Chatterton - The Allington Solution

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By Peter Ackroyd.

Contemporary literary historian Jeremy Allington believes he knows the truth about the last days of Thomas Chatterton, a neglected genius who committed suicide in 1770 - or was he? Past interlocks with present as Allington sifts through the evidence of Chatterton's world, discovering much about himself as well as the subject of his research.

Thomas Chatterton....Benedict Cumberbatch

Jeremy Allington....Adrian Scarborough

Ruth....Rachel Bavidge

Partridge....David Timson

Sam Beaumont....Glen McCready

Mrs Angel....Liza Sadovy

Jackman....Hugh Ross

Mr Crane....Jonathan Keeble

Coroner....Hugh Dickson

Mark Lawson....Himself

Directed by Roy McMillan.