Lost Property: The Complete Series (BBC Radio 4: Afternoon Play)

  • by Katie Hims
  • Narrated by Rosie Cavaliero
  • 2 hrs and 12 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Winner Best Audio Drama, Radio Drama Awards 2012
BBC Radio 4's bittersweet trilogy set in 1941, 1979 and 2011. This history of relative’s lost and found was originally broadcast on 3, 10 and 17 May 2011 in the 'Afternoon Play' slot. The first play, 'The Wrong Label', is set in London in 1941. Alice knows that to stop your children from being evacuated is tantamount to siding with Hitler. In 'The Year My Mother Went Missing', its 1979, and not the first time that Ruthie's mother Queenie has gone missing - but usually she leaves a note. The final play, 'A Telegram from the Queen', is set in 2011 and, as Alice's 100th birthday present, Ruthie sets out to put her family back together again. The 'Lost Property' plays star Rosie Cavaliero as the narrator (and later as Ruthie), Shannon Flynn as the younger Ruthie; Alex Tregear, Jane Whittenshaw and Edna Doré as Alice; and Gary Beadle as Ted.

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Excellent Radio Drama

This is a compelling set of three connected stories that span 70 years in the life of a family. The sound effects and performances are really good. I am new to radio dramas and gradually understanding why people enjoy them so much. A fascinating listening experience. So much information is conveyed to the listener in a short amount of time because of careful word choice and really good writing. I can see why it won an award. Recommended if you would like to try something completely different from the BBC.
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- Sara "Avid Reader"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-05-2011
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited