It's Christmas, and Squire Headlong invites his very chatty friends of learning to a party
Winter, 1815: Harry Headlong, like all Welsh squires, is fond of shooting, hunting and drinking. But he becomes seized with a passion to form the acquaintance of philosophers and dilettanti.
Narrated by Sir Michael Hordern. Starring Daniel Massey as Escot, Ronald Lacey as Foster, John Grillo as Jenkison, John Horsley as Cranium and William Simons as Headlong.
Thomas Love Peacock's novella dramatised by James Saunders.
Producer: Matthew Walters
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1988.