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: The American

by Henry James
David Knight and Rachel Gurney with Gladys Young, Roger Delgado and Kathleen Holme in...
Adapted for broadcasting in two parts by Mary Hope Allen
The action takes place in Paris and in London in the year 1868

DURING THE INTERVAL (7.10-7.20 app.):
Gounod: Two movements from Little Symphony in B flat
played by the Pierre Poulteau Wind Ensemble
on a gramophone record
followed by an interlude at 8.45


Author: Henry James
Adapted by: Mary Hope Allan
Production by: Mary Hope Allen
Narrator: Richard Hurndall
Christopher Newman: David Knight
Mlle. Néomie Nioche: Olive Gregg
M. Nioche, her father: Jeffrey Segal
Mr. Tristram: Macdonald Parke
Mrs. Tristram, his wife: Joan Sanderson
Claire de Cintré: Rachel Gurney
Comte Valentin de Bellegarde, her younger brother: Roger Delgado
The Marquis de Bellegarde, her elder brother: Brewster Mason
The Marquise de Bellegarde: Sulwen Morgan
The Dowager Marquise: Gladys Young
Comtesse de la Rochefidèle: Gladys Spencer
Comte de Rochefidèle: Malcolm Hayes
Mrs. Bread: Kathleen Helme
Lord Deepmere: John Bryning
The Duchess d'Outreville: Catherine Salkeld

: A Concert

The Harvey Phillips String Orchestra (Leader, Alan Loveday) Conductor, Harvey Phillips
Thornton Lofthouse (harpsichord continuo)

Set of Act Tunes and Dances - Purcell, arr. Bliss
Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 2 No. 5 - Geminiani
Concerto in D - Charles Avison
Suite: Idyla - Janacek
(first performance in this country)
The Concerto by Charles Avison (1709-1770) has four movements, of which the second and fourth are elaborations of extant sonatas; the first and third are believed to be based on slow movements from lost works by Scarlatti.
The Suite Idyla (1878) is an early work, written when Janacek was 24.


Leader: Alan Loveday
Conductor: Harvey Phillips
Harpsichord: Thornton Lofthouse


A series of talks commenting on current legal issues
Obstructing the Police by J. A. Coutts, Professor of Law in the University of Bristol
The offence of 'making it more difficult for the police to carry out their duties' is obviously difficult to define. There are differences at least in language and perhaps in principle between English, Scottish, and Irish courts, and reforming legislation in such an elusive concept is difficult.
To be repeated on Thursday at 6.0


Unknown: J. A. Coutts


Maria Korchinska (harp)
Myra Verney (soprano)
Josephine Lee (piano)


Harp: Maria Korchinska
Soprano: Myra Verney
Piano: Josephine Lee

: The Poet and his Public: 2: Dryden

by Frank Kermode, Lecturer in English in the University of Reading
A series of four talks
"Nothing is easier than to expose Dryden as the slave of a not altogether admirable public; but no one who thinks of him as a great poet will have difficulty in seeing that this is not the whole truth - that he was in various ways remote from his audience." Mr. Kermode shows how Dryden wrote both for the contemporary 'mob of gentlemen' and for an immortal 'community of poets.'
(The recorded broadcast of May 25)
Shelley, by Ian Jack: September 8


Speaker: Frank Kermode


String Quartet No. 1
played by the Lyra String Quartet:
Granville Casey (violin)
John Crossan (violin)
John Linn (viola)
John McInulty (cello)
(Recorded broadcast of Aug. 31, 1956)


Violin: Granville Casey
Violin: John Crossan
Viola: John Linn
Cello: John McInulty

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