While digging in my digital database for the "Radio Bethlehem Reports" series, I came across one of my all time favourite local radio dramas... starring more than a few people you may recognize.
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
Adapted for radio by Brian Lord.
Produced by David Kilbank
Scrooge played by Brian Lord.
Other voices performed by David Kilbank, Steve Ivings, Doreen Copeland, Matthew McBride, Don Kennedy, Jeff Palmer, Shawn Webster, Rob Crowston, Rob Robson, Gail Hildred and Tom Lucas.
Narration by Campbell McCubbin, Julie Brown, Bob Merchant and Sheila Gardner.
I figure it was done around 1989... but I could be out by as much as a decade either way.
Brian did a masterful job of the script, basically taking a highlighter to a paperback copy of the Dickens original, and using only the original text. He's also one hell of an actor... as Scrooge. And I have to mention Dave Kilbank's amazing production on this piece. It's delightful. Runs about 55 minutes... Here's the link: http://www.radiowest.ca/xmas/xmascarol.mp3
Enjoy and have a very merry Christmas...