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BBC Radio Drama: Charles Edward Stuart – Bonnie Prince Charlie: Who Dares to Be Free – Saturday Matinee


“When the Dutch army landed in England, led by William of Orange, James II fled to France and the Stuarts finally lost their grip on the English crown. Nearly sixty years later, James’ grandson Charles Edward Stuart becomes the figurehead for the Jacobite cause and risks it all for the Stuart name. Mike Walker’s epic chronicle tells of just how close Bonnie Prince Charlie came to reclaiming the crown, and of how far he fell when it all went wrong. Charles- Blake Ritson Clementina- Chloe Pirrie Lord George- Murray Alex Norton Duke of Perth- James McArdle Angus- Ben Crowe Cumberland- Mark Edel-Hunt Henry Luke- Thompson Princess de Talmont- Jane Slavin King James- Sam Dale Diplomat- David Acton Major- Stephen Critchlow Director- Sasha Yevtushenko Writer- Mike Walker Harpsichord played by Peter Ringrose…

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