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Saturday Playhouse


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A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M Miller Jr.
Six hundred years after the nuclear holocaust a group of monks struggle to preserve the remnant of humanity's scientific knowledge.
Music by David Dorward , sung by Cappella Nova and directed by Alan Tavener.
Dramatised by Donald Campbell Director Hamish Wilson. Stereo


Unknown: Walter M Miller Jr.
Music By: David Dorward
Sung By: Cappella Nova
Directed By: Alan Tavener.
Dramatised By: Donald Campbell
Director: Hamish Wilson.
Paido: Michael MacKenzie
Ekazar: John Shedden
Francis: Andrew Price
Taddeo: Billy Riddoch
Arkos: Alexander Morton
Gault: Gordon Fulton
Kornhoer: Alec Heggie
Claret: Robert Carlyle
Poet: Charles Kearney

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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