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A discussion on some novels published in recent months
Graham Hough , Anthony Quinton and Alan Pryce-Jones


Unknown: Graham Hough
Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: Alan Pryce-Jones


Sonata in D (D.850) played by Edith Vogel (piano)


Piano: Edith Vogel


Being a record of a first sight of Greece: by Dorothy Baker
Narrator, Julia Lang with Valentine Dyall , John Gabriel , Alaric Colter , Martin Starkie , James Ferman , James Douglas , Joan Hart , Bryan Powley , Betty Hardy , John Stockbridge , John Sharp , Hamilton Dyce , Pamela Alan , Edgar Norfolk , Robert Rietty , Alec Finter , Warren Hearnden , Anthony Jacobs , Lewis Stringer , Eric Lugg Gawn Grainger , David Peel , Julian Herington , Ann Totten , Neville Hartley , and Miriam Lehmann
Production by Christopher Sykes


Narrator: Dorothy Baker
Narrator: Julia Lang
Unknown: Valentine Dyall
Unknown: John Gabriel
Unknown: Alaric Colter
Unknown: Martin Starkie
Unknown: James Ferman
Unknown: James Douglas
Unknown: Joan Hart
Unknown: Bryan Powley
Unknown: Betty Hardy
Unknown: John Stockbridge
Unknown: John Sharp
Unknown: Hamilton Dyce
Unknown: Pamela Alan
Unknown: Edgar Norfolk
Unknown: Robert Rietty
Unknown: Alec Finter
Unknown: Warren Hearnden
Unknown: Anthony Jacobs
Unknown: Lewis Stringer
Unknown: Eric Lugg
Unknown: Gawn Grainger
Unknown: David Peel
Unknown: Julian Herington
Unknown: Ann Totten
Unknown: Neville Hartley
Unknown: Miriam Lehmann
Production By: Christopher Sykes


A lyric comedy in three acts after Shakespeare's
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Libretto by Boito Music by Verdi
(sung in Italian,
Chorus and Symphony Orchestra of Radiotelevisione Itallana. Milan
(Chorus-Master, Roberto Benaglio )
Act I
Scene 1: The taproom at the Garter Inn Scene 2: The garden of Ford's house


Unknown: Boito Music
Unknown: Verdi
Chorus-Master: Roberto Benaglio
Conducted By: Tullio Serafin
Sir John Falstaff: Giuseppe Taddei
Bardolph: Renato Ercolani
Pistol: Franco Calabrese
Fenton: Luigi Alva
Mistress Page (Meg): Anna Maria Canali
Mistress Ford (Alice): Rosanna Carteri
Mistress Quickly: Fedora Barbieri
Arme Ford (Nannetta): Anna Moffo
Doctor Caius: Mario Carlin
Ford: Sciptone Colombo


A short story by Heinrich Böll
Translated from the German by Richard Graves
Read by Gilbert Harding


Read By: Gilbert Harding


Act 2
Scene 1; The taproom at the Garter Inn Scene 2: Inside Ford's house


Talk by Arthur Ransome , C.B.E.
Dorothy Wordsworth in her Journal tells of setting trimmers for pike and how Williamhas had several bites but his lines would not stand the pulling.' Dr. Ransome's theme is those diaries in which fishermen have noted their good fortune or bad, in which they talk to themselves, teach themselves to fish, and preserve their happiest hours in a clearer aspic than memory


Talk By: Arthur Ransome
Unknown: Dorothy Wordsworth


Acr 3
Scene 1: Outside the Garter Inn
Scene 2: Heme's Oak in Windsor Forest
(Recording made available by courtesy of Radiotelevisione Italiana , Rome: previously broadcast on September 30)


Unknown: Radiotelevisione Italiana

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