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A novel by Henry Green
Adapted for radio and produced by Frederick Bradnum with Preston Lockwood and Denise Bryer
Cast in order of speaking:
DURING THE INTERVAL (7.0-7.10 app.):
Two Waltzes:
A minor, Op. 34 No. 2 E minor. Op. posth. played by Artur Rubinstein (piano) on gramophone records


Novel By:
Henry Green
Produced By:
Frederick Bradnum
Preston Lockwood
Denise Bryer
Artur Rubinstein
The Narrator:
William Fox
Eldon, a dying butler:
Eric Anderson-
Miss Burch:
Betty Hardy
Charley Raunce, head footman:
Preston Lockwood
Albert his pantry boy:
Timothy Harley
Edith, a housemaid:
Denise Bryer
Mrs Tennant:
Beatrix MacKey
Violet Tennant her daughter-in-law:
Margot van Der Burgh
Kate a housemaid:
Margaret Flint
Paddy the lampman:
Allan McClelland
Captain Davenport:
Eric Anderson
Mary a kitchenmaid:
Patricia Matthews
Jane, another kitchenmaid:
Joan Harrison
Mrs Welch, the cook:
Nan Marriott- Watson
Young Albert:
Betty Linton
Miss Moira:
Viola Merrett
Miss Evelyn:
Olive Kirby
Miss Swift, their nanny:
Hester Paton Brown
Mike Mathewson:
Allan McClelland

Ode on the Death of Mr. Henry Purcell
Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)
John Whitworth (counter-tenor)
Carl . Dolmetsch (recorder)
Edgar Hunt (recorder)
Desmond Dupre (viola da gamba)
Walter Bergmann (harpsichord) Blow's setting of Dryden's Ode (1695) is tonight being broadcast for the first time.


Mr. Henry Purcell
Alfred Deller
John Whitworth
Carl Dolmetsch
Edgar Hunt
Desmond Dupre
Walter Bergmann

Talk by Samuel Pauw
Principal of the University of South Africa
Professor Pauw speaks about the outlook of his own people, from the isolationism of the days of the Great Trek to the growing economic security of the present. He examines in particular their changing attitude to the British, our friend the enemy,' and also their deep sense of group unity.


Talk By:
Samuel Pauw

A talk by Peter Ure on some sonnets from
'Astrophel and Stella" by Sir Philip Sidney
Reader. Anthony Jacobs
In this series critics are invited to take a poem, or passage from a poem, and examine it in as much detail as they see fit in order to bring out the full .meaning.
The sonnets read and discussed are
Nos. 10, 33, 85, and 38 in Silver Poets of the Sixteenth Century, edited by Gerald Bullett.
(The recorded broadcast of June 26)


Talk By:
Peter Ure
Sir Philip Sidney
Anthony Jacobs
Edited By:
Gerald Bullett.

Third Programme

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