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Cold Comfort Farm Radio/TV Program

Cold Comfort Farm: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

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Publisher's Summary

Patricia Gallimore and Miriam Margolyes star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the classic comic novel.

Strong of will and slender of ankle, 20-year-old orphan Flora Poste is blessed with every virtue save that of being able to earn her own living. Casting around for suitable relatives with whom she can make her home, Flora alights on the mysterious Starkadders and, ignoring the horrified shrieks of her friends, heads down to darkest Sussex.

There she is confronted by an exceptionally odd cast of characters: grief-stricken Judith, fervently religious Amos, the lusty, smouldering Seth, wild and mysterious Elfine and, of course, the invisible tyrant Great Aunt Ada Doom, who saw something nasty in the woodshed. Many would be overcome by the simmering passions of the Starkadder family, but not Flora. All they need is a little organising.

Stella Gibbons' deliciously witty parody has been delighting readers since 1932 and retains its original sunny charm in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation.

©2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd. (P)2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd.

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  • Elisabeth
    24/07/17
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    "A little on the dull side for my taste"

    The traditional British comedy was ok. It did come together at the end of the story. The actors/narrators were great. But the story lacked engaging features to keep me coming back.

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