O

Fourble

Life in London
Historic comic drama set in London

A tour of the sprawling post-Regency metropolis, in the years before the Victorians turned up and made everything boring.
In Training for a Swell Life in London Episode 1 of 6 A tour of the sprawling post-Regency Metropolis in the years before the Victorians turned up and made everything boring - in the company of garrulous author Pierce Egan, cocksure urbanite Corinthian Tom, his naive Somerset cousin Jerry Hawthorn and their drunken compatriot Bob Logic.Written by Pierce Egan and adapted in six parts by Dan Tetsell.Pierce Egan .... Geoffrey McGivern

Corinthian Kate .... Amanda Abbingdon

Corinthian Tom .... Greg Wise

Old Hawthorn .... Christopher Douglas

Jerry Hawthorn .... Mark Gatiss

Mrs Belcher .... Laura Shavin

Bob Logic .... James Bachman

Mr Primefit .... Dave LambProducer: Tilusha Ghelani


The FancyLife in London Episode 2 of 6 Tom and Jerry visit a cockfight, try to buy a horse, meet a sporting legend and lay a wager on which is better, London or the West Country.Meanwhile, garrulous narrator Pierce Egan takes literary critic William Hazlitt to his first boxing match.Pierce Eganís 19th-century comic novel adapted in six parts by Dan Tetsell.Pierce Egan .... Geoffrey McGivern

Plausible Jack .... Ben Graves

Corinthian Tom .... Greg Wise

William Hazlitt/Tom Cribb .... Alex Mcqueen

Jerry Hawthorn .... Mark Gatiss

Bob Logic .... James Bachman

Mrs Egan .... Alys TorrenceProducer: Tilusha Ghelani

Mr. Lushington Episode 3 if Pierce Egan can't meet his deadline, how will the audience hear about a visit to the slums, George IV's interior decorating, and a dog fighting a monkey?
Pierce Egan: Geoffrey McGivern
Corinthian Tom: Greg Wise
Jerry Hawthorn: Mark Gatiss
Bob Logic: James Bachman
Corinthian Kate: Amanda Abbington
MrsEgan: Alys Torrence
Hustle: Alex MacQueen
Pickpocket: Neil Edmond
Jarvey: Ben Graves
Fishwife: Laura Shavin

High and Low LifeLife in London Episode 4 of 6 Pierce Egan is reduced to pawning himself.He talks his way out of this bind by relating the adventures of Tom, Bob and Jerry as they drink with the lower orders in the East End, dance with high society up West and attend a masquerade, where Jerry is smitten by a serial seductress...Pierce Eganís 19th-century comic novel adapted in six-parts by Dan Tetsell.Pierce Egan .... Geoffrey McGivern

Corinthian Tom .... Greg Wise

Pickpocket .... Neil Edmond

Jerry Hawthorn .... Mark Gatiss

With James Bachman, Neil Edmond, Morwenna Banks, Giles Taylor and Alys Torrance.

Original music by Ben WalkerProducer: Tilusha Ghelani

The Show FolksLife in London Episode 5 of 6 Desperate for money, Pierce Egan tries to get Tom, Bob and Jerry's adventures onto the stage.Jerry rescues a damsel at Bartholomew fair who leads him once more to the rapacious lady wanton...Pierce Eganís 19th-century comic novel adapted in six-parts by Dan Tetsell.Geoffrey McGivern stars as Pierce Egan.With Greg Wise, Mark Gatiss, James Bachman, Chris Douglas, Dave Lamb, Morwenna Banks, Neil Edmond and Margaret Cabourn-Smith.Original music by Ben WalkerProducer: Tilusha Ghelani


An End to Life in LondonLife in London Episode 6 of 6 With Bob "on the Fleet" for debts, Tom betrayed by Kate and Jerry so fatigued that rustication is recommended, is this an end to the trio's adventures?Some years on, an older, more reflective Egan ruminates on the heyday of Life in London.

Conclusion of Pierce Eganís 19th-century comic novel adapted in six-parts by Dan Tetsell.Pierce Egan ... Geoffrey McGivern

Theodore Holt ... Giles Taylor

Corinthian Tom ... Greg Wise

George Sala ... Ben Graves

Jerry Hawthorn Mark Gatiss

Fanny Margaret ... Cabourn Smith

Bob Logic ... James Bachman

Corinthian Kate ... Amanda AbbingtonOriginal music by Ben WalkerProducer: Tilusha GhelaniFirst broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2006.

  1. 1 (28.1Mb)
  2. 2 (33.9Mb)
  3. 3 (29.1Mb)
  4. 4 (30.5Mb)
  5. 5 (29.4Mb)
  6. 6 (28.8Mb)

MP3 files hosted by archive.org.