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Eating Words is a radio play by Richard Nelson. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 30 October 1989, and won a Giles Cooper Award that same year, the author's second such award. The length is 65 minutes[1].



  • Henry - John Woodvine
  • Vanessa - Sheila Allen
  • Sam - Ed Asner
  • Young Woman - Emily Richard
  • Waiter - Charles Simpson
  • People in Restaurant and Pub - Vincent Brimble, John Bull, David King, Elizabeth Mansfield, Simon Treves, Joe Dunlop, Christopher Good, and Danny Schiller

Directed by Ned Chaillet

Critical Reception[]


  1. Best Radio Plays of 1989 Methuen/BBC 1990