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: Irene Worth and Cathleen Nesbitt with Dennis Arundell in 'THE COCKTAIL PARTY'

A Comedy by T. S. Eliot
Production by E. J. King Bull
Part 1


Comedy By: T. S. Eliot
Production By: E. J. King Bull
Edward Chamberlayne: Peter Coke
Julia (Mrs Shuttlethwaite): Cathleen Nesbitt
Celia Coplestone: Irene Worth
Alexander MacColgie Gibbs: Alan. Wheatley
Peter Qullpe: Allan McClelland.
An Unidentified Guest, later identified as Sir Henry Harcourt-Reilly: Dennis Arundell
Lavinia Chamberlayne: Jill Balcon
A Nurse-Secretary: Betty Baskcomb
Caterer's Man: Roger Delgado


Gervase de Peyer (clarinet)
Cecil James (bassoon)
Douglas Cameron (cello)
Ernest Lush (piano)
Duo in B flat, for clarinet and bassoon
Allegro sostenuto
Aria con variazioni
Twelve Variations for cello and piano on ' Ein Mad'ohen Oder Weibchen from Mozart's ' Die Zauberflote '


Bassoon: Cecil James
Cello: Douglas Cameron


by C. F. Ramuz
Translated by D. F. Aitken
, Music by Igor Stravinsky
Conducted by Paul Sacher
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon
Max Rostal (violin)
Frederick Thurston (clarinet)
Cecil James (bassoon)
Harold Jackson (trumpet) James Whelan (trombone)
James Merrett (double-bass)
James Blades (percussion)
Preceded by an introductory talk by Herbert Murrill


Translated By: D. F. Aitken
Music By: Igor Stravinsky
Conducted By: Paul Sacher
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Violin: Max Rostal
Clarinet: Frederick Thurston
Bassoon: Cecil James
Bassoon: Harold Jackson
Unknown: James Whelan
Double-Bass: James Merrett
Double-Bass: James Blades
Talk By: Herbert Murrill
The Soldier: Deryck Guyler
The Devil: Max Adrian
The Princess: Isabel Dean
Narrator: Anthony Jacobs


A series of talks suggested by the South Bank Exhibition
1-Steel and Stone by Anthony Chitty , F.R.I.B.A.
The speaker comments on the way contemporary architects make use of the variety of materials available in the design of their buildings.


Unknown: Anthony Chitty


Alfred Orda (baritone)
Josephine Lee (accompanist)
Patrick Piggott (piano)
Rondeau a la mazur, Op. 5
Smutna Rzeka : Posel: Pierscien; Narzeezony; Spiew Grobowy ; Hulanks; Wojak
Four Mazurkas:
A minor. Op. 67 No. 4 C, Op. 56 No.2
A flat, Op. postli.
(first broadcast performance)
F sharp minor. Op. 59 No.


Baritone: Alfred Orda
Accompanist: Josephine Lee
Piano: Patrick Piggott
Unknown: Smutna Rzeka
Unknown: Spiew Grobowy


by Max Beerbohm
Arranged for broadcasting and produced by Douglas Cleverdon


Unknown: Max Beerbohm
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Spirit of the Years: Felix Aylmer
Spirit of the Pities: Mary Morris
Spirit Sinister: Norman Shelley
Spirit Ironic: Carleton Hobbs
Chorus of the Pities: Diana Maddox
The Recording Angel: Anthony Jacobs
A Rumour: Geoffrey Wincott
Narrator: James McKechnie


Glee and Madrigal Society (Choir-Master, Harold Sykes )
Conducted by Leslie Woodgate


Unknown: Harold Sykes
Conducted By: Leslie Woodgate


and the Predicament of the Historical Imagination
Talk by Erich Heller


Talk By: Erich Heller

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