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
Sir Francis Walsingham:
Lady Audrey Walsingham:
Max Rostal (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Hermann Scherchen
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.
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.
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
Professor Eduardo M.
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.
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.
A story by Ruskin Bond
Read by Robert Rietty