Tennyson And Edison

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2012060320130602

Another chance to hear this play as part of a season on Radio 3 and 4xtra of work by the veteran radio dramatist David Pownall.

Alfred Lord Tennyson (RICHARD JOHNSON) spent half a century mourning his college pal Arthur Hallam. He laboured for decades on an epic poetic tribute to him. So, in Pownall's wry comedy, when inventor and businessman Thomas Edison (TOBY STEPHENS) - a very different kind of genius - asks Tennyson for a short poem to promote his new phonograph, there can only be one choice.

Lord Alfred Tennyson - Richard Johnson

Thomas Edison - Toby Stephens

Emily and Queen Victoria - Sian Thomas

Steigler - Sam Alexander

Arthur - Carl Prekopp

Hallam - Patrick Brennan

Sheela Na Gig - Tracy Wiles

Verger - Robert Blythe

Directed by Peter Kavanagh

First broadcast in June 2012.

2012060320120603 (R3)

Alfred Lord Tennyson (RICHARD JOHNSON) spent half a century mourning his college pal Arthur Hallam. And laboured for decades on an epic poetic tribute to him. So, in DAVID POWNALL's wry comedy, when inventor and businessman Thomas Edison (TOBY STEPHENS) - a very different kind of genius - asks Tennyson for a short poem to promote his new phonograph, there can only be one choice.

Lord Alfred Tennyson - Richard Johnson

Thomas Edison - Toby Stephens

Emily and Queen Victoria - Sian Thomas

Steigler - Sam Alexander

Arthur - Carl Prekopp

Hallam - Patrick Brennan

Sheela Na Gig - Tracy Wiles

Verger - Robert Blythe

Directed by Peter Kavanagh.