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Vanity Fair: 4: Waterloo

on BBC Radio 4 FM

A novel without a hero by William Makepeace Thackeray dramatised for radio in ten parts by Michael Kittermaster
with Sarah Badel as Becky, Petra Markham as Amelia, Timothy West as Joseph Sedley, Henry Knowles as George Osborne, John Pullen as Rawdon Crawley, Sean Barrett as William Dobbin and Alec McCowen as Thackeray
In which the Manager of the Performance, the Puppet Master, removes his characters to one of the gayest and most brilliant little capitals in Europe - Brussels, where all the Vanity Fair booths are laid out with the most tempting liveliness and splendour. What is Mrs Rawdon Crawley to do but to shine out in the great company of lords and ladies and fashionable persons who throng the town?
With Margaret Ward as Lady Bareacres, Fred Bryant as General Tufto, Gregory de Polnay as Isidor and Harold Kasket as the Corsican tyrant, Napoleon
(Timothy West is in 'The Homecoming' at the Garrick Theatre, London)
(Repeated: Tuesday 3.5 pm)

Contributors

Author:
William Makepeace Thackeray
Dramatised for radio by:
Michael Kittermaster
Director:
David Spenser
Becky:
Sarah Badel
Amelia:
Petra Markham
Joseph Sedley:
Timothy West
George Osborne:
Henry Knowles
Rawdon Crawley:
John Pullen
William Dobbin:
Sean Barrett
Thackeray:
Alec McCowen
Lady Bareacres:
Margaret Ward
General Tufto:
Fred Bryant
Isidor:
Gregory de Polnay
Napoleon:
Harold Kasket
Belleville:
Tim Bentinck
Captain:
Roy Spencer
Sergeant:
Iain Armstrong
Louise:
Eve Karpf
Maid:
Alison Draper
Lord Bareacres:
Peter Williams
Mrs O'Dowd:
Peggy Marshall
Ensign Stubble:
Andrew Branch
Bystander:
Philip Sully

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