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: PLATONOV

by Anton Chekhov
Newly translated and abridged for radio by DAVID MAGARSHACK with Richard Pasco as Michael Platonov
Norman Rossington Catherine Dolan Shirley Ann Field
Life, my dear sir.... What is liter I'll tell you what it is. When a man is born he ran choose one ol three roads. There are no others. 11 he takes the road to the right, the wolves will eat him up. It he takes the road to the left, he will eat up the wolves. And if he takes the road straight ahead of him, he'll eat himself up.
AU of us have passions and none of us have the strength to resist them.
Your brains tell you one thing, nature another.
Pianist, Frederick Stone
Violinist, Carl Pini Production by H. B. FORTUIN
To be repeated on December 22
See page 51 DURING THE INTERVAL 9.25-9.35* Johann Strauss Fledermaus Quadrille played by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Willi Boskovsky on a gramophone record

Contributors

Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Unknown: David Magarshack
Unknown: Richard Pasco
Unknown: Norman Rossington
Unknown: Catherine Dolan
Unknown: Shirley Ann Field
Pianist: Frederick Stone
Violinist: Carl Pini
Production By: H. B. Fortuin
Conducted By: Willi Boskovsky
Nicholas Triletsky: Norman Rossington
Anna Voynitsev, a General's young widow.: Catherine Dolan
Sergey Voynitsev, Anna's step-son.: David Spenser
Porfiry Glagolyev, a landowner,neighbour of the Voynitsevs: Ralph Truman
Timofey Bugrov, a merchant: Declan Mulholland
Michael Platonov, a village teacher: Richard Pasco
Sasha Platonov, his wife,Colonel Triletsky's daughter: Eva Stuart
Ivan Triletsky, a retired Colonel: John Richmond
Abram Vengerovich: Bob Grant
Gerasim Petrin, a neighbouring landowner: John Ruddock
Mary Grekov, a girl of twenty: Josephine Stuart
Sophia Voynitsev, wife of Sergey: Shirley Ann Field
Osip, a horse thief: Reginald Jessup
Cyril Glagolyev, Porfiry's son: Frederick Treves
Yakov, a servant: Andrew Sachs
Marko, a court beadle: Timothy Harley
Guests.: Petronella Barker
Guests.: Shirley Cooklln,
Guests.: Kevin Flood
Guests.: Alan Haines

: BARTOK

Contrasts
Slayed by members of the MELOS ENSEMBLE
Gervase de Peyer (clarinet) Emanuel Hurwitz (violin) Lamar Crowson (piano) Broadcast on April 12. 1962. in the Home Service

Contributors

Violin: Emanuel Hurwitz
Piano: Lamar Crowson

: THE NEWS

: MARKET TRENDS

Today's overseas commodity and financial news. London Stock Market closing report

: Closedown









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