Radio TImes – Kind Hearts and Coronets: Like Father, Like Daughter
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A commission from the Radio Times is always a welcome one and especially when the subject is a favourite. The 1949 Ealing comedy film ‘Kind Hearts and Coronets’ is one of those films that gets repeated a lot and is especially good viewing on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Louis Mazzini (played by Dennis Price) is a distant relative of D’Ascoyne family and he plans to murder his way throughout the family tree to receive what he believes is rightful inheritance. The magical part is that nearly all of the family members he hunts down are superbly played by Alec Guinness, a masterclass in comedic acting. The brief from the Radio Times was for a radio drama sequel to the original play the film was based on.

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