Sunday, 10 February 2019

Mervyn Peake - Gormenghast

MERVYN PEAKE - GORMENGHAST (320kbs-m4a/205mb/1hr29mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 1st December 2018

As young Titus approaches his destiny in Gormenghast, he faces the rise of the ruthlessly ambitious Steerpike.

The second of two plays based on the Gormenghast novels by Mervyn Peake - dramatised by Brian Sibley.

Stars Sting as Steerpike
Freddie Jones as The Artist
Bernard Hepton as Dr Prunesquallor
Judy Parfitt as Irma Prunesquallor
Eleanor Bron as Gertrude
Sheila Hancock as Clarice and Cora
Jill Lidstone as Fuchsia
Cyril Shaps as Flay
Maurice Denham as Barquentine
Michael Aldridge as Bellgrove
Hilda Schroder as Nannie Slagg
Vicky Ireland as Titus aged 7
Julian Firth as Titus aged 17


Mulefire .... Arnold Diamond
Cutflower ... David Garth
Shrivell ... Alan Thompson
Shred ... David Sinclair
Opus Fluke ... John Forbes Robertston
Perch-Prism ... David Gooderson

Director: Glyn Dearman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1984.

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