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.
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.
- John Bellingham - David Horovitch
Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan