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Talk by David Meredith
Fourteen years ago David Meredith and a coUeague began their exploration of the Roman roads and quarry settlements in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. In this talk the speaker gives an account of the rich red porphyry so highly prized by the Romans, and of its only source-the quarries at the summit of Smoke Mountain.


Talk By:
David Meredith
David Meredith

by Trevor Harvey and Philip Hope-Wallace
Trevor Harvey reviews records of Balaki rev's Symphony in C: Bach's Suite No. 2, in B minor, and Partita in B flat ; and Mozart's String Quintet In G minor (K.516)
Philip Hope-Wallace review-. records of Mozart's Requiem in D minor (K.626); and operatic arias by Smetana. Meyerbeer, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Granados


Trevor Harvey
Philip Hope-Wallace
Trevor Harvey

by Rayner Heppenstall
Harp music composed by Daniel Jones and played by Jeanne Chevreau
Produced by the author
The opening scene is laid In the oastle of Chatillon-sur-Seine in the summer of A.D. 1203. The five previous years are passed in review, and the scene moves to Rouen, to Pembrokeshire, and to Westminster


Rayner Heppenstall
Composed By:
Daniel Jones
Played By:
Jeanne Chevreau
Gerald of Barry (Giraldus Cambrensis):
Hugh Griffith
Lydia Sherwood
Her brother:
Basil Jones
The Bards:
Meredith Edwards
and The Bards:
Prysor Williams
Llywelyn, Prince of North Wales:
John Glyn-Jones
Gwenwynwyn, Prince of mid-Wales:
Douglas Blackwell
Geoffrey Fitzpeter justiciar:
Keith Pyott
Innocent III, Pope of Rome:
Alan Wheatley
Hubert Walter, Archbishop of Canterbury:
Leslie Perrins
King John:
Gerik Schjelderup
Eustace, Bishop of Ely:
Bryan Powley
An old woman of St David's:
Rachel Thomas
Anthony Jacobs

(Incidental music to the Mystery by Gabriele d'Annunzio)
Choruses of Saints and Angels; the Archers of Emesus; the Choir of Apollo; the Women of Byblos; Worshippers of Adonis; Citizens
A section of the London Philharmonic Choir
(Chorust-Master, Frederic Jackson )
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Albert Wolff
Producer, Dennis Arundell
The Five Mansions
1. The Court of Lilies
2. The Room of Sorcery
S. The Council of False Godi 4. The Wounded Laurel Tree 6. Paradise


Frederic Jackson
Conducted By:
Albert Wolff
Dennis Arundell
Alan Judd
The Saint:
Michael Redgrave
The Twin Brothers:Mark:
Maude Baker
Margaret Rolfe
The voice of the Virgin Erigone:
Joan Alexander
Vox Coelestis:
Marjorie Avia
Vox Sola:
Suzanne Danco
Anima Sebastiani:
Suzanne Danco

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