For I Have Sinned
Marking his 90th birthday, Bernard Cribbins looks back to his powerful 1999 monologue by Wally K Daly - an elderly priest haunted by the memory of one confession.
In this powerful monologue by Wally K Daly, one of radio’s outstanding writers, Bernard Cribbins plays an elderly priest who is haunted by the memory of one particular confession.
Wally K Daly has written many outstanding, award-winning plays for radio and has worked with director, Martin Jenkins for over 40 years. This play was specially written with Bernard Cribbins in mind. In it he plays an elderly priest who is haunted by the memory of one particular confession which has such a profound effect on him it makes him question his faith and his deepest held beliefs. As he struggles with his sense of failure and inadequacy he shares his innermost thoughts with the listener. He is confessing to us. Bernard gives a superb, subtle performance. This powerful monologue with its mix of dark humour and raw emotion led to the play, performance and production being nominated for a Sony award.
With an introduction from Bernard in conversation with the director Martin Jenkins.
Director Martin Jenkins
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4
First Broadcast 20th October 1999