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  • What I Think Of My Husband by Stephen Wakelam
  • Directed by David Hunter
  • BBC Radio 4 - Womans Hour Drama
  • 5 x 15mins episodes
  • Episode 1 - 31.03.2008
  • Episode 2 - 01.04.2008
  • Episode 3 - 02.04.2008
  • Episode 4 - 03.04.2008
  • Episode 5 - 04.04.2008

Plot

Stephen Wakelam's account of the relationship between Thomas Hardy and his second wife Florence.
Episode 1 - The early meetings of young Florence Dugdale and the greatest writer in England suggest a growing intimacy.
Episode 2 - Thomas Hardy, increasingly dependent upon Florence, engineers a meeting between her and his wife Emma.
Episode 3 - Florence finds herself increasingly uncomfortable in the Hardy household.After Emma's death, they discover her meticulous accounts of his shortcomings.
Episode 4 - Having rather unromantically become the second Mrs Thomas Hardy, Florence has to witness Hardy's increasing obsession with writing poems about his dead first wife.
Episode 5 - Florence looks after the great writer in his later years, helps him rewrite history and seems relatively content with her lot.

Cast

  • American .......... Chris Pavlo
  • Author ............ Liz Sutherland
  • Chairwoman..........Liza Sadovy
  • Clodd...............Sean Baker
  • Cockerell...........Stephen Critchlow
  • Emma................Marcia Warren
  • Florence............Hattie Morahan
  • Henry...............Ray Lonnen
  • Lady grove..........Liz Sutherland
  • Lilian..............Helen Longworth
  • Maid................Liz Sutherland
  • Mother..............Liza Sadovy
  • Prince of wales.....Ben Crowe
  • Thomas Hardy........Nigel Anthony

References

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