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A World Elsewhere


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A play for radio by JOHN POWELL from the novel by JOHN BOWEN with Stephen Murray
Dinsdale Landen , Penelope Lee Sylvia Coleridge
John Bowen 's novel, hailed on publication five years ago as his ' most considerable novel so far,' intermingles two stories in its retelling of a myth.
The topical story is that of Gareth Payne , ' the honest man of British politics,' who resigns his office and retires to the Greek island of Lemnos. A young mp is sent there to persuade ' the Old Man ' back to England as Prime Minister. The ancient, heroic story- that of Philoctetes and Neoptolemus, is the subject of a dramatic manuscript upon which Payne is working: but the fiction becomes personal and disturbing. Cast in the manuscript:
Produced by JOHN POWELL


Unknown: John Powell
Novel By: John Bowen
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Unknown: Dinsdale Landen
Unknown: Penelope Lee
Unknown: Sylvia Coleridge
Unknown: John Bowen
Unknown: Gareth Payne
Produced By: John Powell
The Minister: Kerry Francis
Roger Turner, mp: Dinsdale Landen
Agatha Baron: Penelope Lee
Barbara Payne: Sylvia Coleridge
Gareth Payne, her brother,' The Old Man ': Stephen Murray
Caldecott, from the BBC: Peter Tuddenham
Philoctetes: Malcolm Hayes
Medon: David Spenser
Odysseus: John Bentley
Agamemnon: Clifford Norgate
NeoptOtemuS: Geoffrey Collins

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