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Christopher Columbus is a radio play by Louis MacNeice, a remake of the original production from 1942. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 22 December 1992.

Plot[]

Originally written in 1942, this new version commemorates the 500th anniversary of Columbus' voyage.

Cast[]

  • Christopher Columbus - Alan Howard
  • Beatriz Enríquez de Arana - Hannah Gordon
  • Queen Isabella - Elizabeth Bell
  • Prior Juan Perez - Robert Eddison
  • Tallavera - Michael Aldridge
  • Faith - Jill Balcon
  • Doubt - Brian Sanders
  • Jose/Louis - Ronald Herdman

with

  • Timothy Bateson
  • John Moffatt
  • Richard Pearce
  • Mark Straker
  • Eric Allan
  • Rebecca Jones
  • Brett Usher
  • David Bannerman
  • Michael Kilgarriff
  • Elizabeth Mansfield
  • Nigel Carrington
  • Fraser Kerr
  • Gary Todd
  • Godfrey Kenton


  • Music by William Walton and Simon Joly, performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Directed by Ian Cotterell

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