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Afternoon Reading - The Curiosities of the Egyptian Hall - Between Isis and Osiris


Series of three stories inspired by the Victorian venue in Piccadilly, famed as the home of magic, spectacle, freak shows and pseudo-scientific demonstrations. By John Peacock. Miriam Margolyes tells the tale of artist Benjamin Robert Haydon, whose exhibition at the Egyptian Hall was eclipsed by the hugely popular American midget General Tom Thumb. With Tony Lidington as Alfred, the Custodian of the Hall. Directed by David Blount A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

Broadcasts

  • 2010-01-12 15:30:00 - 2010-01-12 15:45:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,