Vanity Fair - Classic Victorian Comic Drama - BBC Radio - cheops
From the novel written and illustrated by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Stephen Fry narrates this full-cast dramatisation of one of the greatest comic novels of the Victorian period. The term "vanity fair" originates from the allegorical story 'The Pilgrim's Progress', published in 1678 by John Bunyan where there is a town fair held in a village called 'Vanity'.
Originally broadcast as twenty separate episodes this has been encoded from the four weekly 'Omnibus' broadcasts which included five episodes each.
Also included are reproductions of the illustrations created for the novel by Thackeray himself.
Four parts of 70 minutes each.
Orphaned Becky Sharp and her friend Amelia Sedley begin to attract admirers in Thackeray's classic tale of passion and ambition.
Becky Sharp has gained a husband but lost the chance of a title and Amelia's father is declared bankrupt.
After George's death Amelia and Dobbin return to England and Miss Crawley is still trying to decide who will inherit her money.
Rawdon is released from debtors' prison. But his return home only leads to further trouble.
Amelia Sedley....Katy Cavanagh
Becky Sharp....Emma Fielding
Captain Macmurdo....Mark Bonnar
Ensign Stubble....Stephen Hogan
George osborne....Nicholas Boulton
Jos sedley....Toby Jones
Lady Jane....Jemma Churchill
Lord Steyne....David Calder
Miss Briggs....kate buffery
Miss Crawley....margaret tyzack
Miss Jemima....joanna mccallum
Miss Pinkerton....sandy walsh
Mr Moss....Ian Masters
Mr Osborne....Geoffrey Whitehead
Mr Sedley....Ian Masters
Mr Wenham....Philip Fox
Peggy O'Dowd....monica dolan
Pit Crawley....Jon Glover
Polly the Maid....joanna mccallum
Rawden Crawley....ray coulthard
Sir Pitt Crawley....Trevor Peacock
William Dobbin....Tom Smith
Dramatised by Stephen Wyatt
Directed by Claire Grove and Marc Beeby
Type : mpeg 1 layer III
Bitrate : 128
Mode : joint stereo
Frequency : 48000 Hz
Encoder : Lame 3.96
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