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A ballad-opera for broadcasting
Words by H. A. L . Craig Music by William Alwyn
Production by Douglas Cleverdon
Singing parts: spoken by Allan McClelland spoken by Patrick McGoohan
The skipping song recorded by children of the Holy Faith Convent,
The Coombe, Dublin
Sinfonia of London
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Alan G. Melville )
Conducted by Muir Mathieson
Repetiteur, Douglas Gamley


Unknown: H. A. L Craig
Music By: William Alwyn
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
Spoken By: Allan McClelland
Spoken By: Patrick McGoohan
Chorus-Master: Alan G. Melville
Conducted By: Muir Mathieson
Repetiteur: Douglas Gamley
Robert Emmet: Thomas Hemsley
Sarah Curran: Marion Studholme
Crazy Jenny: Marion Studholme
Leonard MacNally: Inia Te Wiata
Sullivan: Denis Quilley
Seamus: Andrew Downie
Quigley: Joseph McNally
A keening woman: Mary MacGoris
Dickson: Ranken Bushby
Reilly: Joseph McNally
The Clergyman: Edmund Dontevy
Speaking parts: William Wickham: Frank Duncan
Speaking parts: Thomas Russell: Denis McCarthy
Speaking parts: Michael Dwyer: Diarmuid Kelly
Speaking parts: Matty: Jack MacGowran
Speaking parts: Mr Foley: Harry Hutchinson
Speaking parts: Denis: Paddy Joyce
Speaking parts: The Jailor: Eddie Byrne
Speaking parts: Speaker: Robert Mooney

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Third Programme, 19 December 1955 19.55

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