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Masterpiece Radio Theatre; Far From the Madding Crowd


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Masterpiece Radio Theatre
Far From the Madding Crowd
Series Description

Series premiered May 5, 1979 Produced by WGBH Radio, Masterpiece Radio Theatre is a 52 week series of classic drama featuring dramatizations of American literary classics and selections from the BBC’s outstanding repertoire of radio drama. Programs included Anna Karenina, House of Mirth, Moby Dick, Jane Eyre, Far From the Madding Crowd, Sons and Lovers, and Les Miserables. Hosted by Julie Harris and produced by Elinor Stout.

See May 1979 On-Air Radio Program Guide for cover story. Series release date: 5/5/1979

Program Description

Aired Saturdays August 4-25, 1979 One of the few novels by Thomas Hardy to have a happy ending, this Wessex romance traces the fortunes of the spoiled heiress Bathsheba Everdene and unlucky shepherd Gabriel Oak. This adaptation starred Jane Seymour as Bathsheba Everdene, John Castle as Sergeant Troy, Patrick Mowrer as Gabriel Oak, and James Grout as Boldwood. Adapted by Desmond Hawkins and produced for the BBC by Brian Miller.



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Radio Theater
Chicago: “Masterpiece Radio Theatre; Far From the Madding Crowd,” 07/01/1979, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_724FF0813DE54963A1ACD2F73B1F7DB7.
MLA: “Masterpiece Radio Theatre; Far From the Madding Crowd.” 07/01/1979. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 17, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_724FF0813DE54963A1ACD2F73B1F7DB7>.
APA: Masterpiece Radio Theatre; Far From the Madding Crowd. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_724FF0813DE54963A1ACD2F73B1F7DB7
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