Monday 12 May
BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA
This all-star adaptation boasts David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch) and Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek II, Cabin Pressure, Sherlock) among the cast. Benedict Cumberbatch is soon to be seen as Richard III on BBC television, and Mansfield Park was one of his earliest radio appearances. Joining them is Felicity Jones, known to Archers fans as the original Emma Carter and soon to be seen as Felicia Hardy in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Also in the cast are Tim Piggott-Smith (The Bletchley Circle, Wodehouse in Exile) and Julia McKenzie (Miss Marple).
Austen’s classic tale centres on young Fanny Price, sent to Mansfield Park in hard times, trying to be the equal of her new compatriots.
First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2003.
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