.

Loved by two very different men, Laura Montreville must choose between passion and virtue.

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.

022003040720190707 (BBC7)
20190708 (BBC7)

After her father's death Laura, now penniless, is taken in by her Aunt Lady Pelham.

Mary Brunton’s romantic tale set in Perthshire and London narrated by Maureen Beattie.

Laura Montreville is loved by two men - a reckless libertine and a dignified but reserved landowner. In a world where polite society and sexual hypocrisy rub shoulders easily, can she choose wisely between passion and virtue?

Omnibus of the last five of ten parts dramatised by Gerda Stevenson

Laura.... Gerda Stevenson
Hargrave.... Andrew Wincott
Mrs Stubbs.... Phyllida Law
Lady Pelham.... Barbara Leigh-Hunt
De Courcy.... Tom Goodman Hill
Hargrave.... Andrew Wincott
Mrs Harrington.... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Maid.... Emma Wooliams

Mary Brunton was a Scottish novelist much admired by Jane Austen; and Self Control, first published in 1811, deals with similar themes to Sense and Sensibility.

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.

02A Future Lost2003040120190626 (BBC7)
20190625 (BBC7)

Laura's skills as a painter are praised by a London artist - but her father receives some terrible news about his investments...

Published in 1811, Mary Brunton’s romantic tale set in Perthshire and London - dramatised in ten parts by Gerda Stevenson.

Laura Montreville is loved by two men - a reckless libertine and a dignified but reserved landowner. In a world where polite society and sexual hypocrisy rub shoulders easily, can she choose wisely between passion and virtue?

Narrated by Maureen Beattie.

Hargrave.... Andrew Wincott
Lady Harriet Montreville.... Phyllida Law
Laura.... Gerda Stevenson
Jeannie.... Colette O'Neil
Montreville.... Bernard Horsfall
Mr Foster.... David Timson

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.

Painter Laura's skills are praised by a London artist, but her father hears bad news.

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.

Laura's skills as a painter are praised by a London artist - but her father receives some terrible news about his investments...

Published in 1811, Mary Brunton’s romantic tale set in Perthshire and London - dramatised in ten parts by Gerda Stevenson.

Laura Montreville is loved by two men - a reckless libertine and a dignified but reserved landowner. In a world where polite society and sexual hypocrisy rub shoulders easily, can she choose wisely between passion and virtue?

Narrated by Maureen Beattie.

Hargrave.... Andrew Wincott
Lady Harriet Montreville.... Phyllida Law
Laura.... Gerda Stevenson
Jeannie.... Colette O'Neil
Montreville.... Bernard Horsfall
Mr Foster.... David Timson

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.

Painter Laura's skills are praised by a London artist, but her father hears bad news.

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.

Painter Laura's skills are praised by a London artist, but her father hears bad news.

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.

03London2003040220190627 (BBC7)
20190626 (BBC7)

Laura and her father travel to London in search of their lost annuity - and meet a man who talks like a parrot, dresses like a monkey, and smells like a civet-cat.

Published in 1811, Mary Brunton’s romantic tale set in Perthshire and London - dramatised in ten parts by Gerda Stevenson.

Laura Montreville is loved by two men - a reckless libertine and a dignified but reserved landowner. In a world where polite society and sexual hypocrisy rub shoulders easily, can she choose wisely between passion and virtue?

Narrated by Maureen Beattie.

Hargrave.... Andrew Wincott
Lady Harriet Montreville.... Phyllida Law
Laura.... Gerda Stevenson
Jeannie.... Colette O'Neil
Montreville.... Bernard Horsfall
Montague De Courcy.... Tom Goodman-Hill
Wilkins.... David Timson
Warren.... Thomas Arnold

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.

Laura and her father travel to London, where they meet a man who dresses like a monkey.

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.

Laura and her father travel to London in search of their lost annuity - and meet a man who talks like a parrot, dresses like a monkey, and smells like a civet-cat.

Published in 1811, Mary Brunton’s romantic tale set in Perthshire and London - dramatised in ten parts by Gerda Stevenson.

Laura Montreville is loved by two men - a reckless libertine and a dignified but reserved landowner. In a world where polite society and sexual hypocrisy rub shoulders easily, can she choose wisely between passion and virtue?

Narrated by Maureen Beattie.

Hargrave.... Andrew Wincott
Lady Harriet Montreville.... Phyllida Law
Laura.... Gerda Stevenson
Jeannie.... Colette O'Neil
Montreville.... Bernard Horsfall
Montague De Courcy.... Tom Goodman-Hill
Wilkins.... David Timson
Warren.... Thomas Arnold

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.

Laura and her father travel to London, where they meet a man who dresses like a monkey.

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.

Laura and her father travel to London, where they meet a man who dresses like a monkey.

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.

04A New Admirer2003040320190628 (BBC7)
20190627 (BBC7)

Colonel Hargrave pursues Laura from Perthshire to London - where Laura meets a new admirer.

Published in 1811, Mary Brunton’s romantic tale set in Perthshire and London - dramatised in ten parts by Gerda Stevenson.

Laura Montreville is loved by two men - a reckless libertine and a dignified but reserved landowner. In a world where polite society and sexual hypocrisy rub shoulders easily, can she choose wisely between passion and virtue?

Narrated by Maureen Beattie.

Laura.... Gerda Stevenson
Hargrave.... Andrew Wincott
Lady Harriet Montreville.... Phyllida Law
Jeannie.... Colette O'Neil
Montreville.... Bernard Horsfall
Montague De Courcy.... Tom Goodman-Hill
Wilkins.... David Timson
Warren.... Thomas Arnold

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2003.

Colonel Hargrave pursues Laura Montreville to London, where she meets a new admirer.

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.

Colonel Hargrave pursues Laura from Perthshire to London - where Laura meets a new admirer.

Published in 1811, Mary Brunton’s romantic tale set in Perthshire and London - dramatised in ten parts by Gerda Stevenson.

Laura Montreville is loved by two men - a reckless libertine and a dignified but reserved landowner. In a world where polite society and sexual hypocrisy rub shoulders easily, can she choose wisely between passion and virtue?

Narrated by Maureen Beattie.

Laura.... Gerda Stevenson
Hargrave.... Andrew Wincott
Lady Harriet Montreville.... Phyllida Law
Jeannie.... Colette O'Neil
Montreville.... Bernard Horsfall
Montague De Courcy.... Tom Goodman-Hill
Wilkins.... David Timson
Warren.... Thomas Arnold

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2003.

Colonel Hargrave pursues Laura Montreville to London, where she meets a new admirer.

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.

Colonel Hargrave pursues Laura Montreville to London, where she meets a new admirer.

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.

05Desperation2003040420190629 (BBC7)
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Laura's father is ill, their money is running out and Colonel Hargrave is growing desperate.

Published in 1811, Mary Brunton’s romantic tale set in Perthshire and London - dramatised in ten parts by Gerda Stevenson.

Laura Montreville is loved by two men - a reckless libertine and a dignified but reserved landowner. In a world where polite society and sexual hypocrisy rub shoulders easily, can she choose wisely between passion and virtue?

Narrated by Maureen Beattie.

Laura.... Gerda Stevenson
Hargrave.... Andrew Wincott
Mrs Stubbs.... Phyllida Law
Beggar.... Colette O'Neil
Montreville.... Bernard Horsfall
Montague De Courcy.... Tom Goodman-Hill

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.

Laura's father is ill, their money is running out and Hargrave is growing desperate.

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.

Laura's father is ill, their money is running out and Colonel Hargrave is growing desperate.

Published in 1811, Mary Brunton’s romantic tale set in Perthshire and London - dramatised in ten parts by Gerda Stevenson.

Laura Montreville is loved by two men - a reckless libertine and a dignified but reserved landowner. In a world where polite society and sexual hypocrisy rub shoulders easily, can she choose wisely between passion and virtue?

Narrated by Maureen Beattie.

Laura.... Gerda Stevenson
Hargrave.... Andrew Wincott
Mrs Stubbs.... Phyllida Law
Beggar.... Colette O'Neil
Montreville.... Bernard Horsfall
Montague De Courcy.... Tom Goodman-Hill

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.

Laura's father is ill, their money is running out and Hargrave is growing desperate.

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.

Laura's father is ill, their money is running out and Hargrave is growing desperate.

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.

06Penniless2003040720190702 (BBC7)
20190701 (BBC7)

After her father's death Laura, now penniless, is taken in by her Aunt Lady Pelham.

Published in 1811, Mary Brunton’s romantic tale set in Perthshire and London - dramatised in ten parts by Gerda Stevenson.

Laura Montreville is loved by two men - a reckless libertine and a dignified but reserved landowner. In a world where polite society and sexual hypocrisy rub shoulders easily, can she choose wisely between passion and virtue?

Narrated by Maureen Beattie.

Laura.... Gerda Stevenson
Hargrave.... Andrew Wincott
Mrs Stubbs.... Phyllida Law
Lady Pelham.... Barbara Leigh-Hunt
De Courcy.... Tom Goodman Hill
Hargrave.... Andrew Wincott
Mrs Harrington.... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Maid.... Emma Wooliams

Mary Brunton was a Scottish novelist much admired by Jane Austen; and Self Control, first published in 1811, deals with similar themes to Sense and Sensibility.

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.

With her father dead, Laura must ask her aunt for help and discovers some disturbing news.

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.

07Choices2003040820190703 (BBC7)
20190702 (BBC7)

De Courcy has fallen completely for Laura, but fears that she is still in love with Hargrave.

Mary Brunton’s romantic tale set in Perthshire and London - dramatised in ten parts by Gerda Stevenson.

Laura Montreville is loved by two men - a reckless Libertine and a dignified but reserved landowner. In a world where polite society and sexual hypocrisy rub shoulders easily, can she choose wisely between passion and virtue?

Narrated by Maureen Beattie

Laura.... Gerda Stevenson
Lady Pelham.... Barbara Leigh-Hunt
De Courcy.... Tom Goodman Hill
Hargrave.... Andrew Wincott
Harriet.... Tracy-Ann Oberman

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.

De Courcy has fallen for Laura, but is she free from the affections of Colonel Hargrave?

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.

08A Request2003040920190703 (BBC7)
20190704 (BBC7)

Laura learns more about Hargrave's conduct and receives a request from De Courcy. But will she accept?

Mary Brunton’s romantic tale set in Perthshire and London - dramatised by Gerda Stevenson.

Laura Montreville is loved by two men - a reckless Libertine and a dignified but reserved landowner. In a world where polite society and sexual hypocrisy rub shoulders easily, can she choose wisely between passion and virtue?

Narrated by Maureen Beattie

Laura.... Gerda Stevenson
Lady Pelham.... Barbara Leigh-Hunt
De Courcy.... Tom Goodman Hill
Harriet.... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Mrs Hargrave.... Phyllida Law

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.

09Turmoil2003041020190704 (BBC7)
20190705 (BBC7)

Laura has agreed to marry De Courcy, but will Hargrave let her? Could danger be lurking?

Mary Brunton’s romantic tale set in Perthshire and London - dramatised in ten parts by Gerda Stevenson.

Laura Montreville is loved by two men - a reckless Libertine and a dignified but reserved landowner. In a world where polite society and sexual hypocrisy rub shoulders easily, can she choose wisely between passion and virtue?

Narrated by Maureen Beattie

Laura.... Gerda Stevenson
Lady Pelham.... Barbara Leigh-Hunt
De Courcy.... Tom Goodman Hill
Hargrave.... Andrew Wincott
Mary.... Emma Woolliams
Surgeon.... Stuart McGugan

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.

Laura has agreed to marry De Courcy, but will Hargrave let her? Could danger be very near?

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.

10Kidnapped2003041120190705 (BBC7)
20190706 (BBC7)

Kidnapped by the love-crazed Hargrave, Laura will inherit a fortune - if she agrees to marry him...

Conclusion of Mary Brunton’s romantic tale set in Perthshire and London - dramatised by Gerda Stevenson.

In a world where polite society and sexual hypocrisy rub shoulders easily, can Laura Montreville choose wisely between passion and virtue?

Narrated by Maureen Beattie

Laura.... Gerda Stevenson
Mrs Falkland.... Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Hargrave.... Andrew Wincott
Mrs Dougalas.... Phyllida Law
Annie.... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Mary.... Emma Woolliams
Robert.... Stuart McGugan

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.

Laura has been kidnapped by the love-crazed Hargrave. How will she make her escape?

Heartache and danger lie ahead for Laura Montreville, as she must choose between two men.