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Selections from the work of T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound
Robert Marsden and Michael Flanders
Production by James McFarlan
This programme illustrates last Wednesday's talk by Julian Symons


Unknown: T. S. Eliot
Readers: Ezra Pound
Readers: Robert Marsden
Readers: Michael Flanders
Production By: James McFarlan
Talk By: Julian Symons


(Leader, Ruth Pearl )
Conductor, Reginald Jacques
Margaret Good (piano)
Thornton Lofthouse


Leader: Ruth Pearl
Conductor: Reginald Jacques
Conductor: Margaret Good
Harpsichord: Thornton Lofthouse


(Second series. No. 7)
' Kingcraft '
Written for broadcasting by Hester Chapman
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall


Broadcasting By: Hester Chapman
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall

: A studio performance of 'CHILDREN OF KINGS'

('Die Kbnigskinder ')
Folk-tale opera in three acts
Music by Engelbert Humperdinck
Text by Ernst Rosmer
English version by Geoffrey Dunn
(Continued in next column)
Narrator, Patrick Troughton
The Mary Datchelor School Choir
BBC Theatre Chorus
BBC Theatre Orchestra
Conducted by Stanford Robinson
Presented by Mark Lubbock
Geoffrey Dunn writes on page 4
Act 1
Before the witch's hut in the Hella Forest


Music By: Engelbert Humperdinck
Unknown: Ernst Rosmer
Unknown: Geoffrey Dunn
Narrator: Patrick Troughton
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Presented By: Mark Lubbock
Unknown: Geoffrey Dunn
The King's son: René Soames
The goose-girl: Marion Lowe
The fiddler: Redvers Llewellyn
The witch: Edith Furmedge
The wood-cutter: Norman Lumsden
The broom-maker: Jan van Der Gucht
His little daughter: Wynne Ajello
The senior councillor: Appleton Moore
The innkeeper: Bernard Steel
The innkeeper's daughter: Mildred Watson
The tailor: William Biggs
he stable-maid: Gwladys Garside


Talk by John Betjeman


Talk By: John Betjeman


Act 2
A public garden at the gate of Hellabrunn


John Bamborough , Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, reviews ' English Emblem Books' by Rosemary Freeman and comments on the decline of interest in allegorical writing


Unknown: John Bamborough
Unknown: Rosemary Freeman


Act 3
Before the witch's hut

: From Our Own Correspondent

A weekly talk on international affairs given by a BBC staff correspondent


String Quartet, Op. 121 played by the Pro Arte Quartet on gramophone records

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