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A monthly review of cultural and political trends in the U.S.S.R. Soviet Music: Prokofiev and After
Talk by Alexander Werth
Senior Simon Research Fellow at Manchester University and author of Musical Uproar in Moscow


Talk By: Alexander Werth

: 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
Indians, 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 , Hester Palon 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
Repetiteur, Bryan Balkwill
Part 1
(A second performance of the programme broadcast on Monday)
(Edna Graham and George Chitty broadcast by permission of the Carl Rosa Opera Company; Janet Howe and Frederick Sharp , by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd.)
Norman Del Mar writes on page 6


Unknown: John Gay
Unknown: John Addison
Unknown: Denise Bryer
Unknown: Rupert Davies
Unknown: Trevor Martin
Unknown: Catherine Fleming
Unknown: Stanley Groome
Unknown: Emrys Leyshon
Unknown: John Cazabon
Unknown: Janet Burnell
Unknown: Barbara Couper
Unknown: Hester Palon Brown
Unknown: Elizabeth London
Unknown: Cyril Shaps
Unknown: Geoffrey Wincott
Unknown: Frank Tickle
Unknown: Allan Jeayes
Unknown: Norman Claridge
Leader: Olive Zorian
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Unknown: Bryan Balkwill
Unknown: Edna Graham
Unknown: George Chitty
Unknown: Janet Howe
Unknown: Frederick Sharp
Unknown: Norman Del Mar
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
Oawwakee, an Indian: Alexander Young
Jenny Diver: Victoria Sladen
Mrs Trapes: Janet Howe
Damaris: Catherine Lawson
Flimsy: Edna Graham


Talk by Gilbert Murray , o.M.
In the first of three talks to mark The centenary of the birth of the author of The Golden Bough Dr. Murray speaks in particular about Sir James Frazcr 's contribution to classical studies.
A reading from the works of Sir James Frazer will be broadcast next Friday, and the remaining talks will be given by the Rev. Victor White on January 17 and by Professor A. Macbeath on January 24.


Talk By: Gilbert Murray
Unknown: Bough Dr.
Unknown: Sir James Frazcr
Unknown: Sir James Frazer
Unknown: Rev. Victor White
Unknown: Professor A. MacBeath

: Diana Maddox James McKechnie and Harcourt Williams in 'THE HOSTAGE'

A drama by Paul Claudel
Translated and adapted for broadcasting' by Edward Sackville-West
Production by Raymond Raikes
Incidental music composed and conducted by John Hotchkis
The action of the play begins in an old Cistercian abbey in a remote part of France in the year 1812


Unknown: Paul Claudel
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Conducted By: John Hotchkis
A Quiet Voice: T St John Barry
Sygne de Coufontaine: Diana Maddox
Vicomte Georges Agénor de Coufontaine: James McKechnie
Suzanne: Hester Paton Brown
Baron Toussaint Turelure (Prefect of the Marne, later of the Seine): Francis de Wolff
The Abbé Badilon: Raf de la Torre
The Guest: Harcourt Williams
A despatch rider: Ian Sadler
Monsieur Lafleur: Michael O'Halloran
An orderly: Richard Waring


The New London Quartet:
Erich Gruenberg (violin)
Lionel Bentley (violin) Keith Cummings (viola) Douglas Cameron (cello)


Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Violin: Lionel Bentley
Viola: Keith Cummings
Cello: Douglas Cameron

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