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A weekly review of the arts with interviews and discussions
Introduced by George MacBeth
This edition is devoted to the main theme arising from the festival
Poetry at the Mermaid which took piace in London last week
The programme includes
A reading of one of the Guinness commissioned poems, first by the author, Ted Hughes , and then by the actor, Gary Watson
A discussion on poetry as a spoken art between some poets and critics who took part in the festival, under the chairmanship of Anthony Thwaite
An independent review of the festival by Edward Lucie-Smith


Introduced By: George MacBeth
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: Gary Watson
Unknown: Anthony Thwaite
Unknown: Edward Lucie-Smith


A comedy as it was acted at the Queen's Theatre in the Hay-Market on October 30, 1705 by JOHN VANBRUGH 1664-1726
Cast in order of speaking
Scene: Covent Garden and its neighbourhood, 1705.
Radio adaptation and production by Raymond RAIKES


Unknown: John Vanbrugh
Production By: Raymond Raikes
MRS. AMLET, a seller of all sorts of private affairs to the ladies: Gladys Henson
Mrs CLOGGIT, her neighbour: Eithne Dunne
DICK, a gamester -son to Mrs Amlet: Tom Watson
BRASS, his companion, passes for his valet de chambre: Geoffrey Matthews
FLIPPANTA, maid to Clarissa: June Tobin
CLARISSA, wife to Gripe, an expensive luxurious woman, a great admirer of quality: Valerie Hanson
JESSAMIN, her foot-boy: Andrew Irvine
ARAMINTA, wife to Moneytrap, very intimate with Clarissa, of the same humour: Elaine Montgomerie
CORINNA, daughter to Gripe by a former wife, a good fortune, young and kept very close by her father: Beverley Dunn
Two rich Money-scriveners:MONEYTRAP: Norman Shelley
GRIPE: Carleton Hobbs
Clip, a goldsmith: Charles Simon


Aeolian String Quartet Sydney Humphreys (violin) Trevor Williams (violin) Watson Forbes (viola) Derek Simpson (cello)
The second of ten programmes including Mozart's ' Ten ' Quartets.


Violin: Trevor Williams
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: Derek Simpson


by Norman Hunt
Fellow of Exeter College. Oxford
How much did party count for? Mr. Hunt disagrees with some of Sir Lewis Namier 's views.
: second broadcast


Unknown: Sir Lewis Namier

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