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Britten 100: Billy Budd - These Buttons We Wear

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 3

For Radio 3's Britten centenary celebration, Keith Dewhurst's retelling of the story of Billy Budd, interwoven with the story of the author who came to write it: Herman Melville. Show more


Herman Melville:
Gerard Murphy
Eleanor Melville:
Monica Dolan
Long Ghost/Captain Vere:
Robert Portal
Guert Gansevoort/John Claggart:
David Westhead
Bill Budd:
Mark Quartley
Young Eleanor:
Caitlin Welch
Liverpool/The Dansker:
Simon Greenall
Salem/The Stranger:
Nathan Osgood
Consul WIlson/Captain Graveling:
Pip Donaghy
Dr Johnstone/Lieutenant Ratcliffe:
Robert Hastie
Rope Yarn/Donald:
John Tams


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