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by Anton Chekhov
Adapted for broadcasting by Cynthia Pughe from the translation by Constance Garnett
Characters in order of speaking:
(Conttnued in next column)
Cicely Hoye (piano)
Eleanor Warren (cello)
Alexis Chesnakov (guitar)
Produced by Mary Hope Allen


Anton Chekhov
Broadcasting By:
Cynthia Pughe
Translation By:
Constance Garnett
Cicely Hoye
Eleanor Warren
Alexis Chesnakov
Produced By:
Mary Hope Allen
Misha Borkin Ivanov's cousin and steward of his estate:
George Hayes
Nicolas Ivanov, a landowner:
John Gielgud
Count Shabelsky, his uncle:
Esmé Percy
Anna Petrovna, his wife:
Irene Worth
Dr Lvov:
Paul Rogers
First guest:
Roose Evans
Second guest:
John Vere
Third guest:
Eileen Thorndike
Fourth guest:
Mary Williams
Zinaida Lebedyev, Pavel's wife:
Ann Codrington
Marfa Babakin, a rich widow:
Mollie Maureen
Avdotya Nazarovna:
Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Dimitri Kossih:
Eric Anderson
Pavel Lebedyev:
George Rose
Sasha, his daughter:
Rosemary Harris

of Dante Alighieri
The first cantica of the Divine Comedy, translated into English triple rhyme by Laurence Binyon
A reading In six parts
Part 2 (Cantos 6-11): The Third Circle of the gluttonous; the Fourth Circle of the misers and spendthrifts; the Fifth Circle of the wrathful; the poets cross the marsh of Styx; they are turned away from the City of Hell; the Heavenly Messenger intervenes: the Sixth Circle of the heretics; the prophecy of Farinata; Virgil explains the arrangement of Hell.
Produced by Peter Duval Smith


Laurence Binyon
Produced By:
Peter Duval Smith
Marlus Goring
John Chandos
Esmé Percy
A Fallen Angel:
Alun Owen
Heavenly Messenger:
Martin Starkie
Richard Hurndall
Cavalcante Cavalcanti:
Edgar Norfolk

3—Limits of Philanthropy
Talk by W. L. Burn Professor of History in the University of Durham
' The example of a nation in which every class of society accepts with cheerfulness the lot which Providence has assigned to it, while at the same time each individual of each class is constantly trying to raise himself ' — Palmerston natters the Commons of England.


Talk By:
W. L.

Elsie Morison (soprano)
Marjorie Thomas (contralto)
Richard Lewis (tenor) Richard Standen (bass)
Lionel Salter (fortepiano)
Charles Spinks (harpsichord)
(and organ continuo)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master. Leslie Woodgate )
New London Orchestra
(Leader, Leonard Hirsch )
Conducted by Walter Goehr
(Continued in next column) Third of a series of programmes


Elsie Morison
Marjorie Thomas
Richard Lewis
Richard Standen
Lionel Salter
Charles Spinks
Leslie Woodgate
New London Orchestra
Leonard Hirsch
Conducted By:
Walter Goehr

A study of ' The Spiritual Espousals' by the Blessed
Jan van Ruysbroek
The Rev. Charles Smith, Vicsr of Heatherycleugh-in-Weardale, talks about the mysticism of Ruysbroek, whose deep sense of the inter-penetration of the natural and supernatural worlds characterises all his work. Selections made by Mr. Smith from The Spiritual Espousals are read by Robert Speaight.


Jan van Ruysbroek
Read By:
Robert Speaight.

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