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Genome: [r4 Bd=19700216]A play for radio by JOHN POWELL from the novel by JOHN BOWEN with Stephen Murray|Dinsdale Landen , Penelope Lee Sylvia Coleridge|John Bowen 's novel, hailed on publication five years ago as his ' most considerable novel so far,' intermingles two stories in its retelling of a myth.|The topical story is that of Gareth Payne , ' the honest man of British politics,' who resigns his office and retires to the Greek island of Lemnos. A young mp is sent there to persuade ' the Old Man ' back to England as Prime Minister. The ancient, heroic story- that of Philoctetes and Neoptolemus, is the subject of a dramatic manuscript upon which Payne is working: but the fiction becomes personal and disturbing. Cast in the manuscript:|Produced by JOHN POWELL


Unknown: John Powell|Novel By: John Bowen|Unknown: Stephen Murray|Unknown: Dinsdale Landen|Unknown: Penelope Lee|Unknown: Sylvia Coleridge|Unknown: John Bowen|Unknown: Gareth Payne|Produced By: John Powell|The Minister: Kerry Francis|Roger Turner, mp: Dinsdale Landen|Agatha Baron: Penelope Lee|Barbara Payne: Sylvia Coleridge|Gareth Payne, her brother,' The Old Man ': Stephen Murray|Caldecott, from the BBC: Peter Tuddenham|Philoctetes: Malcolm Hayes|Medon: David Spenser|Odysseus: John Bentley|Agamemnon: Clifford Norgate|NeoptOtemuS: Geoffrey Collins