An Unsuitable Attachment

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0120100426. Anthropologist Rupert Stonebird and librarian Ianthe Broom arrive in Queens Park.

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Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's wonderful story of love - requited and otherwise - in unfashionable north London in 1960. A terrace of newly done-up houses attracts a different kind of resident to Queens Park, and the Reverend Mark Ainger and his wife Sophia are keen to attract them to the church. But the arrival of anthropologist Rupert Stonebird and librarian Ianthe Broom in the congregation does more than swell the collection plate.

An Unsuitable Attachment was turned down by Barbara Pym's publishers, Faber, when she gave them the manuscript in 1963, with very little explanation. Her previous 6 books had met with some success, so she was very upset and according to her correspondence felt very badly treated. It wasn't until 1977, when the Times Literary Supplement published a symposium on the most over and under-rated writers of the century and two contributors named her in the second category - the only living writer to be so distinguished - and her next novel was published before the year was out. She was widely interviewed, appeared on Desert Island Discs, and was the subject of a tv film. She died in 1980. An Unsuitable Attachment was finally published in 1982.

Dramatised by Jennie Howarth.

Narrator.... Penelope Wilton

Penelope.... Sophie Thompson

Sophia.... Lucy Akhurst

Ianthe.... Raquel Cassidy

Mervyn.... Stephen Critchlow

Mark.... Martin Ball

Rupert.... Ben Crowe

John.... Tom Andrews

Sister Dew.... Angela Curran

Lady Selvedge.... Joanna Wake

Mrs Grandison.... Frances Jeater

Edwin.... Robin Bowerman

Basil.... Joe Coen

The director is Chris Wallis, and this is an Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

. Anthropologist Rupert Stonebird and librarian Ianthe Broom arrive in Queens Park."

0220100427. There's a dinner party at the vicarage to meet the new communicants.

"

2/10

Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's wonderful story of love, requited and otherwise, in unfashionable north London in 1960. Penelope is excited because her sister Sophia has invited the new members of the congregation to dinner at the vicarage, and Rupert Stonebird is coming, but so is Ianthe Broom.

An Unsuitable Attachment was turned down by Barbara Pym's publishers, Faber, when she gave them the manuscript in 1963, with very little explanation. Her previous 6 books had met with some success, so she was very upset and according to her correspondence felt very badly treated. It wasn't until 1977, when the Times Literary Supplement published a symposium on the most over and under-rated writers of the century and two contributors named her in the second category - the only living writer to be so distinguished - and her next novel was published before the year was out. She was widely interviewed, appeared on Desert Island Discs, and was the subject of a tv film. She died in 1980. An Unsuitable Attachment was finally published in 1982.

Dramatised by Jennie Howarth.

Narrator.... Penelope Wilton

Penelope.... Sophie Thompson

Sophia.... Lucy Akhurst

Ianthe.... Raquel Cassidy

Mervyn.... Stephen Critchlow

Mark.... Martin Ball

Rupert.... Ben Crowe

John.... Tom Andrews

Sister Dew.... Angela Curran

Lady Selvedge.... Joanna Wake

Mrs Grandison.... Frances Jeater

Edwin.... Robin Bowerman

Basil.... Joe Coen

The director is Chris Wallis, and this is an Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

. There's a dinner party at the vicarage to meet the new communicants."

0320100428"

. A new member of staff arrives at the library, and Ianthe is a little disturbed."

"

3/10

Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's wonderful story of love, requited and otherwise, in unfashionable north London in 1960. A new member of staff, John Challow, comes to work at the library, and seems very interested in Ianthe Broom.

An Unsuitable Attachment was turned down by Barbara Pym's publishers, Faber, when she gave them the manuscript in 1963, with very little explanation. Her previous 6 books had met with some success, so she was very upset and according to her correspondence felt very badly treated. It wasn't until 1977, when the Times Literary Supplement published a symposium on the most over and under-rated writers of the century and two contributors named her in the second category - the only living writer to be so distinguished - and her next novel was published before the year was out. She was widely interviewed, appeared on Desert Island Discs, and was the subject of a tv film. She died in 1980. An Unsuitable Attachment was finally published in 1982.

Dramatised by Jennie Howarth.

Narrator.... Penelope Wilton

Penelope.... Sophie Thompson

Sophia.... Lucy Akhurst

Ianthe.... Raquel Cassidy

Mervyn.... Stephen Critchlow

Mark.... Martin Ball

Rupert.... Ben Crowe

John.... Tom Andrews

Sister Dew.... Angela Curran

Lady Selvedge.... Joanna Wake

Mrs Grandison.... Frances Jeater

Edwin.... Robin Bowerman

Basil.... Joe Coen

The director is Chris Wallis, and this is an Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

. A new member of staff arrives at the library, and Ianthe is a little disturbed."

0420100429"

. Everyone goes off to their Christmas retreats, but Rupert is no nearer making up his mind."

"

4/10

Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's wonderful story of love, requited and otherwise, in unfashionable north London in 1960. Everyone goes off to their Christmas retreats, but Rupert is till no nearer making up his mind, Ianthe or Penelope? So he decides to have a dinner party.

An Unsuitable Attachment was turned down by Barbara Pym's publishers, Faber, when she gave them the manuscript in 1963, with very little explanation. Her previous 6 books had met with some success, so she was very upset and according to her correspondence felt very badly treated. It wasn't until 1977, when the Times Literary Supplement published a symposium on the most over and under-rated writers of the century and two contributors named her in the second category - the only living writer to be so distinguished - and her next novel was published before the year was out. She was widely interviewed, appeared on Desert Island Discs, and was the subject of a tv film. She died in 1980. An Unsuitable Attachment was finally published in 1982.

Dramatised by Jennie Howarth.

Narrator.... Penelope Wilton

Penelope.... Sophie Thompson

Sophia.... Lucy Akhurst

Ianthe.... Raquel Cassidy

Mervyn.... Stephen Critchlow

Mark.... Martin Ball

Rupert.... Ben Crowe

John.... Tom Andrews

Sister Dew.... Angela Curran

Lady Selvedge.... Joanna Wake

Mrs Grandison.... Frances Jeater

Edwin.... Robin Bowerman

Basil.... Joe Coen

The director is Chris Wallis, and this is an Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

. Everyone goes off to their Christmas retreats, but Rupert is no nearer making up his mind."

0520100430"

. Ianthe is worried that John Challow is ill, although Mervyn has his doubts."

"

5/10

Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's wonderful story of love, requited and otherwise, in unfashionable north London in 1960. John Challow hasn't turned up for work. Ianthe is worried that he is ill, although Mervyn has his doubts. So Ianthe does good work, and goes visiting the sick.

An Unsuitable Attachment was turned down by Barbara Pym's publishers, Faber, when she gave them the manuscript in 1963, with very little explanation. Her previous 6 books had met with some success, so she was very upset and according to her correspondence felt very badly treated. It wasn't until 1977, when the Times Literary Supplement published a symposium on the most over and under-rated writers of the century and two contributors named her in the second category - the only living writer to be so distinguished - and her next novel was published before the year was out. She was widely interviewed, appeared on Desert Island Discs, and was the subject of a tv film. She died in 1980. An Unsuitable Attachment was finally published in 1982.

Dramatised by Jennie Howarth.

Narrator.... Penelope Wilton

Penelope.... Sophie Thompson

Sophia.... Lucy Akhurst

Ianthe.... Raquel Cassidy

Mervyn.... Stephen Critchlow

Mark.... Martin Ball

Rupert.... Ben Crowe

John.... Tom Andrews

Sister Dew.... Angela Curran

Lady Selvedge.... Joanna Wake

Mrs Grandison.... Frances Jeater

Edwin.... Robin Bowerman

Basil.... Joe Coen

The director is Chris Wallis, and this is an Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

Producer CHRIS WALLIS

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Short Desc

Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's story of love in unfashionable north london.

Medium Desc

Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's wonderful story of love in north London in 1960. John doesn't turn up for work, so Ianthe does good works and goes visiting the presumed sick.

. Ianthe is worried that John Challow is ill, although Mervyn has his doubts."

0620100503"

. The parish party set off on their trip to Rome, each full of expectations."

"

6/10

Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's wonderful story of love, requited and otherwise, in unfashionable north London in 1960. The parish party set off on their trip to Rome, full of expectations. And it doesn't disappoint, indeed there are even a few surprises.

An Unsuitable Attachment was turned down by Barbara Pym's publishers, Faber, when she gave them the manuscript in 1963, with very little explanation. Her previous 6 books had met with some success, so she was very upset and according to her correspondence felt very badly treated. It wasn't until 1977, when the Times Literary Supplement published a symposium on the most over and under-rated writers of the century and two contributors named her in the second category - the only living writer to be so distinguished - and her next novel was published before the year was out. She was widely interviewed, appeared on Desert Island Discs, and was the subject of a tv film. She died in 1980. An Unsuitable Attachment was finally published in 1982.

Dramatised by Jennie Howarth.

Narrator.... Penelope Wilton

Penelope.... Sophie Thompson

Sophia.... Lucy Akhurst

Ianthe.... Raquel Cassidy

Mervyn.... Stephen Critchlow

Mark.... Martin Ball

Rupert.... Ben Crowe

John.... Tom Andrews

Sister Dew.... Angela Curran

Lady Selvedge.... Joanna Wake

Mrs Grandison.... Frances Jeater

Edwin.... Robin Bowerman

Basil.... Joe Coen

The director is Chris Wallis, and this is an Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

. The parish party set off on their trip to Rome, each full of expectations."

0720100504"

. Rupert's arrival in Rome is what Penelope has been waiting for, but is it what she wants?"

"

7/10

Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's wonderful story of love, requited and otherwise, in unfashionable north London in 1960. The parish party are doing Rome, and Rupert turns up, to Penelope's delight, but unlike Rome, he may not be what she had hoped.

An Unsuitable Attachment was turned down by Barbara Pym's publishers, Faber, when she gave them the manuscript in 1963, with very little explanation. Her previous 6 books had met with some success, so she was very upset and according to her correspondence felt very badly treated. It wasn't until 1977, when the Times Literary Supplement published a symposium on the most over and under-rated writers of the century and two contributors named her in the second category - the only living writer to be so distinguished - and her next novel was published before the year was out. She was widely interviewed, appeared on Desert Island Discs, and was the subject of a tv film. She died in 1980. An Unsuitable Attachment was finally published in 1982.

Dramatised by Jennie Howarth.

Narrator.... Penelope Wilton

Penelope.... Sophie Thompson

Sophia.... Lucy Akhurst

Ianthe.... Raquel Cassidy

Mervyn.... Stephen Critchlow

Mark.... Martin Ball

Rupert.... Ben Crowe

John.... Tom Andrews

Sister Dew.... Angela Curran

Lady Selvedge.... Joanna Wake

Mrs Grandison.... Frances Jeater

Edwin.... Robin Bowerman

Basil.... Joe Coen

The director is Chris Wallis, and this is an Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

. Rupert's arrival in Rome is what Penelope has been waiting for, but is it what she wants?"

0820100505. Ianthe goes with Sophia to visit her aunt in Ravello and tells Sophia of her love for John

"

8/10

Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's wonderful story of love, requited and otherwise, in unfashionable north London in 1960. While everyone else has gone back to England, Ianthe and Sophia go to visit Sophia's Aunt in her villa in Ravello. It's romantic, if run down, and Ianthe tells Sophia of her love for John. Sophia's reaction is not quite what she would expect.

An Unsuitable Attachment was turned down by Barbara Pym's publishers, Faber, when she gave them the manuscript in 1963, with very little explanation. Her previous 6 books had met with some success, so she was very upset and according to her correspondence felt very badly treated. It wasn't until 1977, when the Times Literary Supplement published a symposium on the most over and under-rated writers of the century and two contributors named her in the second category - the only living writer to be so distinguished - and her next novel was published before the year was out. She was widely interviewed, appeared on Desert Island Discs, and was the subject of a tv film. She died in 1980. An Unsuitable Attachment was finally published in 1982.

Dramatised by Jennie Howarth.

Narrator.... Penelope Wilton

Penelope.... Sophie Thompson

Sophia.... Lucy Akhurst

Ianthe.... Raquel Cassidy

Mervyn.... Stephen Critchlow

Mark.... Martin Ball

Rupert.... Ben Crowe

John.... Tom Andrews

Sister Dew.... Angela Curran

Lady Selvedge.... Joanna Wake

Mrs Grandison.... Frances Jeater

Edwin.... Robin Bowerman

Basil.... Joe Coen

The director is Chris Wallis, and this is an Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

. Ianthe goes with Sophia to visit her aunt in Ravello and tells Sophia of her love for John"

0920100506"

. Confused by Penelope's tearfulness in Rome, Rupert heads over to Ianthe for solace."

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9/10Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's wonderful story of love, requited and otherwise, in unfashionable north London in 1960. Confused by Penelope's tearfulness in Rome, Rupert heads over to Ianthe for solace. But it is not to be.

An Unsuitable Attachment was turned down by Barbara Pym's publishers, Faber, when she gave them the manuscript in 1963, with very little explanation. Her previous 6 books had met with some success, so she was very upset and according to her correspondence felt very badly treated. It wasn't until 1977, when the Times Literary Supplement published a symposium on the most over and under-rated writers of the century and two contributors named her in the second category - the only living writer to be so distinguished - and her next novel was published before the year was out. She was widely interviewed, appeared on Desert Island Discs, and was the subject of a tv film. She died in 1980. An Unsuitable Attachment was finally published in 1982.

Dramatised by Jennie Howarth.

Narrator.... Penelope Wilton

Penelope.... Sophie Thompson

Sophia.... Lucy Akhurst

Ianthe.... Raquel Cassidy

Mervyn.... Stephen Critchlow

Mark.... Martin Ball

Rupert.... Ben Crowe

John.... Tom Andrews

Sister Dew.... Angela Curran

Lady Selvedge.... Joanna Wake

Mrs Grandison.... Frances Jeater

Edwin.... Robin Bowerman

Basil.... Joe Coen

The director is Chris Wallis, and this is an Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

. Confused by Penelope's tearfulness in Rome, Rupert heads over to Ianthe for solace."

10 LAST20100507. Ianthe Broome and John Challow are to be married. But can it be true? It's so unsuitable.

"

10/10

Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's wonderful story of love, requited and otherwise, in unfashionable north London in 1960. Ianthe Broome and John Challow are to be married. It says so in The Times. But can it be true? It's so unsuitable. Perhaps it won't happen after all.

An Unsuitable Attachment was turned down by Barbara Pym's publishers, Faber, when she gave them the manuscript in 1963, with very little explanation. Her previous 6 books had met with some success, so she was very upset and according to her correspondence felt very badly treated. It wasn't until 1977, when the Times Literary Supplement published a symposium on the most over and under-rated writers of the century and two contributors named her in the second category - the only living writer to be so distinguished - and her next novel was published before the year was out. She was widely interviewed, appeared on Desert Island Discs, and was the subject of a tv film. She died in 1980. An Unsuitable Attachment was finally published in 1982.

Dramatised by Jennie Howarth.

Narrator.... Penelope Wilton

Penelope.... Sophie Thompson

Sophia.... Lucy Akhurst

Ianthe.... Raquel Cassidy

Mervyn.... Stephen Critchlow

Mark.... Martin Ball

Rupert.... Ben Crowe

John.... Tom Andrews

Sister Dew.... Angela Curran

Lady Selvedge.... Joanna Wake

Mrs Grandison.... Frances Jeater

Edwin.... Robin Bowerman

Basil.... Joe Coen

The director is Chris Wallis, and this is an Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

. Ianthe Broome and John Challow are to be married. But can it be true? It's so unsuitable."

0520100430Ianthe is worried that John Challow is ill, although Mervyn has his doubts.

5/10

Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's wonderful story of love, requited and otherwise, in unfashionable north London in 1960. John Challow hasn't turned up for work. Ianthe is worried that he is ill, although Mervyn has his doubts. So Ianthe does good work, and goes visiting the sick.

An Unsuitable Attachment was turned down by Barbara Pym's publishers, Faber, when she gave them the manuscript in 1963, with very little explanation. Her previous 6 books had met with some success, so she was very upset and according to her correspondence felt very badly treated. It wasn't until 1977, when the Times Literary Supplement published a symposium on the most over and under-rated writers of the century and two contributors named her in the second category - the only living writer to be so distinguished - and her next novel was published before the year was out. She was widely interviewed, appeared on Desert Island Discs, and was the subject of a tv film. She died in 1980. An Unsuitable Attachment was finally published in 1982.

Dramatised by Jennie Howarth.

Narrator - Penelope Wilton

Penelope - Sophie Thompson

Sophia - Lucy Akhurst

Ianthe - Raquel Cassidy

Mervyn - Stephen Critchlow

Mark - Martin Ball

Rupert - Ben Crowe

John - Tom Andrews

Sister Dew - Angela Curran

Lady Selvedge - Joanna Wake

Mrs Grandison - Frances Jeater

Edwin - Robin Bowerman

Basil - Joe Coen

The director is Chris Wallis, and this is an Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

Producer CHRIS WALLIS

Repeated on 30:04:2010 19:45:00

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Billed Time On-air Time Prog. Title TX Title Ep. Title

Amend 19:45:00 19:45:00 AN UNSUITABLE ATTACHMENT AN UNSUITABLE ATTACHMENT

Short Desc

Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's story of love in unfashionable north london.

Medium Desc

Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's wonderful story of love in north London in 1960. John doesn't turn up for work, so Ianthe does good works and goes visiting the presumed sick.

0120100426Anthropologist Rupert Stonebird and librarian Ianthe Broom arrive in Queens Park.

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Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's wonderful story of love - requited and otherwise - in unfashionable north London in 1960.

A terrace of newly done-up houses attracts a different kind of resident to Queens Park, and the Reverend Mark Ainger and his wife Sophia are keen to attract them to the church.

But the arrival of anthropologist Rupert Stonebird and librarian Ianthe Broom in the congregation does more than swell the collection plate.

An Unsuitable Attachment was turned down by Barbara Pym's publishers, Faber, when she gave them the manuscript in 1963, with very little explanation.

Her previous 6 books had met with some success, so she was very upset and according to her correspondence felt very badly treated.

It wasn't until 1977, when the Times Literary Supplement published a symposium on the most over and under-rated writers of the century and two contributors named her in the second category - the only living writer to be so distinguished - and her next novel was published before the year was out.

She was widely interviewed, appeared on Desert Island Discs, and was the subject of a tv film.

She died in 1980.

An Unsuitable Attachment was finally published in 1982.

Dramatised by Jennie Howarth.

Narrator - Penelope Wilton

Penelope - Sophie Thompson

Sophia - Lucy Akhurst

Ianthe - Raquel Cassidy

Mervyn - Stephen Critchlow

Mark - Martin Ball

Rupert - Ben Crowe

John - Tom Andrews

Sister Dew - Angela Curran

Lady Selvedge - Joanna Wake

Mrs Grandison - Frances Jeater

Edwin - Robin Bowerman

Basil - Joe Coen

The director is Chris Wallis, and this is an Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

0220100427There's a dinner party at the vicarage to meet the new communicants.

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Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's wonderful story of love, requited and otherwise, in unfashionable north London in 1960.

Penelope is excited because her sister Sophia has invited the new members of the congregation to dinner at the vicarage, and Rupert Stonebird is coming, but so is Ianthe Broom.

An Unsuitable Attachment was turned down by Barbara Pym's publishers, Faber, when she gave them the manuscript in 1963, with very little explanation.

Her previous 6 books had met with some success, so she was very upset and according to her correspondence felt very badly treated.

It wasn't until 1977, when the Times Literary Supplement published a symposium on the most over and under-rated writers of the century and two contributors named her in the second category - the only living writer to be so distinguished - and her next novel was published before the year was out.

She was widely interviewed, appeared on Desert Island Discs, and was the subject of a tv film.

She died in 1980.

An Unsuitable Attachment was finally published in 1982.

Dramatised by Jennie Howarth.

Narrator - Penelope Wilton

Penelope - Sophie Thompson

Sophia - Lucy Akhurst

Ianthe - Raquel Cassidy

Mervyn - Stephen Critchlow

Mark - Martin Ball

Rupert - Ben Crowe

John - Tom Andrews

Sister Dew - Angela Curran

Lady Selvedge - Joanna Wake

Mrs Grandison - Frances Jeater

Edwin - Robin Bowerman

Basil - Joe Coen

The director is Chris Wallis, and this is an Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

0220100503
0320100428A new member of staff arrives at the library, and Ianthe is a little disturbed.

3/10

Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's wonderful story of love, requited and otherwise, in unfashionable north London in 1960.

A new member of staff, John Challow, comes to work at the library, and seems very interested in Ianthe Broom.

An Unsuitable Attachment was turned down by Barbara Pym's publishers, Faber, when she gave them the manuscript in 1963, with very little explanation.

Her previous 6 books had met with some success, so she was very upset and according to her correspondence felt very badly treated.

It wasn't until 1977, when the Times Literary Supplement published a symposium on the most over and under-rated writers of the century and two contributors named her in the second category - the only living writer to be so distinguished - and her next novel was published before the year was out.

She was widely interviewed, appeared on Desert Island Discs, and was the subject of a tv film.

She died in 1980.

An Unsuitable Attachment was finally published in 1982.

Dramatised by Jennie Howarth.

Narrator - Penelope Wilton

Penelope - Sophie Thompson

Sophia - Lucy Akhurst

Ianthe - Raquel Cassidy

Mervyn - Stephen Critchlow

Mark - Martin Ball

Rupert - Ben Crowe

John - Tom Andrews

Sister Dew - Angela Curran

Lady Selvedge - Joanna Wake

Mrs Grandison - Frances Jeater

Edwin - Robin Bowerman

Basil - Joe Coen

The director is Chris Wallis, and this is an Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

0320100504
0420100429Everyone goes off to their Christmas retreats, but Rupert is no nearer making up his mind.

4/10

Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's wonderful story of love, requited and otherwise, in unfashionable north London in 1960.

Everyone goes off to their Christmas retreats, but Rupert is till no nearer making up his mind, Ianthe or Penelope? So he decides to have a dinner party.

An Unsuitable Attachment was turned down by Barbara Pym's publishers, Faber, when she gave them the manuscript in 1963, with very little explanation.

Her previous 6 books had met with some success, so she was very upset and according to her correspondence felt very badly treated.

It wasn't until 1977, when the Times Literary Supplement published a symposium on the most over and under-rated writers of the century and two contributors named her in the second category - the only living writer to be so distinguished - and her next novel was published before the year was out.

She was widely interviewed, appeared on Desert Island Discs, and was the subject of a tv film.

She died in 1980.

An Unsuitable Attachment was finally published in 1982.

Dramatised by Jennie Howarth.

Narrator - Penelope Wilton

Penelope - Sophie Thompson

Sophia - Lucy Akhurst

Ianthe - Raquel Cassidy

Mervyn - Stephen Critchlow

Mark - Martin Ball

Rupert - Ben Crowe

John - Tom Andrews

Sister Dew - Angela Curran

Lady Selvedge - Joanna Wake

Mrs Grandison - Frances Jeater

Edwin - Robin Bowerman

Basil - Joe Coen

The director is Chris Wallis, and this is an Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

0420100505
0520100430Ianthe is worried that John Challow is ill, although Mervyn has his doubts.

5/10

Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's wonderful story of love, requited and otherwise, in unfashionable north London in 1960.

John Challow hasn't turned up for work.

Ianthe is worried that he is ill, although Mervyn has his doubts.

So Ianthe does good work, and goes visiting the sick.

An Unsuitable Attachment was turned down by Barbara Pym's publishers, Faber, when she gave them the manuscript in 1963, with very little explanation.

Her previous 6 books had met with some success, so she was very upset and according to her correspondence felt very badly treated.

It wasn't until 1977, when the Times Literary Supplement published a symposium on the most over and under-rated writers of the century and two contributors named her in the second category - the only living writer to be so distinguished - and her next novel was published before the year was out.

She was widely interviewed, appeared on Desert Island Discs, and was the subject of a tv film.

She died in 1980.

An Unsuitable Attachment was finally published in 1982.

Dramatised by Jennie Howarth.

Narrator - Penelope Wilton

Penelope - Sophie Thompson

Sophia - Lucy Akhurst

Ianthe - Raquel Cassidy

Mervyn - Stephen Critchlow

Mark - Martin Ball

Rupert - Ben Crowe

John - Tom Andrews

Sister Dew - Angela Curran

Lady Selvedge - Joanna Wake

Mrs Grandison - Frances Jeater

Edwin - Robin Bowerman

Basil - Joe Coen

The director is Chris Wallis, and this is an Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

Producer Chris Wallis

Repeated on 30:04:2010 19:45:00

Billed Time On-air Time Prog.

Title TX Title Ep.

Amend 19:45:00 19:45:00 AN UNSUITABLE ATTACHMENT AN UNSUITABLE ATTACHMENT

Short Desc

Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's story of love in unfashionable north london.

Medium Desc

Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's wonderful story of love in north London in 1960.

John doesn't turn up for work, so Ianthe does good works and goes visiting the presumed sick.

0520100506
0620100503The parish party set off on their trip to Rome, each full of expectations.

6/10

Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's wonderful story of love, requited and otherwise, in unfashionable north London in 1960.

The parish party set off on their trip to Rome, full of expectations.

And it doesn't disappoint, indeed there are even a few surprises.

An Unsuitable Attachment was turned down by Barbara Pym's publishers, Faber, when she gave them the manuscript in 1963, with very little explanation.

Her previous 6 books had met with some success, so she was very upset and according to her correspondence felt very badly treated.

It wasn't until 1977, when the Times Literary Supplement published a symposium on the most over and under-rated writers of the century and two contributors named her in the second category - the only living writer to be so distinguished - and her next novel was published before the year was out.

She was widely interviewed, appeared on Desert Island Discs, and was the subject of a tv film.

She died in 1980.

An Unsuitable Attachment was finally published in 1982.

Dramatised by Jennie Howarth.

Narrator - Penelope Wilton

Penelope - Sophie Thompson

Sophia - Lucy Akhurst

Ianthe - Raquel Cassidy

Mervyn - Stephen Critchlow

Mark - Martin Ball

Rupert - Ben Crowe

John - Tom Andrews

Sister Dew - Angela Curran

Lady Selvedge - Joanna Wake

Mrs Grandison - Frances Jeater

Edwin - Robin Bowerman

Basil - Joe Coen

The director is Chris Wallis, and this is an Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

0620100507
0720100504Rupert's arrival in Rome is what Penelope has been waiting for, but is it what she wants?

7/10

Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's wonderful story of love, requited and otherwise, in unfashionable north London in 1960.

The parish party are doing Rome, and Rupert turns up, to Penelope's delight, but unlike Rome, he may not be what she had hoped.

An Unsuitable Attachment was turned down by Barbara Pym's publishers, Faber, when she gave them the manuscript in 1963, with very little explanation.

Her previous 6 books had met with some success, so she was very upset and according to her correspondence felt very badly treated.

It wasn't until 1977, when the Times Literary Supplement published a symposium on the most over and under-rated writers of the century and two contributors named her in the second category - the only living writer to be so distinguished - and her next novel was published before the year was out.

She was widely interviewed, appeared on Desert Island Discs, and was the subject of a tv film.

She died in 1980.

An Unsuitable Attachment was finally published in 1982.

Dramatised by Jennie Howarth.

Narrator - Penelope Wilton

Penelope - Sophie Thompson

Sophia - Lucy Akhurst

Ianthe - Raquel Cassidy

Mervyn - Stephen Critchlow

Mark - Martin Ball

Rupert - Ben Crowe

John - Tom Andrews

Sister Dew - Angela Curran

Lady Selvedge - Joanna Wake

Mrs Grandison - Frances Jeater

Edwin - Robin Bowerman

Basil - Joe Coen

The director is Chris Wallis, and this is an Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

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0820100505Ianthe goes with Sophia to visit her aunt in Ravello and tells Sophia of her love for John

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Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's wonderful story of love, requited and otherwise, in unfashionable north London in 1960.

While everyone else has gone back to England, Ianthe and Sophia go to visit Sophia's Aunt in her villa in Ravello.

It's romantic, if run down, and Ianthe tells Sophia of her love for John.

Sophia's reaction is not quite what she would expect.

An Unsuitable Attachment was turned down by Barbara Pym's publishers, Faber, when she gave them the manuscript in 1963, with very little explanation.

Her previous 6 books had met with some success, so she was very upset and according to her correspondence felt very badly treated.

It wasn't until 1977, when the Times Literary Supplement published a symposium on the most over and under-rated writers of the century and two contributors named her in the second category - the only living writer to be so distinguished - and her next novel was published before the year was out.

She was widely interviewed, appeared on Desert Island Discs, and was the subject of a tv film.

She died in 1980.

An Unsuitable Attachment was finally published in 1982.

Dramatised by Jennie Howarth.

Narrator - Penelope Wilton

Penelope - Sophie Thompson

Sophia - Lucy Akhurst

Ianthe - Raquel Cassidy

Mervyn - Stephen Critchlow

Mark - Martin Ball

Rupert - Ben Crowe

John - Tom Andrews

Sister Dew - Angela Curran

Lady Selvedge - Joanna Wake

Mrs Grandison - Frances Jeater

Edwin - Robin Bowerman

Basil - Joe Coen

The director is Chris Wallis, and this is an Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

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0920100506Confused by Penelope's tearfulness in Rome, Rupert heads over to Ianthe for solace.

9/10Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's wonderful story of love, requited and otherwise, in unfashionable north London in 1960.

But it is not to be.

An Unsuitable Attachment was turned down by Barbara Pym's publishers, Faber, when she gave them the manuscript in 1963, with very little explanation.

Her previous 6 books had met with some success, so she was very upset and according to her correspondence felt very badly treated.

It wasn't until 1977, when the Times Literary Supplement published a symposium on the most over and under-rated writers of the century and two contributors named her in the second category - the only living writer to be so distinguished - and her next novel was published before the year was out.

She was widely interviewed, appeared on Desert Island Discs, and was the subject of a tv film.

She died in 1980.

An Unsuitable Attachment was finally published in 1982.

Dramatised by Jennie Howarth.

Narrator - Penelope Wilton

Penelope - Sophie Thompson

Sophia - Lucy Akhurst

Ianthe - Raquel Cassidy

Mervyn - Stephen Critchlow

Mark - Martin Ball

Rupert - Ben Crowe

John - Tom Andrews

Sister Dew - Angela Curran

Lady Selvedge - Joanna Wake

Mrs Grandison - Frances Jeater

Edwin - Robin Bowerman

Basil - Joe Coen

The director is Chris Wallis, and this is an Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

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10 LAST20100507Ianthe Broome and John Challow are to be married.

But can it be true? It's so unsuitable.

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Penelope Wilton stars in Barbara Pym's wonderful story of love, requited and otherwise, in unfashionable north London in 1960.

It says so in The Times.

Perhaps it won't happen after all.

An Unsuitable Attachment was turned down by Barbara Pym's publishers, Faber, when she gave them the manuscript in 1963, with very little explanation.

Her previous 6 books had met with some success, so she was very upset and according to her correspondence felt very badly treated.

It wasn't until 1977, when the Times Literary Supplement published a symposium on the most over and under-rated writers of the century and two contributors named her in the second category - the only living writer to be so distinguished - and her next novel was published before the year was out.

She was widely interviewed, appeared on Desert Island Discs, and was the subject of a tv film.

She died in 1980.

An Unsuitable Attachment was finally published in 1982.

Dramatised by Jennie Howarth.

Narrator - Penelope Wilton

Penelope - Sophie Thompson

Sophia - Lucy Akhurst

Ianthe - Raquel Cassidy

Mervyn - Stephen Critchlow

Mark - Martin Ball

Rupert - Ben Crowe

John - Tom Andrews

Sister Dew - Angela Curran

Lady Selvedge - Joanna Wake

Mrs Grandison - Frances Jeater

Edwin - Robin Bowerman

Basil - Joe Coen

The director is Chris Wallis, and this is an Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.