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Written by Bill Naughton
Produced hy Douglas Cleverdon
It is a warm summer morning in a Lancashire town on the feast of Corpus Christi 1921. The coal strike is on and six boys set out on a journey to the slag heap to pick coals for the empty grates in their homes and to earn a bit of cash. Mrs. Duckworth , Herbert Duckworth (Violet Carson , Alan Sykes ); Mrs. Taylor , Jimmy Tavlor (Joyce Latham ,
Norman Hayes ); Michael M'Cloud , Mrs. M Cloud , Mr. M'Cloud (Raymond Filzpatrtck , Mary O'Farrell , David Blake Kelly ): Ben Shilllton
, Mrs. Shilliton (Ian Piper ,
Mildred Dyson ): Spadger Chadwick (Peter Harvey );
Mrs. Haddock , Ernie Haddock (Barbara Greenhalgh , Terry Dean ); Miss Twining (Vida Paterson )
Other parts plaved by: John Sharp , Sian Davies , Frank Partington , Jeremy Bradbury -, Lizbeth Stewart , Jack Howarth , Fred Fairclough , Kevin White , and boys of St. Joseph's School, Salford.


Written By: Bill Naughton
Unknown: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Mrs. Duckworth
Unknown: Herbert Duckworth
Unknown: Violet Carson
Unknown: Alan Sykes
Unknown: Mrs. Taylor
Unknown: Jimmy Tavlor
Unknown: Joyce Latham
Unknown: Norman Hayes
Unknown: Michael M'Cloud
Unknown: Mrs. M Cloud
Unknown: Mr. M'Cloud
Unknown: Raymond Filzpatrtck
Unknown: Mary O'Farrell
Unknown: David Blake Kelly
Unknown: Ben Shilllton
Unknown: Mrs. Shilliton
Unknown: Ian Piper
Unknown: Mildred Dyson
Unknown: Spadger Chadwick
Unknown: Peter Harvey
Unknown: Mrs. Haddock
Unknown: Ernie Haddock
Unknown: Barbara Greenhalgh
Unknown: Terry Dean
Unknown: Miss Twining
Unknown: Vida Paterson
Unknown: John Sharp
Unknown: Sian Davies
Unknown: Frank Partington
Unknown: Jeremy Bradbury
Unknown: Lizbeth Stewart
Unknown: Jack Howarth
Unknown: Fred Fairclough
Unknown: Kevin White


Denis Arnold talks about a little-known branch of music in Venice at the time of Monteverdi
Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)
John Whitworth (counter-tenor)
Carl Pini (violin)
Desmond Duprg (bass viol)
Charles Spinks
(chamber organ and harpsichord)


Talks: Denis Arnold
Unknown: Alfred Deller
Unknown: John Whitworth
Violin: Carl Pini
Bass: Desmond Duprg
Unknown: Charles Spinks


The Steady State Theory by Hermann Bondi, F.R.S .
Professor of Applied Mathematics in the University of London
In a recent talk Dr. W. B. Bonnor argued that relativistic theories are superior to the steady state theory. In this programme Professor Bondi puts the other side of the case.
On December 20 there will be a talk by A. Lyttleton on * An Electric Universe ' and on December 28 a discussion between the three speakers in this series.
(: second broadcast)


Unknown: Hermann Bondi, F.R.S
Unknown: Dr. W. B. Bonnor
Talk By: A. Lyttleton


Chosen and introduced by Francis Meynell
Read by Francis Meyneil and Valentine Dyall
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon
In commemoration of the centenary of Francis Thompson 's birth on December 18, 1859, Sir Francis Meyneil (who was his godchild) combines a critical commentary on the poems with his personal recollections of the poet.


Introduced By: Francis Meynell
Read By: Francis Meyneil
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Francis Thompson
Unknown: Sir Francis Meyneil


Divertimento No. 44, In D played by the Salzburg Baryton Trio:
Karl Maria Schwambcrger (baryton)
Alexander Pitamic (viola)
Wolfgang Lieske (cello) em a gramophone record


Unknown: Karl Maria Schwambcrger
Viola: Alexander Pitamic
Cello: Wolfgang Lieske

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