WorldCat Identities

Westbury, Marjorie

Overview
Works: 50 works in 79 publications in 2 languages and 635 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Radio plays  Radio programs  Drama 
Roles: Performer, Narrator, Singer, Actor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Marjorie Westbury
The beggar's opera by John Christopher Pepusch( Recording )

8 editions published between 1955 and 1962 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1981 Richard Bonynge, together with an illustrious cast of singers (Joan Sutherland, Kiri Te Kanawa, et. al.) and actors (Angela Lansbury, Warren Mitchell, Michael Hordern, et. al.) went into Kingsway Hall for a recording of a new edition (by Richard Bonynge and Douglas Gamley) of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera. Written in 1728, it is a ballad opera in three acts (Ballad operas were satiric musical plays that used some of the conventions of opera, but without recitative. The lyrics of the airs in the piece are set to popular broadsheet ballads, opera arias, church hymns and folk tunes of the time.) Running for 62 consecutive performances, the piece notched up a record the longest run in theatre history up to that time. Unlike other existing recordings of The Beggar's Opera, this new performing edition features opera stars alongside great actors as well as a full-size (double woodwind) orchestra. One of the most sought after of Sutherland/Bonynge collaborations, the original CD has long been out of print and here reappears with the original liner notes as well as the full libretto
Paul Temple and the Conrad case by Francis Durbridge( Recording )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Grahame Forbes of Scotland Yard sends for the gentleman sleuth, Paul Temple, after the strange disappearance of Betty Conrad from a posh Bavarian finishing school
Paul Temple and the Alex affair by Francis Durbridge( Recording )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest mystery for sophisticated sleuth Paul Temple begins with a body on a train, and the word "ALEX" scrawled on the compartment window
Paul Temple and the Jonathan mystery by Francis Durbridge( Recording )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury star in another suspenseful case for BBC radio's smoothest sleuth and his glamorous wife. From 1938 to 1969 crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist wife Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular serials. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats, a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case. This time, the case involves the Fergusons, who Paul and Steve meet while on the way home from New York. They are flying to England to visit their son Richard, a student at Oxford University. But at the airport, there is shocking news: Richard has been murdered, found shot dead in his room. The only clues are a postcard from Harrogate signed 'Jonathan', and Richard's missing gold signet ring
Paul Temple and the Geneva mystery by Francis Durbridge( Recording )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul is contracted by one Maurice Lonsdale, whose brother-in-law was apparently killed in a car accident while abroad. His widowed sister Margaret is increasingly convinced that her husband is still alive--and she wants Paul Temple to investigate! Paul and Steve find that their own lives are soon in danger as they become embroiled in a deception stretching from London to Switzerland
Paul Temple and the Spencer affair by Francis Durbridge( Recording )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury star in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest sleuth and his glamorous wife. From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist wife Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. When young drama student Mary Dreisler is found murdered in her flat, her father instantly sends for Paul Temple. There appears to have been no struggle, no robbery... no motive. The only possible clue is a package that arrives for the dead girl. It contains a gramophone record called "My heart and Harry" and attached is a note: 'Adored every minute of it - Spencer'. Who is Spencer? Does the song have anything to do with the murder? If anyone can find the answers, Paul can
Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star conductor Simon Rattle leads a superb cast in this mesmerizing performance of Debussy's rarely staged opera. Stéphane Degout and Magdalena Kožená are the tragic title couple--lovers caught in a web of passion as strong as it is forbidden. Gerald Finley delivers a remarkable portrayal of Golaud, Mélisande's husband and Pelléas's half-brother, and Felicity Palmer is their mother, Geneviève. Willard White brings dramatic and vocal intensity to the brief but crucial role of the blind old king Arkel
Paul Temple and the Lawrence affair by Francis Durbridge( Recording )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While she and Paul are staying in the fishing village of Downburgh, Steve gets the uneasy feeling that she is being watched. A pleasant boat trip turns into a nightmare when their craft gets shot at. Back in London, the daughter of the head of CI5 has disappeared. Could there be a connection between this and the events in Downburgh?
Poems by W.B. Yeats, spoken according to his own direction by W. B Yeats( Recording )

3 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Temple and the Conrad Case by Francis Durbridge( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by W.B. Yeats. Poems for several voices( Recording )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Temple and the Vandyke affair by Francis Durbridge( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1938 to 1969 crime novelist and detective Paul Temple and his Fleet Street journalist wife Steve solved case after case in one of BBc radio's most popular serials. They inhabit a sophisticated, well-dressed world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women are chic and the men still wear cravats. And where Sir Graham Forbes of Scotland Yard always needs Paul's help with a tricky case
King's rhapsody by Ivor Novello( Recording )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appointment with fear( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four episodes from the famous 1940s BBC Radio horror series. Includes: The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allen Poe, a terrifying tale of torture; The Speaking Clock by John Dickson Carr, which tells of a man who gets away with murder; The Clock Strikes Eight by John Dickson Carr, in which we learn from Dr Gideon Fell the awful truth about the Barton case; and And the Deep Shuddered by Monckton Hoffe, a haunting tale of a survivor of a maritime disaster who subsequently goes insane
Paul Temple and the Margo mystery by Francis Durbridge( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury star in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest sleuth and his glamorous wife. From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats -- a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case. The Margo mystery is the penultimate release in BBC Radio Collection's popular range of Paul Temple dramas
Poems by W. B Yeats( Recording )

2 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by W.B. Yeats by W. B Yeats( Recording )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Hook of Holland by Paul A Rubens( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiggeroperaen by John Christopher Pepusch( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The children's song book by Elizabeth Poston( Recording )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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