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The Little Minister


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A Play of the Month presentation with , the young minister of Thrums, loves his congregation and they him. But when the weavers in the town find their livelihood threatened by the mill owners and their new machines, they resort to violence against the redcoats sent to keep order. Gavin has to intervene, and he does so one night in the wood above the town, but soon finds himself in difficulties when a wild gypsy girl suddenly appears ...


Unknown: J. M. Barrie
Unknown: Jan Harrison
Designer: Don Taylor
Producer: Alan Shallcross
Director: Cedric Messina
Babbie: Helen Mirren
Rev Gavin Dishart: Ian Ogilvy
: Peter Barkworth
as the Earl of Rintoul: Gavin Dishart
Rob Dow: Bill Simpson
Capt Halliwell: Nicholas Jones
Sgt Davidson: David Bailie
Jean: Anne Kristen
Snecky Hobart: Robert James
Thomas Whamond: Simon Lack
Andrew Mealmaker: John Moffatt
Silva Tosh: Jonathan Scott
Joe Cruickshanks: Michael Aickevitt
Felice: Hilda Kriseman
Thwaites: John Aston
Micah Dow: Joseph McKenna

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