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Play of the Week: The Recruiting Officer by George Farquahar

on BBC World Service

Set in Shrewsbury in 1704, just after the battle of Blenheim, the play follows two grenadiers who persuade local men to take "the Queen's shilling", and stars Benedict Cumberbatch

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