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The Scottish playwright, James Forsyth (1913-2005), wrote plays for stage, television and radio, often on the subject of historical figures. His radio play, Christophe, was first broadcast on the BBC Home Service on 3 March 1958. As described in Radio Times, it is ‘the story of the Black King of Haiti, Henry Christophe, and the mixed band of his courtiers. Once a slave, he rose to power in the insurrection against the French, was crowned in 1812, and came to a violent end eight years later’.