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The Gold Bug

The famous tale of piracy and slavery by the American master of suspense. Stars Clarke Peters, John Sharlan and Rhashan Stone. From December 2001.

American master of suspense, Edgar Allan Poe's famous story of piracy and slavery from 1843.

His narrative of an obsession with the discovery of a "golden bug" evokes famous pirates, and drips with the casual racism of the old American South.

Dramatised by Gregory Evans giving the story a critical makeover, as a former slave recounts the "true" story.

Starring Clarke Peters as Charles, John Sharian as Legrand, Rhashan Stone as Jupiter and William Hootkins as the Doctor.

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 29 Jul 2018 00:00

Broadcasts

  • Sat 17 Jan 2009 18:00
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  • Sun 15 Mar 2015 18:00
  • Mon 16 Mar 2015 00:00
  • Sat 28 Jul 2018 18:00
  • Sun 29 Jul 2018 00:00