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Saturday-Night Theatre


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A Coat of Many Colours by JIM CRACE with John Rowe Saeed Jaffrey and Trevor Martin
In March 1895. following almost 13 years of imprisonment by the Mahdist forces in the Sudan, Rudolph Slatin escaped and made his way to an English garrison at As-wan. Slatin, an Austrian officer, and ex-Governor of Darfur, survived to tell his tale by adopting new faiths and allegiances to suit the occasion. His credo of ' survival ' runs contrary to that of George Chesney , the young Victorian officer and gentleman to whom he tells his tale.
Directed by MICHAEL ROLFE BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Mon 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Jim Crace
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Saeed Jaffrey
Unknown: Rudolph Slatin
Unknown: George Chesney
Directed By: Michael Rolfe
Major Harry Jackson: John Hollis
Captain Archie Hunter: Sean Arnold
Captain George Chesney: Michael Cochrane
Rudolph Slatin: John Rowe
Hamed: Nigel Graham
Desta: Valerie Sarruf
Madibbo: Willie Jonah
The Khalifa: Louis Mahoney
Nur a fanatic: Fred Brobby
Major Hammada: Neville Rofaila
Hammada's servant: Hermione Gregory
The Mahdi: Saeed Jaffrey
General Gordon: Trevor Martin
Bordeini Bey: Neville Rofaila

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Saturday-Night Theatre

BBC Radio 4 FM, 24 March 1979 20.30

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