With this “Restless” euphoria going on, let’s remember another spy story of Michelle’s, which is “Amazonia, A Portrait of Arthur Ransome”:
Years before he found fame with Swallows and Amazons, Arthur Ransome was swept up in the dramatic events of the Russian Revolution, living a dangerous double life as a journalist and agent for both the Bolsheviks and the Foreign Office. War, revolution, espionage and romance feature in this biographical portrait of one of our best-loved children’s authors.
Rory Kinnear plays the real life English children’s author turned journalist Arthur Ransome who wants to save Trotsky’s secretary (played by Michelle Dockery) from the revolution.
Here we have a complete mp3 file (82 Mb, 1,5 hours),
and here we have the same but cut by our dear in-flagrante into 10 pieces for more convenient playback,
and here is a torrent for those who prefer torrents, I seed when I don’t sleep.
I think some listeners gave up before part 4 which is a shame. This show’s got everything. Including a romantic scene at a train station in part 5 and an angry Michelle picking a sexy fight with Rory in part 6.