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Translated into English verse from the medieval Cornish and adapted for broadcasting with additional passages in verse by TERENCE TILLER
The music composed by Elizabeth Poston
The Cavendish Orchestra and a section of the Covent Garden Singers
Conducted by Douglas Robinson with Mary Dunkley (soprano) Edgar Fleet (tenor)
Production by TERENCE TILLER
A new version of the programme first broadcast in 1949


Unknown: Terence Tiller
Composed By: Elizabeth Poston
Conducted By: Douglas Robinson
Soprano: Mary Dunkley
Production By: Terence Tiller
Narrators: Denis Goacher
Narrators: Olive Gregg
Eve: Nicolette Bernard
Samael (the Serpent): Geoffrey Wincott
Adam: Ralph Truman
The Voice of God: Deryck Guyler
The Archangel Michael: Gabriel Woolf
Seth: Garard Green

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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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