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London Assurance by Dion Boucicault

London Assurance - Dion Boucicault, James L. Smith, Richard Bean
bookshelves: autumn-2015, radio-4x, published-1841, victorian, farce, britain-england
Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Laura
Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read on October 19, 2015



Description: 1840: Vain and ageing peacock, Sir Harcourt Courtly is preening himself for the conquest of young Grace Harkaway. But his son Charles, a roguish young buck has his eye on the very same prey.

Boucicault's comedy of manners stars:

Daniel Massey as Sir Harcourt Courtly,
Elizabeth Spriggs as Lady Gay Spanker,
Samantha Bond as Grace Harkaway,
Reece Dinsdale as Charles Courtly,
Trevor Peacock as Mark Meddle and
Michael Hordern as Sir Charles Crawford.

Adapted and produced by Sue Wilson.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.