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A parable for radio by ALAN SHARP with music composed and played by RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT with Robert Baird , Isla Cameron
Michael Deacon , Yvonne Gillan Alex McCrindle. David McKail Colin Miller , Audrey Muir William Simpson Alan Thompson
Denis McCarthy (percussion)
Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Production by CHRISTOPHER HOLME


Played By: Richard Rodney Bennett
Unknown: Robert Baird
Unknown: Isla Cameron
Unknown: Michael Deacon
Unknown: Yvonne Gillan
Unknown: Alex McCrindle.
Unknown: David McKail
Unknown: Colin Miller
Unknown: Audrey Muir
Unknown: William Simpson
Unknown: Alan Thompson
Unknown: Denis McCarthy
Production By: Christopher Holme
Narrator: Leonard Maguire
The Piano-Player: Charles Hodgson
His Manager: Tom Watson

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: The Radiophonic Workshop 6 March 2016

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