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The Albertina is a radio play by Howard Barker, first broadcast on 13 June, 1999.


The Bishop of Albertina, a tiny state in old Europe, has proposed to Rocklaw, the town's intellectual, that all undesirables should be carried off on a Ship of Fools. But Rocklaw is plagued by jealousy when his wife follows her lover on board.


  • Nicholas Le Prevost
  • Juliet Stevenson
  • Rocklaw - Robert Glenister
  • The Bishop - Ian McDiarmid
  • Eleanor Tremain
  • Bill Stewart
  • Gavin Muir
  • Nigel Anthony
  • Stephen Thorne
  • Deborah Berlin