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The Parrenin String Quartet:
Jacques Parrenin (violin)
Marcel Charpentier (violin)
Serges Collot (viola)
Pierre Penassou (cello)


Violin: Jacques Parrenin
Violin: Marcel Charpentier
Violin: Serges Collot
Cello: Pierre Penassou

: Angela Baddeley Norman Shelley and Douglas Seale in 'TURCARET'

A comedy by Alain-Rene Lesage
Translated by W. S. Merwin with music composed and played on the harpsichord by Alan Paul
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by R. D. Smith
DURING THE INTERVAL (9.40-9.50 app.) : A gramophone record of movements from Rameau's' Concert en Sextuor No. 6: Oiseau-Lyre Orchestral Ensemble, conducted by Louis de Froment


Comedy By: Alain-Rene Lesage
Translated By: W. S. Merwin
Unknown: Alan Paul
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Conducted By: Louis de Froment
Marine: Betty Linton
The Baronne: Angela Baddeley
Front in: Douglas Seale
Flamand: Anthony Sagar
Turcaret: Norman Shelley
The Knight: Derek Birch
Lisette: Mary Wimbush
The Marquis: Douglas Storm
Rafle: Brian Wilde
Furet: Geoffrey Wincott
Footman: John Fraser-Kerr
Mme Jacob: Nan Marriott-Watson
A Countess: Dorothy Holmes-Gore

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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