Queen Lucia

The BBC Radio 4 dramatisation

E F Benson, Aubrey Woods, Barbara Jefford (Read by), Full Cast (Read by), Jonathan Cecil (Read by)

Barbara Jefford is the hilariously outrageous Lucia in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of the novel by E.F. Benson. Lucia is the uncrowned queen of 1920s provincial society, the Everest of social climbers and the most delicious of snobs. In the pastoral serenity of the village of Riseholme, Lucia and her unforgettable cronies face up to an Indian guru, spiritualism and a cultural usurper.

E.F. Benson's wickedly witty satires on the rivalries of English middle-class life have elevated Lucia's extravagant exploits to cult comedy status.

  • BBC Physical Audio
  • Published 18th December 2014
  • 192 Minutes
  • £16.50