Willoughby's Phoney War - 1978 BBC audio drame

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  1. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    This was recently on BBC4extra, and is currently, for the next few weeks, on the BBC Iplayer...

    BBC Radio 4 Extra - Willougby's Phoney War

    Willoughby's Phoney War


    Britain's on the brink of a Second World War, but men like subaltern Charles Willoughby are desperate for action.

    The ludicrous frustrations of peacetime are nothing compared to the absurdities of the war itself when it begins in 1939...

    William Fox's wartime drama stars Jeremy Irons as Charles Willougby.

    With Anna Massey as Charity, Madeline Smith as Clarissa, Charles Hodgson as Peregrine, Jeffrey Wickham as Christopher, William Fox as the Commanding Officer, Mary Wimbush as Mona, Manning Wilson as the Sergeant, John Rye as the Adjutant, Rod Beacham as Harris, Kenneth Shanley as the Batman, Peter Wickham as Male Guest, Jonathan Scott as the Company Commander, Malcolm Gerard as OC Ship, Robert Trotter as the NCO and Alvar Lidell as the Newsreader.

    Director: John Tydeman

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.


    Ps... Sorry about the thread title ;-) - it should have been "audio drama" not "audio drame" :-(
     
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