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The Importance of Being Earnest

London, 1895: crafty friends Jack and Algernon are living a double life.

This production of Oscar Wilde's comedy was mounted to celebrate the centenary of the play's first night at London's Haymarket Theatre on 14th February 1895.

Starring Dame Judi Dench as Lady Bracknell, Martin Clunes as Algernon Moncrieff, Michael Sheen as Jack Worthing, Miriam Margolyes as Miss Prism, John Moffatt as Canon Chasuble and Michael Hordern as Lane.

Pianist: Terence Allbright. Produced by Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

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2 hours

Last on

Sun 7 Dec 2014 04:00