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: Laurence Payne in 'THE PRODIGAL'

A play in verse byRichard Church
Adapted for broadcasting by Mollie Greenhalgh
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham
Cast in order of speaking:
Other parts played by Wyndham Milligan , John Kidd
Geoffrey Bond , Frank Tickle and Peter Hoar
This play about Christopher Marlowe , ' the Canterbury prodigal,' was first performed at the Canterbury Festival of 1953


Unknown: Richard Church
Broadcasting By: Mollie Greenhalgh
Produced By: Wilfrid Grantham
Played By: Wyndham Milligan
Played By: John Kidd
Played By: Geoffrey Bond
Unknown: Frank Tickle
Unknown: Peter Hoar
Unknown: Christopher Marlowe
Jarman Verson: Brian Hayes
John Marlowe: Baliol Holloway
Catherine Marlowe: Megan Latimer
Laurence Applegate: Frank Atkinson
Mistress Chapman: Vivienne Chatterton
Mistress Hunt: Mary Williams
John Moore: Rupert Davies
Christopher Marlowe: Laurence Payne
Joan Moore: Elizabeth London
Helen Hunt: Patricia Field
Queen Elizabeth: Janet Burnell
Sir Francis Walsingham: Norman Claridge
Lady Audrey Walsingham: Monica MacLeod
Eleanor Bull: Nan Marriott-Watson
Robert Poley: Geoffrey Wincott
Ingram Friser: Preston Lockwood
Nicholas Skeres: William Fox
George Chapman: Paul Daneman


Max Rostal (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Hermann Scherchen
Part 1
Prokofiev Ala and Lolly, which dates from 1914, was intended for a Diagthilcv ballet based on the life of .the Scythians, a tribe supposed to have inhabited the southern confines of Russia in prehistoric times; but for some reason the ballet was never produced. The work is tremendous in its impact, recalling Le Sacre du Printetnps in some ways. There are, however, several quiet and deeply imaginative episodes H. R.


Violin: Max Rostal
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Hermann Scherchen


Talk by Asa Briggs
Two recent books—The Reason Why by Cecil Woodham-Smith , and The Brudenells of Deene by Joan Wake-have examined the background and circumstances of the Charge of the Light Brigade. Tihey are reviewed by Asa Briggs , Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford.
(BBC recorddng)


Talk By: Asa Briggs
Unknown: Cecil Woodham-Smith
Unknown: Joan Wake-Have
Reviewed By: Asa Briggs


Six programmes devised by Professor Eduardo M. Torner
Scripts translated and read by John Gavall
The illustrations have been selected from recordings made by Alan Lomax


Unknown: Professor Eduardo M. Torner
Read By: John Gavall
Unknown: Alan Lomax


first Bishop of Natal
Talk by Michael Hooker , Ph.D.
Just one hundred years ago Coienso was consecrated Bishop of Natal,and this year marks also the centenary of the foundation of the diocese. Dr. Hooker has recently returned from Africa where for three years he has carried out research on this strange bishop who was dethroned and subsequently excommunicated as a heretic and who cthampioned the cause of the Zulus so effectively.


Talk By: Michael Hooker


English Church Music by Thomas Weelkes
The Renaissance Singers Director, Michael Howard
Ralph Downes (organ)
Magnificat and Nunc dómitos for seven voices
Give the King thy judgments 0
Jonathan Gloria in excelsis
This is the first of three programmes of English church music dating from the early part of the seventeenth century. The other composers to be represented are Orlando Gibbons (some of whose anthems will be sung by the Choi of King's College, Cambridge, where Gibbons was a chorister from 1596 to 1598) and Thomas Tomkins. The music by Tomkins will come from Salisbury Cathedral, where Gles Tomkins , brother of Thomas, was once organist.
The elaborate and stylish part-writing so often connected with rhe name of Thomas Weelkes achieves almost unparalleled intricacy in his Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, preserved m an Incomplete set of seven pant-books in the l.brary of Peterhouse, Cambridge. The work has been transcribed and reconstructed by Jeremy Noble and received its first modern performance at this year's Aide-burgh Festive D. S.


Music By: Thomas Weelkes
Director: Michael Howard
Unknown: Ralph Downes
Unknown: Jonathan Gloria
Unknown: Orlando Gibbons
Unknown: Thomas Tomkins.
Unknown: Gles Tomkins
Unknown: Thomas Weelkes


A story by Ruskin Bond
Read by Robert Rietty


Story By: Ruskin Bond
Read By: Robert Rietty

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