The Noble Spaniard - Fool's Paradise - Home is the Hunted

'The Noble Spaniard' 

 by W Somerset Maugham


April 1985


Marion Nairn, a young widow, is spending the summer together with her young sister Lucy at Boulogne with Justice Proudfoot and his wife. The Duke of Hermanos, who is also passing his Summer at Boulogne, one day catches sight of Marion, and from that time on, he is her devoted admirer. He stands outside the window and admires for a few days, but finally he enters the house and declared his passion. Marion, ostensibly to get rid of him, tells him that she is married, whereupon he declares that her husband must die, and goes forth in search of him.


Lady Proudfoot (Janice Howes); Mr Justice Proudfoot (Ray Barrett); Marion Nairne (Jacqui Ford.); Lucy (Jill Bishop); Mary Jane (Karen Foulks); Capt Chalford (Mark J Gregory); Count de Moret (Mark Gregory); Countess de Moret (Pauline Graves); Duke of Hermanos (John Markley)


Producer: Mary Mason

'Fool's Paradise'

by Peter Coke


November 1985



Jane and Catherine have an antique cluttered house, unpaid bills, and a memory of marriage to the same man, now deceased. His will states they can live in the house if they don't sell its contents. They discover some jewels and a wily antique dealer gets them to accept a down payment, and from then on everything they do to rectify matters gets them in deeper. The dealer's cheque is sent to one of their many creditors, The Revenue Service, and they accept money from a lady to pay back the dealer.

When the dealer returns he tricks them again with another check as a "deposit" on the furniture. Then another woman claims the jewels. With mounting illegalities, Jane impersonates a third wife of the deceased. The dealer is about to call the police when the other two women reenter, bidding so furiously for the jewels that the price they fetch gets Jane and Catherine well out of debt.


Julius Caxton (Mike Dean); Rose (Janice Howes); Susan Dawson (Hayley Reeson); Jane Hayling (Mary Mason); Catherine Hayling (Kay Trenchard); Phillip Hayling (Mark Gregory); Fiona Renshaw (Karen Faulks); Brigette Blair (Gerry Wilkins)

Director: Kathy Dowson

'Home is the Hunted'

by R F Delderfield

December 1985



Maimie Sopworth (Fiona Mallett); Ada Sopworth (Katrina Gregory); Cora Saferelli (Sue Cloran); Emma Sopworth (Jaqui Ford); Oscar Sopworth (Mark Gregory); Detective Sergeant Wilson (Colin Ford)

Director: Audrey Mitchell