Arranged and adapted from the works of FREDERICK MARRYAT by HAROLD JENNER (President, Marryat Fellowship) and GILBERT HERON
Narrator, GILBERT HERON
The Marryat Fellowship was formed about four years ago, and numbers among its members many people eminent in letters. The object of the Fellowship is to keep green the memory of one of our best Sea-Novelists.
The four episodes included in the programme are typical incidents from Marryat's ' Midshipman Easy,' ' Peter Simple ' and ' The King's Own,' put into dramatic form for broadcasting by GILBERT HERON.
Introductory Remarks by HAROLD JENNER
' First Lieutenant Sawbridge meets Mr. Midshipman Easy for the First Time ' (Chapter viii,
' Mr. Midshipman Easy ') Scene 1 : The Fountain Inn, Portsmouth, A.D. 1800
Scene 2 : Captain Wilson's Rooms, Portsmouth, the next morning
Mr Sawbridge (First Lieutenant of H M Frigate Harpy)....................:
Waiter (at the - Fountain Inn '):
Mr Midshipman Easy:
Captain Wilson (Commanding H M Frigate Harpy........................:
' The Capture of the French
Privateersman Estelle ' (Chapter ii, ' The King's Own ')
Jerry (a very small Midshipman)
Sceno 1 : On deck, H.M.S. Aspasia at sea Scene 2: In the ship's boats during the attack on the Estelle
Captain Mayno (commanding H M S Aspasia):
Mr Pearce (The Master):
Air Price (The Second Lieutenant):
Mr Courtenay (The Third Lieutenant,' known as Little Bilious ')..............:
' The Three Cornered Duel' (from ' Mr. Midshipman Easy')
Scene 1 : On board the Harpy
Scene 2 : Ashore at Malta
Mr Easthupp (Purser's Steward, H M Stoop Harpy) ..................:
Mr Biggs (Boatswain, H M Sloop Harpy):
Mr Jack Easy (Midshipman, H M Sloop Harpy):
Mr Gaseoigne (Midshipman):
Mr Tallboys (Gunner, H M Sloop Harpy):
' A Dignity Ball at Barbadoos ' (' Peter Simple ,'
Peter Simple, a naval officer, serving on H.M.S.
Midshipmen from H.M.S. Sanglier, Negro Guests, etc.
Scene : Miss Betsy Austin's house at Barbadoes RONALD CHIVERS , MALE VOICE CHOIR and Orchestra in Plantation Songs and Negro Melodies
Miss Betsy Austin (a Barbadian lady), a quadroon ........:
Miss Eurydice (her friend):
Miss Minerva (another friend):
Massa Johnson, M C at the Ball:
Terence O'Brien, his inseparable friend, serving on H.M.S. Sanglier ..........:
Mr Chucks (the Bo'sun):
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