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Terence de Marney as ' Gerard' in Charles Reade's famous romance ' THE CLOISTER AND THE HEARTH'


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Adapted as a radio serial by H. Beaufoy Milton
Produced by Peter Creswell
Part 3—The-Lovers are divided and Gerard is imprisoned
Cast (by permission of H M Tennent, Ltd )
Priests, men-at-arms, a sergeant, watchmen, etc., J. Adrian Byme ,
Peter Standfast , David Tearle
The scene is Holland in the fifteenth century
Here is a synopsis of former instalments of this serial, intended both for those who have not been able to follow them and for those who like to refresh their memories before listening to tonight's broadcast.
Gerard, son of a cloth-merchant in the Dutch town of Tergou, wins a prize for writing on vellum in a great contest of artists and painters, organised by Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy at the end of the fifteenth century. Gerard is destined for the Church, and is promised a benefice as soon as he is ordained. His parents, happy and confident in this knowledge, rely on him to be the support of the family--consisting of little crippled Kate, Giles a mis-shapen and malicious dwarf, and the two ne'er-do-wells, Cornelius and Sybrandt-when they are gone. Their happiness is rudely shattered when Ghysbrecht van Swieten, Burgomaster of Tergou. tells them that Gerard loves Margaret Brandt , the beautiful daughter of Peter Brandt , poor physician and scholar of the neighbouring town of Sevenbergen. The Burgomaster's hostility arises from fear that Gerard may discover his embezzlement of properties that belong to Peter Brandt.


Unknown: H. Beaufoy Milton
Produced By: Peter Creswell
Unknown: J. Adrian Byme
Unknown: Peter Standfast
Unknown: David Tearle
Unknown: Margaret Brandt
Unknown: Peter Brandt
Unknown: Peter Brandt.
A Story-Teller: Paul Vernon
Gerard Eliassoen: Terence de Marney
Elias, his father: Dodd Mehan
Catherine, his mother: Joan Young
Margaret, his love: Patricia Hilliard
Martin Wittenhaagen, an old archer: Booth Conway
The Dame Van Eyck, Gerard's patroness: Mary O'Fafrell
Reicht Heynes, her servant: Ethel Lodge
Sybrandt, Gerard's youngest brother: J. V. Chapman
Cornelius, his eldest brother: Robert Holmes
Peter Brandt, Margaret's father: C. M. Hallard
Ghysbrecht Van Swieten, Burgomaster of Tergou, Gerard's enemy: M. Landale

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Terence de Marney as ' Gerard' in Charles Reade's famous romance ' THE CLOISTER AND THE HEARTH'

National Programme Daventry, 30 October 1938 21.05

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