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: Robert Eddison and Nigel Stock in 'THE MILK OF PARADISE'

A radio script by Barbara Bray based on a new translation of Alain-Fournier's novel Le Grand Meaulnes *
Music composed by Elizabeth Poston , conducted by Douglas Robinson
Pupils at M. Seurel's school and other children:
Ian Hindle. Sulwen Morgan. Sheila Moloney , Glyn Dearman
Timothy Reynolds , and Malcolm Knight


Script By: Barbara Bray
Composed By: Elizabeth Poston
Conducted By: Douglas Robinson
Unknown: Ian Hindle.
Unknown: Sulwen Morgan.
Unknown: Sheila Moloney
Unknown: Glyn Dearman
Unknown: Timothy Reynolds
Unknown: Malcolm Knight
Production By: Donald McWhinnie
Francois Seurel: Robert Eddison
Mme Seurel, his mother: Susan Richards
M Seurel, his father: Brian Haines
Augustin Meaulnes: Nigel Stock
Mme Meaulnes, his mother: Jean Stanley
Yvonne de Galais: Anna Massey
Frantz de Galais, her brother: Oscar Quitak
M de Galais, their father: Arthur Ridley
Jasmin Delouche: Brian Weske
Desnoues, the blacksmith: George Merritt
Ganache: Gordon Davies
Aunt and uncle to Francois: Aunt Julie: Jean Stanley
Aunt and uncle to Francois: Uncle Florentin: George Merritt
Two of their children: Firmin: Brian Smith
Marie-Louise: Mairhi Russell
Great-Aunt Moinel: Sylvia Coleridge
A peasant woman: Freda Bamford


Richard Lewis (tenor)
Maria Korchinska (harp)
The Leighton Lucas Orchestra (Leader, Ronald Good )
Conductor, Leighton Lucas


Tenor: Richard Lewis
Harp: Maria Korchinska
Leader: Ronald Good
Conductor: Leighton Lucas


Talk by Norwood Russell Hanson
Lecturer in Philosophy of Science in the University of Cambridge
The scientist's education is said to be insufficiently humanised, too narrow, too specialised; it makes him inarticulate in discussions with laymen. Some educators recommend liberal applications of Culture as a cure. Against this, Mr. Hanson suggests giving the scientist a fuller understanding of his own subject through its history and philosophy.


Talk By: Norwood Russell Hanson


(' The Woman without a Shadow ')
An opera in three acts
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Music by Richard Strauss
(sung in German)
(Continued in next column)
,Chorus and Orchestra of the Munich State Opera
Producer, Rudolf Hartmann
(This recording of a performance at the 1955 Munich Festival, made available by courtesy of Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich, was also broadcast on January 1)
The terrace of the Emperor's palace; Barak's house


Unknown: Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Music By: Richard Strauss
Conducted By: George Sebastian
Producer: Rudolf Hartmann
The Emperor: Hans Hopf
The Empress: Leonie Rysanek
The Nurse: Lilian Benningsen
The Spirit Messenger: Kurt Bohme
Barak the Dyer: Josef Metternich
The Dyer's Wife: Marianne Schech
The Voice of the Falcon: Gerda Sommerschuh
The Guardian of the Threshold: Erika Koth
The Apparition of a Young Man: Howard Vandenburg
A Voice from Above: Ina Gerhein
The Dyer's three Brothers:The One-Eyed Man: Karl Hoppe
The One-Armed Man: Rudolf Wunzer
The Hunchback: Karl Ostertag
Voices of Unborn Children:: Erika Koth,antonie
Voices of Unborn Children: Erika: Anny van Kruyswyck,
Voices of Unborn Children:: Antonie Fahberg,
Voices of Unborn Children:: Elisabeth Lindermeier,
Voices of Unborn Children:, and: Ruth Michaelis
Voices of Unborn Children:: Ina Gerhein
Watchmen:: Max Proebstl Karl
Watchmen:: Karl Hoppe.
Watchmen:: Hans Hermann Nissen
Serving-maids:: Erika Koth
Serving-maids:: Antonie Fahberg
Serving-maids:: Ruth Michaelis


Selected and introduced by Janet Adam Smith
Jill Balcon and Derek Hart
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon


Introduced By: Janet Adam Smith
Readers: Jill Balcon
Readers: Derek Hart
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon


Act 2
Barak's house; a pavilion in a wood; Barak's house; the Empress's bedroom; Barak's house


by Robert Baldick , D. Phil.
Lecturer in Modern Languages at University and Pembroke Colleges.
3-The Despair of the Decadents In the last of his three talks on pessimism in nineteenth-century French literature Dr. Baldick deals with the ' fin de siecle ' and the writers of the self-styled ' decadence.'


Unknown: Robert Baldick
Unknown: D. Phil.


Act 3
An underground vault; the entrance to a temple; inside the temple; a landscape.


H. E. Richardson , who was in charge of the Indian Government Mission at Lhasa until October 1950, speaks about a region on the northern borders of Assam, with particular reference to two books: Himalayan Barbary by C. von Furer-Haimendorf , and The Hidden Land by Ursula Graham Bower.


Unknown: H. E. Richardson
Unknown: C. von Furer-Haimendorf
Unknown: Ursula Graham Bower.

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