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Moby Dick


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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)


Author: Herman Melville
Adapted by: Henry Reed
Music/conductor: Antony Hopkins
Musicians: BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra
Singers: BBC Northern Singers
Recording: Adrian Revill
Recording: Prudence Menmuir
Recording: Derek Horsman
Director: John Tydeman
Director: Ian Cotterell
Captain Ahab: Colin Blakely
Ishmael: Philip Sully
Fr Mapple: Marius Goring
Starbuck: Malcolm Hayes
Pip: Adam Codley
Stubb: Sean Barrett
Flask: John Hollis
Captain Peleg: Geoffrey Matthews
Elijah: Lewis Stringer
The Manxman: Bill Monks
Queequeg: Mark Heath
Captain Mayhew: Denys Hawthorne
Captain Gardiner: Manning Wilson
Fedallah: Saeed Jaffrey
Tashtego: Danny Schiller
Daggoo: Roger Hammond
Doughboy: Andrew Branch
Archy: Tim Bentinck
Cabaco: John Bull

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