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Age of Reason

The second and final part of Trevor Griffiths' two-part life of Thomas Paine, These are the Times.

In Part 2, Age of Reason, Paine is again embroiled in a revolutionary situation. This time it's in France, where the struggle and outcome are totally different from his American experience.

All his high hopes for change, and his work for a new Constitution and the rule of Law are swept away by the Terror. He is attacked as a dangerous influence in England, imprisoned in France and makes it back to America - but to an unexpected reception.

Music by John Tams

Director: Clive Brill
Producer: Ann Scott
A Greenpoint production in association with Richard Attenborough for BBC Radio 4.

Release date:

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sat 25 Aug 2012 14:30


Role Contributor
Tom PaineJonathan Pryce
CarneyRomola Garai
Gouverneur MorrisRobert Glenister
ShortWill Keen
LafayetteJohn McAndrew
Edmund BurkePaul Jesson
BancalHugh Ross
Clio RickmanJack Shepherd
MonroeNicholas Rowe
Sally HemmingsClare Perkins
FatherChristopher Obi
DirectorClive Brill

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