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Vanity Fair

A novel without a hero by William Makepeace Thackeray dramatised for radio in ten parts by Michael Kittermaster
with Sarah Badel as Becky, Petra Markham as Amelia, Gwen Ffrangcon Davies as Miss Crawley, Stephen Murray as Mr Osborne, John Pullen as Rawdon Crawley, Sean Barrett as William Dobbin, Peter Wickham as Pitt Crawley, John Westbrook as Lord Steyne, and Alec McCowen as Thackeray
5: After Waterloo
In which many machinations and family suspicions are stirred up by the question: to whom will Miss Crawley leave her money? A lonely old man visits the battlefield of Waterloo. We learn how a gentleman may live on nothing a year; and our new young citizens of Vanity Fair learn to distinguish between Mayfair and the less salubrious parts of the city. With Hilda Schroder as Mrs Sedley Richard Hurndall as Mr Sedley and Samuel West and Simon Richmond as the two new young citizens of Vanity Fair Directed by David Spenser
(Repeated: Tuesday 3.5 pm)
BBC Radio 4 FM

THE SUNDAY PLAY

Dorothy Tutin as Queen Victoria in Portrait of a Queen
Edited and arranged as a play by William Francis adapted for radio in two parts by JOHN POWELL
PART 1
Ballads selected and arranged by CHARLES CHILTON
Guitar arrangement, additional lyric, and music by NICHOLAS SMITH
Produced by JOHN POWELL
The play has been compiled and adapted entirely from contemporary sources, and the ballads, with one exception, are drawn from authentic street songs circulating at the time. The Queen's song is from her own song book.
Broadcast on May 22, 1966
Part 2: next Sunday
BBC Radio 4 FM

Thirty-Minute Theatre

Hollow Victory by DEREK WEt.LMAN
For 19 years the Colonel has been virtually unchallenged as the Member of Parliament for Barthmoor. Now he faces his first serious opposition - from one of his own party.
Producer JOHN CARDY
BBC Radio 4 FM

Afternoon Theatre

A Shady Business
A dramatisation in three parts by JOAN O'CONNOR based on Une Tenebreuse Affaire by HONORS DE BALZAC with Peter Vaughan
Philip Bond , Gillian McCutcheon Senator Malin has vanished and no trace can be found of him: there's not even the hint of a grave to point to whether he alive or dead. And his disappearance puts Michu and the young people of Cinq-Cygnes into serious danger.
3: The Dirty Face of Justice in the Year 1806
Producer JANE GRAHAM
(Tim Wylton is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
BBC Radio 4 FM

Afternoon Theatre

The Litmus Question by LEONARD BARNETT
' Are you seriously suggesting there was nothing you could have done to prevent yourself becoming as you are? ' ' Yes, I am. I nearly went crazy trying.'
Producer CHRISTOPHER VENNING
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Remittance Man

A correspondence (1871-1899) arranged for radio by Michael Totton.
A dusty bundle of Victorian letters reveals the moving and vivid personal tragedy of a young man cut off by his family and sent to Cape Colony.
BBC Radio 4 FM

Saturday. Night Theatre

The Hampdenshire
Wonder by JEFFREY SEGAL adapted from the novel by J. D. BERESFORD with and Ginger Stott's overriding ambition was to father a prodigy. When their son Victor was born - and became known as ' the Hampdenshire Wonder ' - Ginger and Ellen Mary discovered qualities in him they. and society. found disturbing.
Directed by CHRISTOPHER VENNING
BBC Radio 4 FM

Afternoon Theatre: The Hampdenshire Wonder

by JEFFREY SEGAL adapted from the novel by J. D. BERESFORD
Ginger Stott 's overriding ambition was to father a prodigy. When their son Victor was born - and became known as the Hampdenshire Wonder - Ginger and Ellen Mary discovered qualities In him they, and society, found disturbing.
Directed by CHRISTOPHER VENNING
BBC Radio 4 FM

ELIZABETH'S ADMIRAL

Compiled from contemporary sources by Alison Plowden
An account of the events which took place during the two years immediately following the death of Henry VIII in 1547-events which led to the execution of the Lord High Admiral Thomas Seymour.
Principal characters:
Other parts played by: Alan Dudley , Betty Hardy
Frank Henderson , Ronald Herdman Anthony Jackson , Victor Lucas Carol Marsh , John Pullen and Ralph Truman
Produced by JOE BURROUGHS
BBC Radio 4 FM

EDITH EVANS FESTIVAL

The Dark is Light Enough
A Winter Comedy by Christopher Fry with Edith Evans Jill Bennett and Clive Revill
The play ends with a death which has, hidden within it, a promise of lile-and thus a journey out of Winter.
The action takes place in an Austrian country house near the Hungarian border during the winter of 1848-49. Produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX
Broadcast on December 28, 1959
See page 36
BBC Radio 4 FM

FLORA ROBSON FESTIVAL

in Sweet England's Pride
A play for radio specially written for Dame Flora by Alison Plowden
Other principal parts:
The action takes place in and around London, 1596-1601.
Incidental music composed by ELIZABETH POSTON conducted by Douglas ROBINSON
Production by JOE BURROUGHS
Flora Robson is in The Importance of Being Earnest ' at the Haymarket Theatre. London
See page 32
BBC Radio 4 FM

THE GREAT ENTERPRISE, 1588

An account of the preparation and defeat of Philip of Spain's Armada
Compiled from contemporary sources by ALISON PLOWDEN
Produced by JOE BURROUGHS
See page 32
BBC Radio 4 FM

THE SUNDAY PLAY

in Portrait of a Queen
Edited and arranged as a play by William Francis adapted for radio in two parts by JOHN POWELL
PART 2
Ballads selected and arranged by CHARLES CHILTON
Guitar arrangement, additional lyric, and music by NICHOLAS SMITH
Produced by JOHN POWELL
The play has been compiled and adapted entirely from contemporary sources, and the ballads, with one exception, are drawn from authentic street songs circulating at the time. The Queen's song is from her own song book.
Broadcast on May 29. 1966
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Killing at Kirk o'Field

An account of events In Scotland between March 1566 and June 1567
The murder of Henry Stewart , Lord Darnley, second husband of Mary Queen of Scots, remains one of the most controversial ' whodunnits ' of history. This programme tells the story as it appeared at the time to those who watched it happen
Compiled from contemporary sources and produced by ALISON PLOWDEN
BBC Radio 4 FM

THE TUDOR ROSE

Cloth of gold do not despise
Though thou art matched with cloth of frize.
Cloth of frize be not too bold
Though thou art matched with cloth of gold
An account of the secret marriage of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, with the younger sister of Henry VIII, the Princess Mary Rose
Compiled from contemporary documents by ALISON PLOWDEN
Produced by JOE BURROUGHS
Broadcast on May 27. 1965
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Lives of Gilbert and Sullivan

A radio biography in six parts Written by LESLIE RALLY
6: Yeomen, Gondoliers, and the Carpet
Other parts played by MARJORIE WESTBURY , PETER PRATT ELLA MILNE. HUMPHREY MORTON The narrator HUGH BURDEN
Excerpts from the Gilbert and Sullivan operas taken from long-playing gramophone records Produced by VERNON HARRIS
BBC Radio 4 FM

Little Vic and Lord M

' It is become his province to educate, instruct, and form the most interesting mind and character in the world....'
During the first year of her reign Queen Victoria found a friend, a hero, a father-figure, and a tutor in one man - her Prime Minister, William Lamb , Viscount Melbourne. She was 18, he was 58. In her Journal she draws a vivid portrait of their relationship.
Queen Victoria...MEG WYNN OWEN Narrator........ RICHARD HURNDALL with BASIL JONES and BRIAN GEAR
Written and produced by PAMELA HOWE
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Lives of Gilbert and Sullivan

A radio biography in six parts Written by LESLIE BAILY
3: Fame and Fortune
Other parts MARJORIE WESTBURY PETER PRATT. LEWIS FIANDER and MARK KELLY
The Narrator HUGH BURDEN
Excerpts from the Gilbert and Sullivan operas taken from long-playing gramophone records Produced bv VERNON HARRIS
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Sunday Play

The Raven
El Cuervo by ALFONSO SASTRE : translated from the Spanish and adapted for radio by JOE BURROUGHS
To minds which contain an element of guilt Time may bring strange revenges
Cast in order of speaking:
Laura, Juan's wife...JILL BALCON Scene set by DENYS HAWTHORNE
The action of the play takes place in the living-room of a villa in the suburbs of a Spanish city. It is night. There is snow on the ground. It is New Year's Eve. The time is the present.
Produced bv JOE BURROUGHS †
BBC Radio 4 FM

A Pattern of Tudors: 3: Chance or Villainy

An account of the events surrounding the mysterious death of Amy Robsart in 1560 compiled from contemporary sources by Alison Plowden.
During the first two years of Queen Elizabeth's reign her obvious partiality for Lord Robert Dudley, her Master of the Horse, gave rise to much concern and speculation. When Lord Robert's wife was found dead at the foot of a flight of stairs it seemed that a serious crisis might ensue.
With BETTY HUNTLEY-WRIGHT, NOEL HOWLETT, ARTHUR LAWRENCE, MICHAEL MCCLAIN, HUMPHREY MORTON, BRIAN POYSER, AUSTIN TREVOR






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