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The Anatomy of Melancholy

4 Extra Debut. King James I sets out to discover a remedy for melancholy, aided by friend Anton de Mouton. Stars Derek Riddell and Paul Hunter.

King James I sets out to discover a remedy for melancholy, aided by his friend Anton.

A cock and bull's story-worth of glorious, life-affirming digression and surreal silliness.

First published in 1621, Robert Burton's Jacobean tome, very loosely dramatised by Lavinia Murray.

King James ..... Derek Riddell
Anton ..... Paul Hunter
Robert ..... Mark Chatterton
Ann ..... Carla Henry
Elizabeth ..... Christine Brennen
Fortune teller ...... Ann Rye
Courtier ..... Paul David Gough

Director: Polly Thomas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2007.

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Broadcasts

  • Sun 15 Apr 2007 15:00
  • Sat 21 Apr 2007 21:00
  • Sunday 16:00
  • Sunday 20:00
  • Monday 04:00