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When an agent for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War arrives in England on a mission to buy coal, he finds himself a hunted man, implicated in the murder of a young girl.

Dramatised by Nick Perry

Directed by Sally Avens

Graham Greene's masterful tale of suspense. When Edgar Dominguez is sent to England on a mission to arrange a supply of coal for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War it seems a straightforward business negotiation; but no sooner does he set foot on English soil he finds himself a hunted man, with seemingly no one he can trust and implicated in the murder of a young girl. Determined to avenge her murder and complete his deal Dominguez turns from the hunted to the hunter.

Greene wrote The Confidential Agent at the same time as his masterpiece The Power and The Glory. It was written in six weeks in 1938 as England stood on the brink of war, and the story is suffused with paranoia, distrust and urgency. He wrote it as an 'Entertainment' with the hope of getting a film made of the book and therefore providing much needed income for his family, in which he succeeded. A tense thriller where the hero must avoid trap after trap that is set for him haunted by the memory of his dead wife and his own time in prison awaiting execution.

58 minutes

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Sat 22 Oct 2016 21:00

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Role Contributor
Edgar Domniguez Alun Raglan
Rose Cullen Flora Spencer-Longhurst
Spanish Diplomat Stefano Braschi
Inspector Collis Stephen Critchlow
Ronald Kaye John Bowler
Jim Barton Ian Conningham
Secretary Natasha Cowley
Woman in Benditch Karen Bartke
Bertie Forbes Nick Murchie
Captain Currie John Dougall
Freddy Luke MacGregor
Policeman in Benditch David Sterne
Policeman in London Gavi Singh Chera
Author Graham Greene
Adaptor Nick Perry
Director Sally Avens

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