Jean Binnie - Dr Barry
4 Extra Debut. Disguised as a man, how did 'Dr Barry' make waves rising through the British Army in the 19th century? Stars Veronica Quilligan. From August 1982.
Rising through the ranks of the army; challenging the appalling conditions; having a baby; and performing a Caesarean operation without anaesthetic - all the while disguised as a man.
How did 'Dr Barry' make waves rising through the British Army in the 19th century?
Jean Binnie's heroic tale stars Veronica Quilligan as Dr Barry, Gordon Reid as Erskine, Jonathan Tafler as Wellesley, John Fleming as Somerset, Burt Caesar as Dantzen, Richard Earthy as Munnik, John Webb as Dr Hall, Joanna Wake as Florence Nightingale, Matthew Morgan as Jacob Eliot, Jonathan Adams as McGrigor, Nicholas Murchie as the Colonel and Maggie McCarthy as the Narrator.
Director: Martin Jenkins
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1982.