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Crowner’s Quest

Synopsis
An Elizabethan detective story written by Eric Barber in which Shakespeare unravels the mystery surrounding the death of Marlowe in a tavern brawl. Includes a scene in the inn at Deptford in which Shakespeare watches a play about Marlowe’s murder. Adapted for radio by James R. Gregson.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
5 Aug 1939 at 20:45 (Channel: BBC North)
Duration
60 mins
Availability
No archive copy found (2006)

Credits

Producer
Edward Wilkinson
Writer
Eric Barber
Adaptor for Radio
James R. Gregson
Cast
Denys EdwardsFrancis Ingram Fraser
Dora GregoryMrs. Bull
Frank HollwayDanby, a Coroner
Fred C. FaircloughThomas Walsingham
Godfrey KentonWilliam Shakespeare
Jessica DunningAlison Walsingham
Joan LittlewoodMargery
John WardleRichard Burbage
Maurice BenolielSkeres
May KingAnn Hathaway
Norma WilsonAndrey
P. Caton BaddeleyFrank Holloway
Wilfred PicklesThomas Kyd

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Marlowe, Christopher; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Mystery

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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