Howard Brenton - Nasser's Eden
1956: Eden and Nasser battle over Egypt nationalising the Suez Canal - Britain's last symbol of her empire. With Alec McCowen.
1956: The battles of Prime Minister Anthony Eden and President Nasser over Egypt's act of nationalising the Suez Canal - Britain’s last symbol of her empire.
With its roots in the post-war upsurge of nationalism in Egypt, a look behind the politics to reveal the personalities who changed the face of history.
Starring Alec McCowen as Anthony Eden and Nadim Sawalha as Gamal Nasser.
With Bob Peck, Nigel Davenport, Saeed Jaffrey, Raad Rawi and Trevor Peacock.
Producer: Carolyn Horn
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.