The Great Pursuit

Mark Heap stars as literary agent Frederick Frensic in Tom Sharpe's anarchic satire.



Frensic has a steamy bestseller on his hands, only the writer insists on anonymity.

A $20m deal awaits, but only if he can persuade someone to pose as the author for a promotional tour.

Enter the hapless, talentless, and not-to-say priggish Peter Piper.

  • baby hutchmeyer....sandra dickinson
  • bank teller....emily wachter
  • cadwalladine....hugh dickson
  • cynthia bogden....susan jameson
  • dr louthe....susan engel
  • frederick frensic....mark heap
  • geoffrey corkadale....Nicholas Boulton
  • girl....emily wachter
  • hutchmeyer....john guerrasio
  • macmordie....kerry shale
  • marianna moore....alex tregear
  • other parts played by hugh dickson, robert hastie and alex tregear
  • other parts played by kerry shale and alex tregear
  • peter piper....Adam Godley
  • reporter....kerry shale
  • sonia futtle....laurel lefkow
  • directed by....

    toby swift

  • dramatised by....

    ryan craig

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    $20 million in fact, provided literary agent Frederick Frensic can find someone to pretend to have written the book.

    The real author is demanding total anonymity.


    It all seemed so easy - a little mild deception to land a $20m publishing contract.

    Riots, arson, death and destruction weren't supposed to be part of the deal.

    Literary agent Frederick Frensic is starting to get out of his depth in Tom Sharpe's satirical comedy.

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    The final chapter of Tom Sharpe's satirical comedy finds Frensic hot on the trail of the mysterious author of salacious bestseller, Pause O Men for the Virgin.

    But the price has been high - he is now engaged to the terrifying Cynthia Bogden and is the victim of a blackmail plot.