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Tom and Viv

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 27 December 2008

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the heart-breaking story of TS Eliot's marriage to Viv Haigh-Wood. Radio 4 commemorates the recent death of Michael Hastings with this his best known play. Its subject is the doomed marriage of the young TS Eliot and the charismatic Vivienne Haigh-Wood. This moving, highly-charged study has been described as 'one of the most important plays of the 20th century'.

Tom ............... Benedict Cumberbatch
Viv.................. Lia Williams
Maurice..............David Haig
Rose............... Judy Parfitt
Charles............ John Rowe
Louise..................Emily Randall
Janes............... Chris Pavlo
Dr Todd............ Gunnar Cauthery
Barrister............. Jonathan Tafler

Adapted and directed by......Peter Kavanagh.

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