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by Garry Lyons.

Years before he found fame with Swallows and Amazons, Arthur Ransome was swept up in the dramatic events of the Russian Revolution, living a dangerous double life as a journalist and agent for both the Bolsheviks and the Foreign Office. War, revolution, espionage and romance feature in this biographical portrait of one of our best-loved children's authors.

Arthur Ransome ..... Rory Kinnear
Evgenia Shelepina ..... Michelle Dockery
Ivy ..... Katie Collier
Foreign Office Minister, Lenin ..... Gordon Mounsey
Lockhart, Trotsky ..... Mark Chatterton
Russian Officer, Soldier ..... Joe Hughes
Tabitha ..... Emily Herbert
Young Arthur ..... George Herbert
Soldier ..... Christopher Anderton
Soldier ..... Christopher Arley

Directed and produced by Melanie Harris.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 21 Nov 2010 20:00

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