Claire O'Dowd
Claire O'Dowd

15.58 1 Feb 2021


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The story of the most unlikely pyramid scheme of the 20th century and the flamboyant huckster, who masterminded it, Dr. Paul Singer.

Written by Niall Murphy 'The Fabulous Doctor Singer' is based on true events from 1950s Ireland & brings to life the main players involved in a scandalous stamp collection scam that lead to one of the lengthiest court cases in the history of the Irish state.

Starring Steve Furst, Colin Murphy & Phelim Drew and an ensemble cast featuring Cillian O'Dee, Janet Phillips, Peter Campion, Maurice O'Donoghue, Donagh Deeney, Michelle Read, Marcus Lamb, Liam Heffernan, Gráinne Bleasdale and Sean T Ó Meallaigh this black comedy recounts the tale of an outrageous scam that made fools of the Gardaí, the Attorney General, thousands of investors and the most renowned legal minds of the day.

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Nearly 60 years after Paul Singer walked free from the Central Criminal Court and left Ireland, never to return, there are few alive who remember the affair and fewer still who witnessed its extraordinary culmination at first hand. 98 year old Michael Caden was one of the jury members at that final trial. Michael got in touch after hearing The Fabulous Doctor Singer radio play on Newstalk.

Here he is telling us about his experience as a juror in the trail of Paul Singer.

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The Fabulous Dr Singer is a Macalla Teo production; written & directed by Niall Murphy, produced by Cian Mac Cárthaigh with sound supervision by Steve McGrath and Cúán Mac Conghail as Executive Producer. It was funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the Sound & Vision funding scheme.


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