The 1966 BBC Iolanthe

Lord ChancellorPeter Pratt
Earl of MountararatDonald Francke (music)
Derek Birch (dialogue)
Earl TollollerAndrew Downie
Private WillisOwen Brannigan
StrephonDenis Quilley
Queen of the FairiesJanet Coster (music)
Barbara Mitchell (dialogue)
IolanthePatricia Routledge
CeliaSylvia Eaves (music)
Polly Murch (dialogue)
LeilaHilda Bickley (music
Dorit Welles (dialogue)
FletaPamela Binns
PhyllisEllen Dales (music)
Pinkie Johnstone (dialogue)

The John McCarthy Singers
The BBC Concert Orchestra
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Producers: Michael Moores and Peter Bryant

Originally Broadcast on 27 March 1966

This recording is part of a series broadcast by the BBC in 1966. It has never been released commercially but is included here for its historical importance, and because many fans own pirated tapes. Notable cast members include Peter Pratt, the former D'Oyly Carte patter baritone, as the Major-General; and Owen Brannigan, who appeared in many of the Sargent sets and in the 1968 Pirates. See the historical tour for further discussion.