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Fay Compton and Andre Morell in ' THE HISTORY OF HENRY ESMOND '


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by William Makepeace Thackeray
Dramatised by John Keir Cross
11 — ' The Distinguished Guest'
Produced by Peter Watts
The great design is near completion. Henry, in his love for Beatrix-his fatal Beatrlx-has dared all in bringing James Stuart, the Pretender, to England. The
Prince waits in concealment in Rachel's little house in Kensington, within a stone's-throw of the Palace where Queen Anne ties dying. All round the Queen is dark web of intrigue; the country is divided: part in favour of George of Hanover for the succession, part in favour of the exiled Stuarts. If Henry can show James openly to the Council and the people, the balance might well swing totally in favour of the Jacobites. The moment is ripe indeed; but yet there is the one uncertain factor, only one ... and on that all will stand or fall.


Unknown: William Makepeace Thackeray
Dramatised By: John Keir Cross
Produced By: Peter Watts
Henry Esmond: Andre Morell
Rachel: Fay Compton
Beatrix: Marjorie Westbury
Frank Castlewood: David Enders
James Stuart, the Pretender: Anthony Jacobs

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Fay Compton and Andre Morell in ' THE HISTORY OF HENRY ESMOND '

BBC Home Service Basic, 22 May 1949 20.30

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