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June Tobin Anthony Jacobs and Michael Aldridge in ' A CANDLE ON A CACTUS LEAF'


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A radio play by Martin Shuttleworth
'Each man and girl would mount a candle on a cactus leaf, light it, and launch it out under the moon across the black Mediterranean Sea; and one by one the little waves would gut and lap them out, but always one boat would sail on till distance, not water, had made it disappear ... and that boat was the Spain in which we all believed.' with Rodney Bewes , Edgar Norfolk and Sheila Raynor
Produced by David Thomson


Play By: Martin Shuttleworth
Unknown: Rodney Bewes
Unknown: Edgar Norfolk
Unknown: Sheila Raynor
Produced By: David Thomson
Juan: Norman Wynne
Vicente: Anthony Jacobs
Rosana: June Tobin
Esperate: Nicholas Edmett
Sergeant: Derek Birch
Ramon: Michael Aldridge
Pia: Patience Collier
Pcpe: Leonard Sachs
Patroclnio: Mary O'Farrell
Concha: Anna Wing
Count Olinoa: Geoffrey Lumsden
Santiago: Douglas Storm
Therese: Martina Mayne

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