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Mr Betjeman Regrets

Second of two plays by Jonathan Smith celebrating the life of former poet laureate John Betjeman, who sold over two million copies of his Collected Poems during his lifetime.

By Jonathan Smith.
Towards the end of his career, Sir John Betjeman is a national treasure. He's become an immensely popular tv and radio performer, selling over two million copies of his Collected Poems in his lifetime. But he continues to worry about his chequered career and complex personal life. Stars Benjamin Whitrow who died shortly before he could finish recording this play. His role was completed by Robert Bathurst, a friend and fellow Betjeman enthusiast.

Betjeman ..... BENJAMIN WHITROW/ROBERT BATHURST
Lady Elizabeth ..... JOANNA DAVID
Lady Penelope ...... SARAH CROWDEN
Cornish Woman. ..... SANDRA DUNCAN
Young Paul ..... ADAM THOMAS WRIGHT
includes voices of Gerard McDermott, Isabella Inchbald and
Neil McCaul.
Producer/director: Bruce Young.

44 minutes

Last on

Fri 27 Dec 2019 14:15

Credits

Role Contributor
Betjeman Benjamin Whitrow
Betjeman Robert Bathurst
Lady Elizabeth Joanna David
Lady Penelope Sarah Crowden
Young Paul Adam Thomas Wright
Cornish Woman Sandra Duncan
Voice 1 Gerard McDermott
Voice 2 Isabella Inchbald
Voice 3 Neil McCaul
Writer Jonathan Smith
Director Bruce Young
Producer Bruce Young

Broadcasts

  • Boxing Day 2017 14:15
  • Fri 27 Dec 2019 14:15

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