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The Bid is a radio play by Matthew Solon. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 03 December 2011 as an installment of the Friday Play.


A dramatization of the events surrounding Britain's failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup. Based on interviews and published materials.


  • Andy Anson - Adrian Rawlins[1]
  • Geoff Thompson - Richard Ridings
  • David Dein/Sepp Blatter - John Sessions
  • David Beckham/Prince William - James Hurn
  • David Cameron - Christopher Villiers
  • Jack Warner - Larrington Walker
  • Eddie Afekafe - Jermaine Liburd
  • Chuck Blazer - Glenn Wrage
  • Mohamed Bin Hamman - Nadim Sawalha
  • Voiceover - Justine Greene
  • Other parts - Dolya Gavanski and Tracy Ifeachor

Directed by John Dryden

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