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Summary

Chloe Pirrie and Ben Batt star in this stunning dramatisation of Emily Brontë's classic, adapted by best-selling author Rachel Joyce.

When homeless orphan Heathcliff is brought to the isolated, storm-swept farmhouse of Wuthering Heights, he sparks very different emotions in the children of the house, Hindley and Cathy. While Hindley instantly hates him and makes his life miserable, Heathcliff finds a soul mate in Cathy, and the two spend days playing together on the wild Yorkshire moors.

Inseparable as children, passionately in love as adolescents, they are everything to each other - until Cathy meets the wealthy, handsome Edgar Linton and agrees to marry him. Consumed by jealousy and resentment, Heathcliff flees, returning three years later rich and seeking revenge.

Bitter and cruel, he vows to destroy everyone who has hurt him - and his hatred and vengeance will ruin the lives of two generations before it runs its course....

First published in 1847, Wuthering Heights scandalised Victorian readers with its shocking portrayal of obsession and doomed love. This radio production, dramatised by Rachel Joyce, retains all the force and intensity of Emily Brontë’s masterpiece.

Cast
Nelly……………………Emma Fielding
Young Cathy……………………Rosie Boore
Young Heathcliff……………………Reuben Bainbridge
Hindley……………………Luke Bailey
Mr Earnshaw……………………Clive Hayward
Joseph……………………Philip Bretherton
Frances/Mary (servant girl)……………………Lauren Cornelius
Edgar/Linton (adult)……………………Ryan Whittle
Servant 1/Priest……………………Ryan Early
Servant 2……………………Philip Bretherton
Adult Cathy……………………Chloe Pirrie
Adult Heathcliff……………………Ben Batt
Isabella……………………Kerry Gooderson
Hareton……………………Ruben Cryer/Tom Glynn-Carney
Dr Kenneth……………………Clive Hayward
Linton (young child)……………………Charlie Brand
Zillah (servant)……………………Georgie Glen
Catherine (adult)……………………Bryony Hannah
Linton (older child)……………………Oliver Zetterstrom

Produced and directed by Tracey Neale
Production coordinator: Joanne Hopper
Studio managers: Cal Knightley, Anne Bunting and Jenni Burnett

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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The best version, ever!

I originally heared this on BBC radio 4 this summer (2018).

What a wonderful play, in fact the best version you will ever hear. The actors are wonderful, the adaptation is fantastic and Henry Goretski's "Sorrowful songs" fits the story seamlessly. You will keep on going back to this no matter how many times you have finished it.

Enjoy the best play of Wuthering Heights EVER!

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