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: Jack Hawkins and Googie Withers in 'THE FATHER'

by August Strindberg Adapted for broadcasting by Max Faber from his English version Produced by John Gibson
The play is set in the sitting-room of the captain's house on the outskirts of a Swedish town during two consecutive winter evenings at the end of the last century.


Unknown: August Strindberg
Broadcasting By: Max Faber
Produced By: John Gibson
Adolf, a cavalry captain: Jack Hawkins
Laura, his wife: Googie Withers
Bertha, their daughter: Dorothy Gordon
Dr Oestermark: Richard Williams
The Pastor: Charles Lloyd Pack
Margret, the nurse: Gladys Young
Nojd: Malcolm Hayes
Svard: Haydn Jones


Comic opera in one act
Libretto by F. K. Hiemer
English version by David Harris
Music by Weber
Cast in order of singing:
(Continued in next column)
BBC Midland Chorus
BBC Midland Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon ) Conducted BY LEO WURMSER
Produced by C. Denis Freeman
Scene: Abu Hassan 's apartment in the precincts of the royal palace at Baghdad. Another performance: Monday at 8.30


Unknown: F. K. Hiemer
Unknown: David Harris
Music By: Weber
Leader: James Hutcheon
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser
Produced By: C. Denis Freeman
Unknown: Abu Hassan
Abu Hassan favourite of the Caliph: René Soames
Sugarcane, his wife, favourite of the Sultana: April Cantelo
Omar, a money-lender, infatuated with Sugarcane: Norman Lumsden
Masrur, the Caliph's treasurer: John Le Mesurier
Zemrud, the Sultana's confidante: Hattie Jacques
The Caliph, Harun al-Rashid: Raymond Rollett
Zubaidah, his wife, the Sultana: Helen Goss


A group of programmes about their impact on the ancient world
Much controversy still persists about our Indo-European ancestors, their origins, dispersal, and the character of the various societies they founded. New light has been shed on these questions in recent years through linguistic studies and archaeological field-work.
I-The Discovery of the Indo-Europeans by L. R. Palmer
Professor of Comparative Philology in the University of Oxford


Unknown: L. R. Palmer


The Haydn Orchestra
(Leader, Leonard Friedman )
Conductor, Harry Newstone
Symphony No. 47. in G
Sinfonia Concertante, in B flat
(oboe, Peter Graeme : bassoon, Joseph Castaldini ; violin, Leonard Friedman ; cello, Joy Hall )
Symphony No. 86. In D


Leader: Leonard Friedman
Conductor: Harry Newstone
Oboe: Peter Graeme
Violin: Joseph Castaldini
Violin: Leonard Friedman
Cello: Joy Hall


The first of two talks by Frank Kermode
The seventeenth-century ' dissociation of sensibility ... from which we have never recovered' (in T. S. Eliot 's successful formulation) should be seen, Mr. Kermode suggests, as a local variant of the doctrine of the Renaissance as a great spiritual disaster. 'The myth of catastrophe,' he argues, ' was imposed upon English literature not after a dispassionate survey of the facts but in order to satisfy certain needs that became urgent in the nineteenth century.'
(The recorded broadcast of Oct. 27)


Unknown: Frank Kermode
Unknown: T. S. Eliot


A sequence of poems illustrating the part played by the great house in English life and the obligations of ownership.
5—' Epistle to Richard Boyle ,
Earl of Burlington ' by Alexander Pope
Read by V. C. Clinton-Baddeley


Unknown: Richard Boyle
Unknown: Alexander Pope
Read By: V. C. Clinton-Baddeley


London String Quartet

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