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The Saturday Feature


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A Thousand Calumnies Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais was watchmaker, courtier, secret agent, pamphleteer, arms-dealer - and in and out of disaster throughout his eventful career. Today, he is remembered as the creator of that most resourceful of barbers, Figaro, and as the playwright who inspired operas by Rossini and Mozart.
JAMES MUNSON has compiled a biographical portrait of a much maligned character. with Peter Jeffrey as Beaumarchais
Narrator David Mahlowe Also taking part
(Re-broadcast Wednesday at 11.0am)
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Unknown: Pierre Augustin Caron
Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Narrator: David Mahlowe
Unknown: Rosalind Knight.
Unknown: Renny Krupinski
Unknown: Christopher Ravenscroft

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