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Witch Wood


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by John Buchan
Adapted as a play for television by Donald Wilson
(See below)
(Second performance: Thursday at 9.20 p.m.)

The action of the play takes place in the Scottish Lowlands in the year 1645.


Author: John Buchan
Adapted by: Donald Wilson
Producer: Dennis Vance
Director: Chloe Gibson
Production Designer: Barry Learoyd
The Rev. David Sempill: Tom Fleming
The Rev. Mungo Muirhead: Moultrie Kelsall
Ephraim Caird of Chasehope: Alastair Hunter
The Rev. Ebenezer Proudfoot of Bold: John Sharplin
Isobel: Jean Cadell
The Rev. James Fordyce: John Rae
Mark Kerr: John Laurie
James Graham, Marquis of Montrose: Patrick Troughton
Amos Ritchie: Jack Lambert
Nicholas Hawkshaw of Calidon: Jack Stewart
Kaitrine: Maureen O'Reilly
Peter Pennecuik: James Urquhart
Alexander Sprot: James Roughead
Jean Morrison: Margaret Gordon
Thomas Spotswood: Frank Forsyth
Mirren: Yvonne Jacques
Messenger: John Breslin
Alison: Christie Humphrey
Muirhead's servant: Angus Neill
First woman: Anna Welsh
Second woman: Dorothy Smith
Kincaid: Norman Fraser
Bessie Todd: Margaret Boyd
Mistress Saintserf: Janet Barrow

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