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Michael Hordern in The Guilt of King Polycrates
A Melodrama for an Age of Prosperity by Peter Gurney
A verse play for radio based on Herodotus
Polycrates, the lucky king, Threw away his lady's ring;
But found it in his supper dish.
Returned by well-intentioned fish,
Which shows that good comes out of evil;
The lucky king, the lucky devil!
Other parts played by Diana Olsson , Philip Cunningham Hugh Dickson , John Hollis
John Humphry , Jon Rollason Douglas Storm , Gabriel Woolf with a section of the AMBROSIAN SINGERS the combined choirs of the LOUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL for GIRLS and the BANCROFT Boys' SCHOOL and the SINFONIA OF LONDON conducted by THE COMPOSER
The rule of King Polycrates in the island of Samos probably began in the year 532 B.C.
Produced by RAYMOND RAIKES First broadcast on March 8. 1960
Peter Gurney is also the author of ' The Foundling,' which won the 1965 Italia Prize for stereophonic works and which will be broadcast for the first time in this version in December.


Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: Peter Gurney
Music By: Humphrey Searle
Played By: Diana Olsson
Played By: Philip Cunningham
Played By: Hugh Dickson
Played By: John Hollis
Unknown: John Humphry
Unknown: Jon Rollason
Unknown: Douglas Storm
Unknown: Gabriel Woolf
Produced By: Raymond Raikes
Unknown: Peter Gurney
Argeia, daughter of Polycrates: June Tobin
Polycrates, King of Samos: Michael Hordern
Egyptian Ambassador: Heron Carvic
Herodotus, the historian: Charles Simon
Amasis, King of Egypt: Leon Quartermaine
Anacreon, the poet: Kenneth Dight
Lydian Ambassador: Hugh Manning
Oroetes Governor of Lydia: Malcolm Hayes

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