Thomas paine
These are the Times
by Trevor Griffiths
Directed by Clive Brill
Produced by Ann Scott
Music by John Tams
BBC Radio 4 - broadcast in 2 90mins episodes
Episode 1 - 26.07.2008
Episode 2 - 02.08.2008


Drama about author and intellectual Thomas Paine, who influenced the American Revolution.

Tom Paine arrives in America penniless just as the struggle for Independence is beginning.
His ideas and his writings take him right to the heart of events and his words are read out to Washington's army. PART 2: AGE OF REASON
Tom Paine is again embroiled in revolution, this time in France.
During the Terror his best efforts for the new Republic put him in prison, and American help is a long time coming.


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