The Great Impersonation

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01Old Friends Meet1985020320200907 (BBC7)
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Early in 1914, two men meet in the wilds of German East Africa - one is a German, the other an Englishman. Both men are roughly the same age, both share a similar background and each man looks almost identical to the other. This similarity gives Leopold von Ragastein a perfect opportunity.

E. Phillips Oppenheim novel dramatized in five parts by Barry Campbell

Sir Everard Dominey / Leopold von Ragastein: David Robb
Dr Schmidt: Phillip Manikum
Mangan: William Eedle
Princess Eiderstrom: Narissa Knights
Seaman: William Hope
Duchess of Worcester: Anne Jameson
Duke of Worcester: Garard Green
Capt Bartram: Graham Pountney

Directed by Brian Miller

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1985.

East Africa 1914 - a German and Englishman look alike which fuels a sinister plan.

1914: Two men meet in German East Africa - each looking almost identical to the other...

This similarity gives Leopold von Ragastein a perfect opportunity...

David Robb stars in E Phillips Oppenheim's mystery thriller.

1920 novel dramatised in five parts by Barry Campbell

Sir Everard Dominey / Leopold von Ragastein.... David Robb
Dr Schmidt.... Phillip Manikum
Mangan.... William Eedle
Princess Eiderstrom.... Narissa Knights
Seaman.... William Hope
Duchess of Worcester.... Anne Jameson
Duke of Worcester.... Garard Green
Capt Bartram.... Graham Pountney

Director: Brian Miller

1914: Two men meet in German East Africa - each looking almost identical to the other...

02The Homecoming1985021020200908 (BBC7)
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A chance meeting of two former 'lookalike' schoolfriends in German East Africa, results in the death of one of them. The other returns to England, under the name of Sir Everard Dominey. On this espionage mission, he aims to take up a powerful position in society, as the country moved towards inevitable conflict with Germany.

Novel by E. Phillips Oppenheimer dramatised for radio in five parts by Barry Campbell

CAST:
Sir Everard Dominey / Leopold von Ragastein: David Robb
Seaman: William Hope
Prince Terniloff: Tim Meats
Princess Temiloff: Angela Phillips
Princess Eiderstrom: Narlssa Knights
Mangan: William Eedle
Middleton: Paul Nicholson
Mrs Marston: Gwen Cherrell
Parkins: Howard Hoffmann
Lady Dominey: Melinda Walker

Directed By: Brian Miller

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1985.

German agent Leopold returns to England to take up life as Sir Everard. With David Robb.

1914: Two men meet in German East Africa - each looking almost identical to the other...

On this espionage mission, he aims to take up a powerful position in society, as the country moves towards inevitable conflict with Germany.

David Robb stars in E Phillips Oppenheim's mystery thriller.

Sir Everard Dominey / Leopold von Ragastein.... David Robb
Seaman.... William Hope
Prince Terniloff.... Tim Meats
Princess Temiloff.... Angela Phillips
Princess Eiderstrom.... Narlssa Knights
Mangan.... William Eedle
Middleton.... Paul Nicholson
Mrs Marston.... Gwen Cherrell
Parkins.... Howard Hoffmann
Lady Dominey.... Melinda Walker

Dramatised by Barry Campbell.

Director: Brian Miller

1914: Two men meet in German East Africa - each looking almost identical to the other...

03Lady Dominey1985021720200909 (BBC7)
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Pursued by the passionate Princess Eiderstrom, the man claiming to be Sir Everard Dominey returns to 'his' ancestral home in Norfolk, where he has a lucky escape. The Kaiser then demands to meet with him in Germany.

E. Phillips Oppenheim novel dramatised in five parts by Barry Campbell

Directed By: Brian Miller

Sir Everard Dominey / Leopold von Ragastein: David Robb
Parkins / Stillwell: Howard Hoffmann
Mangan: William Eedle
Mrs Marston: Gwen Cherrell
Lady Dominey: Melinda Walker
Dr Harrison/Duke of Worcester: Garard Green
Seaman: William Hope
The Kaiser/Middleton: Paul Nicholson
Duchess of Worcester: Anne Jameson
Prince Terniloff: Tim Meats
Princess Eiderstrom: Narissa Knights

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1985.

The spy claiming to be Everard Dominey goes to Norfolk - where he has a lucky escape.

1914: Two men meet in German East Africa - each looking almost identical to the other...

The Kaiser then demands a meeting...

David Robb stars in E Phillips Oppenheim's mystery thriller.

Sir Everard Dominey / Leopold von Ragastein.... David Robb
Parkins / Stillwell.... Howard Hoffmann
Mangan.... William Eedle
Mrs Marston.... Gwen Cherrell
Lady Dominey.... Melinda Walker
Dr Harrison/Duke of Worcester.... Garard Green
Seaman.... William Hope
The Kaiser/Middleton.... Paul Nicholson
Duchess of Worcester.... Anne Jameson
Prince Terniloff.... Tim Meats
Princess Eiderstrom.... Narissa Knights

Dramatised by Barry Campbell.

Director: Brian Miller

The spy claiming to be Everard Dominey goes to Norfolk, - where he has a lucky escape.

1914: Two men meet in German East Africa - each looking almost identical to the other...

04The Messenger1985022420200910 (BBC7)
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Things start to unravel for spy Leopold as he tries to keep two women happy, there is news from Africa about Sir Everard and he hears the ghost of Dominey hall.

Phillips Oppenheim novel dramatized in five parts by Barry Campbell

CAST:

Sir Everard Dominey / Leopold von Ragastein: David Robb
Lady Dominey: Melinda Walker
Nurse/Duchess: Anne Jameson
Parkins/Pelham: Howard Hoffman
Dr Harrison: Garard Green
Heggs/Ludwig Miller: Mark Straker
Middleton: Paul Nicholson
Prince Terniloff: Tim Meats
Seaman: William Hope
Princess Eiderstrom: Narissa Knights

Directed By: Brian Miller

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1985.

Things start to unravel for spy Leopold as he tries to keep two women happy.

1914: Two men meet in German East Africa - each looking almost identical to the other...

Things start to unravel for spy Leopold von Ragastein as he battles to keep two women happy.

News arrives from Africa....

David Robb stars in E Phillips Oppenheim's mystery thriller.

Sir Everard Dominey / Leopold von Ragastein.... David Robb
Lady Dominey.... Melinda Walker
Nurse/Duchess.... Anne Jameson
Parkins/Pelham.... Howard Hoffman
Dr Harrison.... Garard Green
Heggs/Ludwig Miller.... Mark Straker
Middleton.... Paul Nicholson
Prince Terniloff.... Tim Meats
Seaman.... William Hope
Princess Eiderstrom.... Narissa Knights

Dramatised by Barry Campbell.

Director: Brian Miller

1914: Two men meet in German East Africa - each looking almost identical to the other...

05The Truth Revealed1985030320200911 (BBC7)
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The Kaiser’s plans gather pace and the mystery of the black wood is revealed. Concluding episode of spy drama with David Robb.

Novel by E. Phillips Oppenheim

The last of five parts dramatised by Barry Campbell

CAST:

Sir Everard Dominey / Leopold von Ragastein: David Robb
Prince Terniloff: Tim Meats
Pelham/Parkins: Howard Hoffmann
Lady Dominey: Melinda Walker
Seaman: William Hope
Williams: Brian Gear
Mrs Marston: Gwen Cherrell
Dr Harrison: Garard Green
Middleton/reynolds: Paul Nicholson
Princess Eiderstrom: Narissa Knights
Dr Schmidt: Phillip Manikum

Director Brian Miller

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1985.

The Kaiser's plans gather pace and the mystery of the black wood is revealed.

1914: Two men meet in German East Africa - each looking almost identical to the other...

And at last it's time for the man supposed to be Sir Everard Dominey to reveal his true identity.

Is he Sir Everard, or the Prussian von Ragastein?

David Robb stars in the conclusion of E Phillips Oppenheim's mystery thriller.

Sir Everard Dominey / Leopold von Ragastein.... David Robb
Prince Terniloff.... Tim Meats
Pelham/Parkins.... Howard Hoffmann
Lady Dominey.... Melinda Walker
Seaman.... William Hope
Williams.... Brian Gear
Mrs Marston.... Gwen Cherrell
Dr Harrison.... Garard Green
Middleton/Reynolds.... Paul Nicholson
Princess Eiderstrom.... Narissa Knights
Dr Schmidt.... Phillip Manikum

Dramatised by Barry Campbell.

1914: Two men meet in German East Africa - each looking almost identical to the other...