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Bequest to the Nation by Terence Rattigan

Sunday 16 October 2005 19:25-21:30 (Radio 3)

By Terence Rattigan, with Kenneth Branagh, Janet McTeer, Amanda Root and John Shrapnel.

The passionate relationship between Lord Nelson and Emma Hamilton causes tensions and friction amongst Nelson's family and colleagues. What does the greatest naval hero of the day see in this drunken, vulgar woman? Rattigan's play sets out to explain this enigma.

Set in Bath and London, Autumn 1805.

Duration:

2 hours 5 minutes

Playlist:

Lord Nelson ...... Kenneth Branagh
Emma Hamilton ...... Janet McTeer
Frances, Lady Nelson ...... Amanda Root
Lord Minto ...... John Shrapnel
George Matcham, Junior ...... Steven France
Captain Hardy ...... Gerard Horan
Lord Barham ...... Stephen Thorne
George Matcham, Senior ...... Anthony Jackson
Katherine Matcham ...... Patience Tomlinson




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