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The Bargain

By Ian Curteis

In 1988, while on a brief visit to London, Mother Teresa of Calcutta met the media tycoon and former MP, Robert Maxwell. There were photographs but no witnesses to the actual conversations that took place. This fictional drama imagines what they might have discussed.

The story

1988. Robert Maxwell, learning that Mother Teresa is coming briefly to London, tries to get her to give her name to a religious publishing venture, in return for a large donation to her work. Mother Teresa agrees to meet and seems to have her own agenda and her own price. Is there more to this publishing venture than meets the eye? Over a period of twenty-four hours Maxwell attempts to strike a bargain but Mother Teresa proves to be a rather tough negotiator.

Ian Curteis has written for radio, television and theatre. He's probably best known for his political dramas such as, Philby, Burgess and Maclean; The Road To Yalta; Suez 1956; and The Falklands Play.

Producer/director: David Ian Neville.

The Bargain

By Ian Curteis

In 1988, while on a brief visit to London, Mother Teresa of Calcutta met the media tycoon and former MP, Robert Maxwell. There were photographs but no witnesses to the actual conversations that took place. This fictional drama imagines what they might have discussed.

The story

1988. Robert Maxwell, learning that Mother Teresa is coming briefly to London, tries to get her to give her name to a religious publishing venture, in return for a large donation to her work. Mother Teresa agrees to meet and seems to have her own agenda and her own price. Is there more to this publishing venture than meets the eye? Over a period of twenty-four hours Maxwell attempts to strike a bargain but Mother Teresa proves to be a rather tough negotiator.

Ian Curteis has written for radio, television and theatre. He's probably best known for his political dramas such as, Philby, Burgess and Maclean; The Road To Yalta; Suez 1956; and The Falklands Play.

Producer/director: David Ian Neville.