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by Ugo Betti
Translated and adapted for broadcasting by Harry McWilliam
The action takes place in a foreign city: the people are inhabitants and emigrants from various countries. Time, the Present.
Music composed by Christopher Whelen
Production by John Gibson


Unknown: Ugo Betti
Broadcasting By: Harry McWilliam
Composed By: Christopher Whelen
Production By: John Gibson
Parse, a judge: Donald Pleasence
Jud, a senior judge: Brewster Mason
Goetz, the prosecutor-general: Anthony Jacobs
Holand, the justices' clerk: Charles Leno
Riccardo Gaucher, entrepreneur: Howard Marion-Crawford
Anna, his wife: Betty Hardy
Anselmo Bret, mechanic: Victor Platt
Manrico Giuseppetti, labourer: Alfie Bass
Beatrice Mosca: Kathleen Boutall
Giovanna Burke: Betty Baskcomb
Carmelo Aiello: Hugh Manning
Orsola Nasca: Mary Wimbush
A short-sighted gentleman: Allan McClelland
Gustavo Kurz: Ernest Milton
Menjura: Patrick Magee
A clerk: Toke Townley
The girl from the café: Jessica Lang
Lucrezio, court usher: Hugh Manning


by Emil Gilels


Unknown: Emil Gilels


A series of talks commenting on current legal issues
Scottish Influence on the Homicide Act 1957 by T. B. Smith , Q.C.
Professor of Law
In the University of Aberdeen
A by-product of the controversy regarding capital punishment has been the general reform of the English law of murder. By the Homicide Act 1957 wider scope has been allowed to the defences of provocation and impaired responsibility. These reforms are based on what has been the law of Scotland for the past century.


Unknown: T. B. Smith


(' The Town across the Water ')
An opera-oratorio
Words by Hermann Kasack
Music by Hans Vogt
(sung in German) with Charlotte Betcke , Margot Fehling Dorothea Georgi , Elisabeth Gobber
Joshard Daus , GUnter Gennersch
Theodor Henn , Horst Sellentin
Chorus and Orchestra of Norddeutscher Rundfunk. Hamburg
(Chorus-Master, Otto Franze)
Producer, Otto Kurth
Introduction-The Reception Office-The Prefect-The Three Women at the Well— The Exchange Market-Robert and Anna -The Twelve Helpers-The Novelist-The Mothers of the Dead Soldiers—The Factory-Robert finds Anna again-The Flight of Spirits— The Three Sibyls-Pinale
Die Stadt hinter dem Strom is a version of the Orpheus legend : ' Orpheus ' being Robert, who receives a summons to record events in a strange city which proves to be an intermediate realm between life and death.


Unknown: Hermann Kasack
Music By: Hans Vogt
Unknown: Charlotte Betcke
Unknown: Margot Fehling
Unknown: Dorothea Georgi
Unknown: Elisabeth Gobber
Unknown: Joshard Daus
Unknown: Gunter Gennersch
Unknown: Theodor Henn
Unknown: Horst Sellentin
Conducted By: Wilhelm Schuchter
Producer: Otto Kurth
The Narrator: Richard Lauffen
Robert: Hans-Herbert Fiedler
Anna: Margot Guilleaume
The Great 'Don': Hermann Rieth
Perking: Helmuth Kretschmar
Leonhard: Ursula Zollenkopf
A Novelist: Kurt Marschner
An Overseer: Sigmund Roth
The Forewoman: Adelheid Berger

: 'EMMA'

Lionel Trilling speaks about the novel by Jane Austen
' We never know where to have it. If we finish it at night and think we know what it is up to, we wake the next morning to discover that it is up to something else. It has become a different book. The effect is extraordinary, perhaps unique. This book is like a person-not to be comprehended fully and finally by any other person.*


Unknown: Lionel Trilling
Novel By: Jane Austen

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