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An Englishman Abroad by Alan Bennett
Directed by Susan Roberts
BBC World Service 29/10/1994

First of 2 plays in a double bill named Betrayal

Summary

It is 1958, and in a squalid flat in Moscow, double-agent Guy Burgess is hiding from the world. When he is visited by actress Coral Browne, he is overjoyed to see someone from his former life in England. Starved for information, Burgess interrogates her about English society gossip, and cajoles her into taking home measurements for a new pinstripe suit from his London tailor.

Cast

  • Guy Burgess.....................Simon Callow
  • Coral Browne....................Brigit Forsyte
  • The Tailor......................Robert Pickavance
  • Tollier/Shop Assistant..........Peter Swander

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