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A play by Lillian Hellman from the French of Emmanuel Robles
Adapted for radio by Peter Watts with Arthur Lawrence , Wyndham Milligan and Michael O'Halloran
Produced by Peter Watts
In Monlserrat the young Algerian dramatist Emmanuel Roblès forces his hero to choose between betraying Simon Bolivar (whom he idolises, and who is the last hope of liberation for all Spanish America) and causing the deaths of six innocent townsmen.
The scene is set in an ante-room in the palace of the Military Governor in the town of Valencia, Venezuela, in July 1812.


Play By: Lillian Hellman
Unknown: Emmanuel Robles
Unknown: Peter Watts
Unknown: Arthur Lawrence
Unknown: Wyndham Milligan
Unknown: Michael O'Halloran
Produced By: Peter Watts
Captain Zuazola: William Fox
Captain Antonanzas: Eric Anderson
Captain Montserrat: John Westbrook
Major Morales: Antony Kearey
Colonel Izquierdo: Hugh Burden
Father Coronil: Howleson Culff
Salas-Ina, a merchant: Hamlyn Benson
Luhan, a wood-carver: Stephen Jack
Mathilde, a mother: Ella Milne
Salcedo, an actor: Valentine Dyall
Ricardo a boy: Frank Duncan
Elena, a girl: Joan Hart


BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader,Paul Beard )
Conducted by Fernando Previtali
Part 1


Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Fernando Previtali


Talk by Terence Prittie
Manchester Guardian correspondent in Germany


Talk By: Terence Prittie


Part 2


Six talks by William Empson
2-Macbeth and his Wife
In these talks Mr. Empson discusses some problems of character and action in Macbeth, Hamlet, and Falstaff.


Unknown: William Empson


Manoug Parikian (violin)
George Malcolm (piano)
Nancy Evans (mezzo-soprano)
Max Gilbert (viola)
Clifton Helliwell (piano)


Violin: Manoug Parikian
Piano: George Malcolm
Mezzo-Soprano: Nancy Evans
Viola: Max Gilbert
Piano: Clifton Helliwell


(died January 14, 1753) Talk by G. J. Warnock
Fellow of Magdalen College. Oxford


Talk By: G. J. Warnock


Prelude and Fugue in F minor (Book
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor played by Valda Aveling (clavichord)


Played By: Valda Aveling

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