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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.

Episode One:
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.

58 minutes

Last on

Sat 16 Dec 2017 21:00

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Role Contributor
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
Bibot Mike Rogers
Prince of Wales Mike Rogers
Worsdale James Camp
Author Baroness Orczy
Adaptor Jonathan Holloway
Director Jonathan Holloway
Producer Sally Harrison

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