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Dodie Smith - I Capture the Castle

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

In the ruins of medieval castle, deep in rural 1930's Suffolk, funny, intelligent 17 year old Cassandra Mortmain attempts to capture her family's life in a journal.

Their isolation is disrupted by the arrival of rich American brothers Simon and Neil and desperate to escape the family's grinding poverty Cassandra's beautiful older sister Rose determines to marry Simon.

Dodie Smith's rags-to-riches tale and moving coming-of-age novel with a cast of eccentrics.

Dramatised in two parts by Jane Rogers.

Cassandra ...... Holliday Grainger
Rose ...... Scarlett Alice Johnson
Mortmain ...... Toby Jones
Topaz ...... Charlotte Emmerson
Thomas ...... Sam Hattersley
Stephen ...... Harry McEntire
Simon ...... John Macmillan
Neil ...... Henry Devas
Shop Assistant ...... Martha Loader

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2015 Show less

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