Mr Betjeman's Class
By Jonathan Smith. First of two plays celebrating one of Britain's best-loved poets. Stars Benjamin Whitrow in his final role before his death at the age of 80.
1 / 2. By Jonathan Smith. First of two plays celebrating one of Britain's best-loved poets. 1928. John Betjeman, aged 23, has left Magdalen College - sent down without a degree. He's spent three years at Oxford being a class-conscious social climber, clowning his suburban way into the country house weekend set. With his ambitions in ruins, he's reduced to acting as cricket master in a prep school. He knows nothing of cricket. Stars Benjamin Whitrow in his final role before his death at the age of 80.
Producer/director: Bruce Young
(Jonathan Smith's second play, Mr Betjeman Regrets, is at 2.15pm on Boxing Day).
|Older Betjeman||Benjamin Whitrow|
|Younger Betjeman||Philippe Edwards|
|Boy 1||Adam Thomas Wright|
|Boy 2||Kedar Williams-Stirling|
|Boy 3||Tom Cawte|