RADIO: Listen To Episode 8 Of Mansfield Park On BBC Radio 4 Extra Today



Today BBC Radio 4 Extra airs episode 8 of the repeat broadcast of Lin Coghlin's 10-part adaptation of Mansfield Park starring David Tennant, Benedict Cumberbatch and Felicity Jones. The dramatisation, originally broadcast in 2003 is being repeated to celebrate 200 years since the publication of Jane Austin's novel.

Mansfield Park centres on Fanny Price, one of nine children born to a family in financial difficulties who is sent to be raised by her wealthy aunt and uncle. David and Benedict play brothers Tom and Edmund, sons of Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram, and cousins to Fanny. Of the two, Tom is the profligate gambler and character of ill-repute, but it is towards the gentle and kind Edmund that Fanny is drawn and with whom she forms a romantic attachment. Fanny struggles to be the social equal of her adoptive family and those in their circle, however, she is the moral centre of the story.

Episode 8
A ball is held at Mansfield Park in honour of Fanny and her brother William.

Cast
Felicity Jones - Fanny Price
Tim Pigott-Smith - Sir Thomas Bertram
Liza Sadovy - Lady Bertram
David Tennant - Tom
Benedict Cumberbatch - Edmund
Kate Fleetwood - Maria
Julia McKenzie - Mrs. Norris
Toby Jones - Rushworth
James Callis - Henry
Susan Lynch - Mary
Amanda Root - Narrator

Produced and directed by Sally Avens


Today’s episode can be heard again at midnight and as part of the episode 6-10 omnibus airing at 6am and 12pm on Sunday 25th May.
Overseas listeners can hear the production at this link



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