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The Peacock Screamed One Morning is a radio play by R.C. Scriven. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 25 March 1970[1].


Autobiographical verse play. Ronald and his brother board with a stern farmer and her husband during the First World War. Their mother is gravely ill and their father is in combat overseas.


  • Narrator - Stephen Murray
  • Ronald Scriven - Judy Bennett
  • Neville Scriven - Jo Manning Wilson
  • Slow Joe Robinson - David March
  • Iron Ann - Kathleen Helme
  • Uncle James - Frederick Treves
  • Edgar - Elizabeth Proud
  • Edith Swaine - Hilda Schroder

  • Directed by Charles Lefeaux

Critical Reception[]


  1. Scriven, R.C. The Seasons of the Blind and other radio plays in verse BBC Books London 1974