Arranged and adapted from the works of Frederick Marryat by Harold Jenner (President, Marryat Fellowship) and 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.
Arranged and adapted by/Speaker:
Arranged and adapted by/Narrator:
(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):
(Chapter ii, 'The King's Own')
Scene 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'):
Jerry (a very small Midshipman):
(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. Gascoigne (Midshipman):
Mr. Tallboys (Gunner, H.M. Sloop Harpy):
('Peter Simple', Chapter xxxi)
Scene: Miss Betsy Austin's house at Barbadoes
Plantation Songs and Negro Melodies
Ronald Chivers, Male Voice Choir and Orchestra
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):
Peter Simple, a naval officer, serving on H.M.S. Sanglier:
Midshipmen from H.M.S. Sanglier, Negro Guests, etc.:
Singer (Plantation Songs and Negro Melodies):
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