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: Interlude

: 'WAT TYLER'

An opera in two acts with a prologue
Libretto by Nancy Bush
Music by Alan Bush
(first performance in this country) peasants, townsfolk, nobles
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master. Leslie Woodgate )
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader. Arthur Leavins )
Conducted BY STANFORD ROBINSON
PROLOGUE
The edge of a forest in Kent: May 1381
ACT 1
Scene 1: Maidstone market-place, early June Scene 2: A room in Tyler's cottage near
Maidstone, the same evening
Scene 3: Maidstone market-place, a week later, early in the morning

Contributors

Unknown: Nancy Bush
Music By: Alan Bush
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Wat Tyler: Redvers Llewellyn
John Ball: Martin Lawrence
A herdsman: Norman Lumsden
An escaped serf: Andrew Gold
An elderly peasant: Jan van Der Gucht
King Richard II: Alexander Young
Sir Thomas Bampton: Francis Lqring
Archbishop Sudbury: Norman Walker
Walworth, Lord Mayor: Ronald Evans
Earl of Salisbury: Thomas Hemsley
A minstrel: Cragg Sinkinson
A herald: George Chitty
A retainer: Stephen Manton
A clerk: Andrew Gold
Margaret, wife of Wat Tyler: Joan Hammond
Jennet, daughter of Wat Tyler: April Cantelo
A fishwife: Barbara Howitt
The Queen Mother: Anna Pollak

: THE GEORGE ELIOT LETTERS

Kathleen Tillotson talks about volumes 4-7 of the Letters, edited by Gordon S. Haight

Contributors

Talks: Kathleen Tillotson
Edited By: Gordon S. Haight

: 'WAT TYLER

ACT 2
Scene 1: A room in the Tower of London, a few days later
Scene 2: An open field at Smithfield, three days later
Scene 3: Outside Westminster Abbey, at the end of June
(Barbara Howitt broadcasts by permission of the General Administrator, RoyalOpera House Covent Garden, Ltd.; Anna Pollak , by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd.) Another performance: Monday at 8.5
William Mann writes on page 4

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Howitt
Unknown: Anna Pollak
Unknown: William Mann

: Studies in Interpretation: 2: Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat (D.960)

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 illustrations include records made by Schnabel, Kempff and Wuhrer.

Contributors

Speaker: Edward Sackville-West

: 'THE LORD OF THE RINGS'

by J. R. R. Tolkien
An adaptation in six parts from volumes 2 and a of the trilogy
4 — 'The Siege of Gondor'

Contributors

Unknown: J. R. R. Tolkien

: HAYDN

Symphony No. 28. in A
Symphony No. 45. in F sharp minor
(The Farewell)
Symphony No. 90. in C
A section of the London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Hugh Maguire )
Conducted by Stanley Pope

Contributors

Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conducted By: Stanley Pope

: Freedom and the Rule of Law

Two talks by F.A. Hayek, Professor of Social and Moral Science in the University of Chicago
In his second talk Professor Hayek examines what he calls the one crucial point where the rule of law is seemingly threatened today and where other countries have developed important safeguards which Britain is lacking.

Contributors

Speaker: Professor F.A. Hayek

: New Poetry

Readings from recent volumes of verse, introduced by G. S. Fraser
Readers: Josephine Burge, Anthony Jacobs, Guy Kingsley Poynter
Mr Fraser discusses the work of a number of American poets: recent volumes by Marianne Moore and Elizabeth Bishop, and two books by younger writers, The Toy Fair by Howard Moss and The Diamond Cutters and Other Poems by Adrienne Cecile Rich. He also comments on two recent books of English verse: Selected Poems by Lawrence Durrell and A Case of Samples by Kingsley Amis, who reads his own poems.

Contributors

Introduced By: G. S. Fraser
Readers: Josephine Burge
Readers: Anthony Jacobs
Readers: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Unknown: Mr Fraser
Unknown: Marianne Moore
Unknown: Howard Moss
Unknown: Adrienne Cecile Rich.

: MUSIC FOR REBECS

The Cecile Dolmetsch
Rebec Ensemble : Cecile Dolmetsch , Nathalie Dolmetsch
Layton Ring, Michael Walton

Contributors

Unknown: Rebec Ensemble
Unknown: Cecile Dolmetsch
Unknown: Nathalie Dolmetsch
Unknown: Layton Ring,
Unknown: Michael Walton

: AMOS TUTUOLA

The author of ' The Palm Wine Drinkard' interviewed by a fellow Nigerian, Cyprian Ekwensi
(Recording by courtesy of the Federal Information Service, Lagos: previously broadcast on October 13)

Contributors

Unknown: Cyprian Ekwensi

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