Queen Lucia: The BBC Radio 4 dramatisation

  • by E. F. Benson, Aubrey Woods
  • Narrated by Barbara Jefford, Jonathan Cecil, full cast
  • 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Barbara Jefford is the hilariously outrageous Lucia in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of the novel by E.F. Benson.
Lucia is the uncrowned queen of 1920s provincial society, the Everest of social climbers and the most delicious of snobs. In the pastoral serenity of the village of Riseholme, Lucia and her unforgettable cronies face up to an Indian guru, spiritualism, and a cultural usurper.
E.F. Benson's wickedly witty satires on the rivalries of English middle-class life have elevated Lucia's extravagant exploits to cult comedy status.

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Almost as good as Wodehouse!

A pleasant introduction to the marvelous society created by E.F. Benson, populated by wonderful characters - Lucia, Georgie & Miss Mapp. Brilliantly acted!
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- Bethie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-12-2014
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd