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A Wessex comedy by Thomas Hardy
Dramatised for broadcasting by Desmond Hawkins
3—' A Valentine for
Mr. Boldwood '
Produced by Owen Reed. and recorded in the BBC's West of England studios
Bathsheba Everdche has decided to dispense with a bailiff on the farm she has mherited at Weatherbury and manage it herself. Her rejected suitor, Gabriel Oak , has found employment on the farm as head shepherd, and although he is now so far beneath Bathsheba in class and wealth, he can at least be near her and watch over her interests. To everyone's surpnse Bathsheba shows great ability as a farmer, and life at Weatherbury should settle down to a quiet and uneventful prosperity. But there are one or two incidents, trivial perhaps in themselves, which are later recognised as the heralds of stormy scenes to follow.


Comedy By: Thomas Hardy
Broadcasting By: Desmond Hawkins
Produced By: Owen Reed.
Unknown: Gabriel Oak
Narrator: George Holloway
Bathsheba Everdene: Curigwen Lewis
Liddy Smallbury: Ruby Luscombe
Maryann: Ethel Coleridge
Mrs Coggan: Phyllis Smale
Mr Boldwood: Baliol Holloway
Gabriel Oak: Paul Rogers
Joseph Poorgrass: Douglas Horner
Jan Coggan: Lewis Gedge

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BBC Home Service Basic, 19 June 1949 20.30

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