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by T. H. White
Adapted for broadcasting by Marianne Helweg
Music specially composed by Benjamin Britten , and recorded by a section of the BBC Orchestra, conducted by Leslie Woodgate
Part 6, ' The Sword '
(by permission of Drury Lane Theatre) and voices of owl, pike, peregrine, oak, and badger
Production by John Cheatle


Unknown: T. H. White
Broadcasting By: Marianne Helweg
Composed By: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Leslie Woodgate
Production By: John Cheatle
Merlyn: Robert Farquharson
Wart: Robin Maule
Kay: Clive Baxter
Badger: Charles Lefeaux
Sir Ector: Norman Shelley
Sir Grummore: Gordon McLeod
King Pellinore: Geoffrey Wincott
Nurse: Mary O'Farrell

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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.

Feedback about THE SWORD IN THE STONE', National Programme Daventry, 17.20, 16 July 1939
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