The Fiery World

In this Radio 3 special commission, Peter Ackroyd dramatises the life of William Blake.

In 1805, with England at war and in constant fear of invasion, radicalism was the equivalent of treason.

Blake was never afraid of speaking his mind, but as a poet and visionary he was at odds with the spirit of his age - so much so that his life was in danger.

William Blake....Robert Glenister

James Deville....David Warner

Catherine Blake....Miriam Margolyes

Kedges....David Timson

Mrs Deville....Alison Pettitt

Samuel Rose....Sean Barrett

Billy Cosway....Hugh Ross

Scofield....Mark Gillis

Armitage....Brian Croucher

Boy....Deo Simcox

Directed by Roy McMillan.

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In this Radio 3 special commission, Peter Ackroyd dramatises the life of William Blake.

In 1805, with England at war and in constant fear of invasion, radicalism was the equivalent of treason.

Blake was never afraid of speaking his mind, but as a poet and visionary he was at odds with the spirit of his age - so much so that his life was in danger.

William Blake....Robert Glenister

James Deville....David Warner

Catherine Blake....Miriam Margolyes

Kedges....David Timson

Mrs Deville....Alison Pettitt

Samuel Rose....Sean Barrett

Billy Cosway....Hugh Ross

Scofield....Mark Gillis

Armitage....Brian Croucher

Boy....Deo Simcox

Directed by Roy McMillan.