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: A Listen and Learn Series BACKGROUND TO MUSIC

A weekly series designed for enthusiasts of all ages who wish to extend their understanding and enjoyment of music.
Four British Composers
Words and Music
Norman Platt compares two great composers in their setting of words


Unknown: Norman Platt


Introduced by Robin Holmes
JUBILEE: Galloway Kyle , who founded the Poetry Society fifty years ago, talks to Patricia Brent
SPECIAL NOTICE: Arthur Calder-Marshall reviews Walter Allen 's new novel Once in a Lifetime
LIBRARY LIST: Marghanita Laski on some new detective stories
ENGLISH BOOKS IN HOLLAND: by Adriaan van der Veen , literary editor of an Amsterdam newspaper


Introduced By: Robin Holmes
Unknown: Galloway Kyle
Unknown: Patricia Brent
Unknown: Arthur Calder-Marshall
Unknown: Walter Allen
Unknown: Marghanita Laski
Unknown: Adriaan van Der Veen

: Record Review

Introduced by John Lade
Mosco Carner in 'Building a Library ' compares the available recordings of Puccini's Tosca
Martin Cooper reviews some recent chamber music records


Introduced By: John Lade
Introduced By: Mosco Carner


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 (iv)
J. KENNEDY (Coventry) v.
Mrs. F. H. ADDISON (Exeter)
The following problem in bidding is set:
Dealer, South: Love all
South West North East
3D 4D 5D ?
What should East bid, holding:
Introduced by Terence Reese and Harold Franklin
The programme is recorded and the players had no advance knowledge of the cards


Unknown: J. Kennedy
Unknown: Mrs. F. H. Addison
Introduced By: Terence Reese
Introduced By: Harold Franklin

: Third Programme

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