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by Louis MacNeice with Denys Hawthorne
Mary Wimbush , John Dearth and Margaret Gordon
This was the first and most personal of MacNeice's many Quest programmes. It is an elegy for a friend killed at sea in the early days of the war.
Cast in order of speaking-
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Produced by R. D. SMITH


Unknown: Louis MacNeice
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: John Dearth
Unknown: Margaret Gordon
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Tom: Denys Hawthorne
Officer of the Watch: Basil Jones
Mother: Mary Wimbush
Father: John Dearth
Mrs Arrow: Nicolette Bernard
Annie: Lynn Carson
Flaherty: Allan McClelland
Harringer: Nicel Anthony
Terry: Tim Seely
Striker: Norman Wynne
Tutor: Geoffrey Wincott
Jane: Chrys Salt
Elsie: Cecile Chevreau
Mary: Margaret Gordon
Duncan: Duncan McIrtyre
Company Commander: Anthony Jacobs
Volunteer: Raf de la Torre
First spectator: Norman Wynne
Second spectator: Nigel Anthony
Warden: Noel Hoowlett
Foreman: Joe Sterne
Divvy Officer: Wilfred Babbage
First sailor: Geoffrey Matthews
Second sailor: John Dearth

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