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The Stanley Baxter Playhouse

Series 7

The Leaving of Barra

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Back in 1949, a young assistant director on Whisky Galore, falls in love with a local girl on the Hebridean island of Barra where filming is taking place.

Sixty six years later, his memories of that golden time come flooding back.

Stanley Baxter plays the old man who abandoned a career in film to stay on the island with the woman he loved, and now faces a sad farewell.

Series of comic plays starring Stanley Baxter.

John Anderson...............Stanley Baxter
Peggy Anderson.............June Watson
Young John......................Scott Hoatson
Catriona ..................Samara Maclaren
Mary...............................Tracy Wiles

Other parts played by the cast.

Written by Michael Chaplin

Director: Marilyn Imrie

A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2015. Show less

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