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: Othello

by William Shakespeare
Text edited and broadcast introduced by M. R. Ridley
[Starring] Jack Hawkins, Margaret Leighton, John Clements and Fay Compton
Part 1


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Introduced By: M. R. Ridley
Producer: Val Gielgud
Duke of Venice: James Woodburn
Brabantio: Frederick Lloyd
Gratiano: John Probert
Lodovico: James Carney
Othello: Jack Hawkins
Cassio: Geoffrey Keen
Iago: John Clements
Roderigo: Heron Carvic
Montano: Edward Forsyth
Clown: Charles Leno
Herald: Hugh Manning
Senators: Bryan Powley
Senators: Arthur Ridley
Desdemona: Margaret Leighton
Emilia: Fay Compton
Bianca: Jane Cotton
Narrator: Duncan Carse
Other parts played by: Basil Jones
Other parts played by: Cyril Gardiner.
Other parts played by: Ronald Sidney


Oboe Concerto in C minor played by Leon Goossens with the Philharmonia String Orchestra, conducted by Walter Susskind on gramophone records


Played By: Leon Goossens
Conducted By: Walter Susskind


Comic opera in one act
Music by Weber
English version by David Harris
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 al-Hasan'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-Hasan, favourite of the Caliph: Jan van Der Gucht
Sugarcane his wife, favourite of theSultana: Elsie Morison
Omar. a money-lender, infatuated with Sugarcane: Martin Lawrence
Speaking parts: The Caliph, Harun ai-Rashid: Eric Berry
Speaking parts: Zubaidah his wife, the Sultana: Helen Goss
Speaking parts: Masrur, the Caliph's treasurer: Michael Ward
Speaking parts: Zemrud Zubaidah's confidential nurse: Doris Rogers


Emmanuel Mounier and his Circle
Talk by F. C. Copleston, S.J.


Unknown: Emmanuel Mounier


Suite No. 5, in C minor for unaccompanied cello played by Pierre Fournier


Played By: Pierre Fournier


Professor G. Barraclough speaks on .the provincial and parochial elements in English history
His talk is based on some recent books on local records


Unknown: Professor G. Barraclough


Quintet for piano and strings played by the Qulntetto Chigiano:
Riccardo Brengola (violin)
Edmondo Malanotte (violin)
Giovanni Leone (viola)
Lino Filippini (cello) Sergio Lorenzi (piano)


Violin: Riccardo Brengola
Violin: Edmondo Malanotte
Viola: Giovanni Leone
Cello: Lino Filippini
Piano: Sergio Lorenzi

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