A Mere Five Thousand Pounds is a radio play by David Pownall. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 04 March 1999, as part of an Afternoon Play series called "Assassins." The running time is 45 minutes[1][2].


In May 1812, as Napoleon's armies massed on the Russian borders, the aggrieved John Bellingham, a Liverpool timber merchant, entered the House of Commons and shot dead the then prime minster Spencer Perceval.


Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan

Critical ReceptionEdit


  1. Diversity Website

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