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Alan Bennett - An Englishman Abroad

When a mysterious Englishman appears in her dressing-room, actress Coral Browne assumes he's with the embassy, but, if so, why are his trousers out at the knees? And what does he want with her face-powder?

Alan Bennett based this drama on a real incident in Moscow involving the spy Guy Burgess in 1958.

Starring Michael Gambon as Guy Burgess, Penelope Wilton as Coral Browne, Lala Lloyd as Mrs Burgess, John Baddeley as Claudius and Michael Higgs as Tolya/Hamlet.

Adapted from BBC TV's 1983 film and directed by Hilary Norrish

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1994.

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45 minutes

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Sun 21 Feb 2016 02:15

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