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Afternoon Play: Olivia's Line


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By David Varela. It's Rome 1962, and Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton , the biggest, most expensive movie ever made, is in production. The film is terribly delayed, hugely over-budget and the co-stars are causing a terrific scandal. Meanwhile, Gil, the production meteorologist, has his eye on Olivia, one of Cleopatra's handmaidensbut she's definitelv not interested.
Director Mary Peate


Unknown: David Varela.
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Richard Burton
Director: Mary Peate
Gil: Andrew Scott
Olivia: Kelly Reilly
Steve: John Schwab
Mankiewicz: John Guerrasio
Simpson: Ryan McCluskey
Gianfranco: Vincenzo Nicoll
Charlotte/Taylorl: Helen Longworth
Burton: Tim Treloar

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Afternoon Play: Olivia's Line

BBC Radio 4 FM, 12 May 2003 14.15

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