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Prologue, Variations, and Finale for violin and piano
(first broadcast performance) played by Szymon Goldberg and the composer


Played By: Szymon Goldberg


Second of two talks by David Thomson
This talk deals with Smith's place in English social history


Unknown: David Thomson


Anne Wood (contralto)
London Harpsichord Ensemble


Contralto: Anne Wood


by Austin Robinson, an editor of the Economic Journal and Lecturer in Economics at Cambridge


Comic opera In one act
Music by Weber
English version by David Harris
Speaking parts:
(Continued in next column)
BBC Theatre Chorus
(Chorus-Master, John Clements )
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz )
Conducted by Stanford Robinson
Produced by C. Denis Freeman
The action takes place in Abu ai-Hassan's apartment in the precincts of the Royal Palace at Baghdad


Music By: Weber
Unknown: David Harris
Chorus-Master: John Clements
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Produced By: C. Denis Freeman
Abu al-Hassan, favourite of the Caliph: Jan van Der Gucht
Sugarcane, his wife, favourite of the Sultana: Elsie Morison
Omar, a money-lender, infatuated with Sugarcane: Martin Lawrence
The Caliph, Harun al-Rashid: Eric Berry
Zubaidah, his wife, the Sultana: Helen Goss
Masrur the Caliph's treasurer: Michael Ward
Zemrud, Zubaidah's confidential nurse: Doris Rogers

: Voltaire's ' CANDIDE'

or The Philosophy of Optimism Translated into a radio version and produced by Douglas Cleverdon
(Continued in next column)
Part 1


Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Candide: Hugh Munro
Cunégonde: Cherry Cottrell
The Old Woman: Flora Robson
Dr Pangloss: Norman Shelley
Cacambo: Roger Snowdon
The Governor of Buenos Ayres: Alastair Duncan
The Jesuit Colonel: Basil Jones
The Oreillon Girl: Molly Lawson
The King of Eldorado: Preston Lockwood
Martin: Ernest Jay
The Abbé: Charles E Stidwill
The Marquise: Diana Marshall
The Man of Letters: Laidman Browne
Il Signore Pococurante: Robert Farquharson
The Englishman: Arthur Bush
Brother Giroflée: Malcolm Hayes
Paquette: Olive Gregg
The Levantine Captain: Ian Catford
Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire: James McKechnie


Piano Sonata No. 52, In E flat played by Horowitz on gramophone records


Played By: Horowitz

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