Whisky Galore

Stanley Baxter begins an eight-part reading of Compton Mackenzie's classic comic novel of a whisky drought in the Scottish islands.

Neil Cargill (adap)

Compton Mackenzie (Author)

Stanley Baxter (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-11-10.

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20110821 (BBC7)

A shipwreck brings salvation to Hebridean islanders in a whisky drought.

20110820 (BBC7)

A shipwreck brings salvation to Hebridean islanders in a whisky drought.

20110820 (BBC7)

A whisky-laden ship runs aground off the coast of the Outer Hebrides during the Second World War.

Can the islanders keep it a secret from Customs?

A shipwreck brings salvation to Hebridean islanders in a whisky drought.

01The Sergeant Major's Return1995121519991227
20040216 (BBC7)
20040217 (BBC7)
20041124 (BBC7)
20041125 (BBC7)
20051227 (BBC7)
20051228 (BBC7)

Stanley Baxter begins an eight-part reading of Compton Mackenzie's classic comic novel of a whisky drought in the Scottish islands.

Neil Cargill (adap)

Compton Mackenzie (Author)

Stanley Baxter (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-11-10.With not a single dram in either Great or Little Todday, life has become pointless.

It would take a miracle to bring salvation - or, perhaps, a shipwreck.

02A Question Of Marriage1995122219991228
20040217 (BBC7)
20040218 (BBC7)
20041125 (BBC7)
20041126 (BBC7)
20051228 (BBC7)

A whisky drought blights the Hebridean islands.

Until an opportune shipwreck comes to their rescue.
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03The Traveller1995122919991229
20040218 (BBC7)
20040219 (BBC7)
20041126 (BBC7)
20041127 (BBC7)
20051229 (BBC7)
20051230 (BBC7)

The islanders find a Government spy in their midst when the whisky drought leads to careless talk.

04The Crock Of Gold1996010519991230
20040219 (BBC7)
20040220 (BBC7)
20041129 (BBC7)
20041130 (BBC7)
20051230 (BBC7)
20051231 (BBC7)

A whisky drought blights the Hebridean islands.

Until an opportune shipwreck comes to their rescue.

Read by Stanley Baxter.

Stanley Baxter reads Compton Mackenzie's hilarious tale of Scottish islanders enduring life without whisky.

05The S S Cabinet Minister1996011220000103
20040220 (BBC7)
20040221 (BBC7)
20041130 (BBC7)
20041201 (BBC7)
20060102 (BBC7)
20060103 (BBC7)

A whisky drought blights the Hebridean islands.

Until an opportune shipwreck comes to their rescue.

Read by Stanley Baxter.

Fifty thousand bottles of whisky lie on board the stricken SS Cabinet Minister and not a dram can be salvaged on the Sabbath.

06The End Of The Drought1996012620000104
20040223 (BBC7)
20040224 (BBC7)
20041201 (BBC7)
20041202 (BBC7)
20060103 (BBC7)
20060104 (BBC7)

A whisky drought blights the Hebridean islands.

Until an opportune shipwreck comes to their rescue.

The inhabitants of the Hebridean islands have to save thousands of bottles of whisky before they are swept out to sea.

07Mrs Campbell's Defeat1996020220000105
20040224 (BBC7)
20040225 (BBC7)
20041202 (BBC7)
20041203 (BBC7)
20060104 (BBC7)
20060105 (BBC7)

The fortifying properties of a dram are put to the test when George faces up to his dragon of a mother.

08 LASTAlarms And Excursions1996020920000106
20040225 (BBC7)
20040226 (BBC7)
20041203 (BBC7)
20041204 (BBC7)
20060105 (BBC7)
20060106 (BBC7)

The Excise man arrives, and the prospect of prison beckons.

Will the island's stream soon be flowing with the Water of Life?