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Written by Peter Hunt and Stephen Hearst.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby.
A magazine of past and present stories of the world's greatest city.


Peter Hunt
Stephen Hearst
Richard Dimbleby
Edited and produced by:
Stephen McCormack
Film sequences directed by:
John Rhodes
Studio reconstructions:
John Cooper

The first of a series of programmes on opera, in which viewers' questions will be answered.
Introduced by Huw Wheldon.
Including scenes from
Verdi's 'Nabucco'
Mascagni's 'Cavalleria Rusticana' with Zoe Creswell as Santuzza Leoncavallo.
Leoncavallo's 'I Pagliacci'
The principals and chorus of the Welsh National Opera Company
BBC Welsh Orchestra conducted by Leo Quayle
From the Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff, before an invited audience.
(Oreste Kirkop appears by permission of the Governors of Sadler's Wells)


Huw Wheldon
Resident Expert:
Douglas Craig
Production Manager:
Norman Jones
Dramatic Coach:
Betty Thompson
Chorus Mistress:
Isobel Davies
Music Coach:
Marjorie Pugh
BBC Welsh Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by:
Leo Quayle
Devised and produced by:
George R. Foa
Santuzza Leoncavallo (Cavalleria Rusticana):
Zoe Creswell
Canio (I Pagliacci):
Oreste Kirkop
Nedda (I Pagliacci):
Diane Dubarry
Tonio (I Pagliacci):
Edmund Donlevy
Beppe (I Pagliacci):
Dudley Morgan

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