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The Man from Esher and his Theatre of War
Thursday 30 March 2006 11:30-12:00 (Radio 4 FM)
Repeated: Monday 3 April 2006 0:15-0:45 (Radio 4 FM)
RC Sherriff wrote the play Journey's End following his own experiences of the trenches in the First World War. Unflinching but deeply humane, it was a huge hit in the West End and a global export in some 26 languages. But the man who wrote it remains something of mystery, an insurance agent who lived quietly among the rolling lawns of Esher. Robert Gore-Langton tries to find out more.
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