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Mathry Beacon


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A new radio play by Giles Cooper
'...A rich and salty comic invention dealing with the adventures of an eccentric army lieutenant and his small and excessively awkward squad isolated in the Welsh mountains on a mission of questionable value...'


Writer: Giles Cooper
Music arranged and played by: Freddie Clayton
Production: Donald McWhinnie
Gunner Evans (Taffy): Dudley Jones
Gunner Blick (Andy): David Markham
Bombardier Bleening (Rita): Eleanor Summerfleld
Bombardier Ling (Betsy): Janette Richer
Gunner Olim (Jake): Earl Cameron
Lieutenant Gann: Maurice Denham
[Actress]: Sheila Moloney
[Actress]: Elaine MacNamara
[Actress]: Shelagh Kennedy

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Giles Cooper - the radio dramas 9 August 2018
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