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by G. K. Chesterton
Produced by Ayton Whitaker
3—' The Eye of Apollo
Adapted for broadcasting by Douglas Cleverdon
Also David Stringer , Brigid Hodgson , Michael Duffield , and Christine Grimez


G. K. Chesterton
Produced By:
Ayton Whitaker
Broadcasting By:
Douglas Cleverdon
David Stringer
Brigid Hodgson
Michael Duffield
Christine Grimez
Father Brown:
Arthur Ridley
Valentine Dyall
Pauline Stacey:
Avice Landone
Joan Stacey:
Peggy Cameron
The Commissionaire:
William Trent
Charles Mortimer
Kalon The Priest of Apollo:
Raf de la Torre

A visit to three popular places where Londoners are finding entertainment, Interest, and relaxation-the Zoo, the Science Museum, and the Serpentine Lido
The microphone pays two visits to each-the first time to hear how the holidaymakers are enjoying themselves, and the second time to meet some of the people who are kept at work looking after the pleasure and well-being of the holidaymakers
Commentators: Henry Riddell
Audrey Russell , Thomas Woodrooffe


Henry Riddell
Audrey Russell
Thomas Woodrooffe

Campoli (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
From the Royal Albert Hall, London
Irmelin and Koanga are both early operas by Delius. The former has a fairy-tale as its subject; the latter reflects the composer's experiences of tropical scenery when as a young man he worked as an orange-planter in Florida. Koanga is an African chieftain who is captured by Spanish slave-masters. But he refuses to submit to them. He escapes into the jungle and brings ruin on his captors by invoking the aid of voodoo and black magic. ' La Calinda ' comes from the second act.
So popular is Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, so engagingly melodious and smooth in its workmanship, that it is sometimes overlooked how unconventional it is in its form. The orchestral introduction is of the briefest: after only a bar and a half the soloist is launched on his fascinatingly wistful melody. The cadenza, written by Mendelssohn himself, occurs at an unusual place in the opening movement, shortly before the return or the main theme. There is a link (in the shape of a note held by a solo bassoon) between the first and second movements; and the finale, that miracle of lightness and gaiety, is prefaced by a short Allegretto section.
When he wrote his Second Symphony, Borodin was, also at work on his opera, Prince Igor; and a great deal of it was undoubtedly inspired by visions of the glories of medieval Russia. Borodin told a friend that in the opening Allegro he was thinking of the gatherings of Russian princes and warriors in the eleventh century. The slow movement recalled the songs of the Slav troubadours, and the finale represented a festival of the heroes of Kiev, held amid the rejoicings of the people. Harold Rutland


Paul Beard
Conducted By:
Sir Malcolm Sargent
Written By:

An improvisation for the Glockenspiel by James Bridie with Anthony Jacobs
Derek Birch
Characters in order of speaking:
Adapted for radio and produced by Donald McWhinnie


James Bridie
Anthony Jacobs
Derek Birch
Produced By:
Donald McWhinnie
Angela Prout, B A:
Diana Churchill
The Rev William Paris C F:
John Laurie
George Prout R O R:
Anthony Jacobs
James Mutch, D Litt:
Derek Birch
Pte Jessie Killigrew, A T S:
Margaret Barton
Viscountess Dodd, D B E:
Ella Milne
Joe Byres, m p:
Tom Fleming
Hector MacAdam, M D , F R C S Ed:
Duncan McIntyre
Pte Walter Geikie, R A S C:
Malcolm Hayes

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