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Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Alan Bennett's drama based on a meeting between actress Coral Browne and spy Guy Burgess. A mystery man appears in Coral's dressing room. What does he want with her face powder? Show more

Contributors

Guy Burgess:
Alan Bates
Herself:
Coral Browne
Claudius:
Charles Gray
Rosencrantz:
Harold Innocent
Guildenstern:
Vernon Dobtcheff
Hotel Receptionist:
Faina Zinova
Scarf Man:
Bibs Ekkel
Mrs Burgess:
Molly Veness
Shoe Shop Assistant:
Roger Hammond
Pyjama Shop Manager:
Trevor Baxter
Producer:
Innes Lloyd

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Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama about children's storyteller Enid Blyton, following her career from ambitious young woman to household name and moral guardian, while glimpsing her own dark childhood. Show more

Contributors

Hugh Pollock:
Matthew Macfadyen
Kenneth Waters:
Denis Lawson
Hanly Blyton:
Joseph Millson
Theresa Blyton:
Pooky Quesnel
Thomas Blyton:
Philip Wright
Enid (aged 19):
Lisa Diveney
Maid Maggie:
Eileen O'Higgins
Mrs Waters:
Gabrielle Reidy
BBC Interviewer:
Douglas Reith
Dr Beresford:
Nicholas Lumley
Army Officer:
Travis Oliver
Librarian:
Toby Manley
Child at party:
Isabella Blake-Thomas
Director:
James Hawes