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Publisher's Summary

The Chronicle—Book Four (October to December).

The Chronicle is one of the most ambitious productions ever commissioned. An epic eye-witness history of the last five hundred years, told entirely in the words of those who were there.

Performed by an outstanding cast of actors in a dramatised setting, we take you on a daily journey from January 1st to December 31st to reveal a fascinating and intriguing record of life as witnessed by some of history’s most colourful characters.

Also available as part of the Chronicle Box Set, a four-volume edition.

Joss Ackland as William Allingham

James Bolam as Henry Rider Haggard

Tony Britton as Charles Greville

Eleanor Bron as Queen Victoria

Charles Dance as Captain Robert Scott

Dame Maureen Lipman as Joyce Grenfell

Robert Powell as Rev. Francis Kilvert

John Sessions as Samuel Pepys

Sir Donald Sinden as Horace Walpole

Imogen Stubbs as Charlotte Bronte

Sir David Suchet as Admiral Lord Nelson

Dame Harriet Walter as Virginia Woolf

Timothy West as John Evelyn


John Baddeley, Nicola Barber, Ian Curtis, Terence Edmund, David Goodland, Mark Hadfield, Sarah Head, Jenny Howe, Siriol Jenkins, Nick Mercer, Brian Orrell, John Rogan, Howard Ward, Robin Welch, Andrew Wincott, Andre Winterton and full supporting cast.

Compiled by: Sue Rodwell

Music: Nina Humphreys

Director: John Tuckey

Producer: Stewart Richards

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  • Categories: History

Critic Reviews

"It’s wonderful. In fact, I would describe it as one of the all-time audio greats...an unmissable five-star production." (The Guardian

"I recommend the reader to hunt down and buy this series wherever it may be found." (The Spectator)

The whole endeavour is a beguiling jigsaw that creates a vivid picture of the shaping of our national life." (Sunday Times

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