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A drama of women in the villages of Spain by Federico Garcia Lorca
Translated and adapted for broadcasting by A. L. Lloyd
Textual consultant, R. M. Nadal
The Reapers' Song set by Professor E. M. Torner : sung by a section of the BBC Chorus, with Stanley Riley
Maria Josepha 's Lullaby sung by Vivienne Chatterton Production by E. A. Harding


Unknown: Federico Garcia Lorca
Broadcasting By: A. L. Lloyd
Unknown: R. M. Nadal
Unknown: E. M. Torner
Unknown: Stanley Riley
Unknown: Maria Josepha
Sung By: Vivienne Chatterton
Production By: E. A. Harding
Bernarda Alba: Gladys Young
Maria Josepha, her mother: Vivienne Chatterton
Angustias, the eldest daughter: Barbara Lott
Magdalena, the second daughter: Mary Wimbush
Amelia, the third daughter: Peggy Bryan
Martirio, the fourth daughter: Catherine Willmer
Adela, the youngest daughter: Sulwen Morgan
Poncia, servant: Nan Marriott-Watson
Another servant: Daphne Maddox
A beggar woman: Barbara Trevor
Prudencia, a neighbour: Susan Buret
Another neighbour: Margaret Ward
A young girl: Renée Goddard


The Pasquier String Trio:
Jean Pasquier (violin) Pierre Pasquier (viola)
Etienne Pasquier (cello)
Ernest Lush (piano)


Violin: Jean Pasquier
Viola: Pierre Pasquier
Cello: Etienne Pasquier
Piano: Ernest Lush

: German Reunion and West European Partnership

Two talks by Professor M. J. Bonn
2-The Party Struggle in Germany. The speaker, author of 'Whither Europe - Union or Partnership?,' was adviser to the German Government on reparation questions after the first world war, and in recent years lecturer at the London School of Economics.


Speaker: Professor M. J. Bonn


Nina Milkina (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Vittorio Gui
Part 1


Piano: Nina Milkina
Conducted By: Vittorio Gui


Talk by Geoffrey Barraclough
Is the notion of a Middle Age a help or a hindrance to the understanding of European history? Geoffrey Barraclough , Professor of Medieval History at Liverpool University, answers this question with reference to the recently published Shorter Cambridge Medieval History by the late Professor C. W. Previte-Orton .


Talk By: Geoffrey Barraclough
Unknown: Geoffrey Barraclough
Unknown: Professor C. W. Previte-Orton


by Victor Hugo with a new verse translation by James Kirkup


Unknown: Victor Hugo
Translation By: James Kirkup


The Marcel Couraud
Vocal Ensemble
L'alouette; Quand j'av este: Las. povre coeur: Ce sont gallans; Quand je boys; Petit jardin: Je suys a vous; De beau tetin; A ce joly moys de may: Au verd boys: Hellas, mon Dieu; Au premier jour on gramophone records


Two talks on the history of art and its present status in England
2-A Piece of History by Ellis Waterhouse

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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