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The Saturday Play: Betrayal


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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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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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The Saturday Play: Betrayal

BBC Radio 4 FM, 16 September 2006 14.32

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