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Five plays specially commissioned for 1992 and broadcast on Radio 4 and around the world on World Service.

1: A Sense of Things Moving Forward by Craig Warner.

The true and historical tragedy of the Very Magnificent Lord

Don Cristobal Colon, Grand Admiral of the Ocean Sea.

Music Stuart Gordon

Director Andy Jordan Stereo

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Unknown: Craig Warner.

Music: Stuart Gordon

Director: Andy Jordan

Don Cristobal Colon: Ben Kingsley

Isabella, Queen of Spain: Frances Barber

Father Luis de Torres: Simon Russell Beale

Martin Alonso Pinzon: Patrick Malahide

Anacaona: Constance Chapman

Guacanagari: Heoley Goodall

Juan de la Sierra: John Telfer

Vincente Pinzon: David Pummer

Beatnz Perestrello: Denise Bryer

Page: Craig Edwards

Arawak woman: Juliet Prew

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Five plays specially commissioned for 1992. 2: What Happened with St George by David Cregan.

A man and a woman look at a statue of St George and the dragon in a Swedish cathedral. She's heard the myth. But what was the reality? The man knows.... and tells. Director David Hutchinson Stereo

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Unknown: David Cregan.

Director: David Hutchinson

The Man: Ian Holm

The Woman: Kate Harper

George: Peter Davison

The Dragon: Kenneth Cranham

Blessed Virgin Mary: Mary Wimbush

The King: Christopher Benjamin

The Queen: Jennifer Piercey

Cleodolinda: Holly de Jong

Alison: Amanda Root

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By Robin Glendinning.

Granda fought the fascists in Spain, Alex is a revolutionary, and Anna is trying to escape across the border. Peter just wants to go to work and build baths, but today is the day the Communist regime collapses.

Director Jeremy Howe. Stereo

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Unknown: Robin Glendinning.

Director: Jeremy Howe.

Peter: Sean Barrett

Boris: Leslie Grantham

Alex:: Matthew Sim

Anna: Liza Walker

Karen: Joanna Myers

Granda: Charles Simon

Gilla: Jill Gascoine

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The Theory and Practice of Rings by Marcella Evaristi.

Rings for passion, rings for remembrance, rings for good fortune. Daniela's school project leads her back to her Italian past and deeper into her Glasgow present.

Director Hilary Norrish. Stereo

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Unknown: Marcella Evaristi.

Director: Hilary Norrish.

Daniela: Kate Donnelly

Chiara: Phyllis Logan

Mark: Nick Reding

Maria: Ida Schusta

Dino: Carey Wilson

Morag: Elaine Collins

Taxi driver: Gordon Reid

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The last of five plays specially commissioned for 1992.

Music and Silence

By Rose Tremain.

A story of love, the loss of love, music and silence. Set in 17th-century Denmark, and loosely based on the passionate friendship between a princess and her schoolfellow.

Music arranged and conducted by Colin Sell and performed by Lowri Blake , Sophie Langdon , David Juritz , Stephen Stirling and Colin Sell

Director Gordon House. Stereo

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Unknown: Rose Tremain.

Conducted By: Colin Sell

Unknown: Lowri Blake

Unknown: Sophie Langdon

Unknown: David Juritz

Unknown: Stephen Stirling

King Christian IV: Timothy West

Leonora: Janet Maw

Sophie: Moir Leslie

Jonata: Julia Ford

Moritz: Mark Payton

William: Sam Cameron

Ulfeldt: Brett Usher

Musician: David Learner