Giant, The [Radio Ulster]

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20161101

20161101

An atmospheric bite-sized drama from the Wireless Mystery Theatre Company.

Charles Byrne was conceived on top of a haystack in Drummullan, Tyrone, which seemed to explain his great height. Standing at 7ft 7in in his stockinged feet, he became a celebrity. Following this success, he found himself challenged by imitators.

The Knipe Brothers, a pair of gigantic siblings from Magherafelt, claimed to be his relatives and a protracted feud played out between Byrne and Patrick Cotter O'Brien of Cork, as both asserted themselves as direct descendants of Brian Boru.

20161101

An atmospheric bite-sized drama from the Wireless Mystery Theatre Company.

Charles Byrne was conceived on top of a haystack in Drummullan, Tyrone, which seemed to explain his great height. Standing at 7ft 7in in his stockinged feet, he became a celebrity. Following this success, he found himself challenged by imitators.

The Knipe Brothers, a pair of gigantic siblings from Magherafelt, claimed to be his relatives and a protracted feud played out between Byrne and Patrick Cotter O'Brien of Cork, as both asserted themselves as direct descendants of Brian Boru.