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A series of six talks on the sequence of events leading to the outbreak of the First World War
4: How war came to Great Britain by A. J. P. TAYLOR
Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford
Series edited and introduced by CHRISTOPHER SYKES
Professor Pierre Rcnouvin. of the University of Paris, gives a French view: July 8


Unknown: A. J. P. Taylor
Introduced By: Christopher Sykes
Introduced By: Professor Pierre Rcnouvin.


A radio play by Peter Weiss translated from the German by MICHAEL HAMBURGER with Michael Bryant
Beatrix Lehmann
Nigel Davenport
Other parts played by Patricia Leventon
Kevin Flood , Bruce Beeby Michael Kilgarriff
Glyn Dearman , Wilfrid Carter
Special effects by the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop
To be repeated on July 19
See page 55


Play By: Peter Weiss
Unknown: Michael Bryant
Unknown: Beatrix Lehmann
Unknown: Nigel Davenport
Played By: Patricia Leventon
Played By: Kevin Flood
Unknown: Bruce Beeby
Unknown: Michael Kilgarriff
Unknown: Glyn Dearman
Produced By: Martin Esslin
Pablo: Michael Bryant
Manageress: Beatrix Lehmann
Ringmaster: Felix Felton
Carlo: Gabriel Woolf
Conjuror: Nigel Davenport
Midget: Timothy Harley
Lady Lion Tamer: Margaret Wolfit


Sonata in F major, Op. 5 No. I played by MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH (cello)
SVIATOSLAV RICHTER (piano) on a gramophone record
Sonata in G minor Op. 5 No. 2: July 8


Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter


talks to ROBERT CONQUEST and reads some of his own poems
Second broadcast


Ϯ ALAN JONES (baritone)
ROBERT Spencer (lute)
Robert Johnson
Come. heavy steep
How wretched is the state we all are in Full fathom five
Where the bee sucks
Come hither, you that love Oh let us howl
Hark,. hark, the lark
Have you seen but a white lily grow
Alfonso Ferrabosco
Like hermit poor
0 eyes, o mortal stars Come, my
Celia Drown not with tears
So beauty on the waters stood


Baritone: Robert Spencer
Unknown: Robert Johnson
Unknown: Alfonso Ferrabosco
Unknown: Celia Drown



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