Stanley Baxter.

The Stanley Baxter Playhouse

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama episodes starring Stanley Baxter. 25 episodes (8 series), 2006 - 2016. Stars Stanley Baxter and Bill Paterson.

Series 6, Episode 2 - The Showman

It's 1561 in Edinburgh, and Murdo and his Merry May Dancers strive to please their Queen and keep in with John Knox.

Further details

In the year of our lord 1561, Mary Queen Of Scots and the protestant reformer John Knox clash in Edinburgh's old town over a harmless entertainment involving a wayward troupe of Scots comedians and song and dance acts - led by none other than a sixteen century thespian who could easily have been Stanley Baxter's ancestor. It's Murdo, the man with a fan club as big as the Royal Mile and leading light of a visiting troupe of players, Murdo and his Merry May Dancers.

Broadcast details

Friday 11th July 2014
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Stanley Baxter Various
Guest cast
Stuart McQuarrie John Knox
Stuart McQuarrie Dougie
Tracy Wiles Mary Queen of Scots
Tracy Wiles Margaret
Hugh Ross Chronicler
Hugh Ross Lord Melville
Writing team
Rona Munro Writer
Production team
Marilyn Imrie Director
Catherine Bailey Producer

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