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E. M. Forster , who was seventy on January 1, makes some introductory remarks to his reading of this fragment-the first piece of fiction he has produced since his novel ' A Passage to India,' published in 1924.


Unknown: E. M. Forster


or ' The British Worthy ' by John Dryden Music by Purcell
(Edited by Cyril Rootham and Dennis Arundell )
The Actors:
(Continued in next column)
Narrator, Derek Hart
The Singers:
Margaret Field-Hyde (soprano)
Ena Mitchell (soprano)
Nancy Evans (contralto)
John Kentish (tenor) Trefor Jones (tenor)
Henry Cummings (baritone)
Trevor Anthony (bass) Norman Walker (bass)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate ) with Boris Ord (harpsichord) New London Orchestra (Leader, Max Salpeter )
Conducted by Constant Lambert
Produced by Maurice Brown
There are two ten-minute intervals
I during the programme


Unknown: John Dryden
Edited By: Cyril Rootham
Edited By: Dennis Arundell
Narrator: Derek Hart
Soprano: Margaret Field-Hyde
Soprano: Ena Mitchell
Contralto: Nancy Evans
Tenor: John Kentish
Tenor: Trefor Jones
Baritone: Henry Cummings
Bass: Trevor Anthony
Bass: Norman Walker
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Harpsichord: Boris Ord
Leader: Max Salpeter
Conducted By: Constant Lambert
Produced By: Maurice Brown
King Arthur: Ralph Truman
Oswald King of Kent, a Saxon and a Heathen: John Chandos
Conon Duke of Cornwal, Tributary to King Arthur: Abraham Sofaer
Merlin, a famous Inchanter: Felix Felton
Osmond, a Saxon Magician and a Heathen: Geoffrey Wincott
Aurelius, Friend to Arthur: Malcolm Graeme
Emmeline, Daughter of Conon: Hermione Hannen
Matilda her Attendant: Beatrice Kane
Philidel, an Airy Spirit: Olive Gregg
Grimbald, an Earthy Spirit: Richard George


Talk by R. H. Ward on the Swedish dramatist and writer, with special reference to those plays by Strindberg to be broadcast in the Third Programme during the next three weeks
' The Creditors 1: tonight at 9.45


Talk By: R. H. Ward


played by Cortot (piano)
Second of seven recitals of piano music by Ravel and Debussy

: Sebastian Shaw Richard Williams and Lydia Sherwood in 'THE CREDITORS'

by August Strindberg
Adapted from
Max Faber 's English version
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham


Unknown: August Strindberg
Unknown: Max Faber
Produced By: Wilfrid Grantham


Quartet in E flat, Op. 127 played by the Loewenguth String Quartet
Twelfth of a series of programmes in which all Beethoven's string quartets are being played.


A Literary Vindication
Talk by Naomi Lewis


Talk By: Naomi Lewis

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