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GEORGE SILVERMAN’S EXPLANATION by Charles Dickens

adapted for radio by Michael Eaton

“This production was distinguished by a great performance from Paul Scofield, as Silverman. His grave, rich voice, slow but rhythmic, so interior and reflective on its own progress, so self-haunted, made the whole thing memorably touching.”
The Sunday Telegraph

This late short story by Charles Dickens is a tale of a man writing about his unfulfilled life; and getting it all wrong in the telling; of a boy who tries to become an irreproachable young man but who somehow fails to escape his past. Broadcast 1st May 2003.

CAST

George Silverman – PAUL SCOFIELD

Silverman as a student – ALAN COX

Silverman as a boy – AARON JOHNSON

Mother/Lady Fareway – GEMMA JONES

Father/The Dean – JOHN NORMINGTON

Brother Hawkyard – DAVID WARNER

Brother Gimblet – JOHN TAMS

Silvia/Adelane – KATHERINE HEATH

Granville & crowd – GUY LANKESTER

COMPANY

Studio Manager – Mark Smith

Music – John Tams

Director – Sebastian Graham Jones

Producer – Nicholas Newton

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