Radio broadcast of Persuasion


The BBC’s digital station BBC7 is broadcasting a three-part audio program of Persuasion starring Juliet Stevenson (whom Janeites will remember as Mrs. Elton in Emma3) on Monday, February 28 and Tuesday and Wednesday, March 1 and 2. The program will be broadcast in three episodes (all times are GMT):

Mon 28 Feb, 09:00 – 10:00 60 mins

Old Friends and New Meetings: Anne Elliott is afraid that Wentworth will not find her desirable after many years apart. Starring Juliet Stevenson. Episode 1 of 3. [Rptd today 8.00pm, Tue 1.00am]

Tue 1 Mar, 09:00 – 10:00 60 mins

Accidents and Encounters: Anne Elliott is surprised by news of an impending marriage. Juliet Stevenson stars. Episode 2 of 3. [Rptd today 8.00pm, Wed 1.00am]

Wed 2 Mar, 09:00 – 10:00 60 mins

Friendly Persuasion: Anne Elliot begins to suspect that she was wrong about Captain Wentworth. Juliet Stevenson stars. Episode 3 of 3. [Rptd today 8.00pm, Thu 1.00am]

You can listen to the program online using RealOne Player. (Beware of spyware with this item! The paid version is okay, we think, it’s the free one you have to look out for.)

ETA: It’s most likely this version.

(via a posting to the Janeites mailing list)