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The Monday Play: The Class of 39


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Ireland 1939. A frightening level of sexual and religious violence is uncovered when Franklin, a lay-teacher and veteran of the Spanish Civil War, arrives at a boys' reform school run by Christian Brothers.

BBC Northern Ireland


Writer: Patrick Galvin
Mouth organ played by: Paddy McGuigan
Director: Robert Cooper
Murphy/Fr Driscoll: Chris Gannon
Franklin: Sean Barrett
Superior: T.P. McKenna
Brother Tom: Bill Hunter
Brother John: Alan McClelland
Brother Mac: Kevin Flood
Policeman/Narrator: Alan Barry
Delany: Susan Sheridan
Mercer: Elizabeth Lindsay
Peters: Bernadette Windsor
Rogers: Denise Bryer
Duggan: Mairin Mythen
Mr Delany: John Rogan

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