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Posted on Monday 28 April 2014 at 11:19 am

Mansfield Park

BBC Radio: In a couple of weeks, we're going to be rebroadcasting a 10-year-old dramatization of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park.

Rachael: That's nice. I don't really like Austen. I don't hate Austen, but she certainly isn't among my faves.

BBC Radio: Did we mention it has both David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch in it?

Rachael: ...

BBC Radio: And that they play brothers?

Rachael: OK. You win, BBC Radio. As ever, you win.

The normal BBC radio post should be up today. Absolutely no later than tomorrow. I'm grading papers so that's why I'm behind at the moment.

Meantime, here, have a pic to go with the main topic. :)


Unsentimental Fool
unsentimentalf at 5:19 pm on 28 April 2014 (UTC) (Link)
I bet whoever at the BBC remembered that one was in the archives is due a promotion!
bratty_jedi at 6:17 pm on 28 April 2014 (UTC) (Link)
Definitely. :)

Also, it's kind of weird because I've scrolled through all the audio work on both their wikipedia pages, and this isn't listed for either of them. I know wikipedia is just random human editors and subject to massive errors, but pop culture credits is one of the categories of things it is usually pretty good at. I wonder if it is just a small enough role for each of them that they weren't majorly credited so it never came up in searches for their names.
shezan at 7:38 pm on 28 April 2014 (UTC) (Link)

bratty_jedi at 1:57 pm on 29 April 2014 (UTC) (Link)
Hooray for BBC Radio and their ever winning ways!

I'm sure that can be arranged ;)
eanor at 5:34 am on 29 April 2014 (UTC) (Link)
Ha! Sounds like I need to listen to it! :-D (Although I agree with your comment below that they might actually only have some really minor roles...)
bratty_jedi at 1:56 pm on 29 April 2014 (UTC) (Link)
I found what purports to be a full cast list and it looks like their roles are important ones. Even better :)

Felicity Jones - Fanny Price
Tim Pigott-Smith - Sir Thomas Bertram
Liza Sadovy - Lady Bertram
David Tennant - Tom
Benedict Cumberbatch - Edmund
Kate Fleetwood - Maria
Julia McKenzie - Mrs. Norris
Toby Jones - Rushworth
James Callis - Henry
Susan Lynch - Mary

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