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Two new Radio 3 dramas for Anna.

Can't believe I missed this but Anna has another radio drama for Radio 3 called Faust,the other one I've already posted about, press release below.

BBC Radio 3 today announced all-star casts for two bold new classic drama commissions. Sam West (Enron, Desperate Romantics), Toby Jones (The Play What I Wrote, Doctor Who), Anna Maxwell Martin (Measure For Measure, On Expenses), Frances de La Tour (Rising Damp, The History Boys) and Sir Derek Jacobi are just some of the stars involved in the two classic commissions. Faust by Goethe and The White Devil by John Webster will be broadcast this autumn. Faust by Goethe, in a modern translation by John R. Williams, is presented in a major new four-hour production. Starring Sam West in the title role, Toby Jones as the tempter Mephistopheles and Anna Maxwell Martin as the wronged innocent Gretchen, this is an epic interpretation of the scholar who sells his soul in return for knowledge and power. The play is an Ukemi Production for the …

Anna Maxwell Martin to star in new drama South Riding

Anna Maxwell Martin and David Morrissey lead the cast in Andrew Davies's new three-part adaptation of South Riding, by Winifred Holtby, for BBC One. This 20th-century classic is a rich and panoramic portrait of a Yorkshire community in the Thirties that carries surprising and refreshing echoes of our own time. Writer Andrew Davies says: "What appealed to me most about South Riding is how fresh and relevant it feels, even though it was written and set in the Thirties. It's a terrific love story but it's also a portrait of a whole community in turmoil, with the country in recession, and bitter struggles between the advocates of change, like our heroine Sarah the new forward-thinking headmistress, and the forces of conservatism embodied in Robert Carne. "It's also full of rich comedy, with some wonderful minor characters, splendidly cast. I feel as if we've rediscovered a forgotten masterpiece." Ben Stephenson, BBC Controller, Drama Commission…

Soundclips: The Wings Of Dove

Radio 4 Air Date: 1st August 2010
The Wings Of The Dove Ep 1/3 DOWNLOAD
Kate and Merton need money. Milly needs love. How far will they go to get what they want?
Kate Croy is in love with Merton Densher; a poor writer. Her rich aunt Maud disapproves. Maud has offered Kate a wealthy existence but if Kate chooses to marry Merton she risks losing it all. When American Heiress Milly Theale steps into her London society, Kate sees a way out. Ep 2/3 DOWNLOAD  Milly confides in Kate that she believes herself to be gravely ill and Kate begins to see a way for her and Merton to have a future. When Merton returns to London, Kate sets out to bring her lover and her friend together. With Kate's assurances that there is nothing between them, Milly allows herself to hope that Merton may be the one great passion in her short life.

Ep 3/3
DOWNLOAD Milly, now gravely ill, is staying in Venice. Kate's plan to bring Merton and Milly together is gaining pace. But Merton begins to realise that his…