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A Mere Five Thousand Pounds is a radio play by David Pownall. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 04 March 1999, as part of an Afternoon Play series called "Assassins." The running time is 45 minutes[1][2].

Plot

In May 1812, as Napoleon's armies massed on the Russian borders, the aggrieved John Bellingham, a Liverpool timber merchant, entered the House of Commons and shot dead the then prime minster Spencer Perceval.

Cast

  • John Bellingham - David Horovitch

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan

Critical Reception

References

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