This Happy Breed [Noel Coward]

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20170513 (BBC7)The Gibbons family's inter-war life in a new suburban home from 1919 to 1939.

The inter-war life of the Gibbons family in their new suburban home.

Noel Coward's play covers a 20-year period from June 1919, when the Gibbons family move in to their new home near London's Clapham Common, to when they moved out in June 1939.

Stars John Moffatt as Frank Gibbons, Rosemary Leach as Ethel, Doris Hare as Mrs Flint, Alice Arnold as Queenie, Robert Lang as Bob, Anna Cropper as Sylvia, Michael Maloney as Billy and Julia Swift as Vi.

Written in 1939, This Happy Breed was not staged until 1942. It was adapted as a film in 1944 and directed by David Lean starring Robert Newton, Celia Johnson and John Mills.

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.

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The Gibbons family's inter-war life in a new suburban home from 1919 to 1939.

The Gibbons family's inter-war life in a new suburban home from 1919 to 1939, when they move away. Stars John Moffatt.

Life during the inter-war years of 1919-39 for the Gibbons family, in a new suburban home.

Life during the inter-war years of 1919-39 for the Gibbons family, in a new suburban home. Stars John Moffatt.

Life during the inter-war years of 1919-39 for the Gibbons family, in a new suburban home. Stars John Moffatt.

20110918 (BBC7)The inter-war years of 1919-39 for the Gibbons family in a new suburban home, up to when they move away.

Stars John Moffatt.

Tracing the Gibbons family's suburban life, from the inter-war years up to when they move.

The inter-war years of 1919-39 for the Gibbons family in a new suburban home, up to when they move away. Stars John Moffatt.

20110917 (BBC7)Tracing the Gibbons family's suburban life, from the inter-war years up to when they move.

The inter-war years of 1919-39 for the Gibbons family in a new suburban home, up to when they move away.

Stars John Moffatt.

The inter-war years of 1919-39 for the Gibbons family in a new suburban home, up to when they move away. Stars John Moffatt.

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The Gibbons family's inter-war life in a new suburban home from 1919 to 1939.

The inter-war life of the Gibbons family in their new suburban home.

Starring John Moffatt, Rosemary Leach and Doris Hare.

Noel Coward's play covers a 20-year period from June 1919, when the Gibbons family move in to their new home near London’s Clapham Common, to when they moved out in June 1939.

Frank Gibbons …. John Moffatt
Ethel …. Rosemary Leach
Mrs Flint …. Doris Hare
Queenie …. Alice Arnold
Bob …. Robert Lang
Sylvia …. Anna Cropper
Billy …. Michael Maloney
Vi …. Julia Swift
Phyllis …. Elizabeth Mansfield
Reg …. John McAndrew
Sam …. Simon Treves

Written in 1939, This Happy Breed was not staged until 1942. It was adapted as a film in 1944 and directed by David Lean starring Robert Newton, Celia Johnson and John Mills.

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1989.