Jack Rosenthal’s Last Act

1st Broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 10th to 31st July 2006

March 2007 Radio 4

 

Director

Maureen Lipman

Dirk Maggs

 

 

Producer

Bruce Hyman

 

 

Written By

Jack Rosenthal

 

 

Adaptor

Amy Rosenthal

 

 

Production

Above the Title Productions Ltd

 

 

Synopsis

Adapted for radio from his book‘An Autobiography in Six Acts’

which was written as a screenplay of his life – this is a funny, brilliantly observed, and often very poignant comedy

Jack’s daughter Amy Rosenthali's adapting the book for radio.

 

 

Episode 1

From just before Jack's birth to his days as an aspiring writer at Sheffield University.

 

 

Episode 2

An account of Jack's brief spell in the Navy and his early career as granada TV,

including the first broadcast of Coronation Street, for which he wrote over 100 episodes.

 

 

Episode 3

Jack Rosenthal's memoirs continue with the golden period when Jack was firmly established at Granada television,

married Maureen Lipman, and wrote some of his best-known plays.

 

 

Episode 4

Jack Rosenthal recounts his experiences of working with Barbra Streisand,

sparring with Hollywood and saving his family tortoise from certian death.

He is now established as an award-wining writer and a household name.

 

 

Cast for all Episodes

Character

Actor
Headmaster
Rupert Degas
Reptile Specialist
Rupert Degas
George Best
Rupert Degas
Cricketer
Rupert Degas
Director
Rupert Degas
Petty Officer
Rupert Degas
Tony Warren
Rupert Degas
Sydney
Rupert Degas
Michael Winner
Rupert Degas
Geoff Lancashire
Rupert Degas
Matt
Rupert Degas
Oswald Mosley
Rupert Degas
First Teacher
Rupert Degas
David
Rupert Degas
Floorman
Rupert Degas
Girl
Rebecca Front
Lakey
Rebecca Front
Pat Phoenix
Rebecca Front
Young Jack
Ceallach Spellman
Adam (Child)
Ceallach Spellman
Adam Rosenthal
Zachary Fox
Adam Rosenthal
Adam Rosenthal
Lakey
Rebecca Front
Angie
Rebecca Front
Amy Rosenthal (child)
Agnès Hyman
Amy
Anouk Hyman
Sam
George Layton
Mr Cecil
George Layton
Harry Driver
George Layton
Theo
George Layton
Maurice
George Layton
Herself
Maureen Lipman
Terry Land
Toby Longworth
Jim Phoenix
Toby Longworth
Intercom voice
Toby Longworth
Executive
Toby Longworth
Hobo
Toby Longworth
George
Toby Longworth
Captain
Toby Longworth
RSM
Toby Longworth
Tommy Mann
Toby Longworth
Jack Haworth
Toby Longworth
Second Teacher
Toby Longworth
Freddie Trueman
Toby Longworth
Phil
Toby Longworth
Director
Toby Longworth
David Puttnam
David Puttnam
Adam Rosenthal
Adam Rosenthal
Amy Rosenthal
Amy Rosenthal
Zelma
Amy Rosenthal
Jule
Kerry Shale
Head of Drama
Kerry Shale
Eileen
Amy Shindler
Woman
Amy Shindler
Ursula
Amy Shindler
Director's PA
Amy Shindler
Maxine
Amy Shindler
Mary
Amy Shindler
Wendy
Amy Shindler
Beth
Amy Shindler
Peter Eckersley
Colin Shindler
Mickey
Colin Shindler
Ron
Colin Shindler
Minshipman
Colin Shindler
Jack Ripley
Colin Shindler
Peter Eckersley
Colin Shindler
Trucker
Colin Shindler
Jack Rosenthal
Stephen Mangan
Barbra Streisand
Jessica Martin
Customer
Tracy-Ann Oberman
Mother-in Law
Tracy-Ann Oberman
Young David
Christopher Parkinson


Production Crew

Not Known

 

Recorded at

The Soundhouse Ltd London England

 

Music composed & Arranged

Not Known

 

 

Comment by Dirk Maggs

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Running Time

4 Episodes 30 minutes each 120 Minutes total

 

 

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