The Spy

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Role: Frances
Directed by: Sasha Yevtushenko
Produced by: BBC Radio 4
Broadcast in: January 2012
Other cast: Burn Gorman, Alex Waldmann, James Lailey
Running time: 58min
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Synopsis

Episode One – New York State, 1778. Henry Wharton, a young soldier for the British in the American War of Independence, creeps into no-man’s land to spend an evening with his family. But the happy reunion is cut short when American troops surround the house. Can the mysterious peddler Harvey Birch provide Henry with a means of escape?
Episode Two – New York State, 1778. Henry Wharton, a young soldier for the British, has been captured by American forces while wearing a disguise in no-man’s land. He must stand trial as a spy, and if found guilty, he will hang. Can General Washington be found in time to issue a pardon?