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Michael Collins on The Great Eastern


I’ve written about The Great Eastern a couple of times: once in April, when I had just started to listen to all the episodes for the fifth or sixth time, and then briefly in August with a quote about libraries. I finished listening to it all last month. It’s still a masterpiece, one of the finest radio comedies and one of the richest and deepest works of radio fiction ever.

Michael Collins has been writing long pieces about it on his web site and they are mandatory reading if you know the show at all:

Mack Furlong, who played host Paul Moth, won a John Drainie award recently. He was impeccable on the show.