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The Nigger of the Narcissus


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A radio play by Dick Cross based on the novel by Joseph Conrad
Other parts played by Godfrey Kenton, Fred Piper, Edward Jewesbury, George Merritt, James Thomason, Rolf Lefebvre and Michael Turner
Concertina played by Alf Edwards
Produced by John Gibson


Writer: Dick Cross
Based on the novel by: Joseph Conrad
Producer: John Gibson
Narrator: Laidman Browne
Singleton: Deryck Guyler
Mr Baker: Gordon Davies
Mr Creighton: Simon Lack
Donkin: Toke Townley
James Wait: Errol John
Captain Allistoun: Moultrie R Kelsall
The Bos'un: Manning Wilson
'Belfast' Craik: Patrick McAlinney
Podmore: Malcolm Hayes
Knowles: John Ruddock
Young Charley: Ian Whittaker
Davies: George Hagan
Archie: Duncan McIntyre
Wamibo: Olaf Pooley
The Sailmaker: Fred Piper
Other parts played by: Godfrey Kenton
Other parts played by: Fred Piper
Other parts played by: Edward Jewesbury.
Other parts played by: George Merritt
Other parts played by: James Thomason
Other parts played by: Rolf Lefebvre
Other parts played by: Michael Turner
Other parts played by: Alf Edwards

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The Nigger of the Narcissus

BBC Home Service Basic, 6 June 1955 21.15

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