MRS LIRRIPER by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised for radio by Ellen Dryden. Starring Julia McKenzie as Mrs Lirriper and John Fortune as the Major.
First published in serial form in 1863-4, the short stories All the Year Round, Mrs Lirriper’s Lodgings and Mrs Lirriper’s Legacy, were not published in a single volume until 2005.
Three hour-long episodes.
Part 1 - How Mrs Lirriper Carried on the Business.
Mrs Lirriper has an eccentric collection of lodgers who rent rooms from her, one of whom leaves behind more than anyone could have expected.
Part 2 - How the Parlours Added a Few Words.
With Jemmy away at school, the Major and the lodgers join forces to send him their favourite stories.
Part 3 - Mrs Lirriper's Legacy.
Jemmy returns from school for the holidays just in time to join Mrs Lirriper and the Major on a trip to France in search of a mysterious benefactor. When they eventually track him down, he turns out to be the last person anyone could have expected.
First broadcast on Radio 4 in October 2007.
My recordings at 128kbps ABR joint-stereo LAME mp3.
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