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: Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies and Andrew Cruickshank in 'PORT-ROYAL'

by Henry de Montherlant Translated from the French by Robert Speaight
Narrator, Simon Lack
Produced by Michael Bakewell


Unknown: Henry de Montherlant
Unknown: Robert Speaight
Narrator: Simon Lack
Produced By: Michael Bakewell
The Visitor: Leonard Trolley
Sister Gabrielle: Margaret Wedlake
Sister Flavie: Kathleen Helme
Sister HeJene: Edna Landor
Sister Marie-Frangoise: Monica Grey
Sister Louise: Enid Lorimer
Sister Angélique de Saint-Jean: Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
Sister Julie: Janette Richer
Mother Catherine-Agnes, the former Abbess: Mary Merrall
The Abbess of Port-Royal: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
The Archbishop of Paris: Andrew Cruickshank
The Official: Haydn Jones
The Grand Vicar: Malcolm Hayes
The Prioress: Sylvia Coleridge
Civil Lieutenant: Trevor Martin


BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Nicolai Malko
Part 1


Conducted By: Nicolai Malko


An assessment of the Hungarian revolution by Andrew Revai
To be repeated on January 8


Unknown: Andrew Revai


A talk by Pere M. J. Congar , o.P ., on the action and mission of the Catholic Church in contemporary France.


Talk By: Pere M. J. Congar , O.P


Igor Ozim (violin)
Ernest Lush (piano)


Violin: Igor Ozim
Piano: Ernest Lush


reading his own poetry
This programme consists of edited versions of tape recordings made at the Poetry Center, New York. Dylan Thomas gave the first of a series of recitals there in 1950, the last in October 1953, shortly before his death.

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