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John Carol Case (baritone) Frederick Stone (piano)


Piano: Frederick Stone


Twelve programmes of verse translations from Homer specially made by contemporary poets
12: The Killing of the Wooers BOOK XXII
Translated by Hugh Gordon Porteus
Read by Patrick Garland
Recognition by Penelope BOOK XXIII
Translated by Peter Green
Read by Gary Watson
Series devised by Louis MacNeice Produced by Anthony Thwaite


Translated By: Hugh Gordon Porteus
Read By: Patrick Garland
Unknown: Penelope Book Xxiii
Translated By: Peter Green
Read By: Gary Watson
Unknown: Louis MacNeice
Produced By: Anthony Thwaite


Eileen Broster Carlina Carr
Susan Tunnell pianos
Welbeck String Orchestra Leader, Vera Kantrovitch
Conductor, Maurice Miles
Part 1


Unknown: Eileen Broster
Unknown: Carlina Carr
Pianos: Susan Tunnell
Leader: Vera Kantrovitch
Conductor: Maurice Miles


by Alec Nove
Reader in Russian
Social and Economic Studies in the University of London
Following the British Trade Fair held in Moscow recently, Alec Nove speaks about the difficulties of expanding this trade faster.


Unknown: Alec Nove


Part 2

: The Infernal Machine

with Coral Browne as Jocasta, Albert Finney as Oedipus and Miles Malleson, Catherine Dolan, Heron Carvic
English version by CARL WILDMAN edited for radio in collaboration with H. B. Fortuin
' Listener, wound up here to the full so that the spring will slowly unwind the whole length of a human life, is one of the most perfect machines constructed by the infernal gods for the mathematical destruction of a human being.*
How Oedipus solves the riddle of the Sphinx and, through parricide and incest, is made to face human destiny in a world which could be ancient Greece or modern Europe.
Characters in order of speaking
Music with special effects by the Radiophonic Workshop conducted by the composer
Production by H. B. FORTUIN
DURING THE INTERVAL (9.26-9.35 app.) Movements from Andre Jolivet 's Delphic Suite played by an instrumental ensemble directed by the composer on a gramophone record


Unknown: Jean Cocteau
Unknown: Coral Browne
Unknown: Albert Finney
Unknown: Miles Malleson
Unknown: Catherine Dolan
Unknown: Heron Carvic
Unknown: Carl Wildman
Unknown: H. B. Fortuin
Music By: Tristram Cary
Production By: H. B. Fortuin
Unknown: Andre Jolivet
The Voice: Douglas Storm
The Young Soldier: Nicholas Edmett
The Soldier: Tom Watson
The Captain: John Bryning
Jocasta, the Queen, widow of Laius: Coral Browne
Tiresias, a soothsayer nearly blind: Miles Malleson
The Ghost of Laius, the dead King: Charles Simon
The Sphinx: Catherine Dolan
Anubis, Egyptian god of the Dead: Heron Carvic
TheTheban Matron: Kathleen Helme
Oedipus, son of Laius: Albert Finney
A Drunk: Julian Somers
Creon, brother of Laius: Wilfred Babbage
The Messenger from Corinth: Keith Buckley
The Shepherd of Laius: Arthur Ridley
Antigone, daughter of Oedipus: Judy Horn


String Quartet No. 3 played by the Guilet String Quartet Daniel Guilet (violin) Henry Siegl (violin)
William Schoen (viola) David Soyer (cello) on a gramophone record


Violin: Daniel Guilet
Violin: Henry Siegl
Viola: William Schoen
Cello: David Soyer

: Closedown

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