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Posters of Montmartre is a series of four radio plays by John Peacock, based on the posters of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991, a sequel to Peacock's popular series Posters of the Moulin Rouge. The running time for each play is 45 minutes[1][2].

Part One - May Belfort

The Irish singer turned lady of the night.

  • May Belfort - Bonnie Langford
  • Michael Donovan - Charles Simpson
  • Footit - Dermott Crowley
  • May Milton - Jane Wittenshaw
  • Angel - Alice Arnold
  • Madame Baron - Irene Sutcliffe
  • Po-Po - Emma Gregory


Part Two - Footitt And Chocolat

Footitt the clown and Chocolat the dancer - a precarious double act.

  • Footit - Dermott Crowley
  • Chocolat - Clarence Smith
  • Michael Donovan - Charles Simpson
  • Ralph, the barman - David Benerman
  • Patrick Blackson - Mark Straker
  • Ringmaster - Michael Graham-Cox

Part Three - Casque D'or

A tale of revolutionary Paris where passion and ideals become fatally intertwined.

  • Madame Briand - Miranda Richardson
  • Manda - Nicholas Farrell
  • Anelie - Anna Cropper
  • Laker - David King
  • Raymonde - Michael Turner
  • Maurice - Nigel Carrington
  • Jacques - Clarence Smith
  • Suzanne - Emma Fielding


Part Four - Aristide Bruant

The fiercely socialist Bruant sees his friends of old. Is he getting old or are they all compromised?

  • Aristide Bruant - Bernard Hill
  • Yvette Gilbert - Julie Covington
  • Toulouse Lautrec - Clive Merrison
  • Albine - Pauline Letts
  • Max Schiller - Brett Usher
  • Alexandre - Robert Portal
  • Chopinette - Alice Arnold

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