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A cautionary fairy tale for progressives
Written for radio by Ann Jameson
Read by Anthony Jacobs
: second broadcast


Unknown: Ann Jameson
Read By: Anthony Jacobs


An opera in two acts
Libretto by Felice Romani
Music by DONIZETTI sung in Italian
A notary, servants, peasants, soldiers
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Leader. Raymond Cohen Conducted by CARLO FELICE CILLARIO who also plays the continuo Producer, Franco Zeffirelli
Head of Music Staff, Jani Strasser
The action takes place in a country village
Act 1
Scene I: Adina's farm
Scene 2: The village square


Unknown: Felice Romani
Chorus-Master: Peter Gellhorn
Leader: Raymond Cohen
Conducted By: Carlo Felice Cillario
Producer: Franco Zeffirelli
Unknown: Jani Strasser


Twelve programmes of verse translations from Homer specially made by contemporary poets
10: Eurycleia (Books xix and xx) Translated by Donald Davie
Read by Gary Watson
Preliminaries to Battle and The Bow (Books xx and xxi)
Translated by Anthony Thwaite Read by Patrick Garland
Series devised by Louis MacNeice Produced by Anthony Thwaite
: second broadcast


Translated By: Donald Davie
Read By: Gary Watson
Translated By: Anthony Thwaite
Read By: Patrick Garland
Produced By: Anthony Thwaite


String Quartet in C Op. 54 No. 2 played by the Prague City Quartet
Bretislav Novotny (violin) Karel Pribyl (violin)
Hubert Simacek (viola) Zdenek Konicek (cello) on a gramophone record


Violin: Bretislav Novotny
Violin: Karel Pribyl
Viola: Hubert SimacEk
Cello: Zdenek Konicek


MARGARET MILLER speaks on the preoccupation of the Soviet press with the activities in all sectors of the economy of people the press calls idlers and speculators.
followed by an interlude at 7.50


Unknown: Margaret Miller


Acr 2
Scene 1: Inside the farmhouse Scene 2: The village'square


The novel by NICOLAI GOGOL in a dramatic version by ARTHUR ADAMOV
Translated by PETER MEYE & Music from the original French stage production composed by CLAUDE LocHY with Kenneth Griffith , Alec McCowen The Author, Rolf Lefebvre ; Selifan, Toke Townley ; Pat-el Ivanovich Chichi kov, Kenneth Griffith ; Anton Antonovich Matiilov, James Thomason ; Ivan Grigorie vich, the chief magistrate, Charles Leno ; Ivan Andreutsch , the postmaster, Hugh Manning ; Mikhail Semionovich Sobakie vich, Mark Dignam ; Anna Grigorievna , Betty Linton ; Sofia Ivanovna, Eithne Dunne ; Nozdriov, Alec McCowen ; Nastasia Petrovna Korobochka , Nan Marriott -Watson; Plioushkin, Malcolm Hayes ; Cyril Anastasievich , the bishop, Philip Leaver ; Antipator Zakharievich , the public prosecutor, Derek Birch ; Alexei Ivanovich , the chief of police, Philip Morant ; The Governor's Wife, Gladys Spencer ; Semion Semionovich , the inspector of medical services, Arthur Gomez ; The Governor, Charles Simon ; with Barbara Mitchell and John Bryning Arranged for broadcasting and produced by WILLIAM GLEN-DOEPEL : second broadcast
DURING THE INTERVAL (10.0-10.5 app.) Four of Lyadov's
Eight Russian Folk Songs played by the Suisse Romande Orchestra
Conducted by Ernest Ansermet on a gramophone record


Novel By: Nicolai Gogol
Translated By: Peter Meye
Composed By: Claude Lochy
Unknown: Kenneth Griffith
Unknown: Alec McCowen
Unknown: Rolf Lefebvre
Unknown: Toke Townley
Unknown: Ivanovich Chichi
Unknown: Kenneth Griffith
Unknown: Anton Antonovich
Unknown: James Thomason
Unknown: Ivan Grigorie
Unknown: Charles Leno
Unknown: Ivan Andreutsch
Unknown: Hugh Manning
Unknown: Mikhail Semionovich Sobakie
Unknown: Mark Dignam
Unknown: Anna Grigorievna
Unknown: Betty Linton
Unknown: Eithne Dunne
Unknown: Alec McCowen
Unknown: Petrovna Korobochka
Unknown: Nan Marriott
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: Cyril Anastasievich
Unknown: Philip Leaver
Unknown: Antipator Zakharievich
Unknown: Derek Birch
Unknown: Alexei Ivanovich
Unknown: Philip Morant
Unknown: Gladys Spencer
Unknown: Semion Semionovich
Unknown: Arthur Gomez
Unknown: Charles Simon
Unknown: Barbara Mitchell
Unknown: John Bryning
Produced By: William Glen-Doepel
Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet

: Closedown

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