The F Scott Fitzgerald BBC Radio Collection

The F Scott Fitzgerald BBC Radio Collection

The Great Gatsby and other BBC Radio readings


A collection of radio readings of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s fiction – plus two bonus programmes

Over the years the BBC has broadcast readings of many of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novels, novellas and short stories. This collection includes some of his most famous works alongside various lesser-known tales, including three ‘lost stories’ (first published in 2017 and with an introduction written by editor Anne Margaret Daniel).

The Great Gatsby - read by Sam Robards
The Diamond as Big as the Ritz - read by Garrick Hagon
Tender is the Night - read by Kenneth Haigh
Babylon Revisited - read by Stuart Milligan
The Sensible Thing - read by Stuart Milligan
Bernice Bobs Her Hair - read by Laurel Lefkow
Financing Finnegan - read by John Sharian
The Smilers - read by John Sharian
An Alcoholic Case - read by John Sharian
Three Hours Between Planes - read by John Sharian
Pat Hobby’s Secret - read by Ed Bishop
Pat Hobby: Teamed with Genius - read by Ed Bishop
Pat Hobby and Orson Welles - read by Ed Bishop
Pat Hobby: The Homes of the Stars - read by Ed Bishop
Thank You for the Light - read by Karen Bartke, with an introduction read by Laurel Lefkow
The Couple - read by Finn den Hertog
Salute to Lucy and Elsie - read by Stuart Milligan

Also included are The Great Gatsby Letters, in which F. Scott Fitzgerald tells his editor about his hopes and fears for his new novel, and The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of F. Scott Fitzgerald, featuring Ed Bishop and Sarah Keller as Fitzgerald and Zelda.

Please note: some of the language in this recording reflects the era in which it was first broadcast.

About the author

F Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 -1940) is widely considered the poet laureate of the Jazz Age. He wrote many short stories and four novels, This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and the Damned, Tender is the Night and The Great Gatsby. An unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon, was published posthumously.
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