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Afternoon Play: Beyond the Canvas


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A series of three plays inspired by great paintings. 3: The Return of the Prodigal Son by Tim Jackson. Rembrandt's late masterpiece is the starting point forthis contemporary drama reflecting the painting's themes. Built around an extensive interview with Joanna Woodall , deputy director of the Courtauld Institute, the drama follows Michael, a British diplomat, as he visits his dying father in St Petersburg, where the painting hangs. Through a dialogue with his Russian guide, Natasha,
Michael comes to an understanding about his own relationship with his father, and his father's relationship with the city of his birth.
Producers Rosie Boulton and Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Joanna Woodall
Producers: Rosie Boulton
Producers: Peter Leslie Wild
Michael: Steven Pacey
Natasha: Katya Kamotskaya
George: Michael Poole
Young Michael: Ben Darlington

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Afternoon Play: Beyond the Canvas

BBC Radio 4 FM, 23 January 2003 14.15

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