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Afternoon Play: Chatterton: the Allington Solution


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Thomas Chatterton - the poster-boy of the Romantics - was a neglected genius who committed suicide in his Holborn attic in 1770. "Nonsense!" says Jeremy Allington, a testy, alcohol-guzzling literary historian who sets out to prove received wisdom entirely wrong. In his first play for Radio 4, Peter Ackroyd weaves together the earthy, ribald 18th-century and 21st-century academia.


Writer: Peter Ackroyd
Producer: Nicolas Soames
Director: Roy McMillan
Thomas: Benedict Cumberbatch
Jeremy: Adrian Scarborough
Ruth: Rachel Bavidge
Partridge: David Timson
Sam: Glen McCready
Mrs Angel: Liza Sadovy
Jackman: Hugh Ross
Mr Crane: Jonathan Keeble
Coroner: Hugh Dickson
Mark Lawson: Himself

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Afternoon Play: Chatterton: the Allington Solution

BBC Radio 4 FM, 1 May 2008 14.15

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