Thirty-minute Theatre: Enoch Soames


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By Max Beerbohm , dramatised by Eric Pringle. Convinced that posterity will acknowledge his genius, fin-de-siecle poet Enoch Soames accepts the devil's offer to glimpse the future: he is to be in the British Mgseum Reading Room this afternoon.

Director David Blount

At 8.15pm tonight, Radio 3's interval talk The Ghost in the Reading Room discusses the story and its view of literary London.

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Unknown: Max Beerbohm

Dramatised By: Eric Pringle.

Unknown: Enoch Soames

Director: David Blount

Max Beerbohm: Nigel Anthony

Enoch Soames: David Bannerman

The Devil: Ioan Meredith

Will Rotherstein: Christopher Wright

Berthe: Rachel Atkins