Ayckbourn Adaptations: Confusions


Radio (1979): Mother Figure

Broadcast: 14 September 1979
Time: 11.45pm
Channel: BBC Radio 4
Duration: 15mins

Production: BBC

Availability
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Director

Character

Lucy
Terry
Rosemary

Matthew Walters

Actor

Maureen Lipman
Ray Brooks
Diane Bull

Notes
: Only Mother Figure was recorded for broadcast. It was promoted as Mother Figure by Alan Ayckbourn rather than Confusions.

Radio (1985): Mother Figure, Between Mouthfuls, Gosforth’s Fête

Broadcast: 20 April 1985
Time: 7pm
Channel: BBC World Service
Duration: Unknown

Production: BBC World Service

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Director
Adaptation

Character
Lucy
Rosemary
Terry
Harry / Gosforth
Mrs Pearce
Milly
Vicar
Stewart
Pearce
Martin
Polly
Waiter

Gordon House
Richard Wigmore

Actor
Gwen Cherrell
Ellen McIntosh
Colin Starkey
William Eedle
Mary Wimbrush
Madalyn Morgan
David Garth
Robin Summers
Reginald Marsh
John Webb
Helena Breck
Adrian Egan

Radio (1987): Mother Figure, Drinking Companion, Gosforth’s Fête, A Talk In The Park

Broadcast: 6 - 9 April 1987
Time: 2.30pm
Channel: BBC Radio 4
Duration: 30mins each

Production: BBC

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Director

Dan Garrett

No casting details known

Note:
Confusions was broadcast as part of the For Schools slot for four days between 6 - 9 April 1987. No other details are know except a different play was broadcast each day (Mother Figure, Drinking Companion, Gosforth's Fête and A Talk In The Park) and each broadcast featured additional interview material with Alan Ayckbourn. The adaptations were all newly recorded for this production.

Radio (1988): Gosforth’s Fête

Broadcast: 28 August 1988
Time: 2.30pm
Channel: BBC Radio 4
Duration: 30mins

Production: BBC Pebble Mill

Availability
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Director

Character
Gosforth
Scoutmaster Stokes
Milly
Councillor Pearce
Vicar

Clive Brill

Actor
Gordon Reid
Terry Molloy
Sarah Thomas
Delena Kidd
Graham Blockey

Notes
: Only Gosforth’s Fête was recorded for broadcast. It was promoted as Gosforth’s Fete by Alan Ayckbourn rather than Confusions.

All research for this page is by Simon Murgatroyd and should not be reproduced without permission.