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: Juno and the Paycock

by Sean O'Casey
Adapted for broadcasting by Patrick Riddell.
[Starring] Seamus Kavanagh, Peggy Marshall, and Jack MacGowran
Vincent Brome writes on page 6

4.30-4.35 Interlude


Author: Sean O'Casey
Adapted for broadcasting by: Patrick Riddell
Producer: John Gibson
Residents in the tenement - 'Captain' Jack Boyle: Seamus Kavanagh
Residents in the tenement - Juno Boyle, his wife: Peggy Marshall
Residents in the tenement - Johnny Boyle, their son: Desmond Jordan
Residents in the tenement - Mary Boyle, their daughter: Sheila Manahan
Residents in the tenement - 'Joxer' Daly: Jack MacGowran
Residents in the tenement - Mrs Maisie Madigan: Betty Hardy
Residents in the tenement - 'Needle' Nugent, a tailor: Harry Hutchinson
Residents in the tenement - Mrs Tancred: Shela Ward
Residents in the tenement - Jerry Devine: Donal Donnelly
Charlie Bentham, a school-teacher: Victor Wood
An Irregular Mobiliser: Patrick Magee
A furniture removal man: Brian O'Higgins
A neighbour: Molly Rankin

: Manon

Opera in five acts by Meilhac and Gille
Music by Massenet
(sung in French)
on gramophone records

Act 1: The courtyard of an inn at Amiens
Act 2: The apartment of Des Grieux and Manon in Paris


Music: Massenet
Libretto: Meilhac and Gille
Conducted By: Pierre Monteux
Singers/Musicians: Chorus and Orchestra of the Theatre National de l'Opera-Comique
Manon Lescaut: Victoria de Los Angeles
Poussette: Liliane Berton
Javotte: Raymonde Notti
Rosette: Marthe Serres
Le Chevalier des Grieux: Henri Legay
Lescaut: Michel Dens
Le Compte des Grieux: Jean Borthayre
Guillot de Morfontaine: Ren Herent
De Bretigny: Jean Vieuille

: Election without Choice

Talk by W.H. Morris-Jones

Polling in India's second general election begins tomorrow, and prevailing opinion is that the Congress Party will be returned to office. The absence of a strong opposition party with clear policies seems to mean that the election is one without real choice. Professor Morris-Jones, of the Department of Social Studies, University of Durham, considers whether this is an adequate view of the Indian political scene.


Speaker: W.H. Morris-Jones

: Manon

Act 3
Scene 1: The Cours-la-Reine Promenade
Scene 2: In the seminary of St. Sulpice

: In the Land of the Rujuks

A short story by Heinrich Boll
Translated from the German by Richard Graves
Read by Gilbert Harding
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 26)


Author: Heinrich Boll
Translator: Richard Graves
Reader: Gilbert Harding

: Manon

Act 4: A gambling room at the Hotel de Transylvanie
Act 5: On the road to Le Havre

: Piers Plowman: 2: The Search for St. Truth

A series of six readings

Devised by Elizabeth Zeeman, Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge
Read by Gary Watson in a slightly modified version of the original


Author: William Langland
Devised by: Elizabeth Zeeman
Reader: Gary Watson

: Orchestral Concert: Part 1

William Pleeth (cello)
BBC Chorus (Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Leader, Steven Staryk)
Conducted by Berthold Goldschmidt


Cellist: William Pleeth
Singers: BBC Chorus
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader: Steven Staryk
Conductor: Berthold Goldschmidt

: Reminiscences of Ronald Firbank

by Sewell Stokes

(See Monday at 6.55)


Speaker: Sewell Stokes

: Western Germany and Eastern Europe

Talk by John Midgley

Recent events in Eastern Europe have had significant repercussions in Western Germany. Mr. Midgley, who has recently returned from a visit to the Federal Republic, considers their possible effects on the general elections later this year.
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. 18)


Speaker: John Midgley

: Chamber Music

Aeolian String Quartet: Sydney Humphreys (violin), Trevor Williams (violin), Watson Forbes (viola), John Moore (cello)


Violinist: Sydney Humphreys
Violinist: Trevor Williams
Viola player: Watson Forbes
Cellist: John Moore

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