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This Week's Composer

BRITTEN
Gramophone records of scenes from his operas ' Peter Grimes ' and ' The Turn of the Screw,' conducted by the composer
BBC Home Service Basic

WEDNESDAY MATINEE

Do the Good Deed by RUSSELL S. CLARK
Haphazardly the Headmaster of St. Appian's Academy for Young Gentlemen chooses an old boy to make the end of term speech. Unhappily he chooses a gangster who creates havoc and confusion.
3.30
The Mind of Harold Rigby by CHARLES HATTON
Harold Rigby comes to a police station confessing that he has made a murderous attack on his wife. His own reasons are justified, but there is a turn of the screw which even he does not suspect.
Plays produced by CEDRIC MESSINA s
BBC Home Service Basic

MUSIC MAGAZINE

A weekly review edited by Anna Inetone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Britten's ' The Turn of the Screw ' by Donald Mitchell
Musical Profile : David Oistrakh by Neville Marriner
Beethoven's Missa Solemnis by Martin Cooper
Thneie books about Folk Music reviewed by Elizabeth Poston
Third Programme

THE TURN OF THE SCREW

An opera in a prologue and two acts
Libretto by Myfanwy Piper after the story by Henry James
Music by BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Cast
English Opera Group Orchestra CONDUCTKD BY THE COMPOSER on gramophone records
The action takes place in and around Bly,
-a country-house in the East of England, in the middle of the last century. ACT 1
Prologue; Scene 1, The Journey; Scene 2, The Welcome; Scene 3, The Letter; Scene 4, The Tower; Scene S, The Window; Scene 6, The Lesson; Scent 7, The Lake; Scene 8, At Night
Third Programme

THE TURN OF THE SCREW

Acr 2
Scene 1, Colloquy and Soliloquy; Scene 2, The Bells; Scene 3, Miss Jessel; Scene 4, The Bedroom; Scene 5, Quint; Scene 6, The Piano; Scene 7, Flora; Scene 9, Miles
BBC Home Service Basic

THE TURN OF A SCREW

MICHAEL BURGESS served as a gaoler in New Zealand for more than five years
In a series of anecdotes he reveals the relationship that can spring up between the ' screw ' and the convict, and describes the character, habits, and social outlook of some of his clients.
Network Three

RECOLLECTIONS OF HENRY JAMES IN HIS LATER YEARS

Compiled and introduced by MICHAEL SWAN
Produced by DOUGLAS CLEVFRDON
The various friends and acquaintances who recorded these recollections in 1936 included Sir Max Beerbohm. Ruth Draper. Lady Violet Bonham Carter , Theodora Bosanquet , Ethel Sands , Sir Compton Mackenzie , and Henry James 's valet, Burgess Noakes.
Fourth broadcast
The Turn of the Screw: Monday at 8.30 p.m. (Home)
The Lesson of the Master: Friday at 9.0 p.m. (Third)
BBC Home Service Basic

THE TURN OF THE SCREW

A radio adaptation by John Tydeman of the novel by HENRY JAMES with Jane Wenham
'This story is too horrible. It Is beyond everything. Nothing at all that I know touches it for sheer terror. And the fact that it is about two children gives the effect of an extra turn of the screw.'
Cast in order of speaking:
Music composed by JOHN BUCKLAND
Produced by JOHN TYDEMAN
See facing page
Network Three

A CALL AT BLY

by Michael Innes
A dramatic epilogue to Henry James 's
The Turn of the Screw
Produced by RAYNER HEPPENSTALL
Fourth broadcast
Network Three

FIVE STORIES BY HENRY JAMES

Robert Beatty reads
A Problem
2: Rose-Agathe: May 14
Network Three

THE TURN OF THE SCREW

An opera in a prologue and two acts
Music by Benjamin Britten
Libretto by MYFANWY PIPER after a story by Henry James on gramophone records
English OPERA GROUP ORCHESTRA
Conducted by THE COMPOSER
The action takes place in and around Bly. a country house in the East of England, in the middle of the last century
4.55* ACT 2
See previous page
BBC Radio 3

The Turn of the Screw

Opera in a prologue and two acts
Music by benjamin BRITTEN Libretto by MYFANWY PIPER after the story by HENRY JAMES gramophone records
Cast in order of singing:
ENGLISH OPERA GROUP ORCHESTRA conducted by THE COMPOSER
In and around Bly, a country house, in the middle of the last century. Act 1
BBC Radio 4 FM

Chosen Companions

Henry James
Lord Redcliffe-Maud presents his choice of extracts from The Other House, The Turn of the Screw, and other novels and stories, with the help of BETTY HARDY. Produced by VIRGINIA BROWNE-WILKINSON
BBC Radio 3

The Turn of the Screw

An opera in two acts
Libretto by MYFANWY PIPER after the story by HENRY JAMES Music by BENJAMIN BRITTEN
An English Opera Group production from Sadler's Wells
Theatre
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA leader KENNETH SILLITO conducted by THE COMPOSER Producer COLIN GRAHAM
Act 1 Prologue; Se 1: The journey: Sc 2: The welcome; Sc 3: The letter; Sc 4: The tower: Sc 5: The window: Sc 6: The lesson: Sc 7: The lake; Sc 8: At night
BBC Radio 3

* The Turn of the Screw

Act 2 Sc 1: Colloquy and soliloquy; Sc 2: The bells; Sc 3: Miss Jessel; Sc 4: The bedroom; Sc 5: Quint; Sc 6: The piano: Sc 7: Flora; Sc 8 Miles
BBC One London

Film of the Week: The Innocents

Starring Deborah Kerr with Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave
Was Henry James's The Turn of the Screw a simple ghost story or a serious attempt to portray the hallucinations of a frustrated spinster?
(This Week's Films: page 9)
BBC Radio 4 FM

Scan

A weekly magazine of the arts Presented by Alexander Walker
The Front Page: Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur 's celebrated comedy about Chicago newspapermen in the roaring 20s produced for the first time in Britain by the National Theatre Company at the Old Vic
The Nightcomers: KINGSLEY amis discusses Michael Win ner's film, which provides a prologue to Henry James 's ghostly story The Turn of the Screw
Producers ROSEMARY HART and MICHAEL HEFFERNAN
BBC One London

Pettifer in America

The Turn of the Screwed
' Don'get sick in America' runs the warning. Even if you have health insurance you can be bankrupted by a major illness.
It's all part of America's health crisis-the current preoccupation of a remarkable man, HERBERT s. DENENBERG, Insurance Commissioner for the State of Pennsylvania. f The consumer has been screwed long enough,' says Denenberg, ' now it's the Turn of the Screwed.'
It's a creed that has made Denenberg into a national figure as he has successfully attacked - and antagonised - lawyers, polluters, car makers. Now he's taking on what he calls the biggest of the ' consumer frauds ! - the mighty forces of American medicine.
Director DAVID GERRARD Producer FRANK SMITH
BBC Radio 3

The Turn of the Screw

An opera in two acts
Libretto by MYFANWY PIPER after the story by HENRY JAMES Music by Benjamin Britten
A young governess attempts to rescue the two children in her charge from the evil power of the ghosts that haunt them.
A Scottish Opera production direct from the MacRobert Centre, Stirling
SCOTTISH BAROQUE ENSEMBLE leader LEONARD FRIEDMAN conducted by RODERICK BRYDON Producer ANTHONY BESCH Act 1
8.55* Henry James : a recording from the BBC Sound Archives in which COMPTON MACKENZIE and MAX BEERBOHM recall memories of the author.
.10* The Turn of the Screw Act 2






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