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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (136 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. M. Barrie Narrator: Russell Tovey Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN:
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This is a BBC Radio adaptation of J. M. Barrie's classic satire about the changing fortunes of Crichton, the perfect butler.

Liberal aristocrat Lord Loam favours a return to nature, with masters and servants living together as equals, but Crichton is the perfect butler and the perfect snob who adores the intricacies of the class system. He cannot help but be horrified by his master's opinions, and it will take a sea change to alter them.

Directed by Fiona Kelcher, The Admirable Crichton stars Russell Tovey as Crichton, David Bannerman as J. M. Barrie, Beth Chalmers as Lady Mary, David Timson as Lord Loam, Martha Howe-Douglas as Lady Agatha, Gunnar Cauthery as Ernest Woolley, Lizzy Watts as Tweeny, Adrian Grove as Rev. John Treherne, Stephen Hogan as Lord Brocklehurst, and Tina Gray as Lady Brocklehurst.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 5/15/2013

    " A fun little play, though a bit of a bitter-sweet ending. Marriner gives it 5-stars, it's just the sort of thing he loves. And I enjoyed it a lot, too! I promise, 3 stars is a very respectable rating from me! Just a little sad that he didn't get the girl :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Radice | 2/17/2013

    " Enchanting (actually a play in print). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 12/11/2012

    " The ending was a little inconclusive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynda | 11/13/2012

    " I loved this play. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elise Jensen | 10/31/2012

    " My first highschool play! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joslins | 7/13/2012

    " I really liked this play, it makes you stop and think about class divisions (between servants and masters) and was funny at the same time. "

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About the Author

James Matthew Barrie (1860–1937) was born in Scotland, the son of a weaver and the ninth of ten children. His mother saw to it that he was educated, despite the family’s low income. He studied at the University of Edinburgh and spent two years on the Nottingham Journal before settling in London as a freelance writer in 1885. His short stories, essays, and novels were well received, and he began to gain a fine reputation as a playwright. His most enduring work is Peter Pan, which is based on stories he made up for children in his neighborhood.

About the Narrator

Russell Tovey is a British actor with numerous television, film, and stage credits. He is best known for playing the role of werewolf George Sands in the BBC’s supernatural drama Being Human.