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HARD TIMES by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised by Doug Lucie in four hour-long episodes.
Hard Times - For These Times is a novel by Charles Dickens, first published in 1854.
The book is a state-of-the-nation novel, which aimed to highlight the social and economic pressures that some people were experiencing.
Unlike other such writings at the time, the novel is unusual in that it is not set in London (as was also Dickens' usual wont), but in the fictitious Victorian industrial town of Coketown, often claimed to be based on Preston.
Meet Mr Gradgrind. A successful man. A man who operates on facts, not imagination. His children must behave the same way, but then Sleary's circus arrives in town to show another way...
First Broadcast on Radio 4 in 2003.
My recordings from BBC7 at 128kbps ABR joint-stereo LAME mp3.