Boscobel


1st Broadcast 2:30pm - 3:30pm Saturday 29th November 2008 BBC Radio 4

 

Director

Dirk Maggs

 

Producer

Dirk Maggs

 

Written by

Ian Curteis

 

Production

Above the Title Productions Ltd

 

 

Synopsis

Historical thriller that charts the fortunes of the future Charles II in the immediate aftermath of his father's defeat.

After the execution of his father, the young Charles flees England.

Over the course of a 40-day journey, he must learn how to live rough, evade capture and earn the kindness of strangers.

 

 

 

What Other's Have said

A new play by Ian Curteis is always an exciting prospect, and this breathless man-on-the-run thriller doesn't disappoint. The man in question is Charles II, fleeing bloodthirsty Parliamentarian

forces after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester, two years after his father was executed. Simon Woods subtly captures the shifts in Charles's personality as he dashes across hostile territory.

hoping to reach safety in France, and Chris Larkin lords it up as the prince's pompous friend, Wilmot. David Crawford Radio Times

 

 

Cast

Charles II
Simon Woods
Derby
Kevin Eldon
Wilmot
Chris Larkin
George Penderel
Simon Treves
John Penderel
Kevin Eldon
Whitgreave
Simon Treves
Gifford
Malcolm Brown
Woolf
Malcolm Brown
Carlis
Stephen Carlile
Colonel
Stephen Carlile
Betty
Kate Sachs
Jane
Kate Sachs
Mrs Woolf
Jill Shilling
Cook
Jill Shilling

 

Production Crew

Not known

 

 

Recorded at

The Soundhouse Ltd London England

 

Music composed & Arranged

Nothing Known

 

 

Comment by Dirk Maggs

Nothing yet

 

 

 

Cast Picture

Simon Treves
Simon Treves

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Other Links

Boscobel House

 

 

Running Time

1 episode 60 minutes long 60 minutes in total

 

 

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