A reconstruction of the famous judicial investigation of 1888-1889, by Denis Johnston
The cast includes Henry Hallatt , William Trent , John Stephenson , Liam Redmond , Kenneth Barton , Allan McClelland , Charles Owens , Rosemary Leeper-Wilson , Harry S. Gibson , Derrick White , James Pugh Robert Wyndham , and E. S. Bates
Production by Henry McMullan
The investigation of the Parnell Commission of 1888 on the Pigott forgeries in The Times lasted for 128 days and resulted in one of the greatest political triumphs of Parnell's career. The 430 witnesses examined included most of the men famous in the stormy scenes of Victorian Anglo-Irish politics. Denis Johnston , himself an Irishman and a lawyer, but primarily a dramatist, is responsible for this dramatic reconstruction; he produced it recently for television.
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