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The Quest of Donal Q

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 07 January 2012

The Quest of Donal Q
By David Ashton

Based on the template of Don Quixote, The Quest of Donal Q, is the story of two rival brothers who journey through Scotland in search of a childhood sweetheart. Specially written for and starring Brian Cox and Billy Connolly.

DONAL (Billy Connolly) and SANDY (Brian Cox) have been separated as kids in an orphanage. Donal adopted by a rich couple and taken off to grow up in sunny California, Sandy never chosen and left to live all his life in not quite so sunny Dundee.

It's ten years since the brothers last met and at that time they had a fierce falling out. Now Donal is back - turning up out of the blue at Sandy's tobacconist shop, "Paterson's Inferno", to demand that his brother drop everything and travel on an urgent mission.

The Quest is to find a girl they were both in love with at the Orphanage; Jeanette, red haired, fair skinned and beautiful. An ideal princess. Donal claims she has written to say that she's in dire straits and needs a knight in shining armour to come to her rescue.

And so begins a journey - a journey that will make or break both brothers as conflict breaks out between past, present and future.

CAST
Donal ....................... BILLY CONNOLLY
Sandy ...................... BRIAN COX
Hamish/Mr Quigley.... JOHN KIELTY
Jeanette/Leonora ...... SANDY McDADE
Fergus/Mungo .......... FORBES MASSON
Mother/Maybelle ....... LINDY WHITEFORD
Mary ........................ HELEN MACKAY
Margo/Mrs Quigley.... TRACY WILES
Gilchrist.................... CARL PREKOPP
Prester John/Ernie .... DAVID ASHTON
Candy ...................... VICTORIA INEZ HARDY

Producer/Director.......David Ian Neville.

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