Fandom

Audio Drama Wiki

Brass Farthing

1,550pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comments0 Share

Brass Farthing by Rupert Croft-Cooke
Dramatised by Giles Cooper

Produced by Archie Campbell
BBC Radio Home Service 23.06.1951 Saturday Night Theatre

Dramatisation of the novel first published in 1950
Prolific author Rupert Croft-Cooke also wrote many detective stories under the pseudonym Leo Bruce.

PlotEdit

Brass Farthing concerns the events that follow the inheritance by a forty-six-year-old woman, Kathleen Riddle, who had given up marriage to look after her father, of an unexpected fortune after the old man’s death. After two years living between her two selfish and materialistic married sisters, both of whom had been left out of the will, she meets a charming and handsome social dropout twenty-two years younger than herself, Bill Rapier. Much to the dismay of her sisters and their families, who have grown very fond of Katherine’s money, the pair move in together (platonically) and devote themselves to spending that money with reckless abandon. Eventually, after numerous altercations with the relatives, Katherine and Bill divide what’s left of the fortune among her extended family and retire to an obscure rural inn, where they live in simplicity and happiness as publicans, to the secret envy of Katherine’s sisters, who find that money has not made them and their families happy after all.
Summary is of the novel.

The Cast:Edit

ReferencesEdit

http://www.suttonelms.org.uk/GC.HTML Diversity Website

http://stkarnick.com/culture/2010/11/13/the-man-who-was-leo-bruce/

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.