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(' Master Peter's Puppet Show ')
One-act opera by Manuel de Falla
Text adapted by the composer from a chapter in Cervantes's ' Don Quixote '
(sung in Spanish) on gramophone records
Orchestra of the Champs-Elysees Theatre
Conducted by Ernesto Halffter


Unknown: Manuel de Falla
Unknown: Don Quixote
Conducted By: Ernesto Halffter
Trujaman, the commentator (soprano): Blanca Maria Seoane
Maese Pedro, proprietor of the puppet show (tenor): Francisco Navarro
Don Quixote (bass): Chano Gonzalo


by Margaret Stanley-Wrench
A Man Whose Footsteps Grew Roses A Tale for the Fall of the Year
Read by Ella Milne and Murray Kash


Unknown: Margaret Stanley-Wrench
Read By: Ella Milne
Read By: Murray Kash


Quartet in C, Op. 54 No. 2 Quartet in F. Op. 3 No. 5 Quartet in D. Op. 64 No. 5 played by the Allegri String Quartet:
Eli Goren , James Barton
Patrick Ireland , William Pleeth
Fourth of six programmes of string quartets by Haydn


Unknown: Eli Goren
Unknown: James Barton
Unknown: Patrick Ireland
Unknown: William Pleeth


Talk by Vernon Brelsford
Director of Information,
Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland In this study of a purely African economy -the complex and extensive fishing industry which has developed in these remote and difficult swamps to serve the markets of the Copperbelt hundreds of miles away-Mr. Brelsford analyses the reasons why, in spite of the economic importance of this industry, the marketing remains haphazard and price margins uncontrolled.


Talk By: Vernon Brelsford

: Michael Hordern and Mary Wimbush in 'MACBETH'

by William Shakespeare
Adapted for broadcasting by Peter Watts
with Gabrielle Blunt and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Pipe music arranged by Seumas MacNeill and played by Seumas MacNeill and Donald Maclean
Fanfares composed by John Hotchkis
Produced by Peter Watts


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Broadcasting By: Peter Watts
Unknown: Gabrielle Blunt
Arranged By: Seumas MacNeill
Played By: Seumas MacNeill
Played By: Donald MacLean
Composed By: John Hotchkis
Produced By: Peter Watts
Rafael Hollingshed, the Chronicler: Brian Haines
Three Witche: Molly Rankin
Three Witche: Ella Milne
Three Witche: Mairhi Russell
Duncan, King of Scotland: George Hagan
Malcolm, his son: David Enders
A Sergeant-at-arms: Michael Turner
Ross: Paul Hardwick
Lennox: Eric Anderson
Macbeth, Thane of Glamis: Michael Hordern
Banquo: Edward Jewesbury
Lady Macbeth: Mary Wimbush
Seton, steward to Macbeth: Simon Lack
A Porter: Duncan McLntyre
Macduff: William Squire
Donalbain, Duncan's younger son: Brian Smith
An Old Man: Arthur Lawrence
Fleance, son to Banquo: Peter Halliday
Two Murderers: Michael O'Halloran
Two Murderers: Richard Mayes
Lady Macduff: Joan Hart
Son to Macduff: George Bond
A Doctor: Howieson Culff
A Gentlewoman: Jean Hedley-Davis
Siward, Earl of Northumberland: George Hagan


Sonata No. 1; Sonatina played by Alan Loveday (violin)
Leonard Cassini (piano)


Violin: Alan Loveday
Piano: Leonard Cassini


First of two illustrated talks by Philip Hope-Wallace


Unknown: Philip Hope-Wallace

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