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by Ivy Compton-Burnett
Adapted for radio by Christopher Sykes
In collaboration with the author
Narration by John Sharp
Production by Christopher Sykes
DURING THE INTERVAL (9.15-9.25 app.):
Concerto in D, for violin and strings. played by Montserrat Cervera (violin) and I Musici: on a gramophone record


Unknown: Christopher Sykes
Unknown: John Sharp
Production By: Christopher Sykes
Played By: Montserrat Cervera
Sir Edwin Challoner: Norman Shelley
Julia Challoner, Sir Edwin's sister-in-law: Beatrix Lehmann
Julia's sons: Simon Challoner: John Neville
Julia's sons: Walter Challoner: Geoffrey Wincott
Deakin: Alec Finter
Rhoda Challoner, Sir Edwin's wife: Patience Collier
Fanny Graham, Rhoda's sister: Betty Linton
Hamish Challoner, Rhoda's son: David Spenser
Simon's children: Graham Challoner: Martin Starkie
Simon's children: Ralph Challoner: Jeremy Spenser
Simon's children: Naomi Challoner: Armine Sandfora
Marcia Challoner, Hamish's wife: Mary O'Farrell
Miss Dolton: Jane Eccles


Introductory Hymn
Air and Votive Dance; Invocation
The Shepherd's Holiday: Nocturne
(first broadcast performance)
BBC Scottish Choral Society
BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie ) Conducted by Colin Davis


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Colin Davis

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