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Where There's a Will


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A series of intriguing legal mysteries edited by C.H. ROLPH
O'Connell and the Hedge Lawyer by MARTIN MCBIRNEY and SAM HANNA BELL
Introduced by Harold Goldblatt
with Denys Hawthorne as Daniel O'Connell and Kevin McHugh as Courtney Forbes
In 19th century Ireland wills were often drafted by local amateur lawyers, which easily led to fraud. As a young lawyer. Daniel O'Connell, the Irish radical, distinguished himself when challenging such a will on behalf of a young farmer.
Producer MICHAEL HEFFERNAN (Northern Ireland)


Unknown: H. Rolph
Unknown: Martin McBirney
Unknown: Sam Hanna
Introduced By: Harold Goldblatt
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: Daniel O'Connell
Unknown: Kevin McHugh
Unknown: Courtney Forbes
Unknown: Daniel O'Connell
Producer: Michael Heffernan
Mr Mangan: Louis Rolston
Shaun Fogarty: Brian Munn
The Judge: John McBride
John Pat Conroy: J G Devlin
Malachi Stokes: Bill Hunter
Con McBride: Michael Duffy

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