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Conductor, Ian Whyte
Douglas Cameron (cello)


Conductor: Ian Whyte
Cello: Douglas Cameron


by Anton Chekhov
Adapted for broadcasting by Barbara Burnham from the translation by George Calderon
Produced by E. J. King Bull


Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Broadcasting By: Barbara Burnham
Translation By: George Calderon
Produced By: E. J. King Bull
Irina Arkadina, an actress: Joan Swinstead
Peter Sorin, her brother: Leon Quartermaine
Constantine Treplieff, her son: Anthony Jacobs
Nina Zarietchnaya, daughter of a rich landowner: Claire Bloom
Ilia Shamraeff, manager of Sorin's estate: .Cecil Trouncer
Paulina, his wife: Joan Matheson
Masha, their daughter: Betty Baskcomb
Eugene Dorn a doctor: Nigel Fitzgerald
Simon Medviedenko, a schoolmaster: Tom Clarkson
Boris Trigorln, an author: Francis Lister


Prompted by a recent performance of ' La Traviata' Henry Reed speaks about the novel and play of the younger Dumas on which Verdi's opera is based


Unknown: Henry Reed


Third of four programmes of music from his operas, prepared by Anthony Lewis
'Lotario': Act 1
Joseph Saxby (harpsichord)
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
Conducted by Arnold Goldsbrough
Narration by Geoffrey Dunn
'Julius Caesar,’ Act 1: December 19


Unknown: Anthony Lewis
Harpsichord: Joseph Saxby
Conducted By: Arnold Goldsbrough
Unknown: Geoffrey Dunn


St. John Ervine talks about a review of ' The Character of England' edited by Sir Ernest Barker , which appeared in The Times Literary Supplement and has since been published separately as a pamphlet


Talks: John Ervine
Edited By: Sir Ernest Barker


Iberia, Book 2:
Rondena; Almeria; Triana played by Irene Kohler (piano)
First of four recitals of Spanish piano music


Piano: Irene Kohler


Short story written and read by Sean O'Faolain


Read By: Sean O'Faolain


String Quintet in G minor (K.516) played by the Amadeus String Quartet
Kenneth Essex (viola)


Viola: Kenneth Essex

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