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in C (L.104); in G (L.supp. 28) played by Egida Giordani Sartori on gramophone records


Played By: Egida Giordani Sartori


Lucius Junius Brutus
Father of his Country by NATHANIEL LEE , c. 1646-1692
(first acted at the Duke's Theatre, Dorset Garden, on December 6, 1680) with Donald Wolfit
Scene. Rome, 509 B.c.
Radio adaptation and production by Raymond Raikes
Music by Elizabeth Poston based on Purcell's music for Lee's ' Theodosius ' (1680) Kenneth Tudor (baritone) and the Cavendish Orchestra conducted by John Hollingsworth : second broadcast The Country Wife: November 30 followed by an interlude at 6.55


Unknown: Lucius Junius Brutus
Unknown: Nathaniel Lee
Unknown: Donald Wolfit
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Music By: Elizabeth Poston
Baritone: Kenneth Tudor
Conducted By: John Hollingsworth
Lucius Junius Brutus the first Consul of Rome: Donald Wolfit
A Flamen: David Bird
Senators: Fabritius: Hugh Manning
Senators: Valerius: Gabriel Woolf
Senators: Horatius: Hugh Dickson
Teraminta natural daughter of Tarquin. King of Rome.: Judi Dench
Titus, younger son of Brutus: David Peel
First Citizen (a tailor): Julian Somers
Vinditius, Tribune of the People: John Slater
Lucrece: Diana Olsson
Collatine her husband, nephew of Tarquin: Philip Morant
Tiberius, elder son of Brutus: Andrew Faulds
Vitellius, conspirator with Tiberius: John Humphry
A Fecialian Priest: Lee Fox
Sempronia, wife of Brutus: Gladys Spencer


: See below
Michael Langdon broadcasts by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.; Denis Dotuling by permission of Sadler's Wells Opera Company


Unknown: Michael Langdon
Unknown: Denis Dotuling


by William Townsend
Below the foothills of the Rocky Mountains lies Calgary. William Townsend, who has just come back from a visit to this and other Canadian cities, talks about 'he ' explosive confidence that bursts the city open, the never-stopping animation and go.'


Unknown: William Townsend



by Anne Ross
In the past there has been much mystification about the nature of pagan Celtic religion. Recently it has become almost unfashionable to use this term. Even now there exists no sound reference book on Celtic religion in Britain, nor any corpus of archaeological remains. Dr. Ross, Carnegie Research Fellow in the University of Edinburgh, has approached this controversial subject by studying both surviving cult-objects of the pre-Christian Celts and the original texts of Irish and Welsh legends, and by correlating results.
: second broadcast


Unknown: Anne Ross

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