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A radio dramatisation by John Keir Cross of the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray
5—' The Way of the World '
Produced by Peter Watts
It seems that for the moment Harry Warrington, the only survivor of the two Virginians of the title, is free from the complications that have entered his life since the beginning of his visit to England. He has escaped from Castlewood House, the old home of his ancestors the Esmonds, where his English relatives have done their best to win some of his fortune from him at the tables. He has punished his profligaie Cousin Will for trying to trick him in the matter of the horse he had won from him in a bet. True, there is still the major complication of his unfortunate betrothal to the elderly Lady Maria; but the Baroness Bernstein has taken Maria to Tunbridge Wells with her, and the chances are that that worldly old lady (nde Batrix Esmond) will find some way out of the innumerable difficulties of the affair.
Meantime, Harry has fallen by the way-side-literally, in a riding accident. But he has been rescued by those Good Samaritans and new friends, the charming Lamberts-Colonel Lambert, Mrs. Lambert, and their twd young daughters, Theo and Hester. At their nouse he has been introduced to Colonel James Wolfe; and, fully recovered from his wound, is travelling with him now to Tunbridge. John Keir Cross


Unknown: John Keir Cross
Novel By: William Makepeace Thackeray
Produced By: Peter Watts
William Makepeace Thackeray: Sebastian Shaw
Harry Warrington: Howard Marion-Crawford
Colonel James Wolfe: Roderick Lovell
Jack Morris: Alexander Archdale
Lord March: Brewster Mason
The Baroness Bernstein: Marjorie Westbury
Lady Maria: Molly Rankin
Parson Sampson: Hugh Manning

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