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Episode 1

Warhorses of Letters, Series 3 Episode 1 of 4

First in a new series of the world's best-loved epistolary equine comedy-romance, as we reveal more of the recently-discovered, passionate letters between the Duke of Wellington's horse Copenhagen (played by Daniel Rigby) and Napoleon's steed Marengo (played by Stephen Fry), with an introduction by Tamsin Greig.

Beginning at the height of the Battle of Waterloo and Marengo's close brush with death our heroes deal with the aftermath of battle as Marengo becomes part of the spoils of war. Will defeat bring him exile to St Helena at his master's side, or will be be untied with his true love Copenhagen? And if the latter, should they rebrand themselves as hot new power-couple Mopenhagen? Or Carengo?

Written by Robbie Hudson and Marie Phillips
Produced by Gareth Edwards.

15 minutes

Last on

Sun 19 Jan 2014 05:30

Credits

Role Contributor
MarengoStephen Fry
CopenhagenDaniel Rigby
NarratorTamsin Greig
ProducerGareth Edwards
WriterMarie Phillips
WriterRobbie Hudson
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