Directing BBC Radio 4 Drama - The Good Earth
broadcast on 26th September 2021 (Episode 1) and 3rd October 2021 (Episode 2)

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The Good Earth Audio Extract

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Chipo Chung plays O-Lan
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Chris Lew plays Wang Lung
 Gana Bayarsaikhan plays Earth

Programme information on BBC website

The Good Earth

Episode 1

Wang Lung and O-Lan meet and marry on the same day. O-Lan was a slave in the House of Hwang, the richest house in the village, where the opium-addicted owners are wasting their riches away. Wang Lung and O-Lan work hard and raise their children, but they are at the mercy of the land and when it fails them due to droughts and famine, they have to take desperate action.

Wang Lung - Chris Lew Kum Hoi
O-Lan - Chipo Chung
Earth - Gana Bayarsaikhan
Father -Liam Woon
Uncle - Bruce Wang
Ching/Buyer -Windson Liong
Gatekeeper/Fruit seller, - Jon Chew
Old Mistress - Pik Sen Lim

Episode 2

Wang Lung and wife O-Lan find a way to return to their home on the farm where steadily their riches increase. But Wang Lung’s riches bring untapped desires and he becomes obsessed with a concubine, Lotus.

 

Wang Lung - Chris Lew Kum Hoi
O-Lan - Chipo Chung
Earth - Gana Bayarsaikhan
Father/Doctor - Liam Woon
Cuckoo- Liz Sutherland
Lotus - Elizabeth Chan
Ching/Rich Man - Windson Liong
Son - Jonathan Raggett

 

 

Original music composed by Ruth Chan
Written by Pearl S Buck, dramatised by Mary Cooper with MW Sun
Directed by Shan Ng
Produced by Pauline Harris for BBC Audio Drama North