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A conversation-piece by Evelyn Waugh
Script and production by Michael Bakewell
Angel (Aubrey Woods ); Gilbert Pinfold (Ralph Michael ); Mrs. Pinfold (Cictle Chevreau); Drake (Wil/rid Grantham): Graves Upton (Norman Claridge); Clergy-man (Douglas Storm); Glover (Denys Hawthorne ); Captain Steerforth (John Dearth ); Mrs. Scarfield (Era Stuart); Mrs. Bjornstrand (Diana Olsson ); Number One (Malcolm Hayes ); ' Goneril ' (Shena Brennan ); The General (Norman Shelley ); Military Gentleman (Wiljred Babbage); Clutton Cornforth (Derek Birch ); Fosker (Charles Hodgson ); Margaret (Janette Richer ); The General's Wife (Mary O'Farrell ); Murdoch (Charles Simon ) with Anne Dalliance , Ian Keill , Patricia Leventon , Martina Mayne , Dudy Nimmo. John Webster , and members of the BBC brama Repertory Company


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Production By: Michael Bakewell
Unknown: Aubrey Woods
Unknown: Ralph Michael
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: John Dearth
Unknown: Diana Olsson
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: Shena Brennan
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Unknown: Clutton Cornforth
Unknown: Derek Birch
Unknown: Charles Hodgson
Unknown: Janette Richer
Unknown: Mary O'Farrell
Unknown: Charles Simon
Unknown: Anne Dalliance
Unknown: Ian Keill
Unknown: Patricia Leventon
Unknown: Martina Mayne
Unknown: Dudy Nimmo.
Unknown: John Webster

: Benvenuto Cellini

(first broadcast performance in this country)
The action takes place in Rome in 1532 under Pope Clemens VII
Act 1: A magnificent hall in Balducci's palace, the day before Shrove Tuesday


by R. S. Peters
Reader in Philosophy
In the University of London
Dr. Peters stands at the point where the psychologist leaves off and the educator takes over, and looks both ways. What are the uses and limits of a study of mental health in meeting the demands of a civilised community?


Reader: R. S. Peters


Act 2: The Square of the Colonna,
Shrove Tuesday


Three talks on Paradise Lost by William Empson
Professor of English Literature in the University of Sheffield
Milton's God is engaged in a ruthless political struggle to produce a universe in which he can conscientiously abdicate. He will then become the Absolute; mvstics think he is already, but at present he is still the God of the Old Testament.


Unknown: William Empson


ACT 3: Cellini's studio, Ash Wednesday
(Margreta Elkins and Michael Langdon broadcast by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden Ltd.; Charles Craig and Stanislav Pieczora , of Sadler's Wells Opera Co.)


Unknown: Margreta Elkins
Unknown: Michael Langdon
Unknown: Charles Craig
Unknown: Stanislav Pieczora


An elegy by Heinz Huber
Translated by Christopher Holme
Read by Brian Wilde


Translated By: Christopher Holme
Read By: Brian Wilde


Sonata No. 1, in E minor, Op. 38 played by William Pleeth (cello)
Margaret Good (piano)


Cello: William Pleeth
Piano: Margaret Good

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