Cordite For Breakfast



Role: Amy
Directed by: Sasha Yevtushenko
Produced by: BBC Radio 4
Broadcast in: July 2012
Other cast: Mark Heap, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Christine Absalom
Running time: 45min






In the world of Napoleonic-era battle re-enactments, the King’s Brigade are what are known as ‘hard-liners’. Every stitch is crossed just so and every button a perfect match for the original. Martin is Major General of the King’s Brigade and his daughter Amy has become increasingly worried that his hobby is harming her parents’ marriage. So on the most important weekend of his calendar – the Battle of Waterloo – Amy adopts the disguise of a male soldier, crosses enemy lines and stages an almighty intervention.