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The White Man's Burden

58 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 10 August 2012

A radio adaptation of Paul Theroux's stage play about the young Rudyard Kipling's humiliating final months as an American resident. The great English writer plans to settle in Vermont with his American wife, but a clash with his brother-in-law results in death threats, a court case and public scandal. Will Kipling manage to keep his head when all about are losing theirs?

Written by Paul Theroux
Adapted and directed by Emma Harding.


Rudyard Kipling
Nicholas Boulton
Carrie Kipling
Teresa Gallagher
Conland/ Judge Newton
Peter Marinker
Emma Harding


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