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Afternoon Theatre: Dr Johnson Investigates


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by Richard Brayshaw
[Starring] Leo McKern as Dr Samuel Johnson

London, 1776: Mayhem at Garrick's Drury Lane Theatre. An actor is killed during a production of Macbeth, and it requires all of Dr Johnson's formidable intelligence, powers of observation and detailed knowledge of Shakespeare to find the true murderer lurking within the production of this unluckiest of plays.
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Writer: Richard Brayshaw
Music: Handel
Director: Brian Miller
Dr Samuel Johnson: Leo McKern
James Boswell: Edward de Souza
David Garrick: Laurence Payne
Call-boy: Simon Allen
Forbes: Paul Nicholson
Sarah Siddons: Linda Janiec
Binnie: Brenda Kaye
Warburton: Gavin Campbell
Barry: Allan McClelland
Meg Blount: Vanessa Millard
Tom Blount: Roy Spencer
Paine: Andrew Branch
Hester Thrale: Daphne Neville
Henry Thrale/Officer: Phillip Manikum

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Afternoon Theatre: Dr Johnson Investigates

BBC Radio 4 FM, 4 September 1978 15.05

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