Suspicion For 10 Voices By Mark Laweson

Suspicion for 10 Voices By Mark Lawson Starring:   Simon Russell Beale as William Byrd   Anton Lesser as Sir Francis Walsingham Musical Director: Neil Brand During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, England was a protestant country standing alone against formidable European and papal enemies. Fear of a Roman Catholic fifth column was rife. But when William Byrd, Elizabeth's favourite composer, is arrested and charged with placing secret papist messages within the music of the Chapel Royal, the court is shocked and panic takes hold among the recusant community. Byrd's dense polyphony is dissected and decoded and it seems sedition is undeniable. But the composer has a powerful protector - one whom not even Walsingham dare countermand. Juliana Byrd: Rebecca Saire Thomas Philippes: Gerard Murphy Thomas Tallis: Jon Glover Fr. Rodrigues: Neil Brand Richard the boy singer: Joseph Hancock Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan A Big Fish production for BBC Radio 4 Saturday Drama First broadcast:  Sat 22nd Jun 2013 14:30 on BBC Radio 4 FM

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