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A radio play by Arthur Adamov
Translated from the French by Humphrey Hare
Produced by Barbara Bray
In 1902 a police doctor in Paris had to enquire into an odd case of three middle-aged women who demanded the right to Withdraw from society by living in cabs.


Play By: Arthur Adamov
Unknown: Humphrey Hare
Produced By: Barbara Bray
Cabman: Cyril Shaps
Jeanne: Thea Holme
Annette: Betty Hardy
Cotilde: Grizelda Hervey
Nurse: Margaret Hotine
N'ght-watchman: Charles Alexander
Male Nurse: John Cazabon
Police Doctor: Peter Claughton


played by Rudolf Firkusny


Played By: Rudolf Firkusny


by V. S. Pritchett
1 — Czechoslovakia
In four talks Mr. Pritchett describes some impressions of his recent travels.
Bulgaria: August 7


Peter Graeme (oboe)
Charles Spinks
(harpsichord continuo)
The Hurwitz Chamber Ensemble
Director and solo violin,
Emanuel Hurwitz


Oboe: Peter Graeme
Harpsichord: Charles Spinks
Violin: Emanuel Hurwitz

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