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Produced by Mary Hope Allen


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Broadcasting By: Herbert Farjeon
Unknown: Arthur Lawrence
Unknown: Edward Lexy
Conducted By: Norman Demuth
Produced By: Mary Hope Allen
The Shipmaster: Cyril Shaps
The Bo'sun: Frank Tickle
Alonzo, King of Naples: Eric Porter
Antonio, the usurping Duke of Milan: Hugh Manning
Gonzalo, an honest old counsellor: Leon Quartermaine
Sebastian, brother to Alonzo: Godfrey Kenton
Miranda, daughter to Prospero: Peggy Brvan
Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan: John Gielgud
Ariel: Jeremy Spenser
Caliban: William Dt*vlin
Ferdinand, son to the King of Naples: Derek Hart
Adrian, a lord: Norman Claridge
Trinculo, a jester: Leslie French
Stephano, a butler: George Rose
Iris: Lydia Sherwood
Ceres: Susan Richards
Juno: Grizelda Hervey
Ariel: Iran Gordon Inglis
Juno: Marjorie Thomas
Ceres.: Joyce Gartside

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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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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