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Saturday Playhouse


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A Madman of Convenience
The true story of a young surgeon committed in 1823 to Bedlam, accused of the attempted assassination of George IV. But he never had a trial; not only might he have been innocent, he might not have been mad. Written by Terry James.
Director Janet Whitaker. Stereo


Written By: Terry James.
Director: Janet Whitaker.
David Griffiths: Jack Klaff
Richenda Clifford: Samantha Bond
Sir David Scott: John Shrapnel
John Jenkins, MP: Colin Jeavons
Barnaby Fairbanks: Timothy Bateson
Lady Walton: Maxine Audley
Mrs Musgrave: Elizabeth Kelly
Colbatch: Norman Jones
Committee chairman: Timothy Carlton
Priest: James Greene
Keeper Samson: Ronald Herdman
Trangmar: Ian Lindsay
Newnham: James Simmons
Dainbridge: Andrew Wincott

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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