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by Ingeborg Bachmann
Translated from the German by Christopher Holme
Incidental music composed by Hans-Werner Henze
Production by Douglas Cleverdon
Music recorded by the Orchestra of Norddeutscher Rundfunk
Conductor, Harry Hermann Spitz


Unknown: Ingeborg Bachmann
Composed By: Hans-Werner Henze
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
Conductor: Harry Hermann Spitz
Narrator: James McKechnie
Robinson: Richard Hurndall
The Prisoner: William Squire
Antonio: Hugh David
Benedict: Ian Sadler
Mrs Helen Brown: Grizelda Hervey
Mr Charles Brown: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Balvatore: Ian Lubbock
Prince Ali: Roger Delgado
Jeannette: Barbara Couper
Btefano: John Hall
A Young Woman: Janette Richer
An Old Woman: Ella Milne


The Stotijn Trio:
Dirk Alma (flute)
Haakon Stotijn (oboe)
Sas Bunge (piano)


Flute: Dirk Alma
Oboe: Haakon Stotijn
Piano: Sas Bunge


Anonymous ballads, and poems by Villon, Charles d'Orleans, Clement Marot, Ronsard, and Louise Lab6, read by Edwige Feuillere , Sylvia Monfort , and Jean Vilar
Translations by Rayner Heppenstall , John Petrie , Frances Cornford , and Margaret Bottrall , read by Hedli Andenson and Duncan Mclntyre
This is the first of a group of eight programmes compiled by Rayner Heppenstall from the personal choices of four leading French actors and actresses.


Read By: Edwige Feuillere
Read By: Sylvia Monfort
Read By: Jean Vilar
Unknown: Rayner Heppenstall
Unknown: John Petrie
Unknown: Frances Cornford
Unknown: Margaret Bottrall
Read By: Hedli Andenson
Read By: Duncan McLntyre
Unknown: Rayner Heppenstall

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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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