J B. Priestley Lost Empires Part 01

Classic Serial: Lost Empires By J.B. Priestley Sun 18th Sep 1994, 14:30 on BBC Radio 4 FM Three-part serialisation, dramatised by Bert Coules Music Chris Monks Director Kate Rowland.   1: Overture and Beginners.   It is 1913 when Richard Hemcastle leaves his dead-end job to join his Uncle Nick"Ganga Dun , the Maharajah of Mystery" in the vulgar world of the music halls. Nick Ollanton: Tom Baker Old Richard: Bryan Pringle Young Richard: Richard Hollick Harry Burrard: Freddie Davies Tommy Beamish: Steven Frost Julie Blane: Bridgit Forsyth Cissie Mapes: Deborah McAndrew Nancy: Kathryn Hunt Courtney: Russell Dixon Hislop:John Lloyd Filungham Barney: Mike Edmunds Sun 18th Sep 1994, 14:30 on BBC Radio 4 FM Written in the mood of Angel Pavement, this imaginative novel is set in the years immediately before the First World War. In turns funny, sad, nostalgic, it is the story of young Richard Herncastle who travels the now vanished Music Halls (the 'Lost Empires') with his uncle, an illusionist. The core of the story is the young man's emotional awakening.

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.


Lost Empires - Part 01 55:46