Monthly Archive: January 2015

THE CORRECTIONS by JONATHAN FRANZEN

p02fv74rThe last episode of The Corrections is on tonight at 7.45 p.m. on BBC Radio 4.    If you missed the whole series go to-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04yjv7g  

Directed by Emma Harding

The Corrections was awarded the National Book Award in 2001, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 2002. It was included in TIME magazine’s list of the 100 best English-language novels since 1923.

LADY LUCK

Lady Luck, adapted from the D H Lawrence story, The Rocking Horse Winner,  has won many awards on the festival circuit including a best newcomer for me at the Monaco International Film Festival.   I have just heard that it will be screened at the 8th International Children’s Film Festival in Bangladesh on the 29th January.  The film was directed by Jo Lewis of Breakneck Films. Good luck everybody.

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BBC Radio 4 – THE CORRECTIONS

THE CORRECTIONS is a fifteen episode, each 15 minutes long,  drama written by Jonathan Franzen, adapted by Marcy Kehan and directed by Emma Harding.  It is the first ever dramatisation of Franzen’s  novel about the tribulations of a dysfunctional Midwestern family.

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The drama starts Monday 5th January, and is on at 10.45 a.m. and repeated at 7.45 p.m. every weekday night starting from Monday.

Episode 1: The Failure – Chip Lambert arrives at La Guardia airport, New York, to meet his parents, Alfred and Enid, and take them back to his Manhattan apartment for lunch. But Alfred appears to be in a bad way, and Chip has his own troubles – his academic career has ended in disgrace, his girlfriend appears to be dumping him and his semi-autobiographical screenplay is in need of urgent corrections.

Cast details

Role Contributor
Narrator Richard Schiff
Enid Lambert Maggie Steed
Alfred Lambert Colin Stinton
Gary Lambert Richard Laing
Chip Lambert Julian Rhind-Tutt
Denise Lambert Roslyn Hill
Julia Vrais Kelly Burke
Eden Procuro Elaine Claxton
Gitanas Misevicius Sam Dale
Melissa Paquette Bettrys Jones
Caroline Lambert Jane Slavin
Caleb Lambert Adam Thomas Wright
Jonah Lambert Sean McCrystal
Author Jonathan Franzen
Adaptor Marcy Kahan
Director Emma Harding

You can find full details on the BBC Website:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04wtcj1