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Anthony is a radio play by Andrew Rissik, the first in a trilogy entitled A Man Alone. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 09 January 1986, and won a Giles Cooper Award that same year. The running time is 57 minutes[1].


TV producer Philip Tremayne and his unraveling life.


  • Philip Tremayne - Ronald Pickup
  • Anthony - Benedict Taylor
  • Philip's Father - Patrick Troughton
  • Laura - Tessa Peake-Jones
  • Bookseller/Porter - Brian Smith
  • Mr. Tomkin - George Baker
  • Philip, as a boy - Barnaby Rhys-Jones
  • Anthony, as a boy - Thomas Amlot
  • Consultant - Richard Durden

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer

Critical Reception[]

"Ronald Pickup beautifully evokes a drink-sodden TV producer with a troubled marriage and a haunted past in Andrew Rissik's fine play." (Anne Karpf, The Observer) [2]


  1. Best Radio Plays of 1986 Methuen/BBC 1987