The Egyptian Collection

By Kate Pullinger.

London, 1916.

A schoolgirl believes she is related to the Egyptian Pharoah Seti.

So obsessed does she become that she bunks off school to spend time in the British Museum studying texts and artifacts of the era, quickly becoming an authority.

But the war with Germany is at its height.

The museum authorities try to ban her on safety grounds.

But, ironically during an air attack it is she who saves a major manuscript and the career of a curator who acknowledges her insights.

Dorothy....Ellie Beaven

Mrs Brackett....Sylvia Syms

Mr Budge....Jonathan Coy

Museum Director....Ian Masters

Pharaoh Sety/Dr Ross....Harry Myers

Caroline Eady....Susan Jameson

Directed by Peter Kavanagh

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By Kate Pullinger.

London, 1916.

A schoolgirl believes she is related to the Egyptian Pharoah Seti.

So obsessed does she become that she bunks off school to spend time in the British Museum studying texts and artifacts of the era, quickly becoming an authority.

But the war with Germany is at its height.

The museum authorities try to ban her on safety grounds.

But, ironically during an air attack it is she who saves a major manuscript and the career of a curator who acknowledges her insights.

Dorothy....Ellie Beaven

Mrs Brackett....Sylvia Syms

Mr Budge....Jonathan Coy

Museum Director....Ian Masters

Pharaoh Sety/Dr Ross....Harry Myers

Caroline Eady....Susan Jameson

Directed by Peter Kavanagh