This Happy Breed

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Author(s): Noel Coward
Genre: Drama
CD - unabridged
Audio (2 discs)
Product Number: DD14515
Released: Apr 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483045528
Narrator/s: A Full Cast
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
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Description

John Moffatt and Rosemary Leach star in this BBC Radio 4 production of Noel Coward's patriotic play about the ups and downs of a working-class family between 1919 and 1939.This Happy Breed opens in 1919, when the Gibbons family has just moved to their smart new home in the suburbs of South London. Against a background of social change and national upheaval spanning twenty years, the family celebrates their own triumphs and deals with their personal traumas.Coward's moving and humorous production, showing what life was like for a typical suburban family between the wars, was a huge hit and was adapted into a famous 1944 film starring John Mills and Celia Johnson. Among the distinguished cast in this 1989 BBC Radio 4 production are John Moffatt, Rosemary Leach, Anna Cropper, and Doris Hare.

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