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Episode 3

Warhorses of Letters, Series 3 Episode 3 of 4

Comedy by Robbie Hudson and Marie Phillips

Stephen Fry and Daniel Rigby star as Napoleon's horse Marengo and Wellington's horse Copenhagen in the moving epistolary tale of two horses deeply in love but sundered by history. With an introduction by Tamsin Greig.

This week artistic differences threaten to destroy our heroes' love for each-other as both attempt to find fame as writers. But is the literary horse public ready for Marengo's experimental, Proustian and incredibly long exploration of what it is to be a horse? Or is there more of a market for Copenhagen's rather racier "Fifty Shades of Hay"?

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Sun 4 Sep 2016 22:30


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