Today's story is 'The Elves and the Shoemaker' by the Brothers Grimm.
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with Peter Woods reporting the world tonight.
A comic opera by WILLIAM WALTON Libretto by PAUL DEHN based on a play by ANTON CHEKHOV
In The Bear, Chekhov's most popular and successful farce, Madame Popova 's elaborate grief for her dead husband is rudely interrupted by the visit of a creditor, who stays to demand rather more than his money. This musical version has the additional fun of William Walton 's tunes, many written as operatic parodies. with a wealthy widow a middle-aged landowner the old manservant
English Chamber Orchestra leader KENNETH SILLITO conducted by Sir William Walton This TV production was highly enjoyable ... a perfect TV opera
HAROLD ROSENTHAL , OPERA rf this one ever comes back, don'miss it PETER BLACK , DAILY MAIL
Associate conductor JAMES LOCKHART
Repetiteur RICHARD NUNN
Designer RICHARD WILMOT
Text editor ROSEMARY HILL
Producer CEDRIC MESSINA
Director RUDOLPH CARTIER
(Radio Times People: page 5)
Items of interest, information and investigation for collectors about collecting.
This week's subjects include:
HUGH SCULLY looking at the largest and most comprehensive collection of gramophone records in the world, namely the BBC's own record library
JOHN KENNEDY-MELLING and LEONARD PEARCEY taking the lid off the pot-lid collecting mania
Some viewers' questions answered by JAMES NORBURY
Introduced by HUGH SCULLY
Directors ROBIN DRAKE , PAUL SMITH
Producer JOHN KING (from Bristol)
Adapted by Patrick Garland from the works of John Aubrey
With Roy Dotrice as John Aubrey
Brief Lives, shown on television both here and in the States, and produced on the stage in both countries, has become a classic. Roy Dotrice won the 'Actor of the Year' award for his portrayal of John Aubrey, the 17th-century diarist, whose reminiscences in his cluttered room make up this remarkable solo performance - outrageous, hilarious, touching and totally convincing - one has the feeling that this is John Aubrey himself talking across the centuries.
Music played and sung by TERRY GOULD
Designer JULIA TREVELYAN OMAN
Director PATRICK GARLAND
A BBC-tv/Talent Associates Production (Roy Dotrice: pages 46-48)