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A serial play broadcast in nine weekly instalments with Robert Douglas and Milton Rosmer
Adapted by Jack Inglis from the novel by Anthony Hope
Music composed by Robert Chignell and Leslie Woodgate and recorded by the BBC Orchestra (Section C), conducted by Leslie Woodgate
Episode Eight : ' Rupert's Midnight Diversions '
Cast in order of speaking (by permission of O'Bryen, Lirmit, and Dwifee) (by permission of O'Bryen, Linnit, and Dunfee)
Production by Leslie Stokes
The story of Rassendyll's hazardous adventures is now drawing to its close. After impersonating King Rudolf of Ruritania at his coronation and thereafter, Rassendyll finds himself committed to a strange plan of action, in the course of which he falls in love with the Princess Flavia.
Last week you heard how through the help of two friends in the Castle of Zenda, where King Rudolf is imprisoned, he decides to make a daring attack on' the castle. Today you will hear how this attack is made.


Unknown: Robert Douglas
Unknown: Milton Rosmer
Adapted By: Jack Inglis
Novel By: Anthony Hope
Composed By: Robert Chignell
Composed By: Leslie Woodgate
Conducted By: Leslie Woodgate
Production By: Leslie Stokes
Rudolf Rassendyll: Robert Douglas
Colonel Sapt: Milton Rosmer
Fritz von Tarlenheim: Clive Morton
Antoinette de Mauban: Selma Vaz Dias
Rupert Hentzau: Patrick Barr
Duke Michael: Carleton Hobbs
Johann: Valentine Dyall
Detchard: Reginald Beckwith
Bersonin: Andrew Cruikshank
The King: Robert Douglas

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