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A Journal of the Plague Year

Ben Miles stars as the chameleon writer, businessman, debtor and hack, Daniel Defoe. In 1722, Defoe begins his fictional journal of the Great Plague. Dramatised by Michael Butt.

As part of BBC Radio 4's Defoe season, Ben Miles stars as the chameleon writer, businessman, debtor and hack, Daniel Defoe. In 1722, hoping to keep his creditors at bay, Defoe begins his fictional 'journal' of the Great Plague of 1665. But he soon comes to be haunted by the people he is conjuring.

Dramatised by Michael Butt

Directed by Emma Harding.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 27 May 2017 14:30

Credits

Role Contributor
Daniel Defoe Ben Miles
Nathaniel Adrian Scarborough
Mr Hayward David Hounslow
The Mayor of London James Lailey
Actor Sean Baker
Actor Elizabeth Bennett
Actor Clare Perkins
Actor Brian Protheroe
Actor Kirsty Oswald
Actor Nick Underwood
Actor Tom Forrister
Actor Adie Allen
Actor Edward Prout
Director Emma Harding
Author Daniel Defoe
Adaptor Michael Butt

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