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Playboy of the Western World


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by J.M. Synge.
The action takes place in a shebeen near a village on a wild coast of Mayo, Ireland.
(Repeat Performance)
(to 22.30)


Author: J.M. Synge
Producer: Fred O'Donovan
Christopher Mahon: Patrick Boxill
Old Mahon, his father: Tom Warden
Michael James Flaherty, a publican: Arthur Sinclair
Margaret Flaherty (called Pegeen Mike): Phyllis Ryan
Shawn Keogh, her cousin: Edward Byrne
Widow Quin: Ann Clery
Small farmer - Philly Cullen: Adrian Byrne
Small farmer - Jimmy Farrel: E.J. Kennedy
Village girl - Sara Tansey: Joyce Chancellor
Village girl - Susan Brady: Maureen Cusack
Village girl - Honor Blake: Rose Murray
A Bellman: Billy Kelly
Peasant: Denis Vance
Peasant: Nigel Arkwright
Peasant: Alan Crawley
Peasant: Phyllis Byford
Peasant: Rosamund Merivale

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Playboy of the Western World

BBC Television, 17 August 1946 21.00

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