This Happy Breed (Classic Radio Theatre)
Noël Coward

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Narrated By: , John Moffatt, Rosemary Leach

Duration: 1 hour and 26 minutes

What to expect

This Happy Breed opens in 1919, when the Gibbons family have just moved to their smart new home in the suburbs of South London. Against a background of social change and national upheaval spanning twenty years, the family celebrate their own triumphs and deal with their personal traumas. Coward’s moving and humourous production, showing what life was like for a typical suburban family between the wars, was a huge hit and was adapted into a famous 1944 film starring John Mills and Celia Johnson. Among the distinguished cast in this 1989 BBC Radio 4 production are John Moffatt, Rosemary Leach, Anna Cropper and Doris Hare.

Genre

Films, cinema, Television, Radio

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