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The Bards of Bromley is a radio play by Perry Pontac. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 25 March 2004, as an installment of the Afternoon Play.


Jacqueline Swerdlow is the leader of the most unusual writers' workshop at West Bromley College. She is totally unperturbed by the new intake of aspiring writers, which includes A. A. Milne, William Wordsworth, George Eliot, August Strindberg, and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Mrs. Swerdlow manages, with consummate ease, to misunderstand them all as she offers her own brand of literary advice.


  • Mrs. Jacqueline Swerdlow - Julia McKenzie
  • A. A. Milne - John Moffat
  • William Wordsworth - Timothy West
  • August Strindberg - Paul Rhys
  • George Eliot - Amanda Root
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - John Rowe
  • Dr. Chekhov - Philip Fox

Directed by David Hunter

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