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Two Desperate Men

Two daft, 1930s' con men kidnap a lad who confounds them with tricks learned from Wild West movies. With Joe Caffrey. From 2015.

Inspired by a story by O. Henry, we travel to Perthshire in the days when the streets had more horses than horsepower. We encounter two 1930s tricksters who get their just deserts when they attempt to kidnap and hold to ransom a young lad who's learned a thing or two from the Wild West.

Stanley Baxter and Joe Caffrey are those two desperate men.

Young member of the Royal Lyceum Youth Theatre Tom Borley is the lad who gets the better of them in this classic screwball comedy.

Series of comic plays starring Stanley Baxter.

Hughie ...... Stanley Baxter
Bill ...... Joe Caffrey
Logan ...... Tom Borley

Written by Colin MacDonald

Director: Marilyn Imrie

A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2015.

22 days left to listen

28 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Hughie Stanley Baxter
Bill Joe Caffrey
Logan Tom Borley
Director Marilyn Imrie
Producer Catherine Bailey
Writer Colin MacDonald

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