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The Thursday Play 'FAR FROM THE LAND'


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A play for broadcasting by Ruth Park
Others taking part:
Frank Reynolds , H. J. Blaney
Geraldine McClelland
The quayside, Port of Cork, 1850. Aboard the emigrant ship Mermaid
Produced by Ronald Mason


Broadcasting By: Ruth Park
Unknown: Frank Reynolds
Unknown: H. J. Blaney
Unknown: Geraldine McClelland
Produced By: Ronald Mason
Mary Ann McBride: Kathleen Feenan
A clerk: John Reid
Patrick Cashel: J G Devlin
Nancy Dillon: Catherine Gibson
Florence Fahy: Nita Hardie
Father Drummoyne: Michael Duffy
Mrs Doyle: Irene Bingham
Mrs Kennedy: Eileen Madden
Skuli Jonssen: James Boyce
Jamsey Flanaghan: Maurice O'Callaghan

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The Thursday Play 'FAR FROM THE LAND'

BBC Home Service Basic, 2 April 1959 20.00

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