9th Feb 1915 · 27th Mar 1915 Podcast Storyline

Johnnie and Edie

65 min Play story

Despite their very different backgrounds, Johnnie and Edie find themselves drawn to one another, much to the dismay of those around them

  1. 9th February 1915

    Scene 1 of 3

    1. Honouring a hero

      At the ceremony, Johnnie flirts with Edie, much to her admirer Kenny's consternation

    2. A courtship begins

      Fraser isn't keen on Johnnie buying them tea, but Edie overrules him

    3. Tea for four

      When he learns the Chadwicks are to work at Marshalls, Johnnie says he may look for a factory job himself

  2. 17th February 1915

    Scene 1 of 1

    1. A chat in the yard

      Johnnie discovers that Kenny is courting Edie

  3. 20th February 1915

    Scene 1 of 4

    1. Johnnie talks revolution

      Johnnie and Edie begin to flirt amid a discussion of voting rights

    2. A joke on Johnnie

      Johnnie changes into shorts for the football match, unaware the men play in their work clothes

    3. Johnnie and the girls

      Martha leaves Edie with Johnnie, not wanting to play gooseberry

    4. A romance kindles

      Johnnie and Edie get on like a house on fire, and start kissing, on the way home

  4. 25th February 1915

    Scene 1 of 1

    1. Johnnie and Edie reconvene

      Edie is quite understandably suspicious of Johnnie's motives, but he protests he is only searching for "comrades"

  5. 26th February 1915

    Scene 1 of 2

    1. The public meeting

      Fraser is shocked to find not only Johnnie but also his sister at the meeting

    2. After the meeting

      Fraser believes all men are monsters: Edie wants a better future for herself

  6. 3rd March 1915

    Scene 1 of 2

    1. Discussing Johnnie

      Fraser is wary of Johnnie's intentions towards Edie even though he likes the man

    2. Johnnie's new bike

      Johnnie invites Edie - who wants something more than 'normal' - to a concert, and carries her off on his handlebars

  7. 20th March 1915

    Scene 1 of 3

    1. Marion's new situation

      The working men and women accept Marion easily, but there is tension between Kenny and Edie over Johnnie

    2. A bite of cherry tart

      Johnnie's bid to get Edie alone is thwarted: a ship has run aground and the beach is full of people collecting oranges

    3. Oranges on the waves

      When Marion criticises Johnnie, Edie sticks up for him - and expresses her romantic interest in him

  8. 24th March 1915

    Scene 1 of 4

    1. A fracas on the factory floor

      Kenny and Johnnie fight over Edie and Johnnie is fired: Kenny has signed up for the army and asked Edie to be his sweetheart

    2. A second tryst on the beach

      Johnnie woos Edie with wine and cold meat, and they discuss his future

    3. Events take their course

      Johnnie and Edie have consummated their relationship: she loves him but he doesn't believe in getting tied down

    4. A new idea for Johnnie

      Geoffrey warns Johnnie about his ability to antagonise people - he might end up shot with one of the bullets Marshalls is now to make

  9. 25th March 1915

    Scene 1 of 3

    1. Edie is concerned

      Marion's childminder has gone to work, so she has been forced to stay at home.

    2. Major changes for the Chadwicks

      Edie tells Marion she has slept with Johnnie. Fraser arrives and tries to force himself on Marion before Edie knocks him unconscious

    3. Edie in hiding

      Edie can't face living at home any more and things are difficult for Marion too, but Marion has an idea...

  10. 27th March 1915

    Scene 1 of 2

    1. An unexpected meeting

      The women all running away, share confidences - Kitty about Peter's parentage, Edie about conning Johnnie, Marion about cross-dressing

    2. Departures

      Kitty appears to be making a run for it, and lies smoothly to Isabel and Johnnie

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