Jennifer Howarth - A City Full Of Swindlers

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AD20071120 (BBC7)
20160614 (BBC7)

1799: Jane Austen's aunt is accused of shoplifting from a shop in Bath.

AD20071120 (BBC7)
20160614 (BBC7)

By Jenny Howarth.

Cassandra Austen narrates the shocking story of her aunt's arrest and imprisonment for stealing a piece of lace, a story which reveals Georgian Bath to be a far less decorous place than it appears in her sister Jane's novels.

Jane Leigh Perrot.... Pamela Miles

James Leigh Perrot.... Tim Pigott-Smith

Cassandra Austen.... Lucy Black

Mr Bond.... Robert Gwilym

Miss Gregory.... Alison Reid

Mr Filby.... Howard Coggins

Mr Gibbs.... David Collins

Mrs Scadding.... Heather Williams

Judge.... Ross Harvey

Mayor.... Tom Sherman

Directed by Sara Davies.