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The Gormenghast Trilogy is a radio serial by Michael le Moignan and Larry Lucas, based on the novels of Mervyn Peake. First broadcast in Australia on ABC Radio in 1983 as eight one-hour installments, the series was produced by Frank Zeppel, Robert Cubbage and David Chandler. It was the first dramatization of Peake's work to include the third novel, Titus Alone.

Plot

The life of Titus, 77th Earl of Groan and lord of Gormenghast Castle. A unique fantasy adventure.

Cast

  • Narrator - Max Meldrum
  • Young Titus - Simon Hinton
  • Titus - John Warnock
  • Rottcodd - Walter Sullivan
  • Flay - Brian Harrison
  • Swelter - Nigel Lovell
  • Steerpike - Philip Hinton
  • Lord Groan (Sepulchrave) - David Nettheim
  • Countess Groan (Gertrude) - Margo Lee
  • Dr Prunesquallor - Alistair Duncan
  • Lady Fuscia - Fay Anderson
  • Nanny Slag - Marion Johns
  • Sourdust - Alexander Archdale
  • Barquentine - Alexander Archdale
  • Keda - Claire Crowther
  • Lady Cora - Margaret Christensen
  • Lady Clarice - Betty Lucas
  • Irma Prunesquallor - Dinah Shearing
  • Rantel - Bill Conn
  • Braigon - Andrew Tighe
  • Patriarch - Tom Farley
  • Servant - Michale Gow
  • Professor Fluke - Max Phipps
  • Professor Perch Prism - Wallas Eaton
  • Professor Bellgrove - Ric Hutton
  • Headmaster Deadyawn - Colin Croft
  • Fly - John Fitzgerald
  • Captain - Robert Cooper
  • Lookout Boy - Michael Zeppel
  • Apprentices - Andrew Tighe, Patrick Phillips
  • Muzzlehatch - Richard Meickle
  • Juno, Black Rose - Amber May Cecil
  • Cheetah - Judy Morris
  • Acreblade - Alan Tobin
  • Mrs Grass - Kerry McGuire
  • Mr Grass, Veil, Anchor - Don Pascoe
  • Thirst, Waiter - Neil Fitzpatrick
  • Kestral - Robert Davis
  • Lion - Frank Lloyd
  • Old Crime - Harry Lawrence
  • Prison Warder - Brian Anderson
  • Magistrate, Scientist - Brian Harrison
  • Clerk of court - Robert Davis
  • Crabcarr - Philip Hinton
  • Carro - Nigel Lovell
  • Slingshot - Peter Whitford
  • Foo Foo - Paul Bertram


  • Sound Effects by Michael Bowie, Allan Andrew Arthur, Pat Hopper, and Michael Simons
  • Sound Operators - Neil Sandbeck, Comrie Bucknel
  • Production Assistant - Linda Hughes
  • Produced by Frank Zeppel, Robert Cubbage and David Chandler

Critical Reception

References

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