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The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil

 
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John McGrath's classic 1973 play, performed by the 7:84 Theatre Company throughout the Scottish Highlands and beyond. It was even filmed and broadcast as a BBC Play for Today in 1974.

As the synopsis below notes: "One wonders whether a drama as uncompromisingly left-wing as this could possibly be produced or broadcast on mainstream television today..."

http://www.screenonline.org.uk/tv/id/466025/index.html

The National Library of Scotland online archive of audio recordings has a January 2010 discussion with members of 7:84, hosted by that well-known radical, James Naughtie:

http://www.nls.uk/events/audio/2010-01-26-cheviot/index.html
Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:54 am
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