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The History Plays

BBC Radio 4 comedy. 5 episodes (1 series) in 2012.

Series 1

1. Jagger in Jail

First broadcast: Tuesday 21st February 2012

In 1967, Mick Jagger spent a night in prison for drug possession. This is an imagined conversation between Mick and his cell-mate Jim. With Fonejacer star Kayvan Novak and The Inbetweeners's Blake Harrison.

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2. Stonehouse In Alice

First broadcast: Tuesday 28th February 2012

An imagined confrontation between the fugitive MP John Stonehouse and a young journalist Ed who seems to be after more than just a good story. With Blackadder star Tim McInnerny and Eric & Ernie actor Daniel Rigby.

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3. Maggie Heart Galtieri

First broadcast: Tuesday 6th March 2012

The Falkland Islands, 1982. Maggie Watkins (Josie Lawrence) shelters a young Argentinean deserter. As she learns his secret, they fall in love, but both have other loyalties.

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4. O Salutaris Hostia, Diana

First broadcast: Tuesday 13th March 2012

An argumentative married couple ponder their lives and lost son as they wait for Princess Diana's funeral cortege. With Toby Jones and Imelda Staunton.

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5. A History Of Blair In 9 1/2 Voices

First broadcast: Tuesday 20th March 2012

Lost in the BBC, Tony Blair is mistaken for his own lookalike. He finds himself talking to Sue, a struggling impressionist who has some surprising questions for him. With Jon Culshaw and Fiona Allen.

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