My Love Must Wait [Nick Warburton]


2005012520191128 (BBC7)

1801: maritime explorer Matthew Flinders must leave behind his newlywed wife, Ann.

Jenny Agutter and Stuart Cox bring history alive in a play based on the letters of maritime explorer Matthew Flinders, the first European to circumnavigate Australia. Nick Warburton's drama creates a voice for the newlywed Ann Flinders who, if things had been different, might so easily have accompanied Matthew on his great voyage. Instead, she had to wait a decade for his return in 1810.

Based on the letters of Matthew Flinders, held in the National Maritime Museum and used with permission of the Flinders-Petrie estate.

Ann Flinders.... Jenny Agutter
Matthew Flinders.... Stuart Cox
Consultant.... Nigel Rigby
With Peter Townsend.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2005.