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Illustration, The Mysteries of Udolpho, Vol. 4, p. 217 (London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1830)

The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
Dramatized by Catherine Czerkawska
Directed by David Blount
BBC Radio 4 Classic Serial 1997
2 x 1 hour episodes

Plot

The Mysteries of Udolpho follows the fortunes of Emily St. Aubert who suffers, among other misadventures, the death of her father, supernatural terrors in a gloomy castle, and the machinations of an Italian brigand. Often cited as the archetypal Gothic novel, The Mysteries
of Udolpho plays a prominent role in Jane Austen's novel Northanger Abbey, in which an impressionable young woman, after reading Radcliffe's novel, comes to see her friends and acquaintances as Gothic villains and victims with amusing results.

The Cast

  • Emily.................................Deborah Berlin
  • St. Aubert............................Ioan Meredith
  • valancourt............................Robert Glenister
  • Madam Montoni.........................Tina Grey
  • Montoni...............................Keith Drinkel
  • Annette...............................Rachel Atkins
  • Cavigni...............................Christopher Scott
  • The Old Peasant/Carlo.................Stephen Thorne
  • Terresa...............................Anne Beach
  • Sister Agnes..........................Shirley Dickson
  • The Abbess............................Jill Graham
  • Count de Villfore.....................Denys Hawthorne
  • DuPont................................Julian Parkin
  • Blanche...............................Corrine Prendergast
  • Ludovico..............................Chris Pavlow
  • Guard.................................Mark Bonner
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