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: An Organ Recital

by Norman Askew
Relayed from All Saints', Margaret Street
(Daventry National Programme)


Organist: Norman Askew

: The Shepherd's Bush Pavilion Orchestra

Directed by Harry Fryer
Relayed from The Shepherd's Bush Pavilion
(Daventry National Programme)


Musicians: The Shepherd's Bush Pavilion Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Harry Fryer

: The Children's Hour

Magdalen Morgan: 1. Blodyn yr Eira (Snowdrop); 2. Narcissus
(From Swansea)


Storyteller: Magdalen Morgan

: Here and There

by Commander Stephen King-Hall

5.50 Birthdays

(Daventry National Programme)


Speaker: Commander Stephen King-Hall

: The First News

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Regional Announcements

: Channel Currents

A Review of Events in the West Region

: The Second News

(Time Signal, Greenwich, at 9.30)
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin

: Sequels - II: The Lady of Belmont

(A Sequel to The Merchant of Venice of William Shakespeare)
A Play by St. John G. Ervine
(see above)


The second programme of the series will be broadcast tonight at 9.35.

'Plays end too soon. They never show
The whole of what I want to know.
The curtain falls and I'm perplexed
With doubts about what happened next.'

'The Lady of Belmont' By St. John G. Ervine
A Sequel to The Merchant of Venice of William Shakespeare

The time is exactly ten years after the date of Antonio's trial in The Merchant of Venice

PORTIA, a rich lady of Belmont, wife to Bassanio NERISSA, formerly her maid; wife to Gratiano
JESSICA, Shylock's daughter and wife to Lorenzo. BASSANIO, a Venetian, living in Belmont
ANTONIO, a retired merchant of Venice, living near Bassanio
DOCTOR BELLARIO a lawyer of Padua and cousin to Portia GRATIANO and LORENZO Venetian friends of Bassanio living in Belmont
YOUNG LORENZO, son to Jessica and Lorenzo
LAUNCELOT GOBBO, Lorenzo's servant
BALTHASAR, Portia's steward
STEPHANO, a young servant in Portia's house
SHYLOCK, a Jew of Venice

The entire action of the play takes place in less than twenty-four hours, starting in Portia's house at Belmont in the early evening; then to a bedroom in the house of Lorenzo and Jessica in Belmont, a few hours later; and finally ending in the garden of Portia's house, the next morning.


Author: William Shakespeare
Writer: St. John G. Ervine
Adapter/Producer: Cyril Wood

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