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'This Blasphemous Outrage'

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Written by JANET HITCHMAN
Narrated by Manning Wilson with Mary Wimbush as Dorothy L. Sayers
The fall of Singapore to the Japanese forces is surely God's judgment on the British people for allowing the BBC to disseminate this blasphemous outrage. In 1940 Dorothy L. Sayers was invited to write a series of radio plays on the life of Christ for Children's Hour. Even before the plays were broadcast there were angry allegations of blasphemy.
This is the dramatic story behind that first production of a radio classic. The Man Born to be King, based on material in the BBC's Archives: with recorded contributions from VAL GIELGUD and members of the original cast including ROBERT SPEAIGHT (Christ), JOHN LAURIE (John the Baptist) and HERON CARVIC (Caiaphas). Producer ALAN HAYDOCK
(Repeated: Friday 11.5 am)
A new serialisation begins next Sunday 7.2 pm

Contributors

Written By: Janet Hitchman
Unknown: Manning Wilson
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown: Val Gielgud
Unknown: Robert Speaight
Unknown: John Laurie
Unknown: Heron Carvic
Producer: Alan Haydock

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'This Blasphemous Outrage'

BBC Radio 4 FM, 12 January 1975 22.15






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