Stolen Time is a radio play by David Pownall. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 28 February 1998. The running time is 90 minutes[1][2][3].


In 1752, pressure to Europeanize forces a move from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar, consigning a superstitious population to an 11-day limbo of non-time.

It is during this period that poet Thomas Gray meets a ghost from his past.


Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan

Critical ReceptionEdit

"Just when you've got the hang of this little duologue about the power of art and the working week, David Pownall's Stolen Time rips off the ploughman mask to reveal a mad aristocrat who wants to shoot Gray for trashing his poetry." - Plays International.[4]


  1. Diversity Website
  4. Plays International Volume 13. Chancery Publications Ltd., 1997

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