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Words by Michael Flanders
Music by Donald Swann
Production by Douglas Cleverdon : second broadcast


Music By: Donald Swann
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon


Hosna Dorra (soprano) Ailsa Gamley (soprano)
Elisabeth Robinson (soprano) Leighton Lucas Orchestra Leader, Ronald Good
Conductor, Leighton Lucas
Portrait de Socrate; Bords de l'Ilissus; Mort de Socrate


Soprano: Hosna Dorra
Soprano: Ailsa Gamley
Soprano: Elisabeth Robinson
Soprano: Leighton Lucas
Conductor: Leighton Lucas


by Edward Lucie-Smith
Despite the fact that his childhood in the West Indies is now something quite separate from his life in London, Mr. Lucie-Smith feels that its impact on his thinking persists both in the kinds of poems he writes and in his attitudes to the visual arts as a critic and collector.


Unknown: Edward Lucie-Smith


played by Mstislav Rostropovich
No. 3, in C; No. 5. in C minor
from the Aldeburgh Festival in July The first programme of the complete series of Bach's cello suites Next recital: January 7


Played By: Mstislav Rostropovich


A Ballad-play (1728) being the second part of The Beggar's Opera by JOHN GAY with Cy Grant
Jane Wenham , Edric Connor. the traditional ballads newly arranged by Christopher Whelen
Scene: The stage of the Playhouse,
Lincoln's Inn Fields, London
Scene: In the West Indies
Players, servants, pirates, guards, etc., played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company with the Ambrosian Singers and a section of the New Symphony Orchestra conducted by Christopher Whelen
Radio adaptation and production by RAYMOND RAIKES
: second broadcast


Unknown: Cy Grant
Unknown: Jane Wenham
Unknown: Edric Connor.
Arranged By: Christopher Whelen
Conducted By: Christopher Whelen
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Mr Gay, the Poet: Godfrey Kenton
Mr Rich the Player: Haydn Jones
Signora Crotchetta: June Tobin
Mrs Diana Trapes: Marjorie Westbury
Mr Ducat: William Eedle
Damaris: Pearl Prescod
Flimzy: Hilda Kriseman
Polly Peachum: Jane Wenham
Mrs Ducat: June Tobin
West Indian Soldier: Charles Hyatt
Hacker: Haydn Jones
Culverin: Arthur Gomez
Capstern: George Hagan
Laguerre: Godfrey Kenton
Cutlace: Kenneth Dight
Jenny Diver: Peggy Butt
Morano: Gordon Boyd
Vanderbluff: Julian Somers
Prince Cawwawkee: Cy Grant
King Pohetohee: Edric Connor


Trio in B fiat, Op. 97 (Archduke) played by the Trio of Cologne
Max Rostal (violin)
Gaspar Cassad6 (cello) Heinz SchrOter (piano)


by Robert Baldick
Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford
In this talk the speaker attempts a reappraisal of George Sand 's work, asking himself whether anything now survives of ' la bonne dame de Nohant but a legend and a museum.
: second broadcast


Unknown: George Sand

: Closedown

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