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The Hornblower Story


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by C. S. FORESTER adapted for radio by VAL GIELGUD starring Nigel Anthony with Terence Skelton and John Franklyn-Robbins Book 3: Hornblower and the Hotspur
5: The Treasure Fleet
Music composed by JOHNNY PEARSON
Directed by TREVOR hile BBC Manchester


Unknown: C. S. Forester
Unknown: Val Gielgud
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Terence Skelton
Unknown: John Franklyn-Robbins
Composed By: Johnny Pearson
Directed By: Trevor Hile
Horatio Hornblower: Nigel Anthony
William Bush: Terence Skelton
Admiral Cornwallis: John Franklyn-Robbins
Maria Hornblower: Nina Holloway
Mr Foreman, midshipman: James Simmons
James Doughty: Robin Burch
Mrs Mason: Delia Corrie
Captain Graham Moore: Charles Foster
Mr Carron: Bill Ward
Sailor: Gordon Astley

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