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A Pair of Blue Eyes


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by Thomas Hardy dramatised for radio in three parts by Jane Beeson
1: The autobiographical nature of this early novel caused much intrigue when it was first published. Set on the wild Cornish coast; where Hardy courted his first wife, it tells the story of Elfride, the beautiful daughter of a local parson, whose fate it is to be loved by two very different men. Her first suitor is a young architect working on her father's church, but a mystery surrounds his past which when revealed is to cause her much anguish.
Directed by Cherry Cookson


Elfride Swancourt: Janet Maw
Stephen Smith: Michael Maloney
Parson Swancourt: Nigel Stock
John Smith: Alan Dudley
Mrs Smith: Katherine Parr
Martin/Driver: Sean Arnold
Postman/Guard: Michael Tudor-Barnes
Polly: Patience Tomlinson
Kate: Jill Lidstone
Pianist: Stuart Hutchinson
Author: Thomas Hardy
Adaptor: Jane Beeson
Director: Cherry Cookson

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