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by John Mortimer
A story of George IV and his Pavilion at Brighton, and the foolish, gay, cruel life of which it was the scene. with Robert Hardy and Mary Wimbush
Produced by NESTA PAIN
Broadcast on October 26


Unknown: John Mortimer
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Produced By: Nesta Pain
George IV: Robert Hardy
Wilkins: Peter Claughton
Peel: Carleton Hobbs
Martha Gunn: Betty Huntley-Wright
Billingsgate: Cécile Chevreau
John Lade: Brian Hewlett
FOX: Garard Green
Mrs Fitzherbert: Mary Wimbush
Lady Jersey: Valerie Taylor
Beau Brummell: Peter Marinker
Wellington: Llewellyn Rees
Princess Charlotte: Patricia Gallimore
Figg: Allan McClelland

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