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The Country-Wife by WILLIAM WYCHERLEY with Edith Evans , Joan Plowright
Clive Revill
Music by Solomon Eccles adapted and arranged by Lionel Salter
THE SCENE: London 1675
: second broadcast
This play, Wycherley's third. was first produced at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane in 1675. It is one of the six plays presented by the Third Programme earlier this year to mark the tercentenary of the return of Charles 11. Otway's tragedy Venice Preserved will be broadcast on Tuesday, December 13.
DURING THE INTERVAL (8.55-9.5 app.)
Movements from
Lully's opera-ballet
Le Temple de la Paix played by the Oiseau-Lyre Orchestral Ensemble conducted by Louis de Froment on a gramophone record


Unknown: William Wycherley
Unknown: Edith Evans
Unknown: Joan Plowright
Unknown: Clive Revill
Music By: Solomon Eccles
Arranged By: Lionel Salter
Production By: Charles Lefeaux
Conducted By: Louis De
Mr Horner: Clive Revill
A Quack: Howieson Culff
Boy: Nigel Anthony
Sir Jasper Fidget: Mark Dignam
Lady Fidget: Edith Evans
Mrs. Dainty Fidget, sister to Sir Jasper: Sylvia Coleridge
Mr Harcourt: Richard Hurndall
Mr Dorilant: Michael Turner
Mr Sparkish: Anthony Jacobs
Mr Pinchwife: Douglas Wilmer
Mrs Margery Pinchwife: Joan Piowright
Alithea, sister to Pinchwife: Mary Watson
Mrs Squeamish ,: Nan Munro
Old Lady Squeamish: Fabia Drake
Lucy, maid to Alithea: Judith Whale


by Peter Maxwell Davies


Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies


A series of four programmes showing how present-day children unwittingly keep alive the speech, humour, customs, and beliefs of previous centuries. 1: CHILDREN'S LANGUAGE
Recordings from different parts of England and Wales collected by Stewart Wavell Iona and Peter Opie Father Damian Webb
Sasha Moorsom
Narrated by Peter Opie
Produced by Sasha Moorsom


Unknown: Peter Opie
Unknown: Stewart Wavell Iona
Unknown: Peter Opie
Unknown: Father Damian Webb
Unknown: Sasha Moorsom
Unknown: Peter Opie
Produced By: Sasha Moorsom

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