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Afternoon Play: From the House at the Top of the World - the Forger


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The second of three plays by Ray Jenkins based on the diaries of Catherine, Lady McCartney, wife of the British consul in Kashgar, Chinese Turkestan.
1900: the brilliant archaeologist Auriel Stein comes to stay, in search of lost cities on the Silk Road, and to uncover a clever forgery.


Writer: Ray Jenkins
Director: Janet Whitaker
Catherine McCartney: Siobhan Redmond
George McCartney: Alex Jennings
Aurel Stein: Ioan Meredith
Islam Akhun: Harry Myers
Islam Bai: Stephen Critchlow
Mrs Borland: Tessa Worsley
Mr Borland: David Allister

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Afternoon Play: From the House at the Top of the World - the Forger

BBC Radio 4 FM, 1 October 1999 14.15

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