Unauthorised History: The Killing
Michael Butt

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Narrated By: Blake Ritson, Burn Gorman, Christine Kavanagh, Harry Lloyd, Lloyd Thomas, Paul Rhys, Sam Dale, Sean Baker, Tim McMullan, Tony Bell

Duration: 43 minutes

What to expect

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation by Michael Butt about the death of the poet and playwright Christopher Marlowe, originally broadcast in the ‘Afternoon Play’ slot on 17 August 2010. In May 1593, the playwright Christopher Marlowe was killed. Apparently, it was because of an argument over a bill. Michael Butt's innovative drama dons the cloak of documentary to re-examine the unsolved case. Starring Paul Rhys as the narrator, Blake Ritson as Thomas Walsingham, Harry Lloyd as Thomas Kyd and Burn Gorman as Robert Poley. Also included in the cast are Tim McMullan, Christine Kavanagh, Tony Bell, Sam Dale, Sean Baker and Lloyd Thomas. Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.

Genre

Historical fiction, Crime & mystery fiction

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