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A Dream of Beltane


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A story of 16th-century
Alison is a tinker lass who enjoys telling stories and making love; but when she practises both arts on the king she is accused of witchcraft. Sharp writing and performances an imaginative feat, reinventing an all-but-unknowableworld (THE LISTENER)
Director TOM KINNIMMONT BBC Scotland


Unknown: Robert Forrest
Alison Alrd: Maureen Carr
Tarn Fisher: Ron Bain
James Stewart, King of Scotland: Benny Young
Sir James Hamilton of Kincavel: Alec Heggie
Brother Matthew: Michael Elder
Rab Cowan: Jimmy Yuill
Davy Nicol: Charles Kearney
Ellie Duncan: Monica Brady
Alec Sutton: Gerard Slevin

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