The Wordsmiths At Gorsemere

Episodes

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020121 July 17991987051620180424 (BBC7)
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Dorothy is worried about William's impending marriage. Iris bangs bolsters. Samuel Tailor Cholericke falls from grace. And Thomas de Quinine arrives....

An everyday story of towering genius in Sue Limb's six-part soap opera, set in and around the Lake District at the turn of the 18th century.

Stars Geoffrey Whitehead as William Wordsmith, Denise Coffey as Dorothy Wordsmith, Simon Callow as Samuel Tailor Cholericke, Nickolas Grace as Thomas de Quinine, Miriam Margolyes as Stinking Iris and Chris Emmett as the Leechpedlar.

Music by Stephen Oliver and performed by Cantabile.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1987.

Dorothy worries over William's wedding and Thomas de Quinine arrives.

Sue Limb's parody of the lives of the Romantic poets

020227 July 17991987052320180501 (BBC7)
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Stinking Iris brews Laburnum Tea. Cholericke returns secretly. Dorothy's arrangement for the wedding feast are disturbed. And a honeymoon is embarked upon...
An everyday story of towering genius in Sue Limb's six part soap opera, set in and around the Lake District at the turn of the 18th century.
Stars Geoffrey Whitehead as William Wordsmith, Denise Coffey as Dorothy Wordsmith, Simon Callow as Samuel Tailor Cholericke, Nickolas Grace as Thomas de Quinine, Miriam Margolyes as Stinking Iris and Chris Emmett as the Leechpedlar.
Music by Stephen Oliver and performed by Cantabile.
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1987.

William and Mary's wedding bells ring, but there is an unexpected guest.

Sue Limb's parody of the lives of the Romantic poets

020326 September 17991987053020180508 (BBC7)
20180509 (BBC7)
Dorothy is perturbed by de Quinine's enthusiasm. Stinking Iris is in an interesting condition. There is a reconciliation. And Sir Walter Spott is expected...

An everyday story of towering genius in Sue Limb's six part soap opera, set in and around the Lake District at the turn of the 18th century.

Stars Geoffrey Whitehead as William Wordsmith, Denise Coffey as Dorothy Wordsmith, Simon Callow as Samuel Tailor Cholericke, Nickolas Grace as Thomas de Quinine, Miriam Margolyes as Stinking Iris, Chris Emmett as the Leechpedla and Bill Paterson as Sir Walter Spott.

Music by Stephen Oliver and performed by Cantabile.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1987.

Dorothy is perturbed by de Quinine and Sir Walter Spott arrives.

Sue Limb's parody of the lives of the Romantic poets

02042nd October 17991987060620180515 (BBC7)
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Domestic bliss is enhanced by the arrival of John Sheets. Views are exchanged on the desirability of the married state. And a game of cricket is proposed...

An everyday story of towering genius in Sue Limb's six-part soap opera, set in and around the Lake District at the turn of the 18th century.

Stars Geoffrey Whitehead as William Wordsmith, Denise Coffey as Dorothy Wordsmith, Simon Callow as Samuel Tailor Cholericke, Miriam Margolyes as Stinking Iris, Chris Emmett as the Leechpedlar and Nicky Henson as John Sheets.

Music by Stephen Oliver and performed by Cantabile.
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1987.

John Sheets makes a welcome arrival and a game of cricket is proposed.

Sue Limb's parody of the lives of the Romantic poets

02056th May 18001987061320180522 (BBC7)
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Cholericke gets a surprise visitor while Dorothy tries to manage as the household descends into chaos...

An everyday story of towering genius in Sue Limb's six part soap opera, set in and around the Lake District at the turn of the 18th century.

Stars Geoffrey Whitehead as William Wordsmith, Denise Coffey as Dorothy Wordsmith, Simon Callow as Samuel Tailor Cholericke, Miriam Margolyes as Stinking Iris, Angela Pleasence as Sara Cholricke and Nickolas Grace as Thomas de Quinine.

Music by Stephen Oliver and performed by Cantabile.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1987.

With the babies set to arrive, a visitor surprises Cholericke.

Sue Limb's parody of the lives of the Romantic poets

020616th June, 18001987062020180529 (BBC7)
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William Wordsworth meditates upon his Miltonic sonnet. William Bloke arrives with a warning. De Quinine returns in disarray. There is a visitation and all is at peace.

Conclusion of the everyday story of towering genius. Sue Limb's six part soap opera, set in and around the Lake District at the turn of the 18th century.

Stars Geoffrey Whitehead as William Wordsmith, Denise Coffey as Dorothy Wordsmith, Simon Callow as Samuel Tailor Cholericke, Miriam Margolyes as Stinking Iris, Nickolas Grace as Thomas de Quinine, John Shrapnel as William Bloke and Chris Emmett as the Leechpedlar
Music by Stephen Oliver and performed by Cantabile.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1987.

William's peace is shattered by the arrival of spooky William Bloke.

Sue Limb's parody of the lives of the Romantic poets