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Saturday Drama

Murder Under Trust: The Massacre at Glencoe

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

In 1692 soldiers billeted in the homes of the MacDonald clan in Glencoe rose up and killed their hosts. Was this Highland massacre the inevitable outcome of a long-standing clan feud? Or were there other factors behind this infamous betrayal? Adrian Bean's play - based on the contemporary parliamentary Commission Of Enquiry into the massacre and on historian John Prebble's seminal book, Glencoe - dramatises these tragic 17th century events.

Producer/director: Bruce Young. Show less

Contributors

Marquis of Tweeddale:
John Buick
Colonel Hill:
Brian Pettifer
Lt Col Hamilton:
Jordan Young
Laird of Glenlyon:
Matthew Zajac
Alasdair MacIain:
Paul Young
Lt Lindsay:
Martin McBride
Eiblin MacDonald:
Julie Duncanson
Duncan Campbell:
Iain Robertson
Helen MacDonald:
Anne Lacey
Neil McDonald:
Stewart Campbell
Director:
Bruce Young
Producer:
Bruce Young

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