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THE PLUTOCRAT by Booth Tarkington

dramatised by Michael Hastings

presented in two parts for BBC Radio 4

A young man falls in love with a mysterious French aristocrat, Aurelie (Leslie Caron) on a trip for New York to Algiers. But is she interested in his attentions or using him as a decoy to get her hands on Earl Tinker’s (Stacey Keach) money? Booth Tarkington’s story of romance and intrigue was first published in 1927, and was a best-selling novel from the author of The Magnificent Ambersons.

CAST & COMPANY

Laurence Ogle, a playwright/Henry – ALAN COX

Aurelie de Momoro – LESLIE CARON

Olivia Tinker, daughter of Earl Tinker/Alice – RACHEL PICKUP

Earl Tinker – STACY KEACH

Honey Tinker, wife of Earl Tinker – ELIZABETH MCGOVERN

Hyacinthe de Momoro, son of Aurelie – FRANCOIS XAVIER-NOAH

George Macklyn – JASPER BRITTON

Sir William Weatherright – JOHN STANDING

DGN Medjila – VERNON DOBTCHEFF

TH Smith – OLIVER COTTON

Charles Wackstle – DAVID COLLINGS

Doc Taylor – JAMES ELLIS

Harold Wilson/Steward/Captain – ROBERT OATES

Technical presentation, music and editing – John Tams, Sebastian Graham Jones, Ray Williams

Producer – Nicholas Newton

Director – Bill Bryden

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