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In Lucy Gannon's comic drama, Brian Cox stars as the unfortunate 19th century poet, William Topaz McGonagall.

In the face of widespread ridicule at his lack of talent, MacGonagall dreams of rescuing his reputation by seeking royal patronage. He decides to walk from Dundee to Balmoral to see Queen Victoria, accompanied by his long-suffering son, Billy. A desperate desire for fame and celebrity has almost destroyed McGonagall's life - but if he can meet her Majesty his fortunes would be transformed.

Other parts are played by the cast.

Producer/director: Bruce Young.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Sat 26 Oct 2013 14:30


Role Contributor
William McGonagallBrian Cox
Queen VictoriaNiamh Cusack
BillySandy Grierson
JeanMaureen Beattie
GatekeeperStuart McQuarrie
ShepherdAndrew Neil
EllenColette O'Neil
Circus MasterSean Murray
DougieAli Craig
Queen's MaidAmaka Okafor
DirectorBruce Young
ProducerBruce Young
WriterLucy Gannon

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