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: Norman Shelley, Lydia Sherwood, and Ellen Pollock in 'THE PROVOKED WIFE'

by Sir John Vanbrugh
Adapted for broadcasting by Ronald Simpson
Produced by Felix Felton
Cast, in order of speaking
Others taking part are Adrian Byrne. Andrew Churchman , and Edward Fairbrother


Unknown: Sir John Vanbrugh
Broadcasting By: Ronald Simpson
Produced By: Felix Felton
Unknown: Adrian Byrne.
Unknown: Andrew Churchman
Unknown: Edward Fairbrother
Sir John Brute: Norman Shelley
Lady Brute: Lydia Sherwood
Belinda: Jean Wilson
Lady Fanciful: Ellen Pollock
Cornet: Billie Love
Mademoiselle: Anna Korda
Heartfree: Richard Longman
Constant: Leslie Sanders
Razor: Malcolm Graeme
Lord Rake: Charles Maunsell
Colonel Bully: Fred Yule
Tailor: Basil Jones
Constable: Victor Fairley
Justice: Bryan Powley


Pro Musica Antiqua Ensemble
(Director. Safford Cape )
Mariette Martin-Metten (soprano)
Jeanne Deroubaix (contralto)
Rene Letroye (tenor) Franz Mertens (tenor)
Albert Van Ackere (baritone)
Suzanne Bouquette (minstrel's harp)
Rachel Van Hecke (treble viol)
Jean-Christophe Van Hecke
(tenor viol)
Alphonse Bauwens (tenor viol)
Rene Pouseele (lute)
Henri Beugnier (recorder)
Armand Deverdenne (trombone)


Unknown: Safford Cape
Soprano: Mariette Martin-Metten
Contralto: Jeanne Deroubaix
Tenor: Rene Letroye
Tenor: Franz Mertens
Baritone: Albert van Ackere
Baritone: Suzanne Bouquette
Harp: Rachel van Hecke
Tenor: Jean-Christophe van Hecke
Tenor: Alphonse Bauwens
Unknown: Rene Pouseele
Unknown: Henri Beugnier
Unknown: Armand Deverdenne


Readings from the works of great preachers from 1500 to the present day
6-John Wesley's sermon, ' The Almost Christian,' preached at
St. Mary's, Oxford, before the University on July 25, 1741
Read by Stephen Murray
Wesley first preached this sermon on June 28, 1741. In the open air at Charles' Square. London. ' to the largest congregation that .. was ever seen there.' He later re-wrote it in his rooms at Lincoln College. Oxford, and in the journal for July 25 he says: ' It being mv turn (which comes about once in three years) I preached at St. Mary's, before the University. The harvest truly is plenteous. So numerous a congregation (from whatever motives they came) I have seldom seen at Oxford. My text was the confession of poor Agrippa, " Almost thou persuades! me to be a Christian." I have " cast my bread upon the waters." Let me "And it again after many days! " '


Read By: Stephen Murray


Felix Salmond (cello)
Kathleen Long (piano)


Cello: Felix Salmond
Piano: Kathleen Long

: Return Journey

Edward Sackville-West to Knole
In this series, the return is made by the author to the place best known to him in childhood
Produced by Stephen Potter


Speaker: Edward Sackville-West
Produced by: Stephen Potter
Young Eddy: David Spenser
Nanny: Gladys Young
Nursemaid: Betty Hardy
Lionel Sackville: Harcourt Williams
Carpenter: Ian Catford

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