Friday, October 2, 2009

The Return of Beau Geste

At 3.00pm on Sunday 4th October 2009 BBC Radio 4 will broadcast the first of two hour long episodes of Graeme Fife's new audio adaption of Beau Geste. The broadcast will be available live online and on BBC iPlayer for seven days. As previously mentioned, here and elsewhere author Percival Christopher Wren was born in Deptford in 1875 as plain Percy Wren.

The new radio production was commissioned by the BBC from Art and Adventure. It was recorded on location in Tunisia and was directed by Deptford's very own Willi Richards.

Percy Wren was born in Warwick Street, Deptford and the family subsequently moved to Malpas Road. Wren married Alice Lucie Shovelier in 1899 and in 1901 their daughter Estelle Lenore was born while they were living at the house shown above in Ommaney Road.


  1. Thank you, I'll listen out for this - it's one of those books whose story I know but which I've never actually read.

  2. cmazeika

    just a little more info, the drama was recorded in part at the Master Shipwright's House. Art and Adventure have made the film Vadumprofundum also on Deptford's old worthies, Evelyn, Ferranti, McMillan sisters, Marlowe, and others. cjm