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King Priam

Andrew Rissik


BBC Radio 1988


“The Trojan War has provided themes for drama ever since the Ancient Greeks. Andrew Rissik uses the traditional story of the siege and fall of Troy to examine different attitudes to war through a series of linked monologues by the leading figures of both sides. It is a sour war that emerges, the Trojans locked into a concept of behaviour that they know is leading them to annihilation. In the midst of it is King Priam, helpless to avert the doom that must fall upon his city and himself.”



Priam, King of Troy
Paul Scofield
Hector
Ronald Pickup
Andromache
Susan Fleetwood
Paris
Michael Kitchen
Cassandra
Deborah Makepiece
Menelaus
George Baker
Helen
Janet McTeer
Achilles
Michael Pennington
Director
Jeremy Mortimer
Music
David Chilton
Nick Russell-Pavier
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