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A Hedge, backwards by Henry Reed
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon
Music by Donald Swann

  • First broadcast on the BBC Third Programme on 29th February 1956
  • Repeated on 2nd March 1956
  • Repeated on 4th February 1958
  • Repeated on 29th August 1969
  • Repeated on BBC Radio 3 on 30th December 1987, in memory of Douglas Cleverdon.

The fourth of Henry Reed's radio plays about the imaginary writer Richard Shewin and Dame Hilda.


The Cast

  • Hilda Tablet....Mary O'Farrell
  • Herbert Reeve....Hugh Burden
  • Stephen Shewin....Carleton Hobbs
  • Connie Shewin....Gwen Cherrell
  • Nancy Shewin....Dorothy Primrose
  • Owen Shewin....Denis Quilley
  • Brian Shewin....Wilfred Downing
  • George Shewin....Marjorie Westbury
  • Janet Shewin....Gwen Cherrell
  • Milly, Muffy, etc.....Vivienne Chatterton
  • General Gland....Deryck Guyler
  • Neville Pikelet....Allan McClelland
  • Hélène....Cécile Chevreau
  • Richard Shewin's prose....Derek Hart

Characters in Richard Shewin's prose

  • Peter....Michael Meacham
  • Paul....Denis Quilley
  • Mrs Bannister....Vivienne Chatterton
  • Roger....Michael Meacham
  • Billy....Frank Duncan
  • Jenny....Janette Richer
  • Roger's mother (Daisy Treddle)....Vivienne Chatterton

References

http://www.webrarian.co.uk/reed/hedge_backwards.html

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