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The Real Thing is a radio play by Tom Stoppard, adapted for radio by Gordon House. It was broadcast on the BBC World Service on 13 September 1993[1].


Henry is a successful playwright married to Charlotte, who has the lead role in his latest play about adultery. Her co-star Max is married to another actress, Annie. Annie and Henry are madly in love, but is it any more real than the subjects of Henry's play?


  • Henry - Clive Francis
  • Annie - Emily Richard
  • Charlotte - Haydn Gwynne
  • Max - Nigel Anthony
  • Debbie - Emily Woof
  • Billy - Matthew Morgan
  • Brodie - Ewan McGregor

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