These Are The Times - The Life Of Thomas Paine

Episodes

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DO3* *20100307

PART 1: COMMON SENSE

Tom Paine arrives in America penniless just as the struggle for Independence is beginning.

His ideas and his writings take him right to the heart of events and his words are read out to Washington's army.

PART 2: AGE OF REASON

Tom Paine is again embroiled in revolution, this time in France.

During the Terror his best efforts for the new Republic put him in prison, and American help is a long time coming.

Cast:

Jonathan Pryce....Tom Paine

Alan Howard....Benjamin Franklin

Kenneth Cranham....Jefferson

Romola Garai....Carney

Francois Guetary....Danton

Robert Glenister....Gouvernour Morris

Kelly Hunter....Marthe Daley

Philip Jackson....Washington

Will Keen....Short

John Mcandrew....Lafayette

Marcella Riordan....Mrs Downey

Paul Jesson....Sam Adams/Edmund Burke

Hugh Ross....House Speaker/Bancal

Jack Shepherd....Rittenhouse/Clio Rickman

Nick Rowe....Joseph/Monroe

Clare Perkins....Sally Hemmings

Christopher Obi....Father

Kwayedza Kureya....Will/Thomas

Julia Reinstein....Lotte

Written by Trevor Griffiths

Music by John Tams

Directed by Clive Brill

Produced by Ann Scott

A Greenpoint production

in association with Richard Attenborough (First broadcast on Radio 4).

Drama about author and intellectual Thomas Paine, who influenced the American Revolution.

DO3* *20100307

PART 1: COMMON SENSE

Tom Paine arrives in America penniless just as the struggle for Independence is beginning.

His ideas and his writings take him right to the heart of events and his words are read out to Washington's army.

PART 2: AGE OF REASON

Tom Paine is again embroiled in revolution, this time in France.

During the Terror his best efforts for the new Republic put him in prison, and American help is a long time coming.

Cast:

Jonathan Pryce....Tom Paine

Alan Howard....Benjamin Franklin

Kenneth Cranham....Jefferson

Romola Garai....Carney

Francois Guetary....Danton

Robert Glenister....Gouvernour Morris

Kelly Hunter....Marthe Daley

Philip Jackson....Washington

Will Keen....Short

John Mcandrew....Lafayette

Marcella Riordan....Mrs Downey

Paul Jesson....Sam Adams/Edmund Burke

Hugh Ross....House Speaker/Bancal

Jack Shepherd....Rittenhouse/Clio Rickman

Nick Rowe....Joseph/Monroe

Clare Perkins....Sally Hemmings

Christopher Obi....Father

Kwayedza Kureya....Will/Thomas

Julia Reinstein....Lotte

Written by Trevor Griffiths

Music by John Tams

Directed by Clive Brill

Produced by Ann Scott

A Greenpoint production

in association with Richard Attenborough (First broadcast on Radio 4).

Drama about author and intellectual Thomas Paine, who influenced the American Revolution.