The Grapes of Roi is a radio play by David Pownall. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 29 March 1995. The running time is 20 minutes[1][2].


King George sets off for America to help George Washington out of some trouble with Big Chief Lame Elk. With a trollop from Barnsley, he finds rapture skunk-farming in the Adirondacks.


Directed by Martin Jenkins

Critical ReceptionEdit

"Nigel Hawthorne missed an Oscar, but he had us chortling with another glimpse of daffy old George III." A "...piece of airy whimsy."[3]


  1. Diversity Website

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