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A Friendship Betrayed

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur Episode 1 of 4

Two men's lives run almost in parallel. One is a prince of Jerusalem, Judah Ben Hur. The other is known as "He that was born to be King of the Jews."

Lew Wallace's epic tale stars Jamie Glover as Judah Ben Hur, Samuel West as Messala, Phyllis Calvert as Amrah and Michael Gambon reads from the Bible

Dramatised in four parts by Catherine Czerkawska.

Music by Wilfredo Acosta.

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

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1 hour

Last on

Tue 6 Sep 2016 03:00

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