Whisky Galore [Compton Mackenzie]

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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.

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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
Peggy... Dolina MacLennan
Interviewer... Donalda Samuel
Macroon... Michael Elder
Macrurie... Bill Riddoch
Drooby... John Shedden
Biffer... Paul Young
Mrs Biffer... Eliza Langland
Norman... Finlay McLean
Catriona... Alyxis Daly
Mrs Waggett... Stella Forge
Captain Waggett... Raymond Ross
Father MacAlister... John Buick
George Campbell... Tony Kearney
Mrs Campbell... Mairead Ross
Dr Mack... Charles Kearney
Jocky... Allan Sharpe
Hugh... John Ramage

Director: Hamish Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.

A Second World War shipwreck brings relief to Hebridean islanders longing for whisky.