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Ashes to Ashes is a radio play by Harold Pinter, based on his stage play. It was first broadcast on the BBC World Service on 11 November 1996.


In the living room of a pleasant house in a university town outside of London, Devlin, threatened by his wife Rebecca's recollections of an abusive ex-lover, questions her relentlessly in his need for a single truth. In her seamless blending of what she knows of violence with the wider violence of the world, Rebecca reveals an eerie communion with the dead victims of unnamed political barbarities.


  • Rebecca - Lindsay Duncan
  • Devlin - Stephen Rea

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