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: The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company 1957: King John

[Starring] Robert Harris, Alec Clunes and Joan Miller

King John
Third Programme
At 5.0 The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company 1957
by William Shakespeare

During the Interval (6.10-6.20 app.)
Keyboard pieces by Giles Farnaby played by Thurston Dart (harpsichord) on a gramophone record
followed by an interlude at 7.25


Author: William Shakespeare
Director: Douglas Seale
Music: Christopher Whelen
Music played by: The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Orchestra
Conductor: Harold Ingram
Radio adaptation/Production: Norman Wright
King John: Robert Harris
Chatillon, ambassador from France: Peter Cellier
Queen Elinor, mother to King John: Molly Tapper
The Earl of Essex: Antony Brown
Philip the Bastard: Alec Clunes
Robert Faulconbridge, his half-brother: James Wellman
Lady Faulconbridge: Stephanie Bidmead
Lewis, the Dauphin: Barry Warren
Arthur, Duke of Bretagne, nephew to King John: Christopher Bond
Lymoges, Duke of Austria: Clive Revill
Constance, mother to Arthur: Joan Miller
King Philip of France: Cyril Luckham
Blanch of Spain, niece to King John: Doreen Aris
A citizen of Angiers: Patrick Wymark
A French herald: Thane Bettany
An English herald: Peter Palmer
The Earl of Salisbury: Donald Eccles
Cardinal Pandulph, the Pope's Legate: Mark Dignam
Hubert: Ron Haddrick
An executioner: Julian Glover
The Earl of Pembroke: Robin Lloyd
A messenger: Derek Mayhew
Peter of Pomfret, a prophet: William Eimhirit
The Lord Bigot: Donald Layne-Smiih
Melun, a French lord: Toby Robertson
A French soldier: John Murray Scott
Prince Henry, son to King John: Gordon Wright
Narrator: Henry Davies
Other parts played by: Mavis Edwards
Other parts played by: Elizabeth Evans
Other parts played by: Pamela Taylor
Other parts played by: Robert Arnold
Other parts played by: Edward Caddick
Other parts played by: Simon Carter
Other parts played by: John Davidson
Other parts played by: Kenneth Gilbert
Other parts played by: John Grayson
Other parts played by: Norman Miller
Other parts played by: Rex Robinson
Other parts played by: John Salway
Other parts played by: Gordon Souter
Other parts played by: Roy Spencer


Jiri Tancibudek (oboe)
Stanislav Heller (harpsichord)
Kalmar Chamber Orchestra
(Leader. Leonard Friedman )
Conducted by Maurice Miles


Oboe: Jiri Tancibudek
Harpsichord: Stanislav Heller
Leader: Leonard Friedman
Conducted By: Maurice Miles


by L. J. Blom-Cooper Legal correspondent of The Observer and the Manchester Guardian Iceland's decision to extend her territorial waters to twelve miles will mean heavy loss to British fishing. Mr. Blom-Cooper discusses the reasons and conaiders the justice of this decision.


Unknown: L. J. Blom-Cooper


Thirty-three Variations on a waltz by Diabelli Op. 120 played by Artur Balsam (piano)


Piano: Artur Balsam


A dramatic poem by Robert Browning
An abridged version in nine part*
PART 4 (from Book 6)
Stephen Murray as ' Giuseppe Caponsacchi '
Caponsacchi, canon of the church et Santa Maria della Pieve in Arezzo, accompanied Pompilia when she fled from her husband in April 1697 and was consigned to three years' relegation at Civita Vecchia for complicity in the flight. He wu brought back to Rome after the murder and at the request of the Court of the Governor retells the story of his part in tas affair.


Unknown: Robert Browning
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Unknown: Giuseppe Caponsacchi


Concerto No. 3, in A played by members of the London Harpsichord Ensemble:
John Francis (fiute)
Ambrose Gauntlett (viola da gamba)
Millicent Silver (harpsichord)


Unknown: John Francis
Viola: Ambrose Gauntlett
Harpsichord: Millicent Silver

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