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played by Bruno Hoffmann with Richard Adeney (flute)
Emanuel Hurwitz (violin)
Patrick Ireland (viola)
Terence Weil (cello)


Played By: Bruno Hoffmann
Flute: Richard Adeney
Violin: Emanuel Hurwitz
Viola: Patrick Ireland
Cello: Terence Weil


A Jamaican Anancy story
Written and told by Andrew Salkey


Told By: Andrew Salkey

: 'RITA'

or ' Le Mari Battn '
Comic opera In one act
Libretto by Gustave Vaez sung in the Italian version by Enrico Colossimo Music by Donizetti on a gramophone record
Introduced by Andrew Porter
Orchestra of Radlotelevisione Italiana


Unknown: Gustave Vaez
Introduced By: Andrew Porter
Conducted By: Umberto Cattini
Rita, proprietress of an inn: Giuseppina Arnalat
Beppe, her husband: Carlo Franzini
Gasparo, a planter: Paolo Montarzolo


A modern morality baaed on an old Hungarian fable
Written for radio by Peter Gurney with music composed and conducted by Humphrey Searle with Malcolm Graeme , Preston Lockwood
Ronald Sidney. Gladys Spencer
Hugh Manning. Alun Owen
Howard Goorney , Ronald Baddiley Ann Rye , Roger Gage. Brian Cobby
Ailsa Gamley (soprano) and the BBC Chorus
Production by Donald McWhinnie


Unknown: Peter Gurney
Conducted By: Humphrey Searle
Unknown: Malcolm Graeme
Unknown: Preston Lockwood
Unknown: Ronald Sidney.
Unknown: Gladys Spencer
Unknown: Hugh Manning.
Unknown: Alun Owen
Unknown: Howard Goorney
Unknown: Ronald Baddiley
Unknown: Ann Rye
Unknown: Roger Gage.
Unknown: Brian Cobby
Soprano: Ailsa Gamley
Production By: Donald McWhinnie
Truth: Jill Bennett
Falsehood: Ian Lubbock
First Devil: Geoffrey Wincott
Second Devil: Raf de la Torre
Narrator: Charles Alexander

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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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