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Classic Serial: The A to Z of Dr Johnson: Boswell's Life of Johnson

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1/2. "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." Celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Johnson , poet, lexicographer and king of Grub Street. Young Boswell comes to London to seek out his hero, with the aim of writing a biography "in scenes" with Johnson's conversation cast as dialogue. Nothing quite like this had ever been attempted before. Dramatised by Robin Brooks. Producer/Director Claire Grove Rptd on Saturday at 9pm

Contributors

Unknown: Samuel Johnson
Dramatised By: Robin Brooks.
Director: Claire Grove
Samuel Johnson: Kenneth Cranham
James Boswell: Paul Higgins
King George: David Hargreaves
Louisa: Lizzy Watts
Joshua Reynolds: Matt Addis
Oliver Goldsmith: Stephen Hogan
Lady Di: Annabelle Dowler
Davies: Philip Fox

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Classic Serial: The A to Z of Dr Johnson: Boswell's Life of Johnson

BBC Radio 4 FM, 6 September 2009 15.00






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