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A tragi-comedy in four acts by Sean O'Casey
Music composed, arranged and conducted by John Hotchkis Radio adaptation and production by Raymond Raikes
Characters in order of speaking:


Unknown: Sean O'Casey
Conducted By: John Hotchkis
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Mrs Heegan: Mary O'Farrell
Susie Monican: Sheila Manahan
Sylvester Heegan: Harry Hutchinson
Simon Norton: Tony Qumn
Mrs Foran: Louise Hutton
Teddy her husband: Tommy Duggan
Harry Heegan D C M Sylvester's son: Patrick Troughton
Barney Bagnal: Robert Mooney
Jessie Taite: Joan Plunkett
The Croucher: John Cazabon
The Corporal: Garard Green
The Visitor: Norman Shelley
First Soldier: Cyril Shaps
Second Soldier: Arthur Lawrence
Third Soldier: Patrick Troughton
Fourth Soldier: Tommy Duggan
The Staff Wallah: Richard Williams
Surgeon Forby Maxwell: Patrick Waddington
The Ward Sister: Virginia Winter


An opera in four acts
Libretto by P. Milliet and H. Gremont
Music by Massenet
(sung in French)
Chorus and Orchestra of VARA, Hilversum
Scene: Jerusalem in A.D. 30
Acr 1
An inner court of Herod's palace in Jerusalem
Acr 2
Herod's apartment


Unknown: P. Milliet
Unknown: H. Gremont
Music By: Massenet
Conducted By: Albert Wolff
John the Prophet: Guy Fouché
Herod, King of Galilee: Charles Cambon
Phanuel, a Chaldean: Germain Ghislain
Vitellius, Roman Proconsul: Jos Burcksen
The High Priest: Germain Ghislain
A Voice in the Temple: Cornelius Kalkman
Salome: Andréa Guiot
Herodias wife of Herod: Mimi Aarden
A Babylonian slave: Mimi Aarden


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.
3-The Coming of the Greeks by L. R. Palmer
Professor of Comparative Philology in the University of Oxford


Unknown: L. R. Palmer


Act 3
Scene 1: A hall in the house of Phanuel Scene 2: The Temple
Act 4
Scene It A subterranean vault
Scene 2: A magnificent hall in the palace


A topical programme on the arts, literature, and entertainment
Three speakers comment on whatever seems of most immediate interest in the world of the various arts: exhibitions, new productions in the theatre, new films and books.
It is hoped to include contributions on two plays by Samuel Beckett , Fin de Partie and Acte sans Paroles, at the Royal Court Theatre, London; and an exhibition of work by Gio Ponti at Liberty's, London.


Unknown: Samuel Beckett


The Jacobean Ensemble:
Neville Marriner (violin)
Peter Gibbs (violin)
Desmond Dupr é (viola da gamba) Dennis Nesbitt (viola da gamba)
Thurston Dart
(organ and harpsichord)
Fantasy No. 10 (four parts)
Sonata No. 7, in E minor, for two violins and continuo
Suite No. 4, for harpsichord Fantasy No. 11 (four parts)
Sonata No. 8, in G, for two violins and continuo
Suite No. 5, for harpsichord Fantasy No. 12 (four parts)


Violin: Neville Marriner
Violin: Peter Gibbs
Viola: Desmond Dupr
Viola: Dennis Nesbitt
Unknown: Thurston Dart

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