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A dramatic study of the life of Amenophis IV, the ' Heretic King' of the Eighteenth Egyptian Dynasty. Written and produced by Leonard Cottrell
Orchestral music composed by William Alwyn and directed by Muir Mathieson. Advice on historical detail by H. W. Fairman and Professor P. E. Newberry


Composed By: William Alwyn
Directed By: Muir Mathieson.
Unknown: H. W. Fairman
Unknown: P. E. Newberry


played by Philip Levi
Toccata Sonatina ad usum infantis
Introduzione e Capriccio (Paganinesco)


Played By: Philip Levi
Played By: Toccata Sonatina


A tragedy by Racine
Performance in French by the Compagnie Noël Vincent
Produced by Paul-Louis Mignon
Music by Daniel Lesur
Radio production by Jacques Reynier
Chorus: Gina Patrice , Marie Guilhenne , Denise Cardi. and Huguette Lorelle Orchestra conducted by Felix Nuvolone
Relayed from the Club d'Essai by courtesy of Radiodiffusion Francaise
Acts 3, 4, and 5 (Acts \1 and 2 were broadcast on Wednesday)


Unknown: Noël Vincent
Produced By: Paul-Louis Mignon
Music By: Daniel Lesur
Production By: Jacques Reynier
Unknown: Gina Patrice
Unknown: Marie Guilhenne
Unknown: Denise Cardi.
Unknown: Huguette Lorelle
Conducted By: Felix Nuvolone
Joad (Jehoiada), the High Priest: Raoul Henry
Abner, one of the Chief Officers of the Kings of Judah: Jean-Jacques Dreux
Mathan, an apostate priest and Chief Priest of Baal: Marcel Montet
Zacharie, son of Jehoiada and Jehosheba: Janie Grazia
Ismael: Bernard Noël
Azarias: Alain Nobis
Nabal. confidant of Mathan: Georges Parmier
Levite: Bernard Hubrenne
Athalie: Claire Nobis
Josabet (Jehosheba), wife of the High Priest: Marcelle Tassencourt
Joss: Janeval
Salomith (Salome), sister of Zacharie: Jacqueline Romanet
Agar: Alice Beylat


An operetta in one act
Words by Eleanor Farjeon
and Herbert Farjeon
Music by Geoffrey Wright
Produced by Mark H. Lubbock
(Continued at top of next column)
The Judges: George Chitty , Dennis Stephenson , James Topping , Gordon Clinton , Murray Davies , Ernest Frank
A section of the New London Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Morley )
Conducted by Stanford Robinson
Scene: Athens, about 400 B.C.
The Arraignment of Phryne was originally intended as part of a complete entertainment that Herbert Farjeon was devising in 1944. Wishing to include a short opera, classical in theme but modern in treatment, he and his sister. Eleanor, looked about for a suitable subject. They finally selected the trial of Phryne, the beautiful Boeotion courtesan. Phryne was brought to trial by a discarded lover, and charged with corrupting Athenian morals. The eloquent defence of her current beau failed to convince the judges, and things looked black indeed. Gambling desperately, Phryne decided to stake everything on a last chance-and won.
The libretto complete, Herbert and Eleanor Farjeon invited Geoffrey Wright to set it to music. The finished version was played over to Herbert Farjeon shortly before his death in 1945 and is now presented for the first time. l. david Harris


Unknown: Eleanor Farjeon
Unknown: Herbert Farjeon
Music By: Geoffrey Wright
Produced By: Mark H. Lubbock
Unknown: George Chitty
Unknown: Dennis Stephenson
Unknown: James Topping
Unknown: Gordon Clinton
Unknown: Murray Davies
Unknown: Ernest Frank
Leader: Reginald Morley
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Euthias, Counsel for the Prosecution: Owen Brannigan
Hyperides Counsel for the Defence: Stephen Manton
Phryne, a courtesan: Gladys Ripley


Talk by R. W. Ketton-Cremer
Twelve volumes of the Yale Edition (edited by W. S. Lewis ) of Horace Walpole's ' Correspondence ' have already been published in this country. It is probable that the edition will extend to at least fifty volumes, and it is unlikely to be completed before 1970. R. W. Ketton-Cremer, himself a biographer cf Walpole. describes the plan of the edition and discusses the letters still to be published. He also gives an account of W. S. Lewis's unique collection, at Farmington, Connecticut, of hundreds of letters to and from Walpole, and innumerable other relics from Strawberry Hill


Talk By: R. W. Ketton-Cremer
Edited By: W. S. Lewis


Suite, Contrasts played by Joseph Szigeti (violin)
Benny Goodman (clarinet)
Bela Bart6k (piano) on gramophone records


Violin: Joseph Szigeti
Clarinet: Benny Goodman
Piano: Bela Bart6k

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