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The Leaving of Barra

As an old man prepares to leave the Island of Barra forever, he remembers the love of his life. With June Watson. From 2015.

Stanley Baxter’s first story in his new Playhouse season goes back in time to 1949, when a young man, an assistant director on Whisky Galore, falls in love with a local girl on the Hebridean island of Barra where filming is taking place.

Sixty six years later, his memories of that golden time come flooding back.

Stanley Baxter plays the old man who abandoned a career in film to stay on the island with the woman he loved, and now faces a sad farewell. The other members of the company are June Watson, Scott Hoatson, Samara Maclaren and Tracy Wiles.

Cast:
John Anderson...............Stanley Baxter
Peggy Anderson.............June Watson
Young John /
PC Macrae......................Scott Hoatson
Catriona /
Young Peggy..................Samara Maclaren
Mary...............................Tracy Wiles

Written by Michael Chaplin
Directed by Marilyn Imrie

A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 10 Oct 2018 11:30

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Role Contributor
John Anderson Stanley Baxter
Peggy Anderson June Watson
Young John Scott Hoatson
PC Macrae Scott Hoatson
Young Peggy Samara MacLaren
Mary Tracy Wiles
Director Marilyn Imrie
Producer Catherine Bailey
Writer Michael Chaplin

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