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The Fancy

Episode 2 of 6

Tom and Jerry visit a 19th-century cockfight and make a special wager. Stars Greg Wise and Mark Gatiss. From May 2006.

Tom and Jerry visit a cockfight, try to buy a horse, meet a sporting legend and lay a wager on which is better, London or the West Country.

Meanwhile, garrulous narrator Pierce Egan takes literary critic William Hazlitt to his first boxing match.

Pierce Egan’s 19th-century comic novel adapted in six parts by Dan Tetsell.

Pierce Egan .... Geoffrey McGivern
Plausible Jack .... Ben Graves
Corinthian Tom .... Greg Wise
William Hazlitt/Tom Cribb .... Alex Mcqueen
Jerry Hawthorn .... Mark Gatiss
Bob Logic .... James Bachman
Mrs Egan .... Alys Torrence

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2006.

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30 minutes