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by Max Beerbohm
An account of one Ladbroke Brown (dramatist), incorporating a broadcast of his uncompleted tragedy in five acts — ' Savonarola'
Arranged for broadcasting by John Cheatie. Produced by Felix Felton
St. Francis of Assisi, Leonardo da Vinci, Dante, Cosimo de Medici. Pope Julius II, Cesare Borgia, and others, played by Laurence Payne. Victor Fairley. Harry Hutchinson. Charles Leno , Lionel Stevens , Duncan Mclntyre , Maria Barry , Ernest Sefton , Alexander Sarner. and Arthur Ridley


Unknown: Max Beerbohm
Broadcasting By: John Cheatie.
Produced By: Felix Felton
Played By: Laurence Payne.
Played By: Victor Fairley.
Played By: Harry Hutchinson.
Played By: Charles Leno
Played By: Lionel Stevens
Played By: Duncan McLntyre
Played By: Maria Barry
Played By: Ernest Sefton
Played By: Alexander Sarner.
Played By: Arthur Ridley
The storyteller: Robert Farquharson
Savonarola: David King-Wood
Lucrezia Borgia: Ellen Pollock
The Borgia's Fool: Leslie French
Lorenzo de Medici: Peter Creswell


BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
BBC Chorus
(Chorus Master, Leslie Woodgate )
Gwen Catley (soprano)
Part 1


Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Chorus Master: Leslie Woodgate
Soprano: Gwen Catley


A talk by Julia de Beausobre , suggesting the theatre as a possibility for conveying the real Dostoevsky to a non-Russian public


Talk By: Julia de Beausobre

: Score Reading

Hubert Foss gives the second of two talks on the use and abuse of the miniature score


Speaker: Hubert Foss

: Robert Eddison and Susan Richmond in 'EOTHEN'

or ' Traces of Travel brought home from the East' by A. W. Kinglake (1809-91)
Adapted and produced by Robert Gittings and


Produced By: Robert Gittings
The Conventional Traveller: Carleton Hobbs
A W Kinglake: Robert Eddison
Dragoman: Cyril Gardiner
Pasha: Harcourt Williams
Turkish Lady: Pauline Wynn
Lady Hester Stanhope: Susan Richmond
Girls: Molly Spencer
Girls: Joan Clement Scott
Frenchman: George de Warfaz
Italian: Augusto Ricciardi
Magician: Alexander Sarner


From Westminster Cathedral

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