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by William Makepeace Thackeray
Dramatised for broadcasting by John Keir Cross
12-' Indian Summer'
With Franklyn Bellamy , Donald Gray Stanley Groome Joan Hart Preston Lockwood. Hugh Manning. Ella Milne. Elsa Palmer , and Ronald Sidney
Produced by Peter Watts
All has toppled, it seems, in Esmond's great design. He has succeeded in bringing James Stuart to England in readiness for his dramatic proclamation as James III the moment that Queen Anne should die. He has succeeded beyond his wildest hopes in holding the Pretender secretly hidden in Rachel's little house in Kensington for the moment of moments. But when the moment of moments came at last-when all was ripe for the great disclosure that the last of the Stuarts was actually in England and willing to mount the throne — James himself was not ready for it, as Henry and all his other supporters were. His Royal Highness had gone-to Castlewood,, and on the direct invitation of Beatrix. It was for her that Henry had dared aU, and it was through her, it seemed, that all was to be destroyed after all — his fatal, fatal Beatrix '
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