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Ian Cox describes the life and personality of the author of the epic novel of the sea. ' Moby Dick '


Unknown: Ian Cox
Unknown: Moby Dick

: Ralph Richardson as Ahab in . MOBY DICK'

by Herman Melville , specially adapted for broadcasting by Henry Reed. Incidental music by Antony Hopkins. Produced by Stephen Potter
Cast, in order of speaking:
BBC Theatre Orchestra (leader. Alfred Barker )
Conducted by Antony Hopkins
Murray Davies (baritone)
Part 1


Unknown: Herman Melville
Broadcasting By: Henry Reed.
Music By: Antony Hopkins.
Produced By: Stephen Potter
Leader: Alfred Barker
Conducted By: Antony Hopkins
Baritone: Murray Davies
Father Mapple: Valentine Dyall
Ishmael, a young sailor: Cyril Cusack
Queequeg, a savage: Harry Quashie
Elijah, an eccentric: Carleton Hobbs
Captain Peleg: Mark Dignam
Starbuck, first mate of the Pequod: Bernard Miles
Charity, sister of Peleg and Bildad: Betty Hardy
Captain Bildad: Bryan Powley
Pip, a Negro boy: Brian Weske
Flask, third mate: Anthony Oliver
Stubb, second mate: James McKechnie
First sailor: Alexander Sarner
Manx sailor: Lawrence Hanray
Second sailor: Maicolm Graeme
Cabaco a sailor: Antony Hopkins
Ahab Captain of the Pequod: Ralph Richardson
Doughboy, a steward: John Vere
A sailor: Francis de Wolff
Captain Mayhew: William Trent
Captain Boomer: Mark Dignam
Fedallah: Gerik Schjelderup


Mass in F
BBC Singers:
Margaret Godley , Margaret Rees , Maude Baker , Margaret Rolfe , Bradshaw MacMillan , Emlyn Bebb , Stanley Riley , Leonard. Hubbard
BBC Chorus
New London Orchestra (Leader, Max Salpeter )
Conducted by Leslie Woodgate


Singers: Margaret Godley
Singers: Margaret Rees
Singers: Maude Baker
Unknown: Margaret Rolfe
Unknown: Bradshaw MacMillan
Unknown: Emlyn Bebb
Unknown: Stanley Riley
Leader: Max Salpeter
Conducted By: Leslie Woodgate


Frederick Fuller (baritone)
Frida Kindler (piano)
Frederick Stone (accompanist)


Baritone: Frederick Fuller
Accompanist: Frederick Stone

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