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Lost Empires (starring Tom Baker) BBC Radio 4 (1994) [RadioRip (MP3)]
Lost Empires is a three part dramatisation of J B Priestley's novel, written for BBC Radio 4's Classic Serial slot.
The book is set just before the 1914-18 war, in the vanishing world of the music hall. Young Richard Herncastle is persuaded to leave his humdrum office job and join his uncle Nick's touring illusion act: a coming-of-age which opens his eyes to people, places and experiences he scarcely knew existed. It's a colourful, musical, magical story tinged with nostalgia and sadness and love and loss.
The cast is led by Tom Baker as the enigmatic Nick Ollaton. Also starring are Richard Hollick, Bryan Pringle, Stephen Frost, Freddie Davies and Bridget Forsythe.
Music composed by Chris Monks
Dramatised by Bert Coules
Produced & directed by Kate Rowland
Three one-hour (approx) episodes, BBC Radio 4, first broadcast 1994
Each episode MP3 59 kbps
Ep 1: 23.4 MB
Ep 2: 23.8 MB
Ep 3: 24.2MB
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