Audio Drama Wiki
Advertisement
Thomas paine

These are the Times by Trevor Griffiths
Directed by Clive Brill
Produced by Ann Scott
Music by John Tams
BBC Radio 4 - broadcast in 2 90mins episodes
Episode 1 - 26.07.2008
Episode 2 - 02.08.2008

Plot[]

Drama about author and intellectual Thomas Paine, who influenced the American Revolution.

PART 1: COMMON SENSE
Tom Paine arrives in America penniless just as the struggle for Independence is beginning.
His ideas and his writings take him right to the heart of events and his words are read out to Washington's army. PART 2: AGE OF REASON
Tom Paine is again embroiled in revolution, this time in France.
During the Terror his best efforts for the new Republic put him in prison, and American help is a long time coming.

Cast:[]

  • Jonathan Pryce....................Tom Paine
  • Alan Howard.......................Benjamin Franklin
  • Kenneth Cranham...................Jefferson
  • Romola Garai......................Carney
  • Francois Guetary..................Danton
  • Robert Glenister..................Gouvernour Morris
  • Kelly Hunter......................Marthe Daley
  • Philip Jackson....................Washington
  • Will Keen.........................Short
  • John Mcandrew.....................Lafayette
  • Marcella Riordan..................Mrs Downey
  • Paul Jesson.......................Sam Adams/Edmund Burke
  • Hugh Ross.........................House Speaker/Bancal
  • Jack Shepherd.....................Rittenhouse/Clio Rickman
  • Nick Rowe.........................Joseph/Monroe
  • Clare Perkins.....................Sally Hemmings
  • Christopher Obi...................Father
  • Kwayedza Kureya...................Will/Thomas
  • Julia Reinstein...................Lotte
  • A Greenpoint production
  • in association with Richard Attenborough

Critical Reception[]

References[]

Details from recordings of plays

Advertisement