A Raging Calm by Stan Barstow

bookshelves: winter-20152016, britain-england, play-dramatisation, art-forms, under-50-ratings, published-1969, period-piece, politics, eng-yorkshire

Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read from January 18 to February 07, 2016



Description: Tom Simpkins is a respected public figure in Cressley. He is also the long-time lover of a married woman. But when the husband of his mistress is killed in a car crash, he is forced to re-evaluate his life and relationships.

Episode 1: In 1960s Yorkshire, Andrea meets Philip, a married man. Tenderness, not lust, might be the real enemy. Stars Deborah McAndrew.

2/10: town councillor Tom discovers unsettling news about his lover Norma’s husband.

3/10: with their affair still a secret, Andrea meets Philip’s wife, Kate.

4/10: The tragic news of Norma’s husband draws Tom closer, but at what cost to her kids?

5/10: can Andrea and Philip, a married man, keep their affair a secret?

6/10: Tom plans for Norma’s future, while Andrea’s future is very much threatened.

7/10: Andrea faces a battle, while Shirley is shocked by her brother’s news.

8/10: after finding out Tom is actually her father, Shirley has gone missing.

9/10: Election Day draws closer with Philip and Tom as rivals.

10/10: Election Day and Andrea and Philip’s wife, Kate, clash

4* A Kind of Loving
4* A Raging Calm


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