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Your Only Man

1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 31 August 2008

By Annie Caulfield.

Brian O'Nolan was an Irish writer, columnist and civil servant who wrote novels such as The Third Policeman under the pen name of Flann O'Brien and popular satirical newspaper columns as Myles na gCopaleen, while at the same time working as a civil servant in Dublin under his real name. This play imagines what might have happened had the three of them got together on the day when O'Nolan was asked to leave his civil service post.

Brian O'Nolan ...... Ardal O'Hanlon
Flann O'Brien ...... Dermot Crowley
Myles na gCopaleen ...... Dara O'Briain
Evelyn O'Nolan/Miss Fahy ...... Pauline McLynn
Eddie Fahy, the policeman and everyone else ...... Lloyd Hutchinson

Directed by Marilyn Imrie.


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