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: Bloomsday

A radio script by Allan McClelland from his stage version of extracts from James Joyce's novel "Ulysses"
Music composed by Humphrey Searle
with Eamonn Keane, Eithne Dunne and Denys Hawthorne
Singer: Dominic Behan
Music played by members of the Sinfonia of London conducted by the composer
(Second broadcast)

During the Interval (9.0-9.5 app.)
Nocturne in A (John Field) played by Louis Kentner (piano) on a gramophone record


Script: Allan McClelland
Based on a novel by: James Joyce
Music composed by/Conductor: Humphrey Searle
Singer: Dominic Behan
Music played by: Members of the Sinfonia of London
Production: Michael Bakewell
Buck Mulligan: Ronald Walsh
Stephen Dedalus: Denys Hawthorne
Leopold Bloom: Eamonn Keane
Molly Bloom: Eithne Dunne
Simon Dedalus: Dermot McDowell
Blazes Boylan: Liam Gaffney
Haines: Charles Hodgson
Mr Deasy: Allan McClelland
The Citizen: Declan Mulholland
Gertie MacDowell: Patricia Leventon
Dubliner: Wilfrid Brambell
Dubliner: Sheila Brennan
Dubliner: Harry Hutchinson
Dubliner: Jan Kenny
Dubliner: Patrick McAlinney
Dubliner: Robert Mooney
Dubliner: Julian Somers
Dubliner: P.G. Stephens
Dubliner: Harry Towb
Dubliner: Sally Travers
Other parts played by: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company


The Janacek String Quartet Jiri Travnicek (violin) Adolf Sykora (violin.) Jiri Kratochvil (viola) Karel Krafka (cello)


Violin: Jiri Travnicek
Violin: Adolf Sykora
Viola: Jiri Kratochvil
Cello: Karel Krafka

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