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Classic Serial


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The Absentee
The second half of Maria Edgeworth 's saga of an Anglo-Irish family, published in 1812. Lord Colambre has travelled to Ireland for the first time to visit the Clonbrony estates but, unknown to him, Lady Dashfort is determined to trap him into marriage with her daughter Isabel.
With Fraser Kerr , Danielle Allan , Emma Gregory , Jenny Howe , Elizabeth Kelly , Auriol Smith ,
Ian Lindsay , Andrew Wincott and Terence Edmond.
Music played and arranged by Andrew Dodge.
Adapted by Nick McCarty
Producer Claire Grove. Stereo


Unknown: Maria Edgeworth
Unknown: Fraser Kerr
Unknown: Danielle Allan
Unknown: Emma Gregory
Unknown: Jenny Howe
Unknown: Elizabeth Kelly
Unknown: Auriol Smith
Unknown: Ian Lindsay
Unknown: Andrew Wincott
Unknown: Terence Edmond.
Arranged By: Andrew Dodge.
Adapted By: Nick McCarty
Producer: Claire Grove.
Lord Colambre: Stephen Rea
Paddy: Billy Boyle
Whipp: Ben 0nwukwe
Terence O'Fay: James Berwick
Lord Clonbrony: T P McKenna
Lady Clonbrony: Franch1ne Mulrooney
Grace Nugent: Anna Healy
0'Halloran: Shay Gorman
Garraghty: John O'Mahoney

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