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We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Julia Migenes stars in the fourth of Radio 2's series of Broadway musicals, the 1953 classic score by Robert Wright and George Forrest, based on themes of Alexander Borodin.
Kismet was subtitled "a musical Arabian night" and that it very much is with its setting in ancient Baghdad and its plot of romance and intrigue.

With the Stephen Hill Singers and the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Alwyn


Composer: Robert Wright
Composer: George Forrest
Singers: The Stephen Hill Singers
Musicians: The BBC Concert Orchestra
Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn
Script Associate: David Kelsey
Producer: John Langridge
Hajj the Poet: Ethan Freeman
Lalume: Julia Migenes
Caliph: Stephen Hill
Marsinah: Katrina Murphy
Omar Khayyam: Frank Middlemass
Wazir: David Alder
Jawan: David Healey
Hassan Ben: Frank Jarvis
Chief Policeman: David Kelsey
Widow Yussef: Anny Tobin

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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