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BBC Radio Plays from 1971




THE HIDDEN FACE....1971
Mystery thriller by Victor Canning, adapted by A. Elliott Cannon. With Kerry Francis, Andree Melly, Hector Ross, Patrick Tull, Clifford Norgate, Edward Kelsey. Richard Griffiths also appeared in a minor part. Producer David Geary.


THE SHOWING UP OF BLANCO POSNET....1971
by George Bernard Shaw, narrated by Denys Hawthorne; with William Sylvester, Alan Gifford, Kevin Flood, Kate Binchy, June Tobin, and Derry Power; produced by John Gibson. 26 Feb 71, Afternoon Theatre. Blanco Posnet stands accused of horse-theft, a crime punishable by hanging. His fate rests on the testimony of Feemy, the local prospitute. Shaw's Western one-act play was refused a performance license by the Lord Chamberlain because it dealt openly with prostitution. Shaw discussed the experience at great length in a preface to the play, which can be found at http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Shewing-up_of_Blanco_Posnet/Preface


A BRASS FARTHING 28/02/71
Novel by Rupert Croft, adapted by Giles Cooper. With Marjorie Westbury & Tim Seeley.Time: shortly after the war. £800,000.00 is quite a lot of money. What would you do with it if such a windfall came your way? Katharine Riddle hadn't a clue until she met a strange young man and with him formed the company of Riddle & Rapier, money spenders unlimited! Mr.Riddle - Arthur Ridley, His daughters:Katharine - Marjorie Westbury, Eleanor-Noel Hood, Maud-Olga Dickie, His Sons In-law: Herbert Wylt-Fraser - John Justin, Gordon Milton-Derek Prentice, Tim Seeley, Eric Farmer-Lionel Gamlin, Percival-David Valla, Mr.Spaull- Middleton Woods, Jill-Geraldine Newman, Croupier-Guy DeMonceau, Produced by Archie Campbell.



THE PRINCESS OF THE ISLAND....1971
6 Mar 71. Adventure story, slightly dated in style, 90m, adapted by Diana Morgan and Patrick Hampshire from the novel "Frossau" (sp?) by Anthony Hope. An English Lord decides to buy a small tropical island. He doesn't realise the events which his action will trigger. With Barry Justice, Elizabeth Proud, Sarah Coward, John Gabriel, Gerald Cross, Monica Vasilu, Alec Mango, Nick Hoy, Sean Battatt, John Theocharis, Edward Kelsey, Sean Arnold, Patrick Tull, David Valor. Producer Archie Campbell.


The General’s Dog....1971
23/05/71. A play by Heinar Kipphardt translated from the German and adapted for radio by Michael Bullock. With Marius Goring, Kenneth Griffith, William Fox and Anthony Jacobs. Heinar Kipphardt (born 1922) is one of Germany's leading younger playwrights. The General's Dog, first performed in 1962, is a witty attempt to illuminate the problem of war guilt through the exploration of a minor and basically ludicrous incident. Hill Director of Prosecutions-Hector Ross, Rampf, Author, formerly a General commanding a division on the Eastern Front-William Fox, Professor Schweiggis, Historian - Anthony Jacobs, Graubunder, Defence Counsel - John Dearth, Dr. Fillisch, Public Prosecutor - Preston Lockwood, Capt. Vorderwuhlbeck, General Rampf's Adjutant - John Baddeley, Schievland, former Divisional - Chaplain Austin Trevor, Pfeiffer, proprietor of a lending library, formerly a private in General Rampf's Division - Marius Goring, Cpl. Czymek-Kenneth Griffith, Schlindler - Geoffrey Mathews, Partisan Franz - Timothy Harley,
An Infantry Captain - Duncan McIntyre, Lt. Faber - Michael Deacon, Paschke - Gordon Faith, Col. Fahizogen - John Westbrook, produced by Martin Esslin.



The Fifth Column....1971
By Ernest Hemingway, 06/06/71. A play of the Spanish Civil War adapted for the radio by Peggy Wells. With Patrick Allen. "We're in for 50 years of undeclared war and I've signed up for the duration. I don't exactly remember when it was but I've signed up all right." Dorothy-Liane Aukin, Preston -Kerry Francis, Manager - Roger Delgado, Philip - Patrick Allen, Anita - Carolyn Jones, Electrician Antonio - Leonard Fenton, First Comrade - Desmond McNamara, Second Comrade - Jeremy Mason, Petra - Kathleen Helme, Aide - Jeffrey Shankley, General - Jon Rollason, Civilian - George Wooley. Singing by the boys of Tudor Grange Grammar School, Solihull. Produced by Anthony Cornish.


The Outbreak....1971
23/06/71; by Arthur Swinson. With Simon Lack as the M O H..... It seemed to be trichinosis - so pork was the likely suspect and the first victim had been eating pork sausages.... Dr. John Fearnbank- Simon Lack, Rosemary - Pamela Craig, Dr. Gillian Fisher - Sheila Mitchell, Mrs. Milford - Sheelah Wilcocks, Dr. Peter Lake - Eric Alan, Sieddon - Peter Hill, Mrs. Wilcox - Eva Stuart, Dr. Ian Hayman - Nigel Anthony, Mr. Pooley - Ronald Herdman, Carol - Sarah Grazebrook, Mr. Everitt - Lewis Stringer, Ackroyd - Bartlett Mullins. Produced by David Geary


The English Correspondence....1971
03/07/71.By Aubrey Feist. 1804 with Bonaparte's grand army encamped on the cliffs of Boulougne and England in danger of imminent invasion, the quiet Sussex village of Southdean becomes the unlikely setting for espionage, treason and betrayal. Captain Ireton - Stephen Thorne, Anne Truscott - Patricia Gallimore, Corinthia Truscott -Elizabeth Proud, Pierre de Corval- Ronald Forfar, Sir John Saddler- Alexander John, Betsy- Carole Potter, Mr.Pitt -Leslie Heritage, Mr. Wicks - James Taylor, Cornet Brown - Roger Gale, Lieutenant Pringle- John Samson, produced by Roger Pine.


The Leopard And The Lillies....1971
04/07/71. By Robert Hardy. The story of Henry V told in the words of the people of his own time. With Robert Hardy as the storyteller and Michael Williams as Henry V. Titus Livius - John Richmond, Richard II -Nigel Lambert, Thomas Walsingham - Gerald Cross, Enguerrand de Monstrelet- Heron Carvic, Thomas Elmham -Sean Arnold, Monk of St. Denys -Gordon Faith, M de St Remy -William Fox. Research assistance by Wendy Garcin.


TRAVELLING IN WINTER....1971
5 Jul 71. Monday Play. Set in a feudal village in England in the Middle Ages. By Jean Morris. Cast: Sheila Grant, Betty Bascombe, Kate Binchy, Rolf Lefevre, Peter Pratt, John Hollis, David Valor, Sean Barratt, Edward Kelsey, Anthony Higginson, Olwyn Griffiths, Jo Manning Wilson. Music selected and composed by David Kane. Lute played by Julian Byzantine. Radiophonic score by Delia Derbyshire of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. (apologies for any spelling mistakes- I have had to take the names of the cast from the recording)

Down By The Greenwood Side....1971
11 Jul 71. A Dramatic Pastoral by Harrison Birtwistle; libretto by Michael Nyman. Music Theatre Production from the 1969 Brighton Festival. Mrs Green - Jenny Hill (Soprano), Father Christmas-Michael Poole, St. George - Michael Furneaux, Slasher - Christopher Owen, Doctor - Roland Jaquarello, Jack Finney - Ben Benison, Judith Pearce -flute, alto flute, piccolo, Alan Hacker -Clarinets, Brian Sewell -Bassoon -Cornet, Roger Groves -Base Trombone, John Fletcher -Euphonium, Andrew McGee -Violin, Jennifer Ward Clarke -Cello, Keith Millar -Percussion. Conducted by -David Atherton. Repetiteur -Henry Ward. Introduced by -Michael Nyman.

To Damascus (Part 1)....1971.
Not a barrel of laughs. By August Strindberg. With Stephen Murray & Zena Walker. Begun in 1898 while Strindberg was recovering from a mental breakdown, the play deals in dream or nightmare form with the author's difficulties, his marriages and his struggle towards a new religious belief.

Narrator - Michael Friend
The Stranger -Steven Murray
The Lady -Zena WalkerThe Beggar (who appears in different guise as
The Confessor- Edward Kelsey
The Doctor-John Rye
Caeser-Brian Hewlett
The Mother-Eva Stuart
The Old Man-John Ruddock
The Abbess-Sheila Grant
Special Sound And Music by Malcolm Clarke of The BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
Produced by Charles Lefaux.

To Damascus (Part 2)....1971
By August Strindberg. 11 Jul 71.
With Stephen Murray & Zena Walker
Narrator-Michael Friend
The Confessor who appears in different guise
as the Beggar-Edward Kelsey
The Mother-Eva Stuart
The Stranger-Steven Murray
The Lady-Zena Walker
Caeser-Brian Hewlett
The Doctor-John Rye
A Professor-John Ruddock
A Whore-Olwen Griffiths
Sylvia -Elizabeth Proud
The Tempter-John Gabriel
The Prior-Trevor Martin
Fr. Meichler-John Ruddock
Special Sound And Music by Malcolm Clarke
Produced by Charles Lefaux.


The Centurion....1971
17/07/71 A radio play by Arthur Swinson. The attacks made by the Vicar of St.Luke's upon his parishoners during his sermons of which he is quite unaware, cause great concern in the diocese. The solution links the days of the Roman Occupation of Britain with the present. Rev. Michael Grant - John Pullen, Betty Grant- Jan Edwards, Gordon Talbot  -Malcolm Hayes, The Bishop- Carleton Hobbs, Janet -  Marjorie Westbury, Rev. Henry King  -  Dennis McCarthy, James Neill  -  Basil Jones, Jill Harrison - Eva Haddon, Julia Stringer -  Gretta Gouriet, Miss Appleby  - Betty Hardy, Canon Quintus  - Francis De Wolff. Producer- Joe Burroughs.


18/07/71 Victorian Portrait - Karl Marx the Family Man

An account of the domestic life of the Marx family, based on
contemporary letters and documents by Olga Franklin.

Anthony Jacobs as Karl Marx
Olive Gregg as his wife Jenny
and Betty Hardy, Paul Harris, Denys Hawthorne, Bill Horsley,
Preston Lockwood, Michael McLain, Wolfe Morriss, Ann
Murray and Margaret Robertson.

Narrator Dennis Goacher

Producer Dorothy Baker


LISTENERS....1971
21/07/71, by Brian Hayles. As a Samaritan Arnold Metcalfe has grown accustomed to helping strangers. When his wife suspects that he needs help she enlists the help of Inspector Lench. Arnold Metcalfe -John Bott, Helen Metcalfe- Ursula O'Leary, Inspector Lench -John Malcolm, Constable Parker -Brian Miller, Jo Barry - McGinn Harris,                 Desk Sergeant - George Woolley, Producer James Duckett.

The Tragedy of Macbeth....1971
-By William Shakespeare. 25 Jul 71.
The first stereo production of this play
With Joss Ackland as MacBeth
Googie Withers as Lady MacBeth
Robert Hardy as MacDuff
Music By Stephen Dodgson
Conducted by Rae Jenkins

Written in 1606, and first printed in the folio of 1623, it is one of the shortest of Shakespeare's plays. This enabled the BBC to broadcast a nearly complete text omitting only the two Hecat scenes (probably written by Middleton), and including what may well be the missing scene: It occurs in a 1664 Restoration adaptation of MacBeth by Shakespeare's godson Sir William Davenant, who based it on a playhouse prompt copy, different from that produced in the folio of 1623.

Second Witch-Lewis Stringer
Third Witch-Gladys Spencer
A Sergeant-Henry Stamper
Duncan 1, King Of Scotland-Richard Hurndall
Malcolm his elder son-John Rye
Thane Of Ross-Sean Arnold
Thane Of Lennox-Kerry Francis
MacBeth, Thane Of Glamis, a General-Joss Ackland
Banquo, a General-Clifford Norgate
Thane Of Angus-Gerald Cross
Lady MacBeth-Googie Withers
Seyton, attendant on MacBeth-Trevor Martin
Fleance, son of Banquo -Barnaby Williams
Porter -Henry Stamper
MacDuff Thane Of Fife-Robert Hardy
Donalbain, younger son of Duncan-Nigel Anthony
An Old Man-John Ruddock
First Murderer-Edward Kelsey
Second Murderer-Ronald Herdman
Gentlewoman, attendant on Lady MacBeth -Betty Baskcomb
MacDuff's Wife -Eva Stuart
Son Of MacDuff -Toby Daniels
A Doctor-John Ruddock
Seyward, Earl Of Northumberland -Douglas Blackwell
Young Seyward-Nigel Anthony
Arranged for Stereo and Produced by Raymond Raikes.


THE GUTHRIE PROCESS....1971
By David Wade. 3pm, 28 Jul 71. "You see, Edwards, my organisation is retained by some, if not all of the country's industrial leaders to find what they in their simple-minded way are pleased to call " men of outstanding ability," men, that is, dedicated to the job in hand with no other thought than to live it, eat it, sleep it.' Storyteller ............ NOEL HOWLETT, Peter Edwards ............ NIGEL ANTHONY, Helen Mackenzie ............ EVE RAINE, Sir Alistair Mackenzie ............ DUNCAN MCINTYRE, Piers Trevelyan ............ MARTIN FRIEND, Hamilton Guthrie ............ WILLIAM FOX, Mrs Briggs ............ EVA STUART, Ron ............ PATRICK TULL, Sir William Boulding ............ TREVOR MARTIN , Miss Evans ............ CLARE HORNE. Producer DAVID H. GODFREY.


04/09/71 THE GENTLE PEOPLE
By Irwin Shaw.      Adapted for radio by Howard Rose. With Vic Wise as Jonah Goodman and George Coulouris as Philip Anagnos. Scene: a pier on Coney Island near New York. There is a breaking point in human endurance when even the mildest man, goaded beyond its limits, will rise to assert his liberties. Woe then, to the Tyrant and the bully!
Harrold Goff Kerry Francis,
Magruder Patrick Tull,
Stella Goodman  Valerie Colgan,
Eli Lieber Robert Howay,
Judge Flaherty  Harry Towb,
Pianist Arthur Tatler.
Producer Archie Campbell.

15/09/71 Hijack At Penrose Gardens
A new comedy for radio by Rodney Tibbs.When Albert buys an old aircraft fuselage in which he can act out his life-long ambition of being an airline pilot, he means it to be just a harmless hobby; but his attempts at realism are more succesful than he intended.
Albert Skeffington Haydn Jones
Mabel Skeffington Sheelah Wilcocks
Maurice Nigel Anthony
The Vicar Malcolm Rogers
Alexis Carstairs(Aviation Official) Douglas Blackwell
Adrian Titmarsh(County Planning Official) Alan Haines
The Sardinian Ambassador Lewis Stringer
Mrs. Stoatley-Manners Lala Lloyd
Mrs.Mountjoy Olwen Griffiths
Air Traffic Controller Anthony Higginson
His Colleague  Sean Barrett.
Producer Margaret Etall.



The House On Highbury Hill....1971
16 Sep 71. A comedy for radio by Piers Paul Read. Music composed by Julian Slade. With Richard O'Callaghan, Pauline Collins, Maria Aitken. Casimir has just left a seminary, without becoming a priest. He goes to a house on Highbury Hill and there meets two sisters. The choice between the spirit and the flesh is not an easy one - for Casimir still has a conscience. Stereo drama. Narrator-John Rye
Casimir, a young man-Richard O'Callaghan
Mrs. Anderson, a friend of his mother's -Betty Huntley Wright
Ethel, her elder daughter-Maria Aitken
Marigold, her second daughter-Pauline Collins
Mrs. Hendrikson, a philanthropic widow-Gladys Spenser
George, a Priest-David Valla
Another Priest, an Irishman-Sean Barrett
Pianist-Philip Challis
Producer-John Tydeman





HOME FROM HOME
By Eric MacDonald. 18.09.71. With Gudrun Ure. "Two Tales: an attempted murder, an attempted suicide and yet you're still with us, Miss Anne. I know what I think my circumstances are beginning to improve by the minute." Anne - Gudrun Ure, Margaret -Margot Boyd, Maude -Eva Haddon, Cook -Sheila Grant, Mrs. Burton  -Colette O'Neil, Mr. Dutton -Duncan McIntyre, Andrew - Sean Barrett, Silver- Elizabeth Proud. Producer -Colin Tucker.


The Death Of Anton Webern....1971
3 Oct 71. A Counterpoint of voices. By James Schevill. With music by Anton Webern and Humphrey Searle. Anton Webern, the great Austrian composer, died by a cruel misunderstanding in 1945. James Schevill's sequence of poems retells the story with the voices of those involved. Humphrey Searle, who was a pupil of Webern, has selected music by Webern and composed additional music.

Anton Webern-John Gabriel
The Poet-Sara Coward
The Daughter-Jane Knowles
The Son In Law-Sean Barrett
The Cook-Edward Kelsey
The Sergeant-Kerry Francis
The Wife-Margot Boyd
The Cook's Wife -Betty Baskcomb
The Conductor-Trevor Martin
Music played by members of the Sinfonia of London, conducted by Humphrey Searle.
Singer-Jane Manning
Pianist -Susan Bradshaw
Producer-Martin Esslin



11/10/71 Bump In The Night
Adapted for radio by Mathew Walters from the novel by Colin Watson. "I think the police ought to be looking for someone who might have been sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit." ..........."Well that ought to be a lot easier in Chalmesbury than looking for all the people who haven't been sent to prison for crimes they  did commit."
Sgt. Worple Edward Kelsey
Cllr Pointer Godfrey Kenton
Stan Biggadyke Ronald Herdman
Mr.Hoole Malcom Hayes
                        Mrs. Courtney Snell                        Yvette Rees
                        Mr.Grope                                        Anthony Higginson
                        Mr.Kebble                                        Rolf Lefebvre
                        Leonard                                        Brian Hewlett
                        Ch. Insp. Larch                                Michael Kilgarriff
                        Harding                                        Ronald Herdman
                        Mulvaney                }
                        Cllr Linnet                }                        Sean Barrett
                        Chief Constable                                William Fox
                        Ch.Insp.Purbright                                John Pullen
                        Mr. Payne                                        James Thomason
                        Coroner                                        Ronald Herdman
                        Mrs.Biggadyke                                Yvette Rees
                        Hilda Larch                                        Sheila Grant
                        Mrs.Pointer                }
                        Mrs. Crispin                }                Betty Baskcomb

                        Producer                Harry Catlin


18/10/71        Unquiet Conscience                  
By Philip Barker. With Tony Britton. "Lundy was an outsider, not one of us - a ready made scapegoat for something unclean"
                        Michael Reed                                Tony Britton
                        Jenny                                                Anna Michaels
                        Len Culpin                                        Douglas Blackwell
                        Danville                                        William Eedle
                        Brooke                                        Peter Tuddenham
                        Farr                                                Norman Claridge
                        Mrs.Ames                                        Eva Stuart
                        Lucy Culpin                                        Madi Hedd
                        Jack Goodwin                                Martin Friend
                        Mrs. Brooke                                        Olwen Griffiths
                        Robert Hewitt                                Nigel Anthony
                        Det-Insp.Carter                                Robert Cawdron
                        Receptionist                                Jo Manning Wilson
                        Garage Attendant                                David Valla
                        Police Seargeant                                Robin Browne
                                
                        Producer                Betty Davies




13/11/71        The Third Man
 Edward Bishop as Rollo Martin, and Ian Hendry as Harry Lime in The Third Man by Grahame Greene. Adapted by Richard Wortley from the screenplay. With John Bentley as Colonel Calloway, Ann Lyn as Anna. Rollo Martin, writer of Westerns is invited to Vienna to join his friend Harry Lime on a new enterprise. He is unpleasantly surprised both by the enterprise and by the news that his friend is dead.                            
                                Harry Lime's Porter                        William Fox
                                Sgt Paine        }
                                Dr. Winkel        }                                Henry Stamper
                                Tombs                                                Geoffrey Beevers
                                Carter                                        Leslie Heritage
                                Kurtz                                                Denis McCarthy
                                Tyler                                                Peter Marinker
                                Hansl                   }
                                Austrian Woman}                                Olwen Griffiths
                                German Hotel Porter                        John Samson
                                
                                Producer        Richard Wortley



21/11/71 Beyond The Black Stump

By Neville Shute adapted by Stephen Grenfell.
Rosemary Miller, Edward Bishop and David Spenser
A young man from the old Frontier of the American West comes to the new frontier lands of the Australian outback to search for oil...

David Cope David Spenser, Jane Regan Dorothy Smith, The Judge Walter Fitzgerald, Pat Regan J G Devlin, Mollie Regan Rosemary Miller, Mr. Laird Patrick Barr, Stanton Laird Edward Bishop, Helen Laird Brenda Dunrich, Chuck Sheraton Jerry Stovin, Spencer Rasmussen Stephen Thorne, Jerry Bruce Beeby, Dr. Gordon Frederick Treves, Ted Alan Haines, Ruth Sheraton Mary Wimbush, Tony Sheraton Peter Bartlett, Miss Froxfield Barbara Mitchell, Producer Betty Davies.

21/11/71 The Brickfield
By L P Hartley, adapted by Guy Vaesen. 'I Don't want my life to seem like a jigsaw puzzle with one piece missing - the most important piece. I know what it is but other people don't. Without the clue it wouldn't make sense.'
                                Denys                                                Martin Jarvis
                                Richard                                        Denys Blakelock
                                Esther                                        Barbara Mitchell
                                Young Richard                                Nigel Anthony
                                Ada                                                Ann Murray
                                Mother                                        Noel Hood
                                Father                                        Lockwood West
                                Dr. Butcher                                        Humphrey Morton
                                Carrie                                        Beth Boyd
                                Headmaster                                        Bernard Brown
                                Hal                                                David Brierley
                                Lucy                                                Sian Davis
                                Mrs Soames                                        Michael Harbour
                                James                                                Leroy Lingwood
                                Coroner                                        Michael Harbour
                                Miss Froxfield                                Barbara Mitchell                      
                                Producer        Guy Vaesen

24/11/71        The Traitor

                                By Adrienne Mans
                                
                                Translated by Arnold Hinchliffe
                                With Geoffrey Beevers

                        In May 1940 German troops occupied Holland and a guerilla
                        army - the Dutch Resistance - came into being. To young man
                        like Jan Veenstra the choice seemed clear - the Germans were
                        evil and must be destroyed. But he soon learned that the enemy
                        was not so easily defined.                            
                                Jan                                                 Geoffrey Beevers
                                Jan as a child                                Olwen Griffiths
                                Jan's Mother                                Jane Knowles
                                Alexa as a child                                Sheila Grant
                                Spokesman of German High in Command -                                                                              Leslie Heritage
                                Ribbentrop                                        Gerald Cross
                                Announcer                                        David Gooderson
                                British Soldier                                Leslie Heritage
                                British Officer                                William Fox
                                Levi                                                Martin Friend
                                German Sentry                                Anthony Higginson
                                Kees                                                Eva Haddon
                                Cleaner                                        Olwen Griffiths
                                Matron                                        Sheila Grant
                                Partisan                                        Anthony Higginson
                                German Soldier                                David Gooderson                       
                                Producer                Kay Patrick


28/11/71        The Betrayal
 By L P Hartley. "No - not murder:  Don't say murder!"......... "What was it then?. Morally? Oh I know you were acquitted  . . . But you knew. Or why should you so desperately need to tell me? For the sake of truth. For the shadow of the thing to be thrown across my name. When you speak so glibly, so easily about something so hidden, you frighten me."
                                Denys                                                Martin Jarvis
                                Richard                                        Denys Blakelock
                                Lucilla                                        Irene Sutcliffe
                                Mrs Cuddesdon                                Alexa Romanes
                                Mrs Stonegappe                                Sheelagh Wilcocks
                                Pat                                                Sian Davies
                                Dr. Herbright                                Bernard Brown
                                Berto Ferrere                                Douglas Rankin
                                Miss Tramter                                Gudrun Ure
                                Mr SmallCross                                David Brierley
                                Victor                                        Alexander John
                                Nurse Haslett                                Sian Davies
                                Aunt Carrie                                        Beth Boyd                              
                                Producer                Guy Vaesen
                                (Orig. broadcast in 1967)


04/12/71 We the Accused
By Ernest Raymond. Adapted by Denis Constandurous. Peter Jeffrey as Paul Pressett and Ann Bell as Myra Bawne. Pauline Letts as Mrs.Pressett. A classic story of love and Murder and time; London in the 1930s. Annie Olwen Griffiths, Inglewood and Council for the Prosecution - Madhav Sharma, Headmaster and Council for the Defence - William Fox, Briscoll - Ronald Herdman, Mrs. Briscoll - Hazel Coppen, Dr. Waterhall and Clerk Of The Court - Martin Friend, Insp. Boltro and Foreman Of Jury - Anthony Higginson, PC Geoffrey Larder, Judge Lewis Stringer, Prison Governor Michael Burrell, A Warder Nigel Anthony, Hangman Edward Kelsey, Producer Martin Jenkins.


MR. NORRIS CHANGES TRAINS....1971
19/12/71. By Christopher Isherwood. Adapted by Eric Ewens. With Robert Eddison as Arthur Norriss and Tim Seeley as William Bradshaw. The place: Berlin 1930-33. Despite  his questionable credentials and ridiculous pretensionsone could hardle imagine a more engaging or plausible old rogue than 'Arthur Norris - Gent' - certainly none more qualified to guide an impressionable youg Englishman through the underworld of pre-Hitler Berlin. Schmidt, a confidential secretary - Wolfe Morris, Helen Pratt, a journalist - Eva Haddon,  Baron Von Pregnitz, an acquaintance- Geoffrey Wincott, Fraulein Schroder a landlady - Lilly Kann, Ludwig Bayer a communist organiser -George Pravda, German Official &  Waiter -Manfred Morgan, Policeman & Train waiter - Gertan Klauber, Porteress - Martina Mayne, Anni, a cabaret artist - Irene Praedor. Producer -Archie Campbell.


The Stowaway....1971
04/12/71. By Stephen Mulrine. As she leaves Piraeus, unexpected complications follow when a Stowaway is discovered on board SS Glorianna.
Teddy Johnson as Captain Panton, Callum Mill as Comander Miller. Stacey - Clem Ashby, Diterides - E.J.P.Mace, Tumble - Charles Kearney, McBride - Donald Bain, Jardine -Roy Boutcher, Arturo - Arthur Boland, Mander - Peter Kelly, producer Eddie Fraser.


CRY WOLF....1971
25/12/71 By Val Gielgud. Freely adapted from some short stories by Saki. Grizelda Hervey, Jean Matheson, Mary Wimbush, Norman Shelley and Christopher Guinee as Clovis. Many years ago when Romance accompanied the fabled Orient Express its passengers included spies, Kings' messengers, millionaires and titled ladies of great beauty. Often they had strange tales to tell... The Baroness - Grizelda Hervey, Strudwarden - Norman Shelley, Lena - Jean Matheson, Peasant Woman - Mary Wimbush, Bilsiter - David Jarrett, Mary Hampton - Betty Baskcomb, Col. Hampton - Gerald Cross,Lord Pabham - Michael Kilgarrif, Mrs Hooper - Eva Stuart, Eshley - Lewis Stringer, Adela - Katharine Parr, Elsie - Sheila Grant, Van Cheele - Leslie Heritage, The Boy - David Gooderson, Miss Van Cheele - Betty Baskcomb, Amalie - Eva Stuart, Baron Gruebel - Gerald Cross, Conrad - Michael Kilgarrif, special wolf effects by Malcolm Clarke, BBC radiophonic workshop. Producer - Graham Gauld.


My Father's Mantle....1971
25.12.71By Heddy E Rossi, adapted by Margaret Etall. With Maxine Audley, Austin Trevor & Frederick Treves. The fate of Europe might have been different if the Emperor Frederick of Germany, who succeeded to the throne in 1888 had lived. He was an enlightened and liberal man and would certainly have prevented the rivalry with Great Britain which launched his son William II on the road to World War 1. Narrator - Godfrey Kenton, Fritz (Crown prince Frederick, Later Emperor) - Austin Trevor, Vicky (Crown Princess Victoria, later Empress Victoria) - Maxine Audley, Princess Moretta of Prussia - Patricia Gallimore, Sandro (Prince Alexander of Battenberg) - Gabriel Woolf, Baron Kaminsky -Garrard Green Countess Rattern Kathleen Helme, Willy(Prince William of Prussia , later Emperor William - Frederick Treves, Professor Wegener - John Gabriel, Professor Schroder - Charles Simon, His Excellency - James Thomason, Professor Bergmann - Hector Ross, Dr. Mackenzie -Duncan McIntyre, Eulenberg - Clifford Norgate, Kiddern - Wilfred Carter, Queen Victoria - Margot Boyd, producer - Martin Esslin.

compiled by G.S / Diversity website

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