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by Louis MacNeice
A new production of his dramatisation of an old Russian folk tale with Patrick Wymark
Music specially composed for this production by HUMPHREY SEARLE
Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop


Unknown: Patrick Wymark
Production By: Humphrey Searle
Produced By: Francis Dillon
The Soldier: Patrick Wymark
First Beggar: John Hollis
Second Beggar: Geoffrey Wincott
Third Beggar: Trader Faulkner
Landlord: John Dearth
Devil Captain: Henry Stamper
First Devil: Michael McClain
Chamberlain: Nigel Anthony
Tsar: Peter Marinker
Death: Jill Balcon
Soldier's Wife: Patricia Gallimore
Little Devil: Josefina Ray
Gatesman: Eric Anderson

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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Feedback about THE NOSEBAG, Network Three, 19.30, 17 May 1966
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