Mildred Pierce is a radio play by John Fletcher, a dramatization of the novel by James M. Cain. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 26 June 1993, as an installment of the Radio Noir series for Saturday Night Theatre[1]. The running time is 90 minutes[2].

A recording is available at the British Library Sound Archive


Classic noir based on the novel Mildred Pierce.

"1931. I lost my job, my home, my husband. But I've got a daughter." "1941. I've got a dazzling career, mansion, new husband - but I've lost the love of my daughter."


Directed by Andy Jordan

Critical ReceptionEdit

“In its third foray into film noir, R4 again stands up well to any comparisons with the original. And Shelley Thompson is great as Mildred.” (Sid Smith, Time Out)[3]


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