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: England's Harrowing: Part 2: Waterloo

A script for broadcasting by Frederick Bradnum from "The Dynasts" by Thomas Hardy With music by Humphrey Searle

"If only I could fight that battle over again" (Napoleon to Gourgaud at St. Helena)

Music played by Sinfonia of London conducted by the composer


Script: Frederick Bradnum
From "The Dynasts" by: Thomas Hardy
Music/Conductor: Humphrey Searle
Music played by: Sinfonia of London
Production: R.D. Smith
Singer: Isla Cameron
First Chorus: Diana Olsson
Second Chorus: Leon Quartermaine
Third Chorus: Nicolette Bernard
Fourth Chorus: Baliol Holloway
Lady Hester Stanhope: Marion Jennings
Pitt: Kenneth Dight
Napoleon Bonaparte: Malcolm Keen
Soult: Heron Carvic
Sir John Moore: George Hagan
Major Colborne: David Bird
Prince of Wales: Wilfred Babbage
Sheridan: Denys Hawthorne
Soldier: Julian Somers
King George III: Geoffrey Wincott
Sentinel: Jon Rollason
Mrs Dalbiac: Mary Wimbush
Mrs Prescott: Mary O'Farrell
Wellington: Carleton Hobbs
Aide: John Bryning
French Commandant: Lee Fox
Duchess of Richmond: Gladys Spencer
Duke of Richmond: Noel Dryden
Marshal Ney: Charles Simon
Other parts played by: Beatrice Bevan
Other parts played by: John Hollis
Other parts played by: Betty Linton
Other parts played by: Nan Marriott-Watson
Other parts played by: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company


Twelve Studies, Op. 10
C; A minor: E: C sharp minor; G flat; E flat minor; C; F; F minor; A flat; E flat; C minor played by Vlado Perlemuter (piano)
Recording made in collaboration with Radiodiffusion-Television Française
First of two programmes


Piano: Vlado Perlemuter


A selection of recent unpublished verse
Edwin Brock. Zulfikar Ghose
Denis Goacher , Frederick Grubb
Barbara Norman. Frederick Palmer
Jon Silkin , James Simmons
Noel Wood in Readers
Olive Gregg , Denis Goacher
David Spenser
Programme arranged and produced by Terence Tiller


Unknown: Edwin Brock.
Unknown: Zulfikar Ghose
Unknown: Denis Goacher
Unknown: Frederick Grubb
Unknown: Barbara Norman.
Unknown: Frederick Palmer
Unknown: Jon Silkin
Unknown: James Simmons
Unknown: Noel Wood
Readers: Olive Gregg
Readers: Denis Goacher
Readers: David Spenser
Produced By: Terence Tiller

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