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Joan Gray (contralto)
Clifton Helliwell (piano)


Contralto: Joan Gray
Piano: Clifton Helliwell

: Wolves

('Les Loups') by Romain Rolland
Translated by John Holmstrom
Adapted for broadcasting by Mollie Greenhalgh
[Starring] Mark Dignam and Leo McKern with Derek Birch
The date is 1793
The city of Mainz, held by the French Citizens' Army, is besieged by Prussian forces. The great hall of the Hotel du Roi d'Angleterre is serving as staff head-quarters to the National Convention, and the republican officers are in council.


Author: Romain Rolland
Translated by: John Holmstrom
Adapted for broadcasting by: Mollie Greenhalgh
Producer: R.D. Smith
Quesnel, Commissioner of the National Convention: Anthony Shaw
Verrat: Leo McKern
Vidalot: Anthony Sagar
Buquet: Geoffrey Wincott
D'Oyron: Derek Birch
Teulier: Mark Dignam
Chapelas: George Merritt
Officer: Peter Claughton
The Spy: Malcolm Hayes
Jean-Amable: Simon Lack
Hotel-keeper: Richard George
Other parts played by: Peter Carver
Other parts played by: Peter Collingwood
Other parts played by: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company


Denis Matthews (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Part 1


Piano: Denis Matthews
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent


Over the Andes
Second of two talks by V. S. Pritchett


Unknown: V. S. Pritchett


7-' By the Fireside' by Robert Browning
Talk by W. W. Robson
The poem is read by Gary Watson before the talk
In this series critics are invited to take a single poem, or passage from a poem, and examine it in as much detail as they see fit in order to bring out the full meaning.


Unknown: Robert Browning
Talk By: W. W. Robson
Read By: Gary Watson


Twelve Studies, Op. 25
Ballade in G minor, Op. 23 played by Geza Anda (piano)


Piano: Geza Anda


Talk by Canon J. S. Purvis
A great deal is known of the private lives of kings and queens and courtiers of sixteenth-century England, but there is less evidence of how ordinary people lived. Canon Purvis comments on a recently published book which tells the story of a particular family as it is revealed in their private papers, Tudor Family Portrait by Barbara Winchester.


Talk By: Canon J. S. Purvis
Unknown: Barbara Winchester.

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