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A comedy by Colley Cibber and others with Fenella Fielding John Westbrook
June Tobin , Jane Wenham
Cast in order of speaking:
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Music composed and conducted by CHRISTOPHER WHELEN Adapted for radio and produced by RAYMOND RAIKES
Fenella Fielding Is appearing in ' Doctors of Philosophy ' at the Arts Theatre, London


Comedy By: Colley Cibber
Unknown: John Westbrook
Unknown: June Tobin
Conducted By: Christopher Whelen
Produced By: Raymond Raikes
Prologue: Austin Trevor
Atall: Timothy West
Tom Clerimont: John Westbrook
Careless: Peter Pratt
Sir Solomon Sadlife: Hamlyn Benson
Supple, his man: Lewis Stringer
Clarinda, niece to Sir Solomon: June Tobin
Sylvia, her cousin: Jane Wenham
Wishwell, Lady Sadlife's woman: Hilda Kriseman
Lady Sadlife: Janet Burnell
Lady Dainty: Fenella Fielding
Situp, her woman: Dorit Welles
Finder, man to Atall: Jonathan Scott
Mr Lockum, the Queen's Messenger: Kenneth Hyde
Old Mr Wilful: George Merritt
Sir Harry Atall: Austin Trevor


E flat major (L.113) G minor (L.338)
G major (L.487) C major (L.458) F minor (L.187)
F major (L.478) D minor (L.110)
A major (L.238) D major (L.417) D major (L.461)
First of six fortnightly programmes of sonatas played on the piano and harpsichord
Ralph Kirkpatrick (harpsichord): October 23


Harpsi: Ralph Kirkpatrick


ANNE ROSS tells how she discovered close links between two ancient Celtic traditions: the cult of the human head' and the faith in the powers of springs and wells
George Peele 's short poem from his Old Wives' Tale, which provides the title for the talk, reflects this combined belief. Second broadcast


Unknown: Anne Ross
Unknown: George Peele


THE PARRENIN STRING QUARTET Jacques Parrenin (violin) Jacques Ghethem (violin) Michel Wales (viola)
Pierre Panassou (cello) Second broadcast

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