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The 'B' Word

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Alistair McGowan writes and stars in a play about the scandalous first night of GB Shaw's Pygmalion, with Charlotte Page as his irrepressible leading lady, Mrs Patrick Campbell. Show more

Contributors

George Bernard Shaw:
Alistair McGowan
George Alexander:
David Sturzaker
Mrs Patrick Campbell:
Charlotte Page
Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree:
Richard McCabe
Charlotte Shaw:
Georgie Glen
Merivale:
Philip Fox
Director:
Emma Harding

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Drama

George Bernard Shaw - Pygmalion

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

A cockney flower girl is trained by a professor of phonetics to pass as a duchess. Stars Alistair McGowan and Morgana Robinson. Show more

Contributors

Henry Higgins:
Alistair McGowan
Eliza Doolittle:
Morgana Robinson
Alfred Doolittle:
Al Murray
Colonel Pickering:
Hugh Fraser
Mrs Higgins:
Siân Phillips
Mrs Pearce:
Charlotte Page
Mrs Eynsford-Hill:
Georgie Glen
Clara Eynsford-Hill:
Maeve Bluebell Wells
Freddy Eynsford-Hill:
Tom Forrister
Nepommuck:
David Sturzaker
Ambassador:
John Dougall
Ambassador's Wife:
Sarah Ridgeway
Bystander:
David Sterne
Director:
Emma Harding

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Drama

George Bernard Shaw - Pygmalion

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Eliza‘s day of reckoning - can she pass as a lady at the ambassador's ball? Classic tale starring Al Murray and Sian Phillips. Show more

Contributors

Henry Higgins:
Alistair McGowan
Eliza Doolittle:
Morgana Robinson
Alfred Doolittle:
Al Murray
Colonel Pickering:
Hugh Fraser
Mrs Higgins:
Siân Phillips
Mrs Pearce:
Charlotte Page
Mrs Eynsford-Hill:
Georgie Glen
Clara Eynsford-Hill:
Maeve Bluebell Wells
Freddy Eynsford-Hill:
Tom Forrister
Nepommuck:
David Sturzaker
Ambassador:
John Dougall
Ambassador's Wife:
Sarah Ridgeway
Bystander:
David Sterne
Director:
Emma Harding

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Drama

Field Notes: The Peregrinations of a Most Musical Irishman

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

1832. The incorrigible Irish composer John Field leaves his Moscow home to begin a tour of Europe, along with the son he barely knows. Alistair McGowan stars in his own drama. Show more

Contributors

John Field:
Alistair McGowan
Male Nurse:
Alistair McGowan
Mlle Charpentier:
Charlotte Page
Countess Shumova:
Charlotte Page
Italian Doctor:
Ewan Bailey
Percherette:
Scarlett Brookes
Count Shumov:
Brian Protheroe
Highwayman 1:
Brian Protheroe
Polish Concert Promoter:
Rafael Ferenc
Grace Field:
Susan Jameson
Clementi:
Sean Baker
Mister Rikov:
Sean Baker
Highwayman 2:
Sargon Yelda
French Theatre Manager:
Sargon Yelda
Madame Rikov:
Adie Allen
Concert Promoter:
Nick Underwood
Director:
Emma Harding

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Drama

Drama

Alistair McGowan - Three Pieces in the Shape of a Pear

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

4 Extra Debut. The story of three key relationships in the life of French composer Erik Satie. Written by and starring Alistair McGowan, with Nathaniel Parker and Imogen Stubbs. Show more

Contributors

Erik Satie:
Alistair McGowan
Claude-Achille Debussy:
Nathaniel Parker
Suzanne Valadon:
Imogen Stubbs
Paulette Darty:
Charlotte Page
Willy Gaulthier-Villar:
Kevin Eldon
Emma Debussy:
Philippa Stanton
Policeman:
David Seddon
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Emma Harding

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Drama