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.
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.
- Friday 11th July 2014
- BBC Radio 4
- 30 minutes
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