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: The Queen of Spades

Adapted by Mervyn Mills from the short story by Pushkin.
The action takes place in St. Petersburg in 1830 Music arranged by James Hartley from motifs taken from Tchaikovsky's opera 'The Queen of Spades'
(Repeat Performance)
This play is taken from Pushkin's 'Prose Tales', and is one of the most famous of the tales written by this Russian master of short stories. It is concerned with the love story of Hermann Strecker, a young Engineer Officer in the Imperial Russian Army, and Lizaveta, the companion of the redoubtable eighty-years old Countess Anna Fedorovna. To win his bride, Hermann purchases from the dying Countess the sinister secret of her success at gambling at the card table; only too late does he discover the price which has to be paid.
(to 16.00)


Author: Pushkin (Alexander Pushkin)
Adapted by: Mervyn Mills
Music: James Hartley
Orchestra conducted by: Walter Goehr
Producer: John Glyn-Jones
Producer: Denis Johnston
Countess Anna Fedorovna: Martita Hunt
Tchekalinsky: Abraham Sofaer
Prince Tomsky: Ronald Adam
Lieutenant Hermann Strecker: Guy Verney
Lizaveta Ivanovna: Philippa Hiatt
Captain Narumov: Geoffrey Edwards
Sasha: Arthur Goullet
Count St. Germain: Geoffrey Wincott
Coachman: George Stanford

: Starlight: Kay Cavendish


Pianist: Kay Cavendish

: Magic

A play by G. K. Chesterton.
The action takes place in the drawing room, the study, and the garden of the Duke's country house at the beginning of this century.


Author: G.K. Chesterton
Producer: Desmond Davis
Hastings: Alban Blakelock
The Rev. Cyril Smith: Andrew Cruickshank
Dr. Grimthorpe: Gravely Edwards
The Duke: Charles Heslop
The Stranger: John Slater
Patricia Carleon: Honor Blake
Morris Carleon: Peter Hammond

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.10)

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