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An opera in four acts
Scene: In and around Otello's castle in Cyprus at the end of the fifteenth century
Act I
Outside the castle, overlooking the harbour
See below and page 6


A monologue in one scene by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Richard Newnham
Read by Peter Woodthorpe


Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Translated By: Richard Newnham
Read By: Peter Woodthorpe


A hall of the castle, overlooking the garden


by J. P. Corbett
Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford Mr. Corbett considers religious agnosticism not as a creed but as an enquiry.


Acr 3: The great hall of the castle


T. S. Eliot
' The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock '
Read by Alan Wheatley and ' Gerontion '
Read by William Devlin
Fifth of six programmes
Readings from American poets: Dec. 23


Unknown: T. S. Eliot
Unknown: J. Alfred Prufrock
Read By: Alan Wheatley
Read By: William Devlin


ACT 4: Desdemona's bedroom


A meditation by Samuel Beckett
Spoken by Patrick Magee
Produced by Donald McWhinnie


Unknown: Samuel Beckett
Spoken By: Patrick Magee
Produced By: Donald McWhinnie

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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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