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The Bull of La Plata

on BBC Radio 3

or The Wreck of the Intellectual
A comedy for radio by Michael Sadler
with Prunella Scales, Fenella Fielding, Peter Jones, Anthony Jackson as George

'Of a summer dawn, the Bull of La Plata quits the lush pampas to wade the mud to the near-dry river in the middle of the plain. Slow, because he is either clogged, over-ruminative, or seeking to delay the delicious and unfamiliar contact of lip and water, he finds himself, about five to ten, somewhat stuck... Poor Bull.'

(David Blagden is appearing in 'Fiddler on the Roof' at Her Majesty's Theatre, London)

[NB David Bladgen is assumed to have played Boyd Bannerman, although there is no actor's name next to the character name in Radio Times]


Michael Sadler
John Tydeman
George Bear, a would-be writer:
Anthony Jackson
Maude Bear, his wife:
Prunella Scales
Eric, his friend:
Hugh Walters
P.J. Crome, a Private Eye:
Peter Jones
Yolanda Woods, his assistant:
Fenella Fielding
Anita Rose, a student:
Elizabeth Proud
Boyd Bannerman, a Geographer:
David Blagden

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