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4 Extra Debut. 1860: Ailing London publishers Spavin and Spavin need a new best-seller to save them. Stars Michael Cochrane. From January 2001.

There are some eccentric and desperate plans to save Spavin and Spavin from financial ruin involving Prince Albert and Samuel Smiles.

Second series of Martyn Wade’s comedy series set in a Victorian publishing house.

Starring Michael Cochrane as Primus, Maggie Steed as Cordelia, David Horovitch as Gerald, Elizabeth Spriggs as Edith, Joan Sims as Mrs Quirk, Charles Simpson as Simeon, Ioan Meredith as Prince Albert/Smiles, Stephen Critchlow as John, Rachel Atkins as Mrs Beeton and Becky Hindley as Lizzie Siddal.

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.

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30 minutes

Last on

Sat 11 May 2019 12:30

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