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Written for radio by Giinter Eich
Translated from the German by Michael Hamburger
Gabriele, a Jewish girl of seventeen, is in hiding from the Nazis with her grandfather in a Berlin flat. Inspired by an old newspaper cutting, the two of them reconstruct the story of a party of Italian schoolgirls lost in the Roman catacombs. They feel that their own real situation is illuminated by the imagined one in the catacombs, which for the listener symbolise the Nazi gas chambers.
Cast in order of speaking:
IN viterbo:
Produced by Christopher Holme


Unknown: Giinter Eich
Unknown: Michael Hamburger
Produced By: Christopher Holme
Gabriele: Pauline Yates
Goldschmidt: Frank Pettingell
Frau Winter: Coral Fairweather
Bottari: Frank Duncan
Bianca: Joyce Carpenter
Maria: Isla Cameron
Lena: Nona Blair
Lucia: Anne Beresford
Antonia: Ysanne Churchman
Angelica Bottari: Nicolette Bernard
Giraldi: Derek Birch
Emilio: Glyn Dearman


Quartet No. 6, in G played by the Carmirelli String Quartet:
Pina Carmirelli (violin)
Monserrat Cervera (violin).
Luigi Sagrati (viola)
Arturo Bonucci (cello)
The last of six programmes of instrumental music by Shostakovich, in which the six string quartets have been played.


Violin: Pina Carmirelli
Violin: Monserrat Cervera
Viola: Luigi Sagrati
Cello: Arturo Bonucci


(1765-1838) pupil of Mozart opera and song composer organist of St. Paul's Cathedral
Songs (poems by Sir Walter Scott ):
Ave Maria
He is gone on the mountain
Piano Trio in B fiat (first movement) Aria: Come from Horror's dreary cell
(The Prisoner)
Song: Yes, once more that. dying strain
Waltz for piano-duet and other music, including a minuet for string quartet as written by Attwood and corrected by Mozart
Patricia Clark (soprano) Maurice Bevan (baritone) Clifton Helliwell (piano)
The Beaufort Trio: Felix Kok (violin)
Alexander Kok (cello) Daphne Ibbott (piano)
Marjorie Lavers (violin) Eileen Grainger (viola)
The programme devised and introduced by Arthur Jacobs


Unknown: Sir Walter Scott
Soprano: Patricia Clark
Baritone: Maurice Bevan
Piano: Clifton Helliwell
Violin: Felix Kok
Cello: Alexander Kok
Piano: Daphne Ibbott
Violin: Marjorie Lavers
Viola: Eileen Grainger
Introduced By: Arthur Jacobs


ISAAC DEUTSCHER speaks about Trotsky at the very ebb of his fortunes, and about the book Trotsky's Diary in Exile: 1935, which has recently been published in an English translation.
.(The recorded broadcast of July 10)


Unknown: Isaac Deutscher

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