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: Marius Goring and Geraldine McEwan in 'THE MISANTHROPE'

by Moliere
Translated from the French by John Ozell
Music by Anthony Bernard
Radio adaptation and production by Norman Wright
Characters in order of speaking:
Incidental music played by London Chamber Orchestra (leader. Lionel Bentley ), conducted by the composer


Unknown: John Ozell
Music By: Anthony Bernard
Production By: Norman Wright
Leader: Lionel Bentley
Philinte: John Westbrook
Alceste: Marius Goring
Oronte: Alan Reid
Celimene: Geraldine McEwan
Basque: Norman Wynne
Eliante: Christine Finn
Clitandre: Charles Hodgson
Acaste: Jack May
Guard: Trevor Martin
Arsinoé: Sarah Leigh
Du Bois: James Thomason


An opera in three acts
Libretto after Pushkin by V. P. Burenin
Music by Tchaikovsky sung in Russian: on records
Chorus. Orchestra, and Band of the Bolshoi Theatre
The action takes place in the Ukraine at the beginning of the eighteenth century
Acr 1
Scene 1: The garden of Kochubey's estate Scene 2: A hall in the house of Kochubey


Unknown: V. P. Burenin
Unknown: V. P. Burenin
Conducted By: Vassily Nebolsin


A reconsideration of Bernard Shaw the dramatist by Graham Hough
Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge Mr Hough refers in his talk to the recently published Bernard Shaw : his life, work, and friends, by St. John Ervine.


Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Graham Hough
Unknown: Mr Hough
Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: John Ervine.


Acr 2
Scene 1: A dungeon in the Belotserkovsky castle
Scene 2: A candle-lit hall in Mazeppa's castle
Scene 1: A field with a scaffold


A series of talks commenting on current legal issues
38-Industrial Disputes by Otto Kahn-Freund
Professor of Law
In the University of London
In a recent case a point was settled of vital interest in factories in which only a minority of workers are members of trade unions.


Unknown: Otto Kahn-Freund


Acr 3
The ruined house and garden of Kochubey

: Studies in Interpretation: 1: Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G

A series of three talks by Edward Sackville-West
In these talks Mr. Sackville-West compares the various performances of a work. In this programme the records used in illustration include those with Schnabel, Gieseking and Clifford Curzon as soloist.


Speaker: Edward Sackville-West


by J. R. R. Tolkien
An adaptation in six parts from volumes 2 and 3 of the trilogy
3 — 'Into the Dark '
Cast in order of speaking:
Music by Anthony Smith-Masters
The programme adapted and produced by Terence Tiller


Unknown: J. R. R. Tolkien
Music By: Anthony Smith-Masters
Produced By: Terence Tiller
Narrator: Derek Hart
Sam: Victor Piatt
Frodo: Oliver Burt
Gollum: Gerik Schjelderup
Faramir: Derek Prentice
Mablung: Godfrey Kenton
Ores: Valentine Dyall: Roger Snowdon


Musica da Camera: Harold Clarke (flute)
Roger Lord (oboe)
Sidney Fell (clarinet)
Vera Kantrovitch (violin) Lorraine du Val (violin) Cecil Aronowitz (viola)
Joy Hall (cello)
Hubert Dawkes (piano, harpsichord)


Flute: Harold Clarke
Oboe: Roger Lord
Clarinet: Sidney Fell
Violin: Vera Kantrovitch
Violin: Lorraine du Val
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Cello: Joy Hall
Piano: Hubert Dawkes

: Naomi Jacob and Ernest Milton

An enquiry for radio by Harold Lang and Kenneth Tynan
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon with James Ferman. Alun Owen Ian Sadler , Morris Sweden and Leonard Trolley
The calypso sung by Lord Beginner


Unknown: Harold Lang
Unknown: Kenneth Tynan
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: James Ferman.
Unknown: Alun Owen
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: Morris Sweden
Unknown: Leonard Trolley
Sung By: Lord Beginner
Aphra Corbett: Naomi Jacob
Dorset Loveless: Ernest Milton
Maud Spicer: Vivienne Chatterton
Cuni Nicolescu: Miriam Karlin
BBC Commentator: Norman Shelley
WRAZ Commentator: MacDonald Parke
Reg Bixby: Harold Reese
The Suffragette: Thea Wells
Sir Humbert Eversley: Robin Bailey
Elsie Prynne: Janette Richer
Declamatory Voices: Frank Duncan
Declamatory Voices: Harold Lang


by Julian Bream (guitar)


Guitar: Julian Bream

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