Verse drama by Welsh poet R.S.Thomas, marking the centenary of his birth which falls on Good Friday. When a new minister arrives in a small community in the Welsh moors, he has to learn the true place of religion in the lives of his flock. Starring Sian Phillips as the Narrator and introduced by poet Gwyneth Lewis, the first National Poet of Wales, the drama is followed by The Airy Tomb, also by R.S.Thomas and read by poet Nigel Jenkins.
Minister - Richard Lynch
Job Davies - Ifan Huw Dafydd
Buddug - Rebecca Killick
Director - Alison Hindell
Sound design - Nigel Lewis
Literary advisor - Professor M.Wynn Thomas, University of Swansea
This is the only verse drama written by R.S.Thomas, the great twentieth century Welsh poet. Commissioned for radio and first broadcast in 1952, the same year as the first performance of Under Milk Wood by another Thomas (Dylan), it captures the struggle between Man's faith in God and the power and forces of the natural world.