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Fortunes of War


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by Olivia Manning.
The last of a seven-part screenplay by Alan Plater. January 1943: neglected by Guy and weakened by illness, Harriet has decided to return to England. However, unknown to Guy, she changes her mind and on a last-minute impulse sets off for Damascus instead. Meanwhile in Cairo, news comes that the ship Harriet was to sail on has been torpedoed - with no survivors.
Music composed and conducted by RICHARD HOLMES


Unknown: Olivia Manning.
Unknown: Alan Plater.
Conducted By: Richard Holmes
Producer: Betty Willingale
Director: James Cellan
Harriet Pringle: Emma Thompson
Guy Pringle: Kenneth Branagh
Dobson: Charles Kay
Simon Boulderstone: Rupert Graves
Angela Hooper: Ciaran Madden
Castlebar: Robert Stephens
Edwina: Diana Hardcastle
Aidan Pratt: Greg Hicks
Ross: Jack Galloway
Dr Shafik: Sam Dastor
Mona Castlebar: Patricia Quinn
Halal: Ahmed Mehrez
Liversage: Esmond Knight
Mortimer: Claire OBErman
Phil: Erin Donovan
Student: Hesham Selim
Sergeant: Paul Lacoux
Tony Brody: Richard Linford
Singing patient: Sam Miller
Singer in café: Mowaffa El Hakim

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