Waugh-Themed Radio Drama Posted

The 2003 radio broadcast of an audio-play entitled “Saint Graham and Saint Evelyn, Pray for Us” was posted on the internet earlier this month. This was written by literary critic and radio-TV presenter Mark Lawson. It was originally broadcast in Waugh’s centenary year, apparently on the BBC, and may have had some connection with that observance. According to a message posted on Reddit:

“In this literary comedy the Vatican decides to canonise either Evelyn Waugh or Graham Greene. As priests explore the two writers (who were opposites in everything except friendship) their very different attitudes towards life, sex and Catholicism emerge.”

Much of the performance is devoted to discussions between the two writers, often based on written correspondence between them or on their other writings. The 43 minute broadcast is available on the Internet Archive, a non-profit organization dedicated to preservation of print, audio and visual media. Here’s a link: archive.org/details/GrahamEvelynPrayForUs

The cast credits are also posted:

Graham Greene – John Sessions, Evelyn Waugh – Simon Day, Catherine Greene – Clare Corbett, Cardinal Coppa – Peter Wickham, Monsignor Hale – Daniel Evans, Monsignor Crutwell – Kerry Shale

The director of the 2003 broadcast performance was Robin Reed.

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