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1990072620070629continues the season of Tom Stoppard plays.

High up, on Clufton Bay Railway Bridge, young

Albert treads the girders, calmly painting the rust-red steel. But his distant perspective soon begins to alter his view of life on the ground. And then Fraser appears...

Director David Hitchinson

A BBC World Service Drama production. Stereo (R)

1988 production of Tom Stoppard's comedy about a man whose chosen profession is painting a huge bridge. The task is perpetual, since one end of the bridge is already in need of a fresh coat before he reaches the other.

Albert....Paul Copley

Kate....Diane Bull

Fraser....Geoffrey Matthews

Chairman....George A Cooper

Fitch....Peter Baldwin

Dave....Richard Tate

George....John Sampson

Mother....Eva Stuart

Father....Alan Dudley

Painters....Norman Bird, Stephen Rashbrook

Director David Hitchinson.

0119680220by Tom Stoppard

with John Hurt

Clufton Bay is spanned by a huge cantilevered railway bridge which needs painting endlessly.

Third broadcast

AT19681212By: Tom Stoppard

Cast: John Hurt/Nigel Anthony/Alexander John/Victor Lucas

BWD2007063020070701David Hitchinson directs Tom Stoppard's play to coincide with the writer's 70th birthday.