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Children's Hour


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Cowleaze Farm: A Visit to the Show
by Ralph Whitlock.
(BBC recording)

5.25 The Merry Minstrel
A story based on one of Grimm's Fairy Tales.
told by Dillwyn Owen
with music by Grace Williams.
BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conducted by Arwel Hughes

Followed by
Scenes for Young Listeners
Composed by Grace Williams for Children's Hour.


Writer (Cowleaze Farm): Ralph Whitlock
Producer (Cowleaze Farm): Mollie Austin
Anne: Sally Hall
Margaret: Amaryllis Burgoyne
Farmer Whitlock: Ralph Whitlock
Mrs. Whitlock: Constance Chapman
Jonas: Douglas Horner
Bill: Norman Kendall
Tommy: J. Barrie
Luke Merryweather: George Holloway
Joe Tagg: Victor Fawkes
Storyteller (The Merry Minstrel): Dillwyn Owen
Music (The Merry Minstrel)/Composer (Scenes for Young Listeners): Grace Williams
Musicians (The Merry Minstrel): BBC Welsh Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Philip Whiteway
Orchestra conducted by: Arwel Hughes
Producer: Ifan O. Williams

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