More classic Australian radio drama out now
Grace Gibson Productions in Australia have liberated another batch of classic radio serials from their archives for your listening pleasure.
In Thunder in the Straight we are transported to the most prestigious racing stable in England. Following the death of Sir Henry Farrington there was much speculation about who would inherit his great wealth and his champion racehorse Golden Quest, what follows is the story of countless gold-digging relatives who come out of the woodwork hoping to secure a slice of the pie. We meet the grasping nephew and his unpleasant wife, the snobbish niece, and even a woman who had once been in love with Sir Henry’s dead son. You can imagine the shockwaves when it’s revealed that a common Australian barmaid, a person who was unknown to them all, has been left the lot!There’s more vintage drama to be enjoyed with The Tilsit Inheritance which was adapted from Catherine Gaskin’s novel by Ross Napier. The action transports us to an exotic Caribbean island where young Ginny Tilsit (Wendy Playfair) has enjoyed a carefree existence. When Ginny moves to sophisticated England to claim an inheritance she will come up against the wrath of her domineering and begins to feel the first stirrings of love. Others in the cast include Richard Meikle, Hilda Scurr, Moray Powell and Lyndall Barbour.Thunder in the Straight, a saga about gold-digging relatives, has been liberated from the archivesMeanwhile, Betty Lucas, who played Mavis Roberts in the television serial Richmond Hill, can be heard in Close To My Heart, a 208 episode serial which tells the tragic story of the beautiful Margaret Edgemore. This is a lady who has built a new life for herself in Australia after tragedy befell her husband and children in France. Unfortunately for Margaret all of the troubles and fears of her previous life will return to haunt her with a vengeance.
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