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Arms And The Man

Arms And The Man - George Bernard Shaw Arms and the Man by Bernard Shaw with Rory Kinnear and Lydia Leonard. Directed by David TimsonIt is 1885, and there is trouble in the Balkans. The Serbians and the Bulgarians are at war.Raina Petkoff is convinced her fiancé Major Sergius Saranoff will glorify himself in the war and become her hero - but after a dramatic encounter with a down-to-earth Serbian officer who hides in her room, she is brought face to face with the mundane truth about the conflict rather than its glories. The ideals and realities of war, hypocrisy and nationalism are all entertainingly explored in this rare romantic comedy by one of our most acerbic writers.ARMS AND THE MAN by Bernard ShawCAST LIST:CAPTAIN BLUNTSCHLI Rory KinnearRAINA PETKOFFLydia LeonardMAJOR SERGIUS SARANOFF Tom MisonMAJOR PETKOFFHugh RossCATHERINE PETKOFF Frances JeaterNICOLAGlen McCreadyLOUKA Jo HerbertMAJOR PLECHANOFFRoger MayDirectorDavid Timson Technical DirectionNorman GoodmanProducerNicolas SoamesAn Ukemi Productions Ltd production for Radio 3. Broadcast on:BBC Radio 3, 8:00pm Sunday 21st March 2010Duration:120 minutesAvailable until:11:02pm Sunday 28th March 2010Categories:Drama, Classic & Period