Warhorses Of Letters. Image shows from L to R: Marengo (Stephen Fry), Copenhagen (Daniel Rigby). Copyright: BBC.

Warhorses Of Letters

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. 12 episodes (3 series), 2011 - 2014. Stars Stephen Fry, Daniel Rigby and Tamsin Greig.

Warhorses Of Letters

Romantic comedy about the previously untold love story between horses belonging to Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2011 - 2014
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
12   (3 series)
Starring
Stephen Fry, Daniel Rigby and Tamsin Greig
Writers
Robert Hudson and Marie Phillips
Producer
Gareth Edwards

Stephen Fry stars as Napoleon's horse with Daniel Rigby as Wellington's horse, in a love story of two horses divided by war, told through their letters to each other.

Deep in the British Library tucked into the slipcover of a book on the history of Blenheim Palace a packet of extraordinary letters has been discovered.

"Dear Marengo brackets Napoleon's horse close brackets, I've never written a letter like this before..." thus begins the first passionate letter from Copenhagen, the Duke of Wellington's horse, to his hero Marengo in this epistolary equine love story.

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