Adapted by Lynne Truss

In Stella Gibbons' gentle comedy, Margaret Steggles moves to bomb-damaged London in 1943 to take up her new teaching job.


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Through a dropped ration book she meets the Challises, who live at Westwood, an elegant house in Highgate.
The Challis family have great charm, and, with the casual selfishness of the privileged, they soon take advantage of Margaret's slavish admiration.
  • dick fletcher....jonathan nibbs
  • director: kate mcall
  • earl....Martin T Sherman
  • gerard challis....Michael Fenton Stevens
  • grantey....Jacqueline Tong
  • hebe niland....caroline harker
  • hilda wilson....Saffron Burrows
  • lady challis....Rosemary Leach
  • margaret steggles....Juliet Aubrey
  • mr hudson....chris donnelly
  • mrs steggles....angela barlow
  • mrs wilson....Barbara Kellermann
  • nanny....Jacqueline Tong
  • narrator....Rosemary Leach
  • seraphina challis....Phyllida Nash
  • zita mandelbaum....Mia Soteriou
    in 1943 london, teacher margaret steggles falls under the spell of the challis family.
    in 1943 bomb-hit london, teacher margaret steggles falls under the spell of the wealthy challis family.
    stars Juliet Aubrey
    in 1943 bomb-hit london, teacher margaret steggles falls under the spell of the wealthy challis family. stars Juliet Aubrey
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    Through a dropped ration book Margaret Steggles has met Gerard Challis, a famous playwright who lives at Westwood, an elegant house in Highgate.
    When she first meets her hero, Margaret thinks she has found happiness.
    But slowly she becomes disillusioned with Gerard Challis and his pompous plays, and, with the help of Lady Challis, Margaret concludes that there are more ways of living life than pinning one's happiness on the approval of another person.
    Margaret Steggles wonders if playwright Gerald Challis really is the man of her dreams.
    Teacher Margaret Steggles wonders if pompous playwright Gerald Challis really is the man of her dreams.
    Stars Juliet Aubrey.
    Teacher Margaret Steggles wonders if pompous playwright Gerald Challis really is the man of her dreams. Stars Juliet Aubrey.

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    • 01 Hours

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    • Genre: Classic & Period, Drama

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