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We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Another chance to hear this classic 1953 score by Robert Wright and George Forrest , based on the themes of Alexander Borodin
. Kismet was subtitled a "musical Arabian night", with its ancient
Baghdad setting and its plot of romance and intrigue.
The cast includes American soprano Julia Migenes.
With the Stephen Hill Singers, and the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Alwyn.
Script associate David Kelsey Rpt


Unknown: Robert Wright
Unknown: George Forrest
Unknown: Alexander Borodin
Soprano: Julia Migenes.
Singers: Stephen Hill
Conducted By: Kenneth Alwyn.
Unknown: David Kelsey
Hajj the Poet: Ethan Freeman
Lalume: Julia Migenes
Caliph: Stephen Hill
Marsinah: Katrina Murphy
Omar Khayyam: Frank Middlemass
Wazir: David Alder
Jawan: David Healey
Hassan Ben: Frank Jarvis
Chief Policeman: David Kelsey
Widow Yussef: Anny Tobin

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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