Georgette Heyer Faro's Daughter

(4.8 stars; 32 reviews)

Romance Season: Playhouse: Faro's Daughter Sat 4th Feb 1995, 14:30 on BBC Radio 4 FM Saturday Night Theatre: Faro's Daughter Sat 25th Nov 1995, 19:50 on BBC Radio 4 FM By Georgette Heyer, dramatised by Kitty Black With Sylvestra Le Touzel as Deborah Grantham and Nathaniel Parker as Max Ravenscar Deborah Grantham's position in a gaming house makes her utterly unsuitable as a wife for a nobleman, and Max Ravenscar determines to rescue his cousin from the clutches of a gamester - one of faro's daughters. Music: Trevor Allan Davies Director: Jane Morgan Deborah Grantham: Sylvestra Le Touzel Max Ravenscar: Nathaniel Parker Lady Mablethorpe: Marcia Warren Lord Crewe: Jonathan Keeble Silas Wantage: Gavin Muir Lord Adrian Mablethorpe: Mark Payton Lord Ormskirk: Edward de Souza Lucius Kennet: Sean Barrett Sir James Filey: Peter Yapp Lady Bellingham: Anna Massey Mrs Patch: Tessa Worsley Mrs Ravenscar: Tessa Worsley Hon Phoebe Laxton: Deborah Berlin Kit Grantham: Oliver Senton Arabella Ravenscar: Becky Hindley

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.


Faro's Daughter 1:30:06


(3 stars)

Well performed but to those unfamiliar with Georgette Heyer please don’t imagine this knockabout, unending stream of insults represents her true worth (even the name is misspelled above). Instead find a brilliant reading of The Grand Sophy on YouTube or read any of her most highly regarded books.

(4 stars)

This was a fun, short dramatization of Georgette Heyer's book, Faro's Daughter. While not as wonderful as reading the full book, I enjoyed it.

Well done, light comedy

(5 stars)

Very entertaining. Easy to guess the ending. Quiet humorous melodrama.

A lovely distraction

(5 stars)

a light-hearted historical romance, tightly scripted and well acted.