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Henry Reed's radio version of the novel by Herman Melville
Music by Antony Hopkins
starring Colin Blakely as Captain Ahab with Philip Sully as Ishmael, Marius Goring as Fr. Mapple and Malcolm Hayes as Starbuck
BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra
BBC Northern Singers conducted by the Composer
"Oh to have heard it in quad - an intensity almost as frightening at Melville's own vast cosmology - an example of what radio can still do marvellously well when it gets itself together." (The Listener)
A Transcription Services recording by Adrian Revill, Prudence Menmuir and Derek Horsman
(Stereo & Quad)
(Henry Reed 's dramatisation was first broadcast in 1947)
During the interval, 8.30-8.35*, a gramophone record of Debussy's
"Feuilles mortes", played by Claudio Arrau (piano)
BBC Northern Symphony
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