Thistlewood [Stewart Conn]


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In the early 19th Century, a time of unrest, a group of radicals influenced by Peterloo conspire to assassinate the government. Period drama starring John Hollis and Ian Hogg.

In the early 19th Century, a group of radicals conspire to assassinate the government.

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"We will have to take to arms.... we must occupy the Tower and barricade the bridges. Blow open the prison doors and see these lofty Bastilles reduced to ashes. We must take what is ours... "

Executed at Newgate in 1820 for murder and high treason, Arthur Thistlegate was one of those historical rarities: an English Revolutionary.

Written by Stewart Conn.

John Bull... John Hollis
Arthur Thistlewood... Ian Hogg
George Edwards... Russell Dixon
Orator Hunt... Peter Wheeler
Samuel Bamford/Richard Tidd... James Tomlinson
Mrs Bamford... Daphne Oxenford
Susan.... Judith Barker
Viscount Sidmouth... Geoffrey Banks
Secretary Taylor.... John Franklyn-Robbins
Dr Watson.... Brian Miller

Music composed and arranged by Adrian Secchi

Director: Robert Cooper

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1976.

It's the early 19th century and a group of radicals plans to assassinate the cabinet.