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by Henry Reed with music composed by William Wordsworth conducted by Patrick Savill
Production by Douglas Cleverdon
Lady Britishers:
Diana Maddox , Marjorie Westbury Other parts played by Thea Wells
Robert Beaumont and Henry Searle with Marjorie Westbury (soprano)
Anna Pollak (contralto)
Martin Boddey (tenor)
Denis Dowling (baritone)
Stanley Riley (bass)
BBC Chorus (women's voices)
(Chorus-Master. Leslie Woodgate )
Gareth Morris (flute) Marie Goossens (harp)
(Anna Pollak , Denis Dowling broadcast by permission of the Governors, Sadler's Wells)


Unknown: Henry Reed
Composed By: William Wordsworth
Conducted By: Patrick Savill
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Diana Maddox
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Played By: Thea Wells
Played By: Robert Beaumont
Played By: Henry Searle
Soprano: Marjorie Westbury
Contralto: Anna Pollak
Tenor: Martin Boddey
Baritone: Denis Dowling
Bass: Stanley Riley
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Flute: Gareth Morris
Harp: Marie Goossens
Harp: Anna Pollak
Harp: Denis Dowling
A Man: Alan Wheatley
A Woman: Julian Orde
Pytheas: Frank Duncan
Ctesiphon: Esme Percy
Melanthius: Felix Felton
Cleomenes: Carleton Hobbs
Aigisthos: Neville Hartley
Ajax, the first mate: Norman Shelley
Osiris, the second mate: David Kossoff
The Cabin Boy: Wilfrid Downing
A Lecturer: Mary O'Farrell
A Chief of the Ancient Britons: John Laurie
Chief of the Cassiterides Isles: Ernest Jay
An Old Man: Deryck Guyler

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