James Purefoy stars as Sir Percy Blakeney in this adaptation of Baroness Orczy's classic tale, set in the French Revolution. With Sienna Guillory.
James Purefoy stars as Sir Percy Blakeney in Jonathan Holloway's new adaptation of Baroness Orczy's classic tale, set in the French Revolution.
Holloway's political interpretation is brought to life by an ensemble cast including Sienna Guillory as Marguerite Blakeney and Enzo Cilenti as the spine-chilling revolutionary soldier, Henri Chauvelin.
Muscular acting, pungent words, threat and jeopardy replace the whimsy of other adaptations and are floated on a contemporary, filmic score written by Sarah Llewellyn, with sound design by Wilfredo Acosta.
It is the year 1792. We witness a revolutionary France in the grip of a violent proletarian uprising and a British ruling class striving to prevent the same happening here.
Music composed by Sarah Llewellyn
Adapted and directed by Jonathan Holloway
Produced by Sally Harrison
A Darling Woolyback Co-Production for BBC Radio 4.
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|Percy Blakeney||James Purefoy|
|Marguerite Blakeney||Sienna Guillory|
|Andrew Ffoulkes||Eric MacLennan|
|Henri Chauvelin||Enzo Cilenti|
|Suzanne De Tournay||Abi Wain|
|French Cavalryman||Graeme Rose|
|Prince of Wales||Mike Rogers|