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0101*20090112

Middle-aged clockmaker Gilbert increasingly turns to the essays of an anonymous guru.

Dramatised by Elizabeth Kuti from Joseph Addison and Richard Steele's 18th-century 'Spectator' essays.

Middle-aged clockmaker Gilbert increasingly turns to the essays of an anonymous guru of city living, known as Mr Spectator, for guidance on life.

Mr Spectator....Benjamin Whitrow

  • coffee boy....Samuel Barnett
  • gentlemen....Miche Doherty, Richard Dormer, chris mchallem, Mark Lambert

    directed by Heather Larmour

  • gilbert....Richard Lumsden
  • jonathan....sam troughton
  • kitty....amy marston
  • lady....fo cullan

  • 0102*20090113

    Gilbert's wife Kitty decides to see what all the fuss is about.

    Dramatised by Elizabeth Kuti from by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele's 18th century 'Spectator' essays.

    Exasperated by her husband's obsession with the writings of Mr Spectator, Gilbert's wife Kitty decides to see what all the fuss is about.

    Mr Spectator....Benjamin Whitrow

  • directed by....

    Heather Larmour

  • disgruntled man....Richard Dormer
  • gilbert....Richard Lumsden
  • jonathan....sam troughton
  • kitty....amy marston
  • wife....sarah kants

    directed by Heather Larmour

  • 0103*20090114

    With his business in peril, Gilbert decides to consult Mr Spectator.

    Dramatised by Elizabeth Kuti from by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele's 18th century 'Spectator' essays.

    With financial crisis in the air and his business in peril, Gilbert decides to head for the coffee-house and consult Mr Spectator.

    Mr Spectator....Benjamin Whitrow

  • coffee boy....Samuel Barnett
  • freddie....Richard Dormer
  • gilbert....Richard Lumsden
  • jonathan....sam troughton
  • kitty....amy marston
  • leticia....sarah kants
  • stockjobbers....Miche Doherty, Mark Lambert

    directed by Heather Larmour

  • 0104*20090115

    Dramatised by Elizabeth Kuti from by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele's 18th century 'Spectator' essays.

    Encouraged by Mr Spectator and Kitty, Gilbert buys some new-fangled Perspective Glasses, only to discover that they give him a rather shocking viewpoint of his nearest and dearest.

    Mr Spectator....Benjamin Whitrow

  • coffee boy....Samuel Barnett
  • gilbert....Richard Lumsden
  • jonathan....sam troughton
  • kitty....amy marston
  • lion....Richard Dormer

    directed by Heather Larmour.

    encouraged by mr spectator and kitty, gilbert buys some new-fangled perspective glasses

  • signior niccolini....mike doherty
  • spectacle inventor....chris mchallem
  • spectacle inventor....chris mchallem

    encouraged by mr spectator and kitty, gilbert buys some new-fangled perspective glasses

  • 0105 LAST*20090116

    Dramatised by Elizabeth Kuti from by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele's 18th-century 'Spectator' essays.

    As his fortieth birthday arrives, Gilbert's world seems to be in pieces, but perhaps things are not all that they appear.

    Mr Spectator....Benjamin Whitrow

  • aggie....laura conway

    directed by Heather Larmour.

    gilbert's world seems to be in pieces, but perhaps things are not all that they appear

  • coffee boy....Samuel Barnett
  • gilbert....Richard Lumsden
  • gravedigger....chris mchallem
  • isabel....emma bolger
  • jacob....daniel walsh
  • jonathan....sam troughton
  • kitty....amy marston

  • 020120100816

    First Minister Harley needs the support of Mr Spectator and enlists paper boy Ned Dempsey.

    Returning for a second series, the nation's favourite agony uncle - Mr.

    Spectator - continues to offer his wit and wisdom on the morals and manners of his countrymen in his daily writings; but who exactly is this mysterious Spectator, and why does everyone want to find him all of a sudden?

    London.

    1710.

    Nothing changes under the sun.

    Political upheaval, national debt, spin; and, in the midst of it all, eager, naive young Ned Dempsey, just arrived in the Capital and determined to make his way in the big city.

    With Britain in debt to the tune of nine million pounds, Chief Minister and Lord of the Treasury, Robert Harley, has a plan to raise the funds the country so desperately needs: a little idea called the South Sea Company.

    However, he requires public support to get his Bill through Parliament and to do that he needs someone influential to speak out in support of his scheme.

    Someone with the ear of the country, someone people respect, someone people turn to, listen to, obey.

    Someone like Mr.

    Spectator!

    Enlisting the aid of Palace paper-boy Ned, Harley determines to track down the elusive Mr.

    Spectator in order to convince him to come out in support of the Bill before it goes before the House on Friday.

    Embarking on a quest to discover the identity of London's most spectral of citizens, Ned scours the 'Spectator's' daily publications for a clue to his prey's whereabouts.

    Pursuing hints and clues through a world of clubs, coffee-houses, theatres and booksellers; from lowly taverns to the Royal Palace itself, Ned is swept along in a mercenary world of spin and manipulation.

    Is anyone really who they seem? Does everything and everyone have their price?

    Can Ned unmask Mr.

    Spectator before time - and Harley's patience - runs out?

    Adapted from Addison & Steele's 'Spectator' essays by Elizabeth Kuti.

    Mr.

    Benjamin Whitrow

    Ned Dempsey...

    Bryan Dick

    Harley...

    David Schofield

    Abigail...

    Christina Cole

    Queen Anne...

    Jemma Redgrave

    Anne Baldwin...

    Claire Rushbrook

    Defoe...

    Sam Dale

    Aunt Maude...

    Stella McCusker

    Opera Singer...

    David Revels

    Other parts played by: Seainin Brennan, Niall Cusack, Paul Kennedy, Marty Maguire and Charlie Niblock-Hamill.

    020220100817

    Ned finds a clue which leads him to the haunt of the Hum Drum Club.

    Returning for a second series, the nation's favourite agony uncle - Mr.

    Spectator - continues to offer his wit and wisdom on the morals and manners of his countrymen in his daily writings; but who exactly is this mysterious Spectator, and why does everyone want to find him all of a sudden?

    London.

    1710.

    Nothing changes under the sun.

    Political upheaval, national debt, spin; and, in the midst of it all, eager, naive young Ned Dempsey, just arrived in the Capital and determined to make his way in the big city.

    With Britain in debt to the tune of nine million pounds, Chief Minister and Lord of the Treasury, Robert Harley, has a plan to raise the funds the country so desperately needs: a little idea called the South Sea Company.

    However, he requires public support to get his Bill through Parliament and to do that he needs someone influential to speak out in support of his scheme.

    Someone with the ear of the country, someone people respect, someone people turn to, listen to, obey.

    Someone like Mr.

    Spectator!

    Enlisting the aid of Palace paper-boy Ned, Harley determines to track down the elusive Mr.

    Spectator in order to convince him to come out in support of the Bill before it goes before the House on Friday.

    Embarking on a quest to discover the identity of London's most spectral of citizens, Ned scours the 'Spectator's' daily publications for a clue to his prey's whereabouts.

    Pursuing hints and clues through a world of clubs, coffee-houses, theatres and booksellers; from lowly taverns to the Royal Palace itself, Ned is swept along in a mercenary world of spin and manipulation.

    Is anyone really who they seem? Does everything and everyone have their price?

    Can Ned unmask Mr.

    Spectator before time - and Harley's patience - runs out?

    Adapted from Addison & Steele's 'Spectator' essays by Elizabeth Kuti.

    Mr.

    Benjamin Whitrow

    Ned Dempsey...

    Bryan Dick

    Harley...

    David Schofield

    Abigail...

    Christina Cole

    Queen Anne...

    Jemma Redgrave

    Anne Baldwin...

    Claire Rushbrook

    Defoe...

    Sam Dale

    Aunt Maude...

    Stella McCusker

    Opera Singer...

    David Revels

    Other parts played by: Seainin Brennan, Niall Cusack, Paul Kennedy, Marty Maguire and Charlie Niblock-Hamill.

    020320100818

    On the trail of Mr Spectator, Ned attends the opera in search of the spectral scribbler.

    Returning for a second series, the nation's favourite agony uncle - Mr.

    Spectator - continues to offer his wit and wisdom on the morals and manners of his countrymen in his daily writings; but who exactly is this mysterious Spectator, and why does everyone want to find him all of a sudden?

    London.

    1710.

    Nothing changes under the sun.

    Political upheaval, national debt, spin; and, in the midst of it all, eager, naive young Ned Dempsey, just arrived in the Capital and determined to make his way in the big city.

    With Britain in debt to the tune of nine million pounds, Chief Minister and Lord of the Treasury, Robert Harley, has a plan to raise the funds the country so desperately needs: a little idea called the South Sea Company.

    However, he requires public support to get his Bill through Parliament and to do that he needs someone influential to speak out in support of his scheme.

    Someone with the ear of the country, someone people respect, someone people turn to, listen to, obey.

    Someone like Mr.

    Spectator!

    Enlisting the aid of Palace paper-boy Ned, Harley determines to track down the elusive Mr.

    Spectator in order to convince him to come out in support of the Bill before it goes before the House on Friday.

    Embarking on a quest to discover the identity of London's most spectral of citizens, Ned scours the 'Spectator's' daily publications for a clue to his prey's whereabouts.

    Pursuing hints and clues through a world of clubs, coffee-houses, theatres and booksellers; from lowly taverns to the Royal Palace itself, Ned is swept along in a mercenary world of spin and manipulation.

    Is anyone really who they seem? Does everything and everyone have their price?

    Can Ned unmask Mr.

    Spectator before time - and Harley's patience - runs out?

    Adapted from Addison & Steele's 'Spectator' essays by Elizabeth Kuti.

    Mr.

    Benjamin Whitrow

    Ned Dempsey...

    Bryan Dick

    Harley...

    David Schofield

    Abigail...

    Christina Cole

    Queen Anne...

    Jemma Redgrave

    Anne Baldwin...

    Claire Rushbrook

    Defoe...

    Sam Dale

    Aunt Maude...

    Stella McCusker

    Opera Singer...

    David Revels

    Other parts played by: Seainin Brennan, Niall Cusack, Paul Kennedy, Marty Maguire and Charlie Niblock-Hamill.

    020420100819

    Ned gets more than he bargains for at the Royal Exchange.

    Returning for a second series, the nation's favourite agony uncle - Mr.

    Spectator - continues to offer his wit and wisdom on the morals and manners of his countrymen in his daily writings; but who exactly is this mysterious Spectator, and why does everyone want to find him all of a sudden?

    London.

    1710.

    Nothing changes under the sun.

    Political upheaval, national debt, spin; and, in the midst of it all, eager, naive young Ned Dempsey, just arrived in the Capital and determined to make his way in the big city.

    With Britain in debt to the tune of nine million pounds, Chief Minister and Lord of the Treasury, Robert Harley, has a plan to raise the funds the country so desperately needs: a little idea called the South Sea Company.

    However, he requires public support to get his Bill through Parliament and to do that he needs someone influential to speak out in support of his scheme.

    Someone with the ear of the country, someone people respect, someone people turn to, listen to, obey.

    Someone like Mr.

    Spectator!

    Enlisting the aid of Palace paper-boy Ned, Harley determines to track down the elusive Mr.

    Spectator in order to convince him to come out in support of the Bill before it goes before the House on Friday.

    Embarking on a quest to discover the identity of London's most spectral of citizens, Ned scours the 'Spectator's' daily publications for a clue to his prey's whereabouts.

    Pursuing hints and clues through a world of clubs, coffee-houses, theatres and booksellers; from lowly taverns to the Royal Palace itself, Ned is swept along in a mercenary world of spin and manipulation.

    Is anyone really who they seem? Does everything and everyone have their price?

    Can Ned unmask Mr.

    Spectator before time - and Harley's patience - runs out?

    Adapted from Addison & Steele's 'Spectator' essays by Elizabeth Kuti.

    Mr.

    Benjamin Whitrow

    Ned Dempsey....

    Bryan Dick

    Harley....

    David Schofield

    Abigail....

    Christina Cole

    Queen Anne....

    Jemma Redgrave

    Anne Baldwin....

    Claire Rushbrook

    Defoe....

    Sam Dale

    Aunt Maude....

    Stella McCusker

    Opera Singer....

    David Revels

    Other parts played by: Seainin Brennan, Niall Cusack, Paul Kennedy, Marty Maguire and Charlie Niblock-Hamill.

    0205 LAST20100820

    As time - and Harley's patience - runs out, what fate lies in store for Ned?

    Returning for a second series, the nation's favourite agony uncle - Mr.

    Spectator - continues to offer his wit and wisdom on the morals and manners of his countrymen in his daily writings; but who exactly is this mysterious Spectator, and why does everyone want to find him all of a sudden?

    London.

    1710.

    Nothing changes under the sun.

    Political upheaval, national debt, spin; and, in the midst of it all, eager, naive young Ned Dempsey, just arrived in the Capital and determined to make his way in the big city.

    With Britain in debt to the tune of nine million pounds, Chief Minister and Lord of the Treasury, Robert Harley, has a plan to raise the funds the country so desperately needs: a little idea called the South Sea Company.

    However, he requires public support to get his Bill through Parliament and to do that he needs someone influential to speak out in support of his scheme.

    Someone with the ear of the country, someone people respect, someone people turn to, listen to, obey.

    Someone like Mr.

    Spectator!

    Enlisting the aid of Palace paper-boy Ned, Harley determines to track down the elusive Mr.

    Spectator in order to convince him to come out in support of the Bill before it goes before the House on Friday.

    Embarking on a quest to discover the identity of London's most spectral of citizens, Ned scours the 'Spectator's' daily publications for a clue to his prey's whereabouts.

    Pursuing hints and clues through a world of clubs, coffee-houses, theatres and booksellers; from lowly taverns to the Royal Palace itself, Ned is swept along in a mercenary world of spin and manipulation.

    Is anyone really who they seem? Does everything and everyone have their price?

    Can Ned unmask Mr.

    Spectator before time - and Harley's patience - runs out?

    Adapted from Addison & Steele's 'Spectator' essays by Elizabeth Kuti.

    Mr.

    Benjamin Whitrow

    Ned Dempsey...

    Bryan Dick

    Harley...

    David Schofield

    Abigail...

    Christina Cole

    Queen Anne...

    Jemma Redgrave

    Anne Baldwin...

    Claire Rushbrook

    Defoe...

    Sam Dale

    Aunt Maude...

    Stella McCusker

    Opera Singer...

    David Revels

    Other parts played by: Seainin Brennan, Niall Cusack, Paul Kennedy, Marty Maguire and Charlie Niblock-Hamill.