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Murder in Samarkind

Again, I’m going to recommend something that’s just about to drop off the iPlayer. But if you have 90 minutes free before tomorrow afternoon, you could do a great deal worse than listen to David Hare’s terrific adaptation of Craig Murray’s memoir.
Murray, you will recall, was “our man in Tashkent” – British Ambassador to Uzbekistan. But he was also a loose canon in terms of how the Foreign Office saw him.
The book was excellent, and this version from Hare was a great listen. David Tennant played Murray, who certainly lived life to the full, despite his failings. The play has a strong narration, but it’s delivered believably by Tennant, and I was gripped, even though I knew the overall outcome.
Murray’s rambunctious blog is always worth a read.