Terence Rattigan The Browning Version

(5 stars; 1 reviews)

Terence Rattigan Festival 'THE BROWNING VERSION' Mon 30th Sep 1957, 21:30 on BBC Home Service Basic Starring Sir John Gielgud and Angela Baddeley, CBE. Adapted by Cynthia Pughe Produced by Norman Wright Teacher Andrew Crocker-Harris is on the verge of retirement - and a divorce. But he has a shot at trying to redeem his dignity when a young schoolboy gives him an unexpected parting gift... Andrew Crocker-Harris ...... John Gielgud Millie Crocker-Harris ...... Angela Baddeley Frank Hunter ...... Brewster Mason Taplow ...... Anthony Adams Dr Frobisher ...... Clive Morton Peter Gilbert ...... Denis Goacher Mrs Gilbert ...... Anne Cullen Schoolboy ...... Warren Hearnden Terence Rattigan’s play was first performed on the London stage in 1948.

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.


The Browning Version 52:25



(5 stars)

Another gem from radioannouncer. For those unacquainted with the play allow for a slowish start and let its wonders wash over you. Rattigan may be out of fashion but that doesn’t stop his work being excellent and this production is outstanding.

Thank you!

(0 stars)

What adds to this production to me is star power, though understated. It was produced during a very different era in British Radio. Many thanks!