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A Sojourn with Mr Swift

Young clergyman Jonathan Swift comes to Edinburgh for the storytelling festival. With the help of a secret society for clever girls, he leaves town with a literary masterpiece.

Lucy Porter's sitcom set in early 18th Century Scotland.

It's festival time in Edinburgh, but in the early 18th century it's not a place for comedians and actors, but priests and storytellers like Jonathan Swift. This young Irish clergyman wants help with his tales, and the members of the Fair Intellectual Club are keen to help him win the So You Think You're Holy competition.

Alison's idiot brother Robert needs assistance too - and an unfortunate mix-up leads to the creation of a literary masterpiece.

Music by Aly Macrae
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4.

30 minutes


Role Contributor
Marjory Samara MacLaren
Ishbel Caroline Deyga
Alison Jessica Hardwick
Robert Simon Donaldson
Director Marilyn Imrie
Producer Gordon Kennedy
Writer Lucy Porter