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Headlong Hall


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It was the winter of 1815 and Harry Headlong, like all Welsh squires, was fond of shooting, hunting and drinking. But, unlike other Welsh squires, he became seized with a passion to form the acquaintance of philosophers and dilettanti. In fact it became his chief wish to have them all at Headlong Hall....

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Writer: Thomas Love Peacock
Dramatised by: James Saunders
Composer: Terence Allbright
Violin: Katherine Adams
Harp: Skaila Kanga
Director: Matthew Walters
Narrator: Michael Hordern
Escot, the deteriorationist: Daniel Massey
Foster, the perfectibilian: Ronald Lacey
Jenkison, the statu-quo-ite: John Grillo
Cranium, the craniologist: John Horsley
Headlong: William Simons
Gaster: Alan Dudley
Milestone: Andrew Branch
Gall/Butler/Sexton: Simon Cuff
Panscope: Norman Bird
Chromatic: John Baddeley
O'Prism: Richard Tate
MacLaurel: Michael Deacon
Tenorina/Caprioetta: Caroline Gruber
Cephalis: Polly James
Graziosa/Aunt Brindle-Mew: Joan Walker

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