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Memorial to WS Gilbert v4

Memorial to W. S. Gilbert on Victoria Embankment

Gilbert Without Sullivan - Series 1 by Stephen Wyatt
Directed by Sue Wilson
BBC Radio 4
This series was used as one-off fillers when needed

Dramatizations from the stories of WS Gilbert.


Episode 1 - 25.12.2002 - The Finger Of Fate - Foggerty is a confirmed bachelor in search of peace and quiet. Fate, however, has other plans for him in the shape of Dolly Fortescue.

Episode 2 - 14.05.2003 - An Elixir Of Love - When the Reverend Stanley Gay uses a secret potion to impose his strong views of marriage on his flock, the results are unexpected.

  • Bishop of Chelsea/Grosvenor....John Fleming
  • Jessie Lightly....Cathy Sara
  • Sir Caractacus Lightly....Christopher Scott
  • The Reverend Stanley Gay....Paul Downing
  • W S Gilbert....Jonathan Coy
  • Zorah....Gillian Goodman

Episode 3 - 21.05.2003 - The Burglar's Story - Theodore's education is worth any sacrifice by his parents, petty crooks, the Belvawneys. But his chosen career is cut abruptly short by a series of incidents even they could not have envisaged.

  • Belinda Stoneleigh....Alexandra Lilley
  • John Davis....Stephen Boswell
  • Lucretia Belvawney....Anny Tobin
  • Septimus Belvawney....John Webb
  • Stoneleigh....Kim Durham
  • Theodore Belvawney....Michael Onslow
  • W S Gilbert....Jonathan Coy

Episode 4 - 28.05.2003 - Wide Awake - Unworldly Harold Symperson, boasts of his fortune until he falls victim to his relatives' clever plot to engage him to his spinster cousin.

  • Aunt Sparrow/Bridget....Joanna Wake
  • Barber/James Sparrow....Tom George
  • Georgiana Sparrow....Julia Hills
  • Harold Symperson....Richard Derrington
  • John Sparrow....Jamie Chapman
  • Uncle Sparrow....Chris Emmett

Episode 5 - 04.06.2003 - Mr Foster's Good Fairy - Confectioner, Cyril Foster finds himself haunted by his past, until a fairy steps off one of his cakes and offers him an escape.

  • Cyril Foster....Ian Brooker
  • Fairy....Sara Coward
  • Jake/Lord Portico/Policeman....Lennox Greaves
  • Lady Foster....Sara Coward
  • Mr Bortle/Samuel/Sergeant...David Bannerman
  • W S Gilbert....Jonathan Coy

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