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Great Short Stories

on BBC Two England

Clay by JAMES JOYCE
' Time was when folks meant what they did on Hallowe'en. They wanted to know what was going to happen to them': a girl in the laundry scorns the way the traditional Hallowe'en activity has declined into a mere game.
' The water, the ring, and the Book is all they have now. It's no use doing it at all unless you have the clay.' Water stands for a journey, the ring for marriage, the prayer book for a contemplative life, and clay-for death ...
Adapted by SIMON RAVEN Director JONATHAN MILLER Producers MELVYN BRAGG GAVIN MILLAR

Contributors

Unknown:
James Joyce
Adapted By:
Simon Raven
Director:
Jonathan Miller
Producers:
Melvyn Bragg
Producers:
Gavin Millar
Maria:
Elizabeth Begley
Mrs Donnelly:
Brenda Doyle
Joe Donnelly:
Derry Power
Alphie Donnelly:
Louis O'Neill
Edna from next door:
Lasairshiona Mangan
Gentleman in tram shelter:
John Franklyn
Matron in laundry:
Ruby Head
Ginger Mooney:
Anita Reeves
Lizzie Fleming:
Jeananne Crowley

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