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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
Roland, the justices' clerk: Charles Leno
Riccardo Gaucher,entrepreneur: Howard Marion-Crawford
Anna, his wife: Betty Hardy
Anselmo Bret, mechanic: Victor Platt
Manrico Giuseppetti, labourer: Alfle 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 cafe: Jessica Lang
Lucrezio, the court usher: Hugh Manning


Marina de Gabarain
Geoffrey Gilbert (flute)
The Goldsbrough Orchestra
(Leader. Emanuel Hurwitz )
Conducted by Walter Goehr
Part 1


Flute: Geoffrey Gilbert
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted By: Walter Goehr


by J. Chinna Durai Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India
Hindu society has been called * the apotheosis of the family.' This religious, moral, legal, and economic system, three millenniums old, is invaded by Western ideas of welfare. Mr. Durai considers the consequences of this invasion.


Unknown: J. Chinna Durai


by Anthony Harvey
In this talk, prompted by two volumes of essays published early this year, Faith and Logic and Metaphysical Beliefs, Mr. Harvey points out a certain likeness in contemporary movements of theology and philosophy, and seeks an answer to the question: how are religious statements meaningful?


Unknown: Anthony Harvey


Geraint Jones (organ)
The Ambrosian Singers
Conductor, Denis Stevens
Programme devised by Denis Stevens
Secular German Music of the Renaissance: September 19
Paul Hofhaimer (1459-1537). one of the most distinguished organ players of his time, was an outstanding representative of the early Renaissance in Germany.
Heinrich Isaak (1450-1517), Flemish by birth, was the first international Renaissance composer. Unlike later musicians who travelled extensively, he never mixed national styles but wrote in the idiom of the particular country.


Unknown: Geraint Jones
Conductor: Denis Stevens
Unknown: Denis Stevens
Unknown: Paul Hofhaimer


In memory of Charles Baudelaire ' by Swinburne
Read by Anthony Jacobs


Unknown: Charles Baudelaire
Read By: Anthony Jacobs


Gwendolen Mason (harp)
The Camden Trio:
Evelyn Rothwell (oboe)
Archie Camden (bassoon)
Wilfrid Parry (piano)


Oboe: Evelyn Rothwell
Bassoon: Archie Camden
Piano: Wilfrid Parry

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