Chatterton: The Allington Solution (2008) Audio

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Benedict as the 18th century poet Thomas Chatterton – But who or what really ended his life?

In Peter Ackroyd’s radio debut Chatterton: The Allington Solution Benedict Cumberbatch plays the role of Thomas Chatterton, a poet of the 18th Century. This quasi-detective story aired on 01 May, 2008 on BBC Radio 4.

The cast includes: Adrian Scarborough, Rachel Bavidge, David Timson, Glen McCready, Liza Sadovy and others.

Plot:
Who or what killed Thomas Chatterton?
This is the question the young literary historian Jeremy Allington tries to answer, after everyone had the opinion that the poet committed suicide out of despair for over 200 years.
Close to losing his job and his partner, Allington does everything he can to prove that history is not as easy as some historians might believe …

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