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: A Listen and Learn Series BACKGROUND TO MUSIC

SYMPHONY No. 7, in A
Second of three illustrated talks by William Mann


Unknown: William Mann


Introduced by Robin Holmes
WRITER TALKING: Ernst Schnabel , author of The Footsteps of Anne Frank , talks with Olivier Todd about his reasons for writing the book
QUOTATION: from On My Own by Eleanor Roosevelt , read by Tucker McGuire
SPECIALNOTICE: Joyce Cary 's last novel The Captive and the Free reviewed by Ian Watt
LIBRARY LIST: Ian Rodger on some recent books


Introduced By: Robin Holmes
Unknown: Ernst Schnabel
Talks: Anne Frank
Unknown: Olivier Todd
Unknown: Eleanor Roosevelt
Read By: Tucker McGuire
Unknown: Joyce Cary
Unknown: Ian Watt
Unknown: Ian Rodger

: Record Review

Introduced by John Lade
G. J. Cuming in ' Building a Library' suggests some records of music for Easter
David Cairns reviews some new orchestral records


Introduced By: John Lade
Introduced By: G. J. Cuming
Unknown: David Cairns


A knock-out competition between individuals representing towns and cities
The competitors in different studios are put identical questions and receive marks for their replies
Round 1 (i)
L. H. ALLWOOD (Dereham) v.
Mrs. H. M. RYE (London)
The following problem in play is set:
West is the declarer in a contract of Six Spades. The opening lead is S2. How should the play be planned? The programme is recorded and the competitors had no advance knowledge of the cards
Introduced by Terence Reese and Harold Franklin

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