SD2008041920100130Comic thriller by David Ashton.
Samuel Johnson and James Boswell tackle the teeming London underworld of 1781. How can a man who has shot another at point blank range be saved from the gallows, and how can the power and vested interest of a man highly placed in His Majesty's Government be defeated?
Dr Johnson....Timothy West
James Boswell....Stuart McQuarrie
Hester Thrale....Joanna David
Lord Spencer....David Shaw-Parker
Capt John Porteous....Oliver Milburn
Tobias Boothroyd....Harry Myers
Caroline Spencer....Abigail Hollick
Lady Crewe....Teresa Gallagher
Serena Boothroyd....Cathy Sara
Silas Pike....Ron Cook
Directed by Marilyn Imrie.
A Bona Broadcasting production for BBC Radio 4.