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with Mary Wimbush, Kate Binchy, Kevin Flood, Allan McClelland
'She didn't know he was dead, not even missing. She opened the biscuit-box, maybe thinking it contained a present. Can you see her doing that? Can you imagine her, a girl in a flowered dress, pausing as she hurried out to her office, her fingers tearing off brown paper?'
An old Irish schoolteacher re-assesses her life. 'There are the three places: Belfast, Haslemere and that town.'


Unknown: William Trevor
Unknown: Marv Wimbush.
Unknown: Kate Binchy
Unknown: Kevin Flood
Unknown: Allan McClelland
Directed By: Michael Heffernan
Sarah Crookham: Sylvia Coleridge
Mrs Bamford: Anne Jameson
MrS Marsh-Hall: Betty Baskoomb
Lady Faste: Grizeilda Hervey
Dr Friendman: Douglas Blackwell
Attracta: Mary Wimbush
Aunt Emmeline: Eithne Dunne
Archdeacon Flower: Haydn Jones
Geraldine: Heather Bell
Attracta, as a child: Kate Binchy
Mr Devereux: Kevin Flood
Mr Ayrie: P G Stephens
Maisie: Roisin Donaghy
Mr: Puree AllanmcClelland
Barbara: Judy Bennett
Penelope Vade: Elizabeth Bell
Gangster: Stan McGowan
Mr Jameson: Denys Hanvthorne

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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