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A portrait of D. H. Lawrence drawn from the memories of his relatives, neighbours, and friends
His early days remembered by his sister. Mrs. Emily King. and Nottinghamshire people who knew him
Other memories recalled by Lady Cynthia Asquith
David Chambers
Helen Corke. Mollie Skinner
Mrs. Julian Vinogradoff
Richard Aldington
J. Middleton Murry and the writer's wife,
Mrs. Frieda Lawrence Ravagli
Narrator. Norman Claridge
The programme edited and introduced by Hardiman Scott
Produced by Christopher Sykes


Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
Unknown: Mrs. Emily King.
Recalled By: Lady Cynthia Asquith
Recalled By: David Chambers
Recalled By: Helen Corke.
Recalled By: Mollie Skinner
Unknown: Mrs. Julian Vinogradoff
Unknown: Richard Aldington
Unknown: J. Middleton Murry
Unknown: Mrs. Frieda Lawrence Ravagli
Unknown: Narrator. Norman Claridge
Introduced By: Hardiman Scott
Produced By: Christopher Sykes


An opera in three acts
Libretto by Josef Wenzig
English translation by Humphrey Procter-Gregg
Music by Smetana
Milada, sister of the murdered burgomaster of Ploskovice.Joan Hammond
Jitka. a peasant girl....Suzanne Danco
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master. Leslie Woodgate )
Philharmonia Orchestra (Leader. Max Salpeter )
Producer, Mark Lubbock
Repetiteur, Bryan Balkwill
The action takes place in Prague in 1498 during the reign of King Vladislav
Act 1
The court
(Also broadcast on May 5)


Unknown: Josef Wenzig
Translation By: Humphrey Procter-Gregg
Unknown: Joan Hammond
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Max Salpeter
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky
Producer: Mark Lubbock
Repetiteur: Bryan Balkwill
Vladislav, King of Bohemia: Dennis Noble
Dalibor, a knight: Richard Lewis
Budivoj commander of the guards: Ian Blair
Benes, a gaoler: Stanley Clarkson
Vitek, Dalibor's messenger: Alexander Young


by C. J. Hamson
C. J. Hamson was captured in Crete in June 1941 and released in Germany in April 1945. Most of this time he was a prisoner in Germany at Lubeck, Dossel, and Eichstadt. Before the war he was a Cambridge don and returned to his University after his release.


Unknown: C. J. Hamson
Unknown: C. J. Hamson


Act 2
Scene 1: A street with an inn
Scene 2: The gaoler's quarters in the castle Scene 3: Dalibor's cell in the tower


by Daniel Waley
Because it produced so much paper propaganda-and therefore direct historical evidence-the contest between Empire and Papacy has for long dominated the history of the Middle Ages. But there's more to be learned about the medieval papacy,* says the speaker, ' from a knowledge of how many real swords were ready to be used in its defence than from the fullest understanding of the doctrine of the two allegorical swords.' Dr. Waley, Lecturer in Medieval History at the London School of Economics and Political Science, talks about his preparation of a history of the Papal State in the Middle Ages.


Unknown: Daniel Waley


Act 3
Scene 1 : The King's council hall Scene 2: Dalibor's cell
Scene 3: In front of the castle tower


The Curious History of Maise
Talk by Edward Hyams
There is much in the contention that all high civilisations have been founded on a cereal plant. In his talk Edward Hyams tries to trace to its origins a cereal that is the second most important of all economic plants and an active partner in civilisation in almost every country in the world.


Talk By: Edward Hyams
Unknown: Edward Hyams


Carnaval. Op. 9 played by Guiomar Novaes (piano) on gramophone records


Played By: Guiomar Novaes

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