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Evelyn Waugh 's biting satire of class, prewar politics and the appalling nature of the newspaper industry is adapted in four parts by Giles Havergal.
3: Lush Places. Love comes to William in the capital of Ishmaelia, while he has been left behind by the rest of the press corps. The prospect of war surrounds him and he wrestles with telegrams to the Daily Beast.
Director Dave Batchelor


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: Giles Havergal.
Director: Dave Batchelor
Narrator: Giles Havergal
William: Matthew Whittle
Katchen: Lucy Paterson
Dr Benito: Crawford Logan
Baldwin: Derwent Watson
Erik: Sandy Nellson
Erik: Sandy Nelison
German: Finlay Welsh
Bannister: Henry Ian Cusick

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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