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A documentary programme presented by Dennis Austin of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London
This programme (first broadcast in November 1959) presents the ideas and opinions of Ghanaians themselves, from the Prime Minister to a market-seller, from government and opposition supporters, chiefs and commoners.


Presented By:
Dennis Austin

by William Golding
The author of Lord of the Flies and Free Fall recalls his childhood-a childhood of many terrors, with a cemetery over the wall, ancient cellars, Latin to be learned-recalls his ebullient father, and the chestnut tree which became the boy's inviolable retreat.


William Golding

by Alfred Jarry
Translated by Barbara Wright
Narrator (Jon Rollason ); Pere Ubu (Maurice Denham ); Mere Ubu, his wife (Betty Hardy ); Captain Bordure (Malcolm Hayes ); King Venceslas of Poland (John Hollis ); Queen Rosemonde, his wife (Thea Holme ); Bougrelas, their son (David Spenser ); A Shade (Gabriel Woolf ); Michel Federovitch (Keith Williams ); Stanislas Leczinski (Jon Rollason ); Tsar Alexis of Russia (David Bird ); partisans, soldiers, people, nobles, magistrates, financiers, peaj-ants, counsellors, the whole Polish army, the whole Russian army, and others (members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company)
Music composed by John Bf-ckett conducted by Bernard Keeffe
Singer, John Frost
Production by Barbara Bray
Ubu Roi often called the first Surrealist play, was produced in Paris in 1896, when It gave rise to a controversy that has continued ever since. Listeners to the Art— Anti-Art series will have noticed that this work, according to Sacha Guitxry ' one of the most original and powerful burlesques of al! time,' provided a point of reference for many of the speakers.


Alfred Jarry
Translated By:
Barbara Wright
Jon Rollason
Maurice Denham
Betty Hardy
Malcolm Hayes
John Hollis
Thea Holme
David Spenser
Gabriel Woolf
Keith Williams
Jon Rollason
David Bird
Composed By:
John Bf-Ckett
Conducted By:
Bernard Keeffe
John Frost
Production By:
Barbara Bray

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