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Saturday-Afternoon Theatre


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A Mackerel Sky and Apple Green by BRIAN LEE with j
LIAM: Father Collins is a vegetable-arian and he says you mustn't kill any animals - and the cook does. And he doesn't worship the sun, but he must if he's religious because God made the sun. And you should take your clothes off if you're a proper vegetable-arian. bishop: Keep still in your seat. You'll have me liqueur over. liam: But you're a Bishop. And you're eating ani mals !
(First broadcast in 1973)


Unknown: Brian Lee
Unknown: Ani Mals
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Kevin Leroy: T P McKenna
Father Collins: Jim Norton
Sara Leroy: Kate Binchy
Liam Leroy: Judy Bennett
Miss Dougan: Heather Gibson
CoOk: Martin Friend
Bishop: Ronald Herdman
Waiter: Jim Norton

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