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(' Tsar and Carpenter ')
A comic opera in three acts
Words and music by Albert Lortzing
(sung in German)
An Usher.Alexander von Malachowsky
Chorus and Symphony Orchestra of Bayerischer Rundfunk
(Chorus-Master, J. Kugler ) Conducted BY JAN KOETSIER
Scene: Saardam in Holland in the year 1698
Act 1: The dockyard


Music By: Albert Lortzing
Unknown: Alexander von Malachowsky
Chorus-Master: J. Kugler
Conducted By: Jan Koetsier
Peter I, Tsar of Russia, under the name of Peter Michaelov: Hermann Prey
Peter Ivanov. a young Russian journeyman carpenter: Willy Hofmann
Van Bett burgomaster of Saardam: Kurt Bohme
Marie, his niece: Irmgard Jacobeit
Admiral Lefort, Russian envoy: Frithjoff Sentpaul
Lord Syndham, English envoy: Max Proebstl
Marquis de Chateauneuf French envoy: Karl Terkal
The Widow Brown: Ina Gerheim
An Officer: Karl Schaidler


A short story by Isaac Babel
Reader, David Kossoff
This tells the story of a child of poor parents who is invited to tea with the family of a rich schoolfriend, and of his carefully arranged plans to keep the less reputable members of his family out of the way when his friend pays a return visit. Unfortunately the plans go astray.


Reader: David Kossoff


Act 2: The interior of a large inn
Acr 3: The great hall of the Town Hall


T. G. Barman regards the recently published book The Winter War by Vaino Tanner , a former Finnish foreign minister, as an exceptional mirror of Soviet diplomatic tactics, today and tomorrow no less than yesterday


Unknown: T. G. Barman
Unknown: Vaino Tanner

: Shakespeare Apocrypha ' THE MERRY DEVIL OF EDMONTON'

Adapted for broadcasting by Peter Watts
Produced by Peter Watt '


Broadcasting By: Peter Watts
Produced By: Peter Watt
The PROLOGUE: Howieson Culft
PETER FABELL, a scholar of Edmonton: Valentine Dyall
COREB, a spirit: John Ruddock
Blague, host of ' The George ' at Waltham: Baliol Holloway
Sir ARTHUR CLARE: Erie Anderson
DORCAS his lady: Molly Rankin
MILLICENT, his daughter: Denise Bryer
HARRY, his son: David Enders
A SERVANT: John Bryning
FRANK, his son: Basil Hoskins
RAYMOND his son: David Spenser
Bilbo, an old blade: Will Leighton
BANKS, the miller of Waltham: Paul Hardwick
Smug, the smith of Edmonton: William Eedle
Sir John, the parson: Malcolm Hayes
THE PRIORESS of Cheshunt Cheshunt Nunnery: Joan Hart
A NUN: Rosamund Greenwood
BRIAN, the keeper: Hugh Manning
RALPH, his man: Ronald Sidney
THE SEXTON: Arthur Young
FRIAR HILDERSHAM: Frank Partington
THE CHAMBERLAIN of the White Horse Jnn: John Ruddock
BENEDICK, a novice: John Bryning


Raymond Cohen (violin)
Franz Reizenstein (piano)
First of two programmes
Including contemporary violin sonatas


Violin: Raymond Cohen
Piano: Franz Reizenstein


A series of four talks
1-Donneby A. Alvarez
Donne is usually regarded by modern critics as an extremely obscure poet, and it is frequently assumed that he was found obscure by the contemporary audience for whom he was writing. Mr. Alvarez believes that this assumption is false: Donne wrote his poems for a small, specific group whose background of knowledge and experience was the same as his own.
(The recorded broadcast of May 18)


Unknown: A. Alvarez

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