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Scenes from ' The Tempest ' by William Shakespeare
Scene, Various parts of the island
Music arranged and played by Diana Poulton
Produced by Barbara Burnham


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Played By: Diana Poulton
Produced By: Barbara Burnham
Prospero: Leon Quartermaine
Ariel: Leslie French
Miranda: Jill Furse
Ferdinand: Alec Guiness
Caliban: Rov Emerton
Alonso, King of Naples: Francis de Wolf
Gonzalo, an old counsellor: H 0 Nicholson
Antonio, Prospero's usurping brother: Ivan Brandt
Trinculo, a jester,: John Deverell
Stephano, a drunken butler: Frederick, Burtwel
Iris (spirit characters): Cherry Cotterell
Ceres (spirit characters): Rosamund Merivale
Juno (spirit characters): Lillian Harrison

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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.

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