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BBC Home Service Basic

THE SUNDAY PLAY

Michael Hordern in The Guilt of King Polycrates
A Melodrama for an Age of Prosperity by Peter Gurney
A verse play for radio based on Herodotus
Music by HUMPHREY SEARLE
Polycrates, the lucky king, Threw away his lady's ring;
But found it in his supper dish.
Returned by well-intentioned fish,
Which shows that good comes out of evil;
The lucky king, the lucky devil!
Other parts played by Diana Olsson , Philip Cunningham Hugh Dickson , John Hollis
John Humphry , Jon Rollason Douglas Storm , Gabriel Woolf with a section of the AMBROSIAN SINGERS the combined choirs of the LOUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL for GIRLS and the BANCROFT Boys' SCHOOL and the SINFONIA OF LONDON conducted by THE COMPOSER
The rule of King Polycrates in the island of Samos probably began in the year 532 B.C.
Produced by RAYMOND RAIKES First broadcast on March 8. 1960
(Third)
Peter Gurney is also the author of ' The Foundling,' which won the 1965 Italia Prize for stereophonic works and which will be broadcast for the first time in this version in December.
BBC Home Service Basic

STORY TIME

Bandaberry by Laurence Meynell adapted for broadcasting in six parts by NAN MACDONALD
4: On the Run
Other parts played by Doris Gambell , Ella Atkinson and Harold Rottesman
Produced by TREVOR HILL
Broadcast on Dec. 20. 1961
BBC Home Service Basic

STORY TIME

Bandaberry by Laurence Meynell adapted for broadcasting in six parts by NAN MACDONALD 2: Big Money
Production by Trevor Hill
Broadcast on December 6. 1961
BBC Home Service Basic

STORY TIME

Bandaberry by Laurence Meynell adapted by NAN MACDONALD
1: The Importance of having
Red Hair
Produced by TREVOR HILL
Broadcast on November 29. 1961
BBC Home Service Basic

THE SUNDAY PLAY

Genevan Fall
A play for radio by Brian Miller with Michael Hordern and Michael Gwynn Geneva, 1553: John Calvin. the religious reformer, has instituted a reign of puritanical terror. But he too is a victim of his own power and his ignorance about himself.
Cast in order of speaking:
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Produced by WILLIAM GLEN DOEFEL
Broadcast on November 4, 1963
BBC Home Service Basic

WORLD THEATRE

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare abridged by Rayner Heppenstall starring
Olive Gregg
Robert Eddison
Harold Kasket with Frank Duncan with Henry Stamper , Anthony Jackson
Produced by RAYNER HEPPENSTALL
BBC Home Service Basic

SATURDAY-NIGHT THEATRE

Nefertiti's Daughter
A play by T. B. Morris with Leroy Lingwood as Tutankhamun, King of Egypt Elizabeth Proud as Ankhsenamun, Queen of Egypt Norman Shelley as Ay, Chamberlain Heron Carvic as Nechtamun. High Priest
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD
BBC Home Service Basic

PORTRAIT OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE

Written and narrated by Naomi Lewis with Others taking part:
Pamela Craig Joan Matheson
Norman Claridge Denys Hawthorne Gillian Raine Philip Leaver Pauline Wynn Heron Carvic
Produced by DOROTHY BAKER
See facing page
BBC Home Service Basic

THE GENTLEMAN

A serial play in five parts adapted freely by VAL GIELGUD from the novel by ALFRED OLLIVANT
5: H.M.S. Medusa
Cast for the week:
Other parts played by: John Baddeley. Jolyon Booth
Gordon Faith, Gordon Gardner John Graham , Philip Guard
Peter Marinker. Elizabeth Proud and Mary Wimbush
Produced by AUDREY CAMERON
Broadcast on Sept. 17. 1965
BBC Home Service Basic

AFTERNOON THEATRE

Jill Balcon , Robert Eddison
Ronald Leigh-Hunt , Patrick Barr
Michael Kilgarriff in Emmanuel' by James Forsyth
A play for Christmas about the birth of the Child Christ and of the imagined drama of the human occasion of that birth.
The players, in order of speaking:
The scenes are set in the hills around Bethlehem, in the stable, and in the palace of Herod in Jerusalem.
† Produced by JOHN POWELL
BBC Home Service Basic

CARAMEL FOR CARLOTA

by Patrick Simpson with Mary Wimbush and Denys Hawthorne Frank Duncan
Edward Chapman
Cast in order of speaking:
German Captain...GORDON FAITH
La Palotna sung by JANE WENHAM
Produced by HALLAM TENNYSON
BBC Home Service Basic

STORY TIME

The Gentleman
A serial play in five parts adapted freely by VAL GIELGUD from the novel by ALFRED OLLIVANT with Denys Hawthorne
Glyn Dearman , Frank Duncan
Paul Whitsun-Jones
5: H.M.S. Medusa
In which Midshipman Christopher Caryll meets Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson , The Gentleman and Parson Joy fight a duel, and Fat George proves treacherous to the last.
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by AUDREY CAMERON
BBC Home Service Basic

SATURDAY NIGHT THEATRE

The Years of the Locusts by Constance Marie O'Hara with Flora Robson as the Mother Prioress and Malcolm Keen as Doctor van der Meersch
Adapted for radio and produced by HUGH STEWART
BBC Home Service Basic

THE MURDERER

by Georges Simenon dramatised for radio by ANTHONY SKENE with ' It's not nice to see a man like you beinK made a fool of behind his back. I feel it my duty to inform you that each month when you go to Amsterdam your wife deceives you ... '
Cast in order of speaking:
Other Parts Played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Produced by HUGH STEWART
BBC Home Service Basic

THE SUNDAY PLAY

Christ Recrucified by Nikos Kazantzakis translated by JONATHAN GRIFFIN adapted for radio by DEREK CARVER
A Greek village under Turkish domination is preparing for its passion play when it is ' invaded ' by a group of starving refugees led by a revolutionary priest. The play and real life are mingled in a tragic conflict.
Villagers: Janet Burnell
Isla Cameron , Kenneth Dight
Catherine Dolan , George Merritt Jon Rollason , June Tobin
Michael Turner , Mary Wimbush
Produced by R. D. SMITH and W. A. GLEN-DOEPEL
Broadcast on May 2, 1960
BBC Home Service Basic

SATURDAY-NIGHT THEATRE

Edward de Souza
Gudrun Ure and David March in The Goldfinch Gang by Marc Bernard translated from the stage play L'Art Vivant and adapted for radio by CYNTHIA PUGHE
Polo and his gang, lying low after an armed robbery, find a surprising and more profitable means of earning their living.
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by AUDREY CAMERON
Repeated Monday, 3.15 p.m.
Edward de Souza is in ' The Paper Hat' at the Globe Theatre, London
BBC Home Service Basic

THE MAN BORN TO BE KING

A cycle of twelve plays by Dorothy L. Sayers
12: The King comes to his own On the first day of the week. very early in the morning, came Mary Magdalen to the sepulchre, with Mary Cleophas. and Salome the mother of James and John. bringing with them the spices that they had prepared ...
Other parts played by: Anthony Hall. Timothy Harley George Merritt
Peter O'Shaughnessy
Wilfrid Carter. Gordon Faith Robin Lloyd , Philip Guard
Denis McCarthy , Michael Spice Stephen Thorne , Alaric Cotter Isabel Rennie
Produced by WILLIAM GLEN-DOEPEL
BBC Home Service Basic

THE MAN BORN TO BE KING

A cycle of twelve plays by Dorothy L. Sayers
11: King of Sorrows
And when Pilate had delivered Jesus unto the soldiers. they took off the purple from him. and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him....
Other parts played by: Malcolm HayeS. Garard Green Jane Wenham, Glyn Dearman Robin Lloyd , Nicolette Bernard Patrick Barr , Alan Haines Eva Stuart , Janet Burnell
Fraser Kerr. Edward de Souza Wilfrid Carter, Philip Guard Frederick Treves
Humphrey Morton , Gabriel Woolf
Produced by WILLIAM GLEN-DOEPEL
See facing page
BBC Home Service Basic

THE MAN BORN TO BE KING

A cycle of twelve plays by Dorothy L. Sayers
10: The Princes of this World
Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus and bound him and led him first to Annas, that was father-in-law to Caiaphas the High Priest. But Peter followed him afar off; and so did another disciple....
Other parts played by: Peter Bartlett , Jo Manning Wilson Fraser Kerr , Timothy Harley Ralph Truman , Arthur Gomez Eric Anderson , Hamilton Dyce Denys Blakelock , Alan Barry Wilfrid Carter. Alan Haines
Gordon Gardner , William Fox George Merritt
Peter O'Shaughnessy
Glyn Dearman. Edward de Souza Gordon Faith . Michael Kilgarriff Eva Stuart
† Produced by WILLIAM GLEN-DOEPEL
Repeated on Tuesday at 3.0 Part 11: Friday at 9.0
BBC Home Service Basic

THE MAN BORN TO BE KING

A cycle of twelve plays by Dorothy L. Sayers
9: The King's Supper
Now on the first day of unleavened bread, when they sacrifice the Passover lamb, Jesus said to his disciples, ' Go into the city to such a one and say to him " The Master says, my time is at hand: I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples " ' .
Other parts played by: Timothy Harley , Gordon Gardner Glyn Dearman. Harold Reese Malcolm Hayes
Produced by WILLIAM GLEN-DOEPEL






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