Graham Greene's classic comedy adventure.

Read by Anna Massey and Robert Glenister


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BAB01 20070604At his mother's funeral, retired bank manager Henry Pulling meets his septuagenarian Aunt Augusta for the first time in 50 years.
Accompanying her back to her flat, he is introduced to her very unconventional menage.> 
BAB02 20070605Henry's dull suburban life is rudely interrupted when detectives reveal that his dead mother's urn has been used to hide drugs.
Henry's first feelings of anarchy stir within him as his aunt suggests they go abroad.
BAB03 20070606Aunt Augusta and Henry fly to Paris with a mysterious and very heavy red suitcase, which Henry is obliged to to carry through customs for her.
They catch the Orient Express and before long Henry finds himself trying out pot with a woman half his age.
BAB04 20070607In Istanbul, Aunt Augusta is visited by a colonel of the local police, who is on the trail of a Mr Visconti.
She successfully avoids his amorous attentions, but she and Henry are deported for their pains.
BAB05 20070608Henry suggests that he and Aunt Augusta go to Boulogne to see his father's grave.
They meet a Miss Paterson, who reveals an unexpected interest in the deceased.
BAB06 20070611Aunt Augusta leaves England and entrusts Henry with the keys to her flat.
Henry doesn't hear from her for several months.
When he visits the flat, detectives follow him in.
BAB07 20070612Out of the blue, Henry receives a summons to meet his aunt in Paraguay and bring with him a photograph.
Henry duly complies.
BAB08 20070613Wordsworth meets Henry to take delivery of the framed photograph requested by Aunt Augusta.
Henry finds her in an empty villa, awaiting the imminent arrival of Mr Visconti.
BAB09 20070614Henry ends up in jail for inadvertently blowing his nose on the Paraguayan national flag.
He finally meets the notorious Mr Visconti and is fully inducted into his criminal enterprises.
BAB10 LAST 20070615Henry must choose between returning to his quiet suburban existence or throwing in his lot with Augusta.
But life in Paraguay brings potentially fatal dangers.
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970522] By Graham Greene , dramatised in five parts by Rene Basilico. Starring Dame Hilda Bracket as Aunt Augusta and Charles Kay as Henry Pulling. 1: In a London crematorium, a meeting transforms the life of a retired suburban bank manager. Music Jim Parker. Producer John Fawcett Wilson MUSIC LIVE 97
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970529] By Graham Greene , dramatised in five parts by Rene Basilico. Starring Dame Hilda Bracket as Aunt Augusta and Charles Kay as Henry Pulling.
2: Henry suggests a day at the seaside, but Aunt Augusta has other plans. Music by Jim Parker Producer John Fawcett Wilson
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970605] By Graham Greene , dramatised in five parts by Rene Basilico. Starring Dame Hilda Bracket as Aunt Augusta and Charles Kay as Henry Pulling.
3: Excitement on the Orient Express. with Sidney Kean. Joseph Long , Michael Tezcan and Huseyin Poyraz. Music by Jim Parker. Producer John Fawcett Wilson
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970612] By Graham Greene , dramatised in five parts by Rene Basilico. Starring Dame Hilda Bracket as Aunt Augusta and Charles Kay as Henry Pulling.
4: Henry finds his own reasons to visit France, and Aunt Augusta is less than happy. with Shirley Dixon , Michael McStay and Andrew Barclay. Music by Jim Parker Producer John Fawcett Wilson
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970619] The final part of Graham Greene's story, dramatised by Rene Basilico. Starring Dame Hilda Bracket as Aunt Augusta, and Charles Kay as Henry Pulling.
5: A river boat in Paraguay.
with Ricardo Medina, Ignacio Prieto, Gloria Duarte-Vera, Alberto Pino and Marlene Jara.
Music by Jim Parker, played by Harlequin
Producer John Fawcett Wilson.
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970930] By Graham Greene , dramatised in five parts by Rene Basilico. Starring and 1: A London crematorium... and a meeting that will transform the life of a retired suburban bank manager. with Alex Lowe. Music by Jim Parker Producer John Fawcett Wilson Repeat
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19971007] By Graham Greene , dramatised in five parts by Rene Basilico.
Starring Dame Hilda Bracket as Aunt Augusta and Charles Kay as Henry Pulling.
2: Henry makes a tentative suggestion for a day at the seaside... but Aunt Augusta has more ambitious plans. with Olivier Pierre and Philippe Giraudeau Producer John Fawcett Wilson Repeat
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19971014] By Graham Greene , dramatised in five parts by Rene Basilico. 3: A little excitement on the Orient Express... and a little local trouble in Istanbul. with Teresa Gallagher , Moris Farhi , Sidney Kean. Joseph Long. Michael Tezcan and Huseyin Poyraz. Theme music by Jim Parker Producer John Fawcett Wilson Repeat
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19971021] By Graham Greene , dramatised in five parts by Rene Basilico. Starring Dame Hilda Bracket as Aunt Augusta and Charles Kay as Henry Pulling.
4: Henry finds his own reasons to visit France, and Aunt Augusta is less than happy with the outcome. with Shirley Dixon. Michael McStay and Andrew Barclay. Music by Jim Parker Producer John Fawcett Wilson Repeat
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19971028] The final part of Graham Greene 's story, dramatised by Rene Basilico. Starring Dame Hilda Bracket as Aunt Augusta, and Charles Kay as Henry Pulling.
5: A river boat in Paraguay: the staid suburban bank manager has travelled a long way from Southwood. with Ricardo Medina , Ignacio Prieto , Gloria Duarte-Vera. Alberto Pino and Marlene Jara Theme music written by Jim Parker and played by Harlequin
Producer John Fawcett Wilson Repeat

Genome: [r4 bd=19970522] contributors

  • Unknown: Graham Greene
  • Unknown: Rene Basilico.
  • Unknown: Dame Hilda Bracket
  • Unknown: Charles Kay
  • Music: Jim Parker.
  • Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
  • Wordworth: Felix Dexter
  • D/Sgt Sparrow: Roger Sloman
  • Hatty: Liz Smith
  • Priest/Jonathan: Stephen Thorne
  • Attendant/Cabbie: Alex Lowe

Genome: [r4 bd=19970529] contributors

  • Unknown: Graham Greene
  • Unknown: Rene Basilico.
  • Unknown: Dame Hilda Bracket
  • Unknown: Charles Kay
  • Music By: Jim Parker
  • Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
  • Wordsworth: Felix Dexter
  • DetSgt Sparrow: Roger Sloman
  • Major Charge: Frederick Treves
  • Air stewardess: Melanie Hudson
  • Receptionist guard: Olivier Pierre
  • Steward: Philippe Giraudeau

Genome: [r4 bd=19970605] contributors

  • Unknown: Graham Greene
  • Unknown: Rene Basilico.
  • Unknown: Dame Hilda Bracket
  • Unknown: Charles Kay
  • Unknown: Sidney Kean.
  • Unknown: Joseph Long
  • Unknown: Michael Tezcan
  • Unknown: Huseyin Poyraz.
  • Music By: Jim Parker.
  • Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
  • Tooley: Teresa Gallagher
  • Colonel Hakin: Moris Farhi

Genome: [r4 bd=19970612] contributors

  • Unknown: Graham Greene
  • Unknown: Rene Basilico.
  • Unknown: Dame Hilda Bracket
  • Unknown: Charles Kay
  • Unknown: Shirley Dixon
  • Unknown: Michael McStay
  • Unknown: Andrew Barclay.
  • Music By: Jim Parker
  • Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
  • Det Sgt Sparrow: Roger Sloman
  • Maj Charge: Frederick Treves
  • Miss Paterson: Gillian Raine
  • Insp Woodrow: Terrence Hardiman

Genome: [r4 bd=19970619] contributors

  • Unknown: Graham Greene
  • Dramatised By: Rene Basilico.
  • Unknown: Dame Hilda Bracket
  • Unknown: Charles Kay
  • Unknown: Ricardo Medina
  • Unknown: Ignacio Prieto
  • Unknown: Gloria Duarte-Vera
  • Unknown: Alberto Pino
  • Unknown: Marlene Jara
  • Music By: Jim Parker
  • Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
  • Wordsworth: Felix Dexter
  • O'Toole: William Hootkins
  • Mr Visconti: Robert Rietty

Genome: [r4 bd=19970930] contributors

  • Unknown: Graham Greene
  • Unknown: Rene Basilico.
  • Unknown: Alex Lowe.
  • Music By: Jim Parker
  • Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
  • Aunt Augusta: Dame Hilda Bracket
  • Henry Pulling.: Charles Kay
  • Wordworth: Felix Dexter
  • Det Sgt Sparrow: Roger Sloman
  • Hatty: Liz Smith
  • Priest: Stephen Thorne
  • Jonathan: Stephen Thorne

Genome: [r4 bd=19971007] contributors

  • Unknown: Graham Greene
  • Unknown: Rene Basilico.
  • Unknown: Dame Hilda Bracket
  • Unknown: Charles Kay
  • Unknown: Olivier Pierre
  • Unknown: Philippe Giraudeau
  • Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
  • Wordsworth: Felix Dexter
  • Det Sgt Sparrow: Roger Sloman
  • Major Charge: Frederick Treves
  • Air Stewardess: Melanie Hudson

Genome: [r4 bd=19971014] contributors

  • Unknown: Graham Greene
  • Unknown: Rene Basilico.
  • Unknown: Teresa Gallagher
  • Unknown: Moris Farhi
  • Unknown: Sidney Kean.
  • Unknown: Joseph Long.
  • Unknown: Michael Tezcan
  • Unknown: Huseyin Poyraz.
  • Music By: Jim Parker
  • Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
  • Aunt Augusta: Dame Hilda Bracket
  • Henry Pulling: Charles Kay

Genome: [r4 bd=19971021] contributors

  • Unknown: Graham Greene
  • Unknown: Rene Basilico.
  • Unknown: Dame Hilda Bracket
  • Unknown: Charles Kay
  • Unknown: Shirley Dixon.
  • Unknown: Michael McStay
  • Unknown: Andrew Barclay.
  • Music By: Jim Parker
  • Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
  • DetSgt Sparrow: Roger Sloman
  • Major Charge: Frederick Treves
  • MissPaterson: Gillian Raine
  • Inspector Woodrow: Terence Hardiman

Genome: [r4 bd=19971028] contributors

  • Unknown: Graham Greene
  • Dramatised By: Rene Basilico.
  • Unknown: Dame Hilda Bracket
  • Unknown: Charles Kay
  • Unknown: Ricardo Medina
  • Unknown: Ignacio Prieto
  • Unknown: Gloria Duarte-Vera
  • Unknown: Alberto Pino
  • Unknown: Marlene Jara
  • Written By: Jim Parker
  • Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
  • Wordsworth: Felix Dexter
  • O'Toole: William Hootkins
  • Mr Visconti: Robert Rietty

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