6 Mar 1950. Third Programme. By William Cooper and Mary Hope-Allen. Adapted for radio by William Cooper and based on Arthur Waley's translation of The Tale of Genji. Produced by Mary Hope-Allen.
A dramatisation of two volumes from a classic work of Japanese literature attributed to the Japanese noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu in the early 11th century. The work recounts the life of a son of the Japanese emperor, known to readers as Hikaru Genji, or "Shining Genji". For political reasons, Genji is relegated to commoner status (by being given the surname Minamoto) and begins a career as an imperial officer. The tale concentrates on Genji's romantic life and describes the customs of the aristocratic society of the time.
Prince Genji ...... Michael Redgrave
The Storyteller ... Lydia Sherwood
Lady Murasaki ..... Violet Loxley
Others in the cast: Ronald Simpson, Muriel Aked, Manning Wilson, Roger Delgado, Malcolm Hayes, Alastair Duncan, Bryan Powley, Carleton Hobbs, Susan Richards, Peggy Bryan, Barbara Trevor, Martin Lewis, Ronald Sidney.
PAUL TEMPLE AND THE VANDYCK AFFAIR....1950
By Francis Durbridge; serial beginning Mon 30 Oct 1950; six episodes featuring the famous amateur detective. For detailed information see Vandyck page.
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