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Classic Serial - Mugsborough - 1917


Dramatisation by Andrew Lynch featuring the characters of Robert Tressell's novel The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, picking up the story 10 years on. The residents of Mugsborough hold wildly differing views of the Great War. The politically aware favour peaceful solutions, others are determined to avoid being sent to the Western Front. One returns from Flanders terribly injured and cannot find work and one child is still unaware of the tragic circumstances of her parentage. Easton ...... Johnny Vegas Old Misery/Hunter ...... Paul Whitehouse Ruth ...... Shirley Henderson Nora ...... Raquel Cassidy Frankie ...... Iain McKee Bert White ...... Des O'Malley Bundy ...... Tom Pitts Barrington ...... Tom Goodman-Hill Charlie Linden ...... Carl Rice Elsie ...... Nicola Stephenson Sweater ...... Rupert Degas Slyme ...... Kevin Eldon Crass ...... Arthur Smith Rushton ...... Bill Bailey Young Elizabeth ...... Yasmin Gerrard Freddie ...... Jody Latham Older Elizabeth ...... Joanna Neary Mrs Meadows ...... Anne Waggott Directed by Dirk Maggs.

Broadcasts

  • 2009-05-24 15:00:00 - 2009-05-24 16:00:00 on Radio 4 FM,
  • 2009-05-30 21:00:00 - 2009-05-30 22:00:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,

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