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A radio play in twelve parts by Peter Cresiwell founded on the novel ' Romance ' by Joseph Conrad and F. M. Hueffer
4 — ' Blade and Guitar '
In which further misundenstandings help to weawe a wet) of destiny,a mystery ie solved, and Kemp encounters an unusual troubadour
with Ronald Sidney
Bryan Powley and Patrick Troughton
Produced by Frederick Bradnum
A Ramon's store in Spanish Town, Jamaica, John Kemp is reading a letter from his sister Veronica, giving him news of England, when Don Balthasar Riego arrives with his young and beautiful daughter Dona Seraphina , shortly followed by Don Carlos. John is presented to them and later meets O'Brien, the Irish judge, who invites him to take command of the pirates using the town of Rio Medio as their stronghold. Kemp refuses, but after leaving the store he is shanghaied aboard the ship carrying the Diegos and O'Brien home to Cuba. Seraphina seizes an opportunity to release him, and with her help he escapes into a small rowing-boat which is being towed astern. While he is rowing hard towards an English ship coming up on the quarter, O'Brien orders a boat to be lowered, in pursuit.


Unknown: Peter Cresiwell
Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Unknown: F. M. Hueffer
Unknown: Ronald Sidney
Unknown: Bryan Powley
Unknown: Patrick Troughton
Produced By: Frederick Bradnum
Unknown: John Kemp
Unknown: Don Balthasar Riego
Unknown: Dona Seraphina
Unknown: Don Carlos.
John Kemp: Andrew Faulds
Tomas Castro: Abraham Sofaer
Don Carlos Riego: David Peel
Juez O'Brien: Harry Hutchinson
Captain Lumsden: Leigh Crutchley
Mercer: Hugh Manning
Major Cowper: Noel Morris
Mrs Cowiper,: Susan Richards
A Major-Domo: Victor Platt
Veronica Kemp: Christina Hodgson
Manuel-del-Popolo Isturiz: Roger Delgado

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