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Five sketches by Lynn Doyle
1—'Unwillingly to School'


Unknown: Lynn Doyle


Barcarolle No. 9, in A minor (Op. 101) Preludes (Op. 103) played by Kathleen Long (piano)


Played By: Kathleen Long


Translated by D. W. Lucas
Music by Anthony Bernard
Radio adaptation and production by Raymond Raikes Cast in order of speaking and singing:
with the London Chamber Players
Conducted by Anthony Bernard


Translated By: D. W. Lucas
Music By: Anthony Bernard
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Conducted By: Anthony Bernard
Narrator: Frederick Allen
Dionysus (as a god, son of Zeus): René Soames
Dionysus (as a man, son of Semele): Alastair Duncan
Chorus of Eastern Women, followers of Dionysus: London Chamber Singers
Leader of Chorus: Marjorie Westbury
Telresias, prophet of Apollo In Thebes: Cecil Trouncer
Cadmus, formerly king of Thebes,father of Agave and Semele: Norman Shelley
Pentheus, his grandson, present king of Thebes: Malcolm Hayes
A soldier: Anthony Jacobs
A herdsman: Franklyn Bellamy
An old slave: Arthur Young
Agave, daughter of Cadmus, mother of Pentheus: Gladys Young


Raymond Mortimer speaks about the author of ' Causeries de Lundi.' a series of weekly articles of which the first appeared 100 years ago


Unknown: Raymond Mortimer

: Excerpts from THE BACCHAE OF EURIPIDES in Greek

(vv. 13-31. 1077-94. 491-508. 519-36, 135-69. 1388-92, in the Oxford text)


From St. Mark's. North Audley Street


A selection by Eric Ewens, D.Litt.
Readers: Richard Easton
Richard Longman, Dudley Jones


Unknown: Eric Ewens
Readers: Richard Easton
Readers: Richard Longman
Readers: Dudley Jones


Sonata in E played by Orrea Pernel (violin) and John Wills (piano)


Played By: Orrea Pernel
Played By: John Wills

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