|Plot||:||+ Program #1. "The Bishop". A series of seven half hour programs produced for Mutual in July of 1937. Each program is complete in itself, each is based on another portion of the book. The radio adaptation is by Orson Welles who also directs and plays the lead. The cast includes Martin Gable, Agnes Moorehead and others that the next year would form the Mercury Theatre Players. “So long as these problems are not solved, so long as ignorance and poverty remain on earth, these words cannot be useless”. These words set forth the soul and spirit of one of the world’s great literacy masterpieces, Les Miserables. Out of the depth of his pity for suffering mankind Victor Hugo drew a compelling story, one that will live so long as bewildered humanity shall continue to grope towards the light. The Bishop is the 1st of 7 broadcasts specifically adapted for radio by Orson Welles. Each program portrays some development in the progress of Jean Val Jean, the roll played by Orson Welles.|
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