Arnold Bennett Buried Alive

(4.5 stars; 4 reviews)

Saturday-Night Theatre: Buried Alive Arnold Bennett’s 1912 novel Dramatised by James Duckett Sat 11th Mar 1972, 20:30 on BBC Radio 4 FM With David King as Priam Farll   Jano Hylton as Alice Challice   The lie was out, and its speaker shuddered.... from somewhere deep within him he heard a stronger, bolder spirit speak .   'You're dead. You're free.   Re-christened Henry Leek.' Producer Anthony Cornish from Birmingham   Narrator: John Rowe Henry Leek: Paul Chapman Dr Cashmore: Anthony Woodruff Whitney Witt: David March Duncan Farll: George Woolley Shop assistant: Gabrielle Laye Woman: Jane Freeman Matthew: Drew Griffiths Henry: Frank Moorey John: Paul Chapman Mr Oxford: David March Mr Vodrey: Simon Carter Mr Crepitude: Anthony Woodruff Judge: Philip Garston-Jones Lady Sophia: Ursula O'Leary An ingenious satire, "Buried Alive" (1908) is Bennett at his most charming and wittiest. It is the story a renowned but exceedingly shy painter, Priam Farll, who assumes the identity of his dead valet, Henry Leek, as a means of avoiding press attention. 

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.


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(5 stars)

I am really enjoying these stories! much better recordings than the Old Time Radio programs in all ways.