A wartime shipwreck brings salvation to Hebridean islanders in a whisky drought.
A wartime shipwreck brings salvation to Hebridean islanders in a whisky drought, but can they hush it up? Stars Bernard Holley.
In the middle of the Second World War, there's no more whisky left on the small Hebridean islands of Great Todday and Little Todday.
That is until a merchant ship bound for New York runs aground carrying 50,000 cases.
How will the islanders keep their wonderful secret?
Compton Mackenzie's classic tale dramatised by Hector MacMillan.
Old/Young Fred... Bernard Holley
Director: Hamish Wilson
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.
A Second World War shipwreck brings relief to Hebridean islanders longing for whisky.