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The Giant's Cause is a radio play by David Rudkin. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 17 May 2005, as an installment of the Afternoon Play. The running time is 44 minutes.

Rudkin credits director Lawrence Jackson for providing the encouragement to write the play, his first for radio in ten years[1].


The mythic Irish giant Finn MacCoul builds the Giant's Causeway.


  • Finn MacCoul - James Ellis
  • Mrs MacCoul - Frances Tomelty
  • Fingal - Clive Russell
  • McCorquoadale/Dragon - Richard Dormer
  • Davie England - Luke O'Reilly
  • The Black One - Roma Tomelty
  • The Cally - Laura Hughes

Directed by Lawrence Jackson

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