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A lecture by T. S. Eliot , O.M.
(A recording of the eleventh annual lecture of the National Book League, delivered on November 19 at the Central Hall. Westminster: previously broadcast on December 23)


Unknown: T. S. Eliot


by Emyr Humphreys
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall
Also taking part:
Oliver Burt , Olive Gregg
Stanley Groome , Basil Jones
Charles Leno. David Peel
William Trent , Lewis Wilson
The date is May 1593


Unknown: Emyr Humphreys
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Unknown: Oliver Burt
Unknown: Olive Gregg
Unknown: Stanley Groome
Unknown: Basil Jones
Unknown: Charles Leno.
Unknown: David Peel
Unknown: William Trent
Unknown: Lewis Wilson
John Penry: Clifford Evans
Lord Burghley: Ivan Samson
Sir Robert Cecil: Stephen Jack
Archbishop Whitgift: Arthur Young
Gittens: Richard George

: The English Opera Group presents 'POLLY'

by John Gay being the sequel to
' The Beggar's Opera '
A new musical version realised from the original airs by John Addison
Indiana, pirates, women of the town
(Continued in next column)
The Actors:
Denise Bryer. Rupert Davies
Trevor Martin , Catherine Fleming
Stanley Groome. Emrys Leyshon
John Cazabon. Janet Burnell
Barbara Couper , Hestor Paton Brown
Elizabeth London and Cyril Shaps. Geoffrey Wincott
Frank Tickle , Allan Jeayes
Norman Claridge
The English Opera Group
Chorus and Orchestra (Leader. Olive Zorian)
Adapted and produced by Martyn C. Webster
RepetLteur, Bryan Balkwill
Part 1


Unknown: John Gay
Unknown: John Addison
Unknown: Denise Bryer.
Unknown: Rupert Davies
Unknown: Trevor Martin
Unknown: Catherine Fleming
Unknown: Stanley Groome.
Unknown: Janet Burnell
Unknown: Barbara Couper
Unknown: Hestor Paton Brown
Unknown: Elizabeth London
Unknown: Cyril Shaps.
Unknown: Geoffrey Wincott
Unknown: Frank Tickle
Unknown: Allan Jeayes
Unknown: Norman Claridge
Conductor: Norman Del Mar
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Unknown: Bryan Balkwill
Polly Peachum: April Cantelo
Morano (Macheath in disguise): Frederick Sharp
Mr Ducat, a wealthy coffee-planter: Norman Lumsden
Mrs Ducat: Flora Nielsen
Pirates: Vanderbluff: Trevor Anthony
Pirates: Culverin: George Chitty
Cawwakee, an Indian: Alexander Young
Jenny Diver: Victoria Sladen
Mrs Trapes: Janet Howe
Damaris: Catherine Lawson
Flimsy: Edna Graham


Talk by Michael Grant
Michael Grant , Professor of Humanity at Edinburgh University, speaks of rhe work of Gilbert Murray , O.M., as an interpreter of Greek civilisation. Dr. Murray's broadcast talks on Hellenism and the Modern World were recently published as a book.


Talk By: Michael Grant
Talk By: Michael Grant
Unknown: Gilbert Murray


Talk by Honor Tracy
A new selection of Edward Lear's Nonsense Verse, Teapots and Quails, was published recently. In this talk Honor Tracy considers the possibilities of Edward Lear as a ' wonderfully runcible husband.'


Talk By: Honor Tracy


Fantasy in F minor, Op. 103 played by Paul Badura-Skoda and Joerg Demua
(piano duet) on gramophone records


Played By: Paul Badura-Skoda
Played By: Joerg Demua

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