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A Sort of Legend


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Rupert Brooke 1887-1915
A radio portrait written and compiled by DORIS KER with Ian McKellen as Rupert Brooke Gordon Gardner as Edward Marsh
Anna Cropper as Frances Cornford and Leslie Heritage as Narrator
... the strange and tragic suddenness of his death have combined to create a sort of legend about him, and to invest him with a mysterious sanctity which would have amazed and amused him, and would have ended, I think, by vexing him Produced by RAY MILES
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Unknown: Rupert Brooke
Unknown: Doris Ker
Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Rupert Brooke
Unknown: Gordon Gardner
Unknown: Edward Marsh
Unknown: Anna Cropper
Unknown: Frances Cornford
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Christopher Benjamin
Unknown: Margot Boyd.
Unknown: Sara Coward
Unknown: Kerry Francis
Unknown: Brian Hewlett
Produced By: Ray Miles

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