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Fantasy Quintet played by the Macgibbon String Quartet:
Margot Macgibbon (violin)
Lorraine du Val (violin)
Anatole Mines (viola) Lilly Phillips (cello) with Jean Stewart (viola)


Violin: Margot MacGibbon
Viola: Jean Stewart

: Duncan Macrae Stanley Baxter, Rona Anderson and Gordon Jackson in ' THE WARLD'S WONDER'

A Scots fantasy in verse and prose by Alexander Reid
Adapted for broadcasting by the author with Robert Graham , Harvey Scott and Gerard Slevin
Produced by Finlay J. Macdonald


Unknown: Alexander Reid
Unknown: Robert Graham
Unknown: Harvey Scott
Unknown: Gerard Slevin
Produced By: Finlay J. MacDonald
The Bellman-Bailie: Roddy McMillan
Jock: Gordon Jackson
Jeannie: Rona Anderson
Provost Sir Davie Peebles: Stanley Baxter
Lizzie, the Provost's wife: Effie Morrison
Vegetable Wife: Joan Fitzpatrick
Lazarus: Alex McAvoy
Michael Scott: Duncan MacRae
The false Scott: Walter Carr
The Laird o' Clarty dykes: Ian Gilmour
The Priest: W H D Joss


Opera in a prologue and three acts
Libretto by Piave Music by Verdi
(sung in Italian) on gramophone records
Chorus and Orchestra of the Rome Opera House
The action takes place in and near Genoa about the middle of the fourteenth century
A square
Act I
Scene 1: The garden of the Grimaldi palace outside the city
Scene 2: The council chamber in the Doge's palace


Conducted By: Gabriele Santini


George Steiner , the American literary critic, speaks on Georg Lukacs , the most important of Marxist literary critics and philosophers of art


Unknown: George Steiner
Unknown: Georg Lukacs


(sung in Italian) on gramophone records
ACT 2: A room in the Doge's palace
ACT 3: Another part of the Doge's palace, overlooking the illuminated city and the sea followed by an Interlude at 9.50


by Ethel Hatch
Miss Ethel Hatch , whose recollections of Lewis CarroU were broadcast last year, now recollects the vanished Oxford of the 1880s.


Unknown: Ethel Hatch
Unknown: Miss Ethel Hatch
Unknown: Lewis Carrou


A reading by Flora Robson
The poems selected and introduced by James Reeves


Reading By: Flora Robson
Introduced By: James Reeves


played by Paul Badura-Skoda


Played By: Paul Badura-Skoda

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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