The Great Pursuit

Mark Heap stars as literary agent Frederick Frensic in Tom Sharpe's anarchic satire.

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1/4.

Mark Heap stars as literary agent Frederick Frensic in Tom Sharpe's anarchic satire. Frensic has a steamy bestseller on his hands, only the writer insists on anonymity. A $20m deal awaits, but only if he can persuade someone to pose as the author for a promotional tour. Enter the hapless, talentless, and not-to-say priggish Peter Piper.

Dramatised by Ryan Craig.

Peter Piper....Adam Godley

Sonia Futtle....Laurel Lefkow

Hutchmeyer....John Guerrasio

Geoffrey Corkadale....Nicholas Boulton

Other parts played by Hugh Dickson, Robert Hastie and Alex Tregear.

Directed by Toby Swift.

20050323

Ryan Craig's dramatisation of Tom Sharpe's anarchic satire.

2/4.

$20 million in fact, provided literary agent Frederick Frensic can find someone to pretend to have written the book. The real author is demanding total anonymity.

Frederick Frensic....Mark Heap

Peter Piper....Adam Godley

Sonia Futtle....Laurel Lefkow

Hutchmeyer....John Guerrasio

Baby Hutchmeyer....Sandra Dickinson

Geoffrey Corkadale....Nicholas Boulton

Macmordie/Reporter....Kerry Shale

Marianna Moore....Alex Tregear

Directed by Toby Swift.

20050330

Ryan Craig's dramatisation of Tom Sharpe's anarchic satire.

3/4. It all seemed so easy ? a little mild deception to land a $20m publishing contract. Riots, arson, death and destruction weren?t supposed to be part of the deal. Literary agent Frederick Frensic is starting to get out of his depth in Tom Sharpe?s satirical comedy.

Frederick Frensic....Mark Heap

Peter Piper....Adam Godley

Hutchmeyer....John Guerrasio

Baby Hutchmeyer....Sandra Dickinson

Sonia Futtle....Laurel Lefkow

Cynthia Bogden....Susan Jameson

Cadwalladine....Hugh Dickson

Other parts played by Kerry Shale and Alex Tregear

Directed by Toby Swift.

20050406

Ryan Craig's dramatisation of Tom Sharpe's anarchic satire.

4/4. The final chapter of Tom Sharpe's satirical comedy finds Frensic hot on the trail of the mysterious author of salacious bestseller, Pause O Men for the Virgin. But the price has been high - he is now engaged to the terrifying Cynthia Bogden and is the victim of a blackmail plot.

Frederick Frensic....Mark Heap

Peter Piper....Adam Godley

Baby Hutchmeyer....Sandra Dickinson

Hutchmeyer....John Guerrasio

Geoffrey Corkadale....Nicholas Boulton

Cynthia Bogden....Susan Jameson

Dr Louthe....Susan Engel

Macmordie....Kerry Shale

Bank Teller/Girl....Emily Wachter

Directed by Toby Swift.

0120050316

Frensic has a steamy bestseller on his hands, only the writer insists on anonymity.

A $20m deal awaits, but only if he can persuade someone to pose as the author for a promotional tour.

Enter the hapless, talentless, and not-to-say priggish Peter Piper.

  • baby hutchmeyer....sandra dickinson
  • bank teller....emily wachter
  • cadwalladine....hugh dickson
  • cynthia bogden....susan jameson
  • dr louthe....susan engel
  • frederick frensic....mark heap
  • geoffrey corkadale....Nicholas Boulton
  • girl....emily wachter
  • hutchmeyer....john guerrasio
  • macmordie....kerry shale
  • marianna moore....alex tregear
  • other parts played by hugh dickson, robert hastie and alex tregear
  • other parts played by kerry shale and alex tregear
  • peter piper....Adam Godley
  • reporter....kerry shale
  • sonia futtle....laurel lefkow
  • directed by.... - toby swift
  • dramatised by.... - ryan craig

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    Frensic has a steamy bestseller on his hands, only the writer insists on anonymity.

    A $20m deal awaits, but only if he can persuade someone to pose as the author for a promotional tour.

    Enter the hapless, talentless, and not-to-say priggish Peter Piper.

  • baby hutchmeyer....sandra dickinson
  • bank teller....emily wachter
  • cadwalladine....hugh dickson
  • cynthia bogden....susan jameson
  • dr louthe....susan engel
  • frederick frensic....mark heap
  • geoffrey corkadale....Nicholas Boulton
  • girl....emily wachter
  • hutchmeyer....john guerrasio
  • macmordie....kerry shale
  • marianna moore....alex tregear
  • other parts played by hugh dickson, robert hastie and alex tregear
  • other parts played by kerry shale and alex tregear
  • peter piper....Adam Godley
  • reporter....kerry shale
  • sonia futtle....laurel lefkow
  • directed by....

    toby swift

  • dramatised by....

    ryan craig

  • 0220050323

    $20 million in fact, provided literary agent Frederick Frensic can find someone to pretend to have written the book.

    The real author is demanding total anonymity.

    0320050330

    It all seemed so easy - a little mild deception to land a $20m publishing contract.

    Riots, arson, death and destruction weren't supposed to be part of the deal.

    Literary agent Frederick Frensic is starting to get out of his depth in Tom Sharpe's satirical comedy.

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    The final chapter of Tom Sharpe's satirical comedy finds Frensic hot on the trail of the mysterious author of salacious bestseller, Pause O Men for the Virgin.

    But the price has been high - he is now engaged to the terrifying Cynthia Bogden and is the victim of a blackmail plot.