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by WILLIAM CONGREVE with Edith Evans , John Gielgud
Margaret Rutherford
Music by John Eccles
Adapted and arranged by Lionel Salter
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
THE SCENE: London, 1700
: fourth broadcast
DURING THE INTERVAL (9.5-9.15 app.) Movements from a Serenade by Heinrich Biber played by philomusica of London
Directed from the harpsichord by Thurston Dart on a gramophone record


Unknown: William Congreve
Unknown: Edith Evans
Music By: John Eccles
Arranged By: Lionel Salter
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Unknown: Heinrich Biber
Unknown: Thurston Dart
MIRABELL in love with Mistress Millamant: John Giclgud
FAINALL, in love with Mistress Marwood: Anthony Nicholls
Followers of Mistress Millamant: Witwoud: Robert Eddison
Followers of Mistress Millamant: PETULANT: Denys Blakelock
MISTRESS FAINALL, daughter to Lady Wishfort and wife to Fainall, for merly friend to Mirabell: June Tobin
MISTRESS MARWOOD friend to Fainall and likes Mirabell: Lydia Sherwood
MISTRESS MILLAMANT, a fine lady. niece to Lady Wishfort and loves Mirabell: Edith Evans
MINCING, woman to Mistress Millamant: Jane Jordan Rogers
WAITWELL, servant to Mirabell: Keith Williams
FOIBLE, woman to Lady Wishfort: Jessie Evans
LADY WISHFORT. enemy to Mirabell for having falsely pretended love to her: Margaret Rutherford
Peg maid to Lady Wishfort: Freda Dowie
Sir WILFULL WITWOUD, half-brother to Witwoud and nephew to Lady Wishfort: Alexander Gauge


Senta Benesch (cello)
Guthrie Luke (piano)


Cello: Senta Benesch
Piano: Guthrie Luke

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