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A Telegram from the Queen is a radio play by Katie Hims, the third and final play in her Lost Property trilogy. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 17 May 2011, as an installment of the Afternoon Play[1]. The first two plays in the trilogy were The Wrong Label and The Year My Mother Went Missing.

Rosie Cavaliero won a BBC Audio Drama Award in the category of Best Actress for her performance as Ruthie.


For Alice's 100th birthday present, her granddaughter Ruthie sets out to put her family back together again. The final play in Katie Hims' trilogy of heartbreak and redemption.


  • Ruthie ..... Rosie Cavaliero
  • Alice ..... Edna Doré
  • Ted ..... Gary Beadle
  • Vincent ..... Daniel Rabin
  • Marcus ..... Stuart McLoughlin
  • Ray ..... Sean Baker
  • Queenie ..... Jane Whittenshaw
  • Roseanna ..... Alex Tregear
  • Ella May ..... Joanna Monro
  • Receptionist ..... Sally Orrock

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