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Single Spies

Single Spies

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A critically-acclaimed double bill of Alan Bennett plays, originally performed at the National Theatre and adapted for BBC Radio 4. An Englishman Abroad: It is 1958, and in a squalid flat in Moscow, double-agent Guy Burgess is hiding from the world. When he is visited by actress Coral Browne, he is overjoyed to see someone from his former life in England. Starved for information, Burgess interrogates her about English society gossip, and cajoles her into taking home measurements for a new pinstripe suit from his London tailor. A Question of Attribution: In 1956, Sir Anthony Blunt, pillar of the Establishment and respected Knight of the Realm, is working as Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures. Perfectly at home in the corridors of Buckingham Palace, he frequently encounters Her Majesty as he works on her paintings, and has a special fondness for one particular Titian. However, there is one small problem: the painting, like Blunt himself, is a fake. Is the Queen aware that her enigmatic servant might also be other than he seems? Poignant and moving, these two brand new adaptations feature household names Simon Callow, Brigit Forsyth, Edward Petherbridge and Prunella Scales.

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Used availability for Alan Bennett's Single Spies

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Paperback Editions

June 1991 : UK Paperback
Title: Single Spies (Acting Edition)
Author(s): Alan Bennett
ISBN: 0-573-01891-X / 978-0-573-01891-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Samuel French Ltd
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April 1989 : UK Paperback
Title: Single Spies
Author(s): Alan Bennett
ISBN: 0-571-14105-6 / 978-0-571-14105-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Audio Editions

September 2009 : USA Audio CD
Title: Single Spies: A BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatization
Author(s): Alan Bennett
ISBN: 1-60283-738-4 / 978-1-60283-738-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO Ltd.
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September 2006 : USA Audio edition
Title: Alan Bennett: Single Spies (Dramatised)
Author(s): Alan Bennett
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
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September 2006 : UK Audio edition
Title: Alan Bennett: Single Spies (Dramatised)
Author(s): Alan Bennett
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   

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