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Andor Foldes (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Paul Beard )
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
From the Royal Albert Hall, London
Part 1


Piano: Andor Foldes
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent


by Ronald Popperwell
Lecturer in Norwegian
In the University of Cambridge
Charles XII of Sweden was the last Viking to lead his men out of the North, sword in hand, but the roles of hero and politician were incompatible.


Unknown: Ronald Popperwell


Part 2

: June Tobin Anthony Jacobs and Michael Aldridge in ' A CANDLE ON A CACTUS LEAF'

A radio play by Martin Shuttleworth
'Each man and girl would mount a candle on a cactus leaf, light it, and launch it out under the moon across the black Mediterranean Sea; and one by one the little waves would gut and lap them out, but always one boat would sail on till distance, not water, had made it disappear ... and that boat was the Spain in which we all believed.' with Rodney Bewes , Edgar Norfolk and Sheila Raynor
Produced by David Thomson


Play By: Martin Shuttleworth
Unknown: Rodney Bewes
Unknown: Edgar Norfolk
Unknown: Sheila Raynor
Produced By: David Thomson
Juan: Norman Wynne
Vicente: Anthony Jacobs
Rosana: June Tobin
Esperate: Nicholas Edmett
Sergeant: Derek Birch
Ramon: Michael Aldridge
Pia: Patience Collier
Pcpe: Leonard Sachs
Patroclnio: Mary O'Farrell
Concha: Anna Wing
Count Olinoa: Geoffrey Lumsden
Santiago: Douglas Storm
Therese: Martina Mayne

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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