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Michael Hordern and Mary Wimbush in 'MACBETH'


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by William Shakespeare
Adapted for broadcasting by Peter Watts
with Gabrielle Blunt and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Pipe music arranged by Seumas MacNeill and played by Seumas MacNeill and Donald Maclean
Fanfares composed by John Hotchkis
Produced by Peter Watts


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Broadcasting By: Peter Watts
Unknown: Gabrielle Blunt
Arranged By: Seumas MacNeill
Played By: Seumas MacNeill
Played By: Donald MacLean
Composed By: John Hotchkis
Produced By: Peter Watts
Rafael Hollingshed, the Chronicler: Brian Haines
Three Witche: Molly Rankin
Three Witche: Ella Milne
Three Witche: Mairhi Russell
Duncan, King of Scotland: George Hagan
Malcolm, his son: David Enders
A Sergeant-at-arms: Michael Turner
Ross: Paul Hardwick
Lennox: Eric Anderson
Macbeth, Thane of Glamis: Michael Hordern
Banquo: Edward Jewesbury
Lady Macbeth: Mary Wimbush
Seton, steward to Macbeth: Simon Lack
A Porter: Duncan McLntyre
Macduff: William Squire
Donalbain, Duncan's younger son: Brian Smith
An Old Man: Arthur Lawrence
Fleance, son to Banquo: Peter Halliday
Two Murderers: Michael O'Halloran
Two Murderers: Richard Mayes
Lady Macduff: Joan Hart
Son to Macduff: George Bond
A Doctor: Howieson Culff
A Gentlewoman: Jean Hedley-Davis
Siward, Earl of Northumberland: George Hagan

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Michael Hordern and Mary Wimbush in 'MACBETH'

Third Programme, 2 September 1956 20.35

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