BBC Radio 4 play

The Unending Battle on BBC iPlayer for a Limited Time

 

 

The Unending Battle, a radio play Tom recorded in 2013, is now available for your listening pleasure on BBC Radio iPlayer for the next 2 days. The play, also stars Tobias Menzies and VIctoria Hamilton (pictured above). The plot summary is as follows;

It's 1944 and James Lees-Milne - and the National Trust - have returned to London. Comfortably accommodated in a flat in Cheyne Walk, Lees-Milne is attempting to secure a nearby property to house the musical collection of Boer War veteran, Major Benton Fletcher. Late one night, whilst trying to telephone a friend, Lees-Milne has a crossed line and makes the acquaintance of an anonymous woman. A friendship grows over the telephone wires, but at the woman's insistence they both keep their identities secret. When Lees-Milnes's childhood friend Tom Mitford returns unexpectedly from the continent, a sexual attraction is reawakened. Tom, however, has been a committed red-blooded male since Eton and is now determined to settle down after the war and raise a family - expecting James to help him sift through a list of potential wives. Tom is now a realist in love, but Lees-Milne is still an idealist. When disaster strikes, Lees-Milne is rely on the mysterious woman at the end of the telephone more than ever before.

The production is also available for purchase on iTunes. Thanks to @cynacolorado for spotting this one!

 

The Unending Battle

The Unending Battle

The Unending Battle

The Unending Battle

Tobias Menzies, Victoria Hamilton, Tom

The Unending Battle

Lucky for us, Tom has been on quite a tear with radio plays these days.  He has another production being broadcast on July 9th at 2:15 pm on BBC Radio 4 entitled The Unending Battle, also starring Tobias Menzies. Tom stars as Tom Mitford. The BBC website has this synopsis:

"It's 1944 and James Lees-Milne - and the National Trust - have returned to London. Comfortably accommodated in a flat in Cheyne Walk, Lees-Milne is attempting to secure a nearby property to house the musical collection of Boer War veteran, Major Benton Fletcher. Late one night, whilst trying to telephone a friend, Lees-Milne has a crossed line and makes the acquaintance of an anonymous woman. A friendship grows over the telephone wires, but at the woman's insistence they both keep their identities secret. When Lees-Milnes's childhood friend Tom Mitford returns unexpectedly from the continent, a sexual attraction is reawakened. Tom, however, has been a committed red-blooded male since Eton and is now determined to settle down after the war and raise a family - expecting James to help him sift through a list of potential wives. Tom is now a realist in love, but Lees-Milne is still an idealist. When disaster strikes, Lees-Milne is rely on the mysterious woman at the end of the telephone more than ever before."

It will be available to listen to live on the BBC website, then will be available on iPlayer for a week thereafter.  Click on the link above to access it. 

Also, don't forget to listen to Tom's other plays - The Stuarts: It Came In With A Lass is available here on iPlayer for just today, then you can listen to him in The Cazalets today (and for a week after on iPlayer) here.