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The Saturday Play: Betrayal

on BBC Radio 4 FM

New radio versions of two classic Alan Bennett plays, which are generally performed together under the title Single Spies.

An Englishman Abroad
1958. A squalid flat in Moscow. Over a paltry lunch, exiled spy Guy Burgess interrogates actress Coral Browne about English society gossip.

A Question of Attribution
Set in the 1960s, before Professor Anthony Blunt , the director of the Courtauld Institute, was exposed and disgraced as a spy. Blunt is replacing a Titian at the Palace when the Queen comes in. The painting is a fake.

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Contributors

Writer:
Alan Bennett
Producer/Director:
Susan Roberts
Coral:
Brigit Forsyth
Burgess:
Simon Callow
Tolya/Shop assistant:
Peter Swander
Tailor:
Robert Pickavance
Blunt:
Edward Petherbridge
Restorer:
Robert Pickavance
Chubb:
Nicky Henson
The Oueen:
Prunella Scales
Philips:
Dan Stevens
Colin:
Harry Myers

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