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The series exploring the 20th-century through journals and correspondence. George Allen's 1904 diary of his record-attempting walk, freely adapted by Stephen Wakelam.

The series exploring the twentieth century through the journals and correspondence of real people. George Allen's 1904 diary of his record attempting walk to promote the benefits of vegetarianism, freely adapted by Stephen Wakelam. Inspired by his encounter with Scrumpy Jack George now has a new, earthier attendant for his journey.

Beating the Book

Pianist: Pete Ringrose

Director: David Hunter.

15 minutes


Role Contributor
George H Allen Edward Hogg
Jack Blake Ritson
Harry Jeff Rawle
Landlord James Lailey
Mancunian Kirsty Oswald
Reporter Jason Barnett
Author George Allen
Adaptor Stephen Wakelam
Director David Hunter


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