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by Vernon Scannell
An account of six months spent at a Detention Barracks in the Middle East in 1943 Verse narration spoken by THE AUTHOR
To be repeated on Sept. 12
Vernon Scannell writes: Of all dramatic media available to the writer, sound radio seems to me at once the most challenging and potentially the most rewarding. A radio script is composed of words supported by sounds, natural and imitative or abstract and musical. The thing is directed at the ear of the listener, but if the piece is to be successful the language sounds must be used to engage all other senses too. I hope that A Door with One Eye will be more than a merely auditory experience for the listener-that he will see, smell, and feel the Military Detention Barracks in the blazing Egyptian heat, the place where I served a six months' sentence, which is the subject of this dramatic feature.


Unknown: Vernon Scannell
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Nicholson: Roger Snowdon
Henderson: Tom Watson
Hardy: Ronald Baddiley
Jack: Anthony Hall
Chalkey: Charles Leno
R S M: Philip Cunningham
Commandant: Wilfred Babbage
Woman: June Tobin

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