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BBC Singers:
Margaret Godley , Margaret Rees , Maude Baker , Margaret Rolfe , Bradshaw MacMillan , Emlyn Bebb , Stanley Riley , Leonard Hubbard
Conducted by Cyril Gell
Susi Jeans (organ)


Singers: Margaret Godley
Singers: Margaret Rees
Singers: Maude Baker
Unknown: Margaret Rolfe
Unknown: Bradshaw MacMillan
Unknown: Emlyn Bebb
Unknown: Stanley Riley
Unknown: Leonard Hubbard
Conducted By: Cyril Gell
Conducted By: Susi Jeans

: Siobhan McKenna in ' DEIRDRE OF THE SORROWS '

by J. M. Synge
Produced by Noel Iliff and Act 1: Lavarcham's house on Slieve
Act 2: Alban. Early morning in the beginning of winter, outside the tent of Deirdre and Naisi
Act 3: Tent below Emain Macha


Unknown: J. M. Synge
Produced By: Noel Iliff
Unknown: Emain MacHa
Lavarcham, Deirdre's nurse: Maureen Delaney
Old woman, Lavarcham's servant: Mary O'Farrell
Owen, Conchubor's attendant and spy: Denis Carey
Conchubor, High King of Ulster: J. Adrian Byrne
Fergus, Conchubor's friend: Harry Hutchinson
Deirdre: Siobhan McKenna
Naisi, Deirdre's lover: Allan McClelland
Naisi's brothers:Ainnle: Robert Mooney
Naisi's brothers:Ardan: Brian Carey
Two soldiers: Harry Fine
Two soldiers: Wilfred Brambell


BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Marcel Dupre (organ)
Norman Walker (bass)


Conducted By: Clarence Raybould
Conducted By: Marcel Dupre
Bass: Norman Walker


Frank Birch has been asked to comment-as a man of the theatre — upon this week's dramatic productions in the Third Programme. He deals principally with a new play in verse, ' The Degradation of Guatemozin,' written for radio by George Barker ; 'Piers Plowman '; and 'The Flies'


Unknown: Frank Birch
Unknown: George Barker
Unknown: Piers Plowman


Missa Brevis
BBC Chorus
George Thalben-Ball (organ)
Conducted by the composer


Unknown: George Thalben-Ball


A weekly talk on international affairs by a BBC staff correspondent


String Quartet No. 2 played by the Gabriel Bouillon Quartet on gramophone records

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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