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Afternoon Theatre


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The 13 Clocks
A fairy-tale by JAMES THURBER adapted by PETER FIELDSON Music by DAVID CAIN with and ' Even the hands of the 13 clocks lie frozen in the Castle. They stopped one snowy night, seven years ago, when the Duke murdered time. He is afraid of Now, for Now has warmth and urgency, whereas Then is dead and buried ... Now might bring a certain knight of gay and shining courage who will steal Saralinda from the Castle....'
Music played by THE PRAETORIUS CONSORT conducted by DAVID CAIN Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Produced and directed by JOHN TUEOCHARIS


Unknown: James Thurber
Adapted By: Peter Fieldson
Music By: David Cain
Conducted By: David Cain
Directed By: John Tueocharis
Golux: Heron Carvic
the Duke: Paul Hardwick
Xingu a minstrel: Nigel Lambert
Narrator: John Rowe
Tosspot: Alan Dudley
Hark: Godfrey Kenton
Hagga: Pauline Wynn
Saralinda: Sandra Clark
Captain: David Sinclair

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